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    I have seen three male doctors for gynecological...

    I have seen three male doctors for gynecological checks. I prefer women, just because they understand women better. And I prefer midwives over doctors for not only birth related services, but for...
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    Hi Kristine, First deliveries are often the...

    Hi Kristine,

    First deliveries are often the longest, which means your next should be shorter :D There are many things that determine how long or short your deliveries will be. Things that help...
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    Hello Kristine, Welcome to the forums! So...

    Hello Kristine,

    Welcome to the forums! So glad you're here. Looking forward to sharing with you.

    Warm Regards,

    Kate
  4. Doulas can be very helpful in facilitating a...

    Doulas can be very helpful in facilitating a better birth, whether you give birth at home, in a birthing centre, or in the hospital.

    One of the best things you can do to give yourself the best...
  5. You also mentioned that you wanted to try to...

    You also mentioned that you wanted to try to birth your baby vaginally after having a C-Section. VBACs are very possible if you find the right practitioner. Midwives are usually very supportive of...
  6. Hi VikunaMum, You still have lots of time to...

    Hi VikunaMum,

    You still have lots of time to learn how to manage pain during labour. One of the easiest and most relaxing things you can do is to labour in the water. I love to labour in warm...
  7. Hi VikunaMum, If you are healthy and able to...

    Hi VikunaMum,

    If you are healthy and able to produce high quality milk during your pregnancy, then it's just fine to breastfeed through your pregnancy.

    However, sometimes mums find that they...
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    Hi Bella, How very wonderful that you want to...

    Hi Bella,

    How very wonderful that you want to give your child the best start in life! Breastfeeding is definitely a good part of that plan.

    So how long to breastfeed? This depends on how long...
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    Here's a good thread about laptop usage during...

    Here's a good thread about laptop usage during pregnancy.

    I'd suggest keeping the laptop on a table, whenever possible, and doing what you can to get plenty of fresh air and exercise. You...
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    Hello Bella, It sounds like many of the things...

    Hello Bella,

    It sounds like many of the things you are already experiencing, even at 12 weeks along, are hormonal related. Hormones do change during pregnancy. But even with that, you want to be...
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    Hi Bella, You've received some excellent...

    Hi Bella,

    You've received some excellent information from LJ. I had my fourth baby when I was 37, and my fifth just a month before my 41st birthday. They were both natural, homebirths. I...
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    Hi Bella, I'm glad LJ was able to put your...

    Hi Bella,

    I'm glad LJ was able to put your mind at ease. Brown blood typically is nothing to be concerned with, especially if there is just a little. If you happen to see a pink tinge in your...
  13. There are pros and cons to banking cord blood. ...

    There are pros and cons to banking cord blood. One drawback is that the cord would need to be cut immediately upon delivery, rather than allowing it to pulse and deliver oxygen and other important...
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    Hello AngelMum, My 3rd child who was born with...

    Hello AngelMum,

    My 3rd child who was born with a congenital birth defect of his heart. After this, my doctor put me on very high doses of Folic Acid - 5 grams a day (5,000 mg. per day). When I...
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    Hello AngelMum, My 3rd child who was born with...

    Hello AngelMum,

    My 3rd child who was born with a congenital birth defect of his heart. After this, my doctor put me on very high doses of Folic Acid - 5 grams a day (5,000 mg. per day). When I...
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    Hi AngelMum, There are some good things about...

    Hi AngelMum,

    There are some good things about a plant-based diet. You'll usually get lots of good, healthy greens, and a variety of fruit and vegetables.

    But there are some drawbacks, when...
  17. I'm guessing that your doctor asked you to wait...

    I'm guessing that your doctor asked you to wait six months before trying to conceive again for two reasons.

    1. It takes time for hormones to come into balance after pregnancy. With hCG levels...
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    Hello AngelMum, I'm sorry to hear about your...

    Hello AngelMum,

    I'm sorry to hear about your miscarriage at 4.5 months. I'm sure that was extremely hard for you. Did the doctor tell you why they think you lost the baby? Did they do any...
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    Nosebleeds can be caused by many things, but I've...

    Nosebleeds can be caused by many things, but I've found that if my children are not getting enough Vitamin C, that they will get nosebleeds. Your 6 year old may like chewable Vitamin C or Emergen-C....
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    Hello Josylle25, I hope you are finding...

    Hello Josylle25,

    I hope you are finding helpful information here in the pregnancy forums. How are you doing? Do you have a birth plan yet?

    Warm regards,

    Kate
  21. Infertility has been linked to auto-immune...

    Infertility has been linked to auto-immune diseases but it does not necessarily mean that having an autoimmune disease will keep you from having a child.

    Here's a page that discusses Natural...
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    Hi mvmendoza, It's good to have you here. I...

    Hi mvmendoza,

    It's good to have you here. I hope you're finding helpful information in the forums.

    Kate
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    Hi MomToPrincesses, It's good to have you...

    Hi MomToPrincesses,

    It's good to have you here. I hope you're finding helpful information in the forums.

    Kate
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    Hi Coriev86, It's good to have you here. I...

    Hi Coriev86,

    It's good to have you here. I hope you're finding helpful information in the forums. How are you and your baby doing?

    Kate
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    Hi Debbie-Ann, It's good to have you here. I...

    Hi Debbie-Ann,

    It's good to have you here. I hope you're finding helpful information in the forums.

    Kate
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