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I am suffering extremely bad morning sickness & can't eat anything! Is my baby missing out on nutrients because I can not eat?
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Thursday, September 29, 2011 4:56 AM
"Hello i wouldnt worry,i was extremly sick with my oldest(not keeping anything down,i lived off corn thins and fruit becuase those didnt taste off when they came back up)had borderline blood trasvution(low iron,even thou was taking supplements)and dehydrated and my baby was born a healthy 8p14oz 2nd baby was 9p9oz and im making 3rd baby now (hope its under 10p)
with this pregnancy i eat what i feel like eating ,if i eat cause its there it comes back up
oh i tryed all the ginger stuff didnt work
anyway good luck its all worth it in the end"
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I was in hospital of all places after having a nasty fall while chasing my dog, I slipped down a bank and cut my hand on a broken bottle lacerating the nerves in my fingers. About to have surgery..
Sunday, March 28, 2010 7:29 AM
"Congrats to you both!! It is a wonderful experience and you've got so much more to look forward to! I hope all goes well!! Much love!"
What should I take with me to the hospital?
Written by Libero
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Saturday, March 13, 2010 10:06 PM
"And hair ties and a hair brush! Feel soo much better when your hair isn't all over the place!"
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What should I tell my friends asking when the baby is due?
Why isn’t the baby born on the due day?
Saturday, July 16, 2011 11:37 PM
"I was born on my due day and my son was also born on his due day. 39 weeks pregnant with my second, am wondering if I can plan to go into labour in a week!"
How can I tell the difference between false and real contractions?
Monday, May 28, 2012 12:01 AM
"You know real contractions when you get them. False Braxton Hicks Contractions can be uncomfortable but they are not anything like the real ones. Your real ones will start around your back and pelvis, like period pains and then move further up your tummy. Real contractions keep coming and get longer and stronger. If your unsure, wait 10-20minutes. If your having 3 strong contractions in 10minutes its REAL and ring the midwife immediately because baby is definatly on his way by then!
Just stay cool, calm and collected and enjoy your pregnancy and time to yourself because once that baby out you won't have any time or space to even think about yourself!"
When is it time to go to the hospital or birthing centre?
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 5:13 AM
"I am pregnant with my second, and the moment i know i am in labour i will be ringing midwife and heading to birthcentre, as we live 30 mins from birthcentre and hospital. My first, i woke up midnight went toilet, went back to sleep and 1 hour later my husband went to toilet and said he saw blood on the seat, i didn't even know. my contractions started then, as if on cue..lol. i had one contraction then 30 min later another, than all of a sudden my contractions went to 5 min apart, with a small quick contraction inbetween that. Was crazy! got to birth centre and 1 hour later baby was born. all up 4 hour labour. My mum said she was the same with her first (my sister), and with her second (my brother) labour was 1- 1 1/2 hrs. so i am in that car and ringing midwife on the way!! haha, do not want baby to come in car!"
Can I kick-start the labour?
Thursday, April 15, 2010 1:25 AM
"Hi, i went 3 days overdue with my son which isn't long in the scheme of things however we were told that an Evening Primrose Oil capsule inserted against your cervix first thing in the morning and just before you go to bed (i only did the night time one) can get the ball rolling, but not to fight nature and only start it from your due date - Could be coincedence but i did the primrose oil, jumped my man on the 3rd overdue day and woke up in labour in the early hours that night - Good luck!"
What should I pack for the birth?
Thursday, June 21, 2012 4:33 AM
"Powerade and Lucozade. :)"