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Water breaking???

Throughout the past 3 hours, I felt trickles come out of me, but I can’t tell if it’s pee, discharge, or my water breaking. Is the below picture a mixture of discharge and my water? It’s hard for me to tell. I’ve been having very intense contractions for the past 4 hours. And I’ve been laboring since Tuesday already...

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She’s here!

Niyah Sky Kibbe was born on July 19, 2024 9lbs 1oz 22inches long. I had an elective induction at 39+5 because the ultrasound technician warned me she’s a big baby. I made the right decision because as I was pushing her out she got stuck behind my pubic bone and they had to hop on the hospital bed and push down on my...

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Movements

Hi everyone! Just a quick question. Many professionals & online forums say that you should feel baby move 5x every 30 minutes.. my baby definitely does NOT do this. I’m 33 weeks and sometimes I don’t even feel her 5x in the space of 5 hours! I am having extra scans and appointments due to gestational diabetes so I k...

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4d ultrasound

I’m 23 weeks tomorrow and got a 4d ultrasound yesterday!! It was so cool and she’s so cute 😍🥰

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birth debrief?

i’m booked in for elective section but the thought of having a section terrifies me and i think i booked one too quickly without considering what went on in my previous births. I wondered if anyone had a birth debrief and felt it was useful?😊

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Active labour around the corner??

I think I'm close 🤭 I've been having contractions on and off all day yesterday since I woke with accompanied backache. Was able to sleep and woke up again with the contractions. Have gone to go poo twice already and also lost my mucus plug. I'm getting excited 😬

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Boy name dilema

I have always loved the name Lucas but our friends had a boy not long ago and named him Luca. We are so stuck on boys names and I can’t get rid of Lucas from my head, if this was you would you be annoyed if we named out boy with a name so similar? We are best friends

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midwife not listening

for 3 days my right foot has been swollen and whenever i push down with my finger it leaves an ident. i went in yesterday with it along with reduced movements and tightenings. the tightenings i have been in for about 5-ish days ago now and the midwife then told me, and the one the day after, said to go in immediate...

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She’s here!!

Babygirl surprised us on 7.13.24 Her due date was 8.9.24 My water broke however I had no contractions so they induced me with Pitocin. Baby and body did not respond well so I had to have an emergency c section. 6 lbs 6oz no complications. I am beyond grateful. Please help me welcome Faith Everlee

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39w +3d. No energy to do anything!

All I want to do is eat and sleep. Been sleeping a lot, especially during the day. I feel guilty but I’m struggling to stay active as bump is huge and so heavy. Any advice appreciated as I really want to stay active to increase chances of having a safe natural birth.

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Help

I took my son to the doctor as I noticed while changing him, his urine was getting stuck and creating a “balloon”. The doctor said it can be phimosis and needs a circumcision. Has anyone been through it? I am so sad this is happening and I am heartbroken to see my baby in pain and crying 😔

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Feeling nervous

My partner has gone back to work this morning after 6 weeks off with me and our LG. I am so anxious and scared. I don’t think i can do this alone. I’ve been crying for 3 hours so far. I just don’t know what i do with her when I need to get dressed, do make up, shower… Please tell me it gets easier. Any advice? How d...

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Girl or boy?!

We had our latest scan last week making us 15 weeks. Slightly blurry but what do you guys think girl or boy? We are booked in a for a early gender scan this week tooo impatient 🙈

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Advocate for yourself!!

Ladies!! Please, please, please do not be afraid to advocate for yourself when you are at the hospital!! I had my daughter July 11th. My contractions started at 5:30am and were about 10 minutes apart. By 1:30pm they had progressed to about 8 minutes apart, but I couldn’t feel my baby moving as much. So I called my...

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Early labour?

A mix pain of heart burn/indigestion, trapped wind, lightening crotch? Had some brown discharge a few days ago. With some clear mucus and the pain has been getting worse day by day. I’m going to contact the hospital today and see if they might have any idea.

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Will I be ok?

This morning after coming out of the shower I slipped on the wet floor and fell onto my bum/tail bone. I’m 6+3. Just wondering if baby will be ok. My tailbone is a bit sore but I haven’t had any bleeding or cramping at all following this.

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