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    Hello, For many women, yes giving birth in...

    Hello,

    For many women, yes giving birth in water is a great way to give birth. There are a number of reasons for this including:

    - the warm water acts as a natural pain reliever
    - this in turn...
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    You still have a good chance of a healthy, normal...

    You still have a good chance of a healthy, normal pregnancy - like thousands of other women your age. It is good to be aware of the facts though.

    Wishing you all the best,
    LJ
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    Hello, Many mums of your age do have happy,...

    Hello,

    Many mums of your age do have happy, healthy pregnancies and babies.

    However, there are some extra risks with being older. One of the main issues is that it is much harder to conceive....
  4. Hi Kat, If he is losing weight then I would...

    Hi Kat,

    If he is losing weight then I would see your doctor as this is not considered normal for a child.

    Children are so busy and interested in the world that they often don't want to sit...
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    Hi Kat, Thanks for introducing yourself here...

    Hi Kat,

    Thanks for introducing yourself here and welcome to the forum.

    I also have 3 kiddies - aged 4, 2 and almost 6 months. We have a very happy house!

    I'd love to hear your tips! Since...
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    Thank you so much for sharing this lovely story...

    Thank you so much for sharing this lovely story MommyKat.

    My youngest is six months old and I think of her birth each day. I feel that birth is such a significant event - it should be one that...
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    Dear Samantha, Congratulations on your...

    Dear Samantha,

    Congratulations on your pregnancy.

    I am sorry that your mum is not fully supporting your decisions at this time. Have you been in touch with any pregnant teenager charities near...
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    You are very welcome. Happy playing! LJ

    You are very welcome.

    Happy playing!
    LJ
  9. I am glad you found m reply helpful. I do...

    I am glad you found m reply helpful.

    I do think that being led by our children (being their to guide them gently and love them unconditionally) is the key to happy, creative children who gain the...
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    Yes you can use a birth pool (or a warm bath)...

    Yes you can use a birth pool (or a warm bath) during labour and for the birth itself - whatever makes you feel most comfortable. Many women also like the way a birth pool gives them their own...
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    Yes you can use a birth pool (or a warm bath)...

    Yes you can use a birth pool (or a warm bath) during labour and for the birth itself - whatever makes you feel most comfortable. Many women also like the way a birth pool gives them their own...
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    He sounds like he is doing great. I know it can...

    He sounds like he is doing great. I know it can often be worrying as a parent but you sound like a wonderful mummy!
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    Hi Aisha's Mom, You should be able to...

    Hi Aisha's Mom,

    You should be able to re-establish breastfeeding successfully as your baby is only 1 month old. Could I ask how many days/ weeks you breastfed for? Am I right in thinking you are...
  14. Hello, Honestly, I would just go with whatever...

    Hello,

    Honestly, I would just go with whatever your daughter is happy with. Young children don't know about what is supposed to be a boy toy and a girl toy - there are just toys they are...
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    Hello, I am assuming your daughter is...

    Hello,

    I am assuming your daughter is preschool age.

    That's wonderful to hear that you are going to be spending so much time with her. She won't get bored! She will flourish in your company. ...
  16. Hello marifego, Welcome to the pregnancy,...

    Hello marifego,

    Welcome to the pregnancy, birth and beyond forum!

    The pregnancy and parenting journey is, in my opinion, the best journey to be on - it can be confusing, tiring and difficult...
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    Hello, I can really understand where you are...

    Hello,

    I can really understand where you are coming from. When my first son was 2 he was only saying a couple of words. My second son is, however, talking in full sentences at two. They are all...
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    Hello, Thanks for posting this interesting...

    Hello,

    Thanks for posting this interesting question.

    The only use of an epidural in labour is as a painkiller. For some women this helps them to have the birth they want.

    However, as you...
  19. Thread: Miscarriage?

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    It is possible to be pregnant without...

    It is possible to be pregnant without experiencing early pregnancy symptoms (for example, no morning sickness). LJ
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    Hello Aisha'sMom, I'm so sorry to hear of the...

    Hello Aisha'sMom,

    I'm so sorry to hear of the problems you had when breastfeeding. I hope you do not feel guilty about this and that you are able to be proud of the breastmilk you were able to...
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    Hello Allydb, If you are relaxed and having...

    Hello Allydb,

    If you are relaxed and having fun then this alone can help you to conceive. Actually, the missionary position is thought to be good for helping a woman to conceive. After sex, it may...
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    Hello, I wonder if your husband could babywear...

    Hello,

    I wonder if your husband could babywear to bond with your baby further (I'm sure he has already but there's always more bonding to be done!) and to feel that he is close and able to resond...
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    Hello, Yes there certainly are. Many people...

    Hello,

    Yes there certainly are. Many people carry toddlers and pre-schoolers.

    What type of carrier did you have?

    You could use a Manduca (this is a full buckle carrier) or a suitably sized...
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    Hello, You could use a double contraceptive...

    Hello,

    You could use a double contraceptive approach when you take, for example, contraceptive pills as well as using condoms.

    You could also learn the natural signs of fertility and then not...
  25. Thread: Blw

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    Hello, Yes baby led weaning is recommended...

    Hello,

    Yes baby led weaning is recommended from 6 months of age when a baby is developmentally ready (e.g. able to sit unaided etc). Blw is a great way of allowing your baby to explore food and to...
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