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  1. Thread: Hi to all

    by ljmarsden
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    Hello Sahithya, Welcome to the Pregnancy,...

    Hello Sahithya,

    Welcome to the Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond forum. I trust that you will find this online community to be helpful, informative and friendly.

    I have three small children and am...
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    Dear Sharline, On average it takes a couple 6...

    Dear Sharline,

    On average it takes a couple 6 months of trying before they conceive. However, up to 12 months of trying regularly is considered normal - after this point a couple would be advised...
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    Dear Sharline, A woman's fertility levels are...

    Dear Sharline,

    A woman's fertility levels are related to her age. In particular, from age 35 years a woman's fertility levels starts to significantly decrease each year. This is because both the...
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    Dear via23, I'm so very sorry to hear of your...

    Dear via23,

    I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss. That is heartbreaking.

    Generally speaking, you should be able to start to try to conceive straight away. However, you should think about...
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    Hello, Some parents cite that the natural...

    Hello,

    Some parents cite that the natural soothing properties of the amber seem to ease teething. Of course, the teething experience is different for every baby so this is difficult to prove.
    ...
  6. Dear Sharline, Yes that is right. Stress...

    Dear Sharline,

    Yes that is right. Stress (experienced by either the man or the woman or both) can reduce a couple's fertility levels. Unfortunately stress also increases the chance of miscarriage....
  7. Hello Sharline, Yes that's right....

    Hello Sharline,

    Yes that's right. Unfortunately PCOS can make a woman's menstrual cycles: irregular, reduced or non-existent. That is why it is often difficult to conceive when you have PCOS.
    ...
  8. Hello, Being active and exercising regularly...

    Hello,

    Being active and exercising regularly is thought to increase fertility levels. Other factors which can naturally lead to good fertility levels are:

    - drinking enough water
    - keeping...
  9. Thinking of you and hope you get the news you...

    Thinking of you and hope you get the news you want.

    LJ
  10. Thread: Happy wife

    by ljmarsden
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    Hi Haven, It's good to have you join us on the...

    Hi Haven,

    It's good to have you join us on the Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond forum.

    I have already replied to one of your posts and I look forward to sharing experiences and knowledge with you...
  11. Hello Nikos Loreto, I put this information...

    Hello Nikos Loreto,

    I put this information together on implantation bleeding which I think you will find helpful.

    Warm wishes,
    LJ
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    Hello, Congratulations on your pregnancy. ...

    Hello,

    Congratulations on your pregnancy.

    You are right it can be difficult to identify your baby's movements at this stage in pregnancy. It is most likely that you are simply finding it...
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    Hi LilyFrog, That's great news. I had my...

    Hi LilyFrog,

    That's great news.

    I had my first homebirth in September (with baby number three) and it was awesome. We had a birthing pool and I was supported by my doula and two amazing...
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    Dear Haven, It can be but some very fertile...

    Dear Haven,

    It can be but some very fertile women do have irregular periods.

    When you say that your periods are irregular - could you describe this in more detail?

    PCOS (polycystic ovarian...
  15. Thread: Epidural

    by ljmarsden
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    Dear Avia, I'm sorry to hear about the...

    Dear Avia,

    I'm sorry to hear about the epidural side effects that you experienced.

    Headaches are a reported side effect of an epidural and I'm afraid there is no way of knowing if you will...
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    My heart goes out to you. Please don't feel...

    My heart goes out to you.

    Please don't feel guilty about your feelings - 1 in 5 women experience postnatal depression. I strongly advise you to talk to your doctor about how you have been...
  17. If you are pregnant then do have a read of this...

    If you are pregnant then do have a read of this article by our resident midwife Jane on Preconception Care. Note that as well as eating a healthy, balanced diet (packed full of fresh fruit and...
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    Hi, I think if you eat healthily (plenty of...

    Hi,

    I think if you eat healthily (plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables preferably the organic variety), keep an eye on your Calcium intake to check this is sufficient and eat a balanced diet...
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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....
  22. 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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