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    Encouraging Homebirth Video

    I hope you find this lady's homebirth video encouraging if you are thinking about having a homebirth. She seems respected, empowered and supported throughout; birth as it should be.
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    Gentle C-section

    There are times when a c-section is medically necessary; times where it is best for mum and baby. If you are going to have a c-section then it can still be a positive birth experience. Have you heard...
  3. Dear leeshin, Welcome to the Pregnancy, Birth...

    Dear leeshin,

    Welcome to the Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond forum.

    The recommendation by the World Health Organisation (WHO) is to exclusively breastfeed your baby for the first six months of...
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    Hello, It's good to hear from you again. ...

    Hello,

    It's good to hear from you again.

    I'm pleased you have been referred, and I hope the clinic will see you.

    How long have you been drinking the protein shakes?

    How about eating...
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    When your child is 'acting out'....

    Here is a helpful little article from Aha Parenting on: 7 questions to help you decode your child's SOS and respond. Dr. Markham explains that when your child 'acts out' (throws a toy, repeatedly...
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    Hi firsttimers, Thank you for your post and...

    Hi firsttimers,

    Thank you for your post and welcome to the pregnancy, birth and beyond forum.

    Is your baby formula fed? If you were exclusively breastfeeding then it is highly likely you would...
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    Breastfeeding during Pregnancy

    Breastfeeding during pregnancy is safe for the majority of women. Times in which you will want to make a decision with your doctor as to whether to continue breastfeeding include: a history of...
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    Hi Haley, Thank you for your reply. You...

    Hi Haley,

    Thank you for your reply.

    You have my thoughts - you have been, and are going through, a very difficult time.

    Did your hCG levels go down to zero at the end of January?

    Do...
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    Breastfeeding Statues

    Have a look at these beautiful photos of breastfeeding statues at the end of this article entitled 'The Art of Stillness' by Milli Hill (who helped to found the Positive Birth Movement). I like the...
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    Hello jaina, Congratulations on your pregnancy...

    Hello jaina,

    Congratulations on your pregnancy and welcome to the Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond forum.

    Have you decided if you want a hospital birth or birth in a birth centre or a homebirth?...
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    Dear H, I've replied to your question here...

    Dear H,

    I've replied to your question here.

    Warm wishes,
    LJ
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    Dear H, I'm very sorry to hear about the...

    Dear H,

    I'm very sorry to hear about the miscarriage you experienced.

    Please can I ask you some more questions in order to support you better with this. At what week of pregnancy did your...
  13. Dear kkm, Thank you - I have had a look at...

    Dear kkm,

    Thank you - I have had a look at this study.

    The study is not saying that only 30% of women ovulated between days 10 and 17. Instead, it is looking for the '6 fertile days' in each...
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    Hello, Thank you for your reply. There are...

    Hello,

    Thank you for your reply.

    There are some reports of women with fertility problems finding it easiest to conceive on the first cycle upon coming off the pill. This is because this...
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    Hello CarlaS, Thank you for your post and...

    Hello CarlaS,

    Thank you for your post and welcome to the Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond forum.

    I am sorry to hear about the problems you have had conceiving baby number two.

    What type of...
  16. Dear JHG, Thank you for your post and welcome...

    Dear JHG,

    Thank you for your post and welcome to the Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond forum.

    I wish you all the very best with conceiving number two.

    It is the length of your cycle which is the...
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    What are contractions actually like?

    This homebirth video which I watched recently shows, in my opinion and experience, what contractions can really be like. Hear the sounds of the mum as she experiences the intensity of the...
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    Hello, Thank you for your post. It can be...

    Hello,

    Thank you for your post.

    It can be a difficult time when you first have a baby with so many pressures on your time and so many things to consider.

    It can be harder to spend as much...
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    Hi tashxx, I'm sorry to read about your...

    Hi tashxx,

    I'm sorry to read about your concerns.

    Are you pregnant or have you given birth already? If you are pregnant, how many weeks are you?

    When did you stop the antibiotics?

    If...
  20. Hello, Thank you for your post and welcome to...

    Hello,

    Thank you for your post and welcome to the Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond forum.

    How old is your little one now?

    I know a Bob's stroller is enjoyed by many running mums. Have you seen...
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    Hello Talarni, Thank you for your reply. How...

    Hello Talarni,

    Thank you for your reply. How was the pregnancy confirmed if hCG levels showed as zero both times? Do you know the hCG levels were zero the first time or were they just lower than...
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    Hello, No you can't have a period and be...

    Hello,

    No you can't have a period and be pregnant. This is because a period occurs when the womb lining is shed because an egg has not been fertilised and implanted in the womb (as it would do if...
  23. There's a huge amount of research now to indicate...

    There's a huge amount of research now to indicate that being baby-led or child-led with any significant change to your child's routine is best for their long-term development. If a child forms a...
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    Hello Talarni, Welcome to the Pregnancy,...

    Hello Talarni,

    Welcome to the Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond forum.

    I'm sorry to hear about your miscarriage. Loss is hard at any stage in pregnancy, including very early.

    I would say it's...
  25. You are very welcome. I would also recommend...

    You are very welcome.

    I would also recommend Elizabeth Pantley's No Cry Sleep Solution book. In this book Pantley describes her gentle removal method. It goes like this:

    1. You let your LO...
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