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    I planned a homebirth assisted with a qualified...

    I planned a homebirth assisted with a qualified midwife but she preferred that I booked into hospital near the end. Another midwife may have done it differently, but since I already had her, and I...
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    Avoid buying new; look for 2nd hand on eBay and...

    Avoid buying new; look for 2nd hand on eBay and Facebook buy and sell groups in your local area; Gumtree... All I had when my daughter was born was an Ergo (that was new as I wanted organic), a...
  3. It would be nice if the forum was easier to find...

    It would be nice if the forum was easier to find on the website - it seems hard to find some how. Also, it would be nice if members could add an avatar to their profile that shows up under their...
  4. The midwife I had didn't press her clients into...

    The midwife I had didn't press her clients into having ultrasounds, and I made an informed decision (I researched like crazy) to have just the one to determine placenta praevia, because she hadn't...
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    I found that if I didn't eat enough protein and...

    I found that if I didn't eat enough protein and fats I got worse morning sickness. I found that I needed to eat small meals quite frequently, and not to binge on fruit or other sweet things as it...
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    I have tried the Ergo (with and without infant...

    I have tried the Ergo (with and without infant insert as required), ring sling, Manduca, woven wrap, and stretchy wrap, and I found that the Ergo, ring sling and woven wrap worked best for me and my...
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    Breastfeeding in slings/carriers

    I just wanted to post that I have a fair bit of experience in babywearing+breastfeeding, as when my daughter was small she was hard to settle for a feed unless she was being worn at the same time. ...
  8. Full-term/extended breastfeeding and fertility

    I've got a friend whose fertility did not return for a long time after her first, because of full-term/extended breastfeeding (she was tested and it wasn't from any other cause). She waited and...
  9. I know it's been a while since this thread was...

    I know it's been a while since this thread was started, but I wanted to reiterate along with aussiemidwife that although one doctor can refuse to send for more tests, you can always see another...
  10. Debriefing is wonderful, although it doesn't have...

    Debriefing is wonderful, although it doesn't have to be official - I think that in many cases it's better to chat informally with someone who has the same views on birth as you do and whom you know...
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    Hi, it's nice to find this forum. I'm a mum with...

    Hi, it's nice to find this forum. I'm a mum with one preschooler (although we're choosing unschooling rather than schooling) and I'm interested in women's birth rights, women's pregnancy and birth...
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    I can recommend the...

    I can recommend the naturopath/homeopath/bowen/reiki/herbals practitioner Inge Kaiser to those in Tasmania: http://www.naturaltherapypages.com.au/connect/unityclinic/service/6383 :)
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