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    Hello MrsC, Congratulations on your pregnancy!...

    Hello MrsC,

    Congratulations on your pregnancy!

    Yes sex is safe in pregnancy and it is safe after implantation bleeding. Sex in pregnancy should be avoided if: you have bright red bleeding,...
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    Hi Red, Honey should not be given to under 1s...

    Hi Red,

    Honey should not be given to under 1s because of the risk of botulism in their immature gut.

    However, food which is specifically marketed as baby food that has honey flavour is safe as...
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    Hi Red, It's fab to have you join us on the...

    Hi Red,

    It's fab to have you join us on the forum! I have already enjoyed reading some of your posts and sharing experiences.

    I'm LJ - mum to 3 lovely under 4s with a passion for gentle...
  4. Hi, What is important is the total amount of...

    Hi,

    What is important is the total amount of sleep your baby is getting rather than how many naps she has. In the 6-9 month age bracket the recommendation is for a baby to have 14 hours of sleep...
  5. Hi red, Yes that is totally normal - many,...

    Hi red,

    Yes that is totally normal - many, many babies crawl backwards before they crawl forwards. Seven months is on the early side for any sort of crawling so she sounds like she's dong great!...
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    Welcome to the forum Reality! Here, here to...

    Welcome to the forum Reality!

    Here, here to everyday being a learning experience - my children have certainly taught me that. I love seeing the world through their eyes.

    I'm enjoying reading...
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    Hello, A hot chocolate once a day is safe in...

    Hello,

    A hot chocolate once a day is safe in pregnancy.

    You need to look at your total daily caffeine intake. This should be no more than 200 mg a day in pregnancy. Hot chocolates generally...
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    Yes I think she would - a two year age gap is...

    Yes I think she would - a two year age gap is very common between siblings. My 3 are all 2 years apart and my 2 year old loves helping with his new baby sister.

    Research shows over 99% of women...
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    Hi Reality, Many mothers happily have another...

    Hi Reality,

    Many mothers happily have another baby within a year of the first. Saying that it does take around 18 months for a woman's body to recover from pregnancy and birth (this is an average)...
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    Welcome to the Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond forum...

    Welcome to the Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond forum SpringMum - it's great to have you join us on here.

    Huge congratulations on your pregnancy! You sound like a lovely family.

    I am mum of 3 and...
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    Hello SpringMum, Yes for most women (unless...

    Hello SpringMum,

    Yes for most women (unless you have a high risk pregnancy) yoga is safe in pregnancy - but it would be best to explain to your instructor that you are pregnant. Another exercise...
  12. Hello, Congratulations on your pregnancy. I'm...

    Hello,

    Congratulations on your pregnancy. I'm sorry to hear that you are struggling with morning sickness.

    How long have you been able to not eat much for? For most women this isn't a problem...
  13. Dear Geowie, Just to confirm (so that we can...

    Dear Geowie,

    Just to confirm (so that we can answer your question fully) are these foods you currently have hypersensitivity to or only in pregnancy?

    We have some informative articles here on...
  14. I'm glad this was helpful, LJ

    I'm glad this was helpful,
    LJ
  15. Just another thought - do you know if there is a...

    Just another thought - do you know if there is a toy library near you? Ours has a great outside play area as well as an inside one.
  16. Hi, You could certainly spend a lot of time...

    Hi,

    You could certainly spend a lot of time each week playing in parks. Ask other parents which parks they like to go to near you and find out about any forests, woods, outside activity centres...
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    Hi,

    If you have irregular or infrequent menstrual cycles then the eggs can be stimulated for freezing. Are you having periods at all currently?

    Your hormonal and egg status would be evaluated...
  18. Hi Geowie, That's must be really tough....

    Hi Geowie,

    That's must be really tough. Remember you are providing for your daughters - what a great gift you are giving them. I know they will understand this as they get older.

    I would...
  19. Dear 2plus3, Rest assured that this...

    Dear 2plus3,

    Rest assured that this questioning is very normal and a sign of a wonderfully inquiring mind, as you say. Whenever you can (e.g. you are on your own with your daughter) take the...
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    It's a pleasure. Thanks for sharing :)

    It's a pleasure. Thanks for sharing :)
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    You are very welcome. As you probably know, cows...

    You are very welcome. As you probably know, cows milk isn't necessary for breastfed children but its introduction is likely to mean they reduce their breastmilk intake. In terms of my personal...
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    Do let us know how you get on with your doctor/...

    Do let us know how you get on with your doctor/ another doctor via23.

    I have also experienced (heavy) bleeding in pregnancy at 6-7 weeks (I had a scan at this point) which happily continued and...
  23. Hi Geowie, Thank you for your question. It...

    Hi Geowie,

    Thank you for your question.

    It depends on what country you live as the vaccination schedule is based on the disease incidence for a specific country. You can look at the Australian...
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    Hi 2plus3, Different child will wean at night...

    Hi 2plus3,

    Different child will wean at night from breastfeeding at different ages - even twins. At 16 months of age it is possible for a child to still get around 65-70% of their nutritional...
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    Hi, It's difficult isn't it. I have found the...

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    It's difficult isn't it. I have found the wisdom from Dr. Sears (the paediatrician of attachment parenting fame) really helpful on this topic - he talks about not having to treat each of our...
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