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Early Labour

This morning me and my partner had sex about 10:30am. Soon after I was getting pains but thought they were braxton hicks. I had an appointment to get a membrane sweep at 12:30. I go in she says in 2cm dilated. Since coming home contractions have gotten more painful and closer together. Sometimes 2 minutes apart, som...

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Help x

So I’m 34+1 and I’m on maternity leave already as I suffer with back problems so getting further into my pregnancy I needed extended time off. I haven’t got any of my little boys nappies, wipes or milk yet & I haven’t packed my hospital bag for me or him. When did everyone start buying these essentials and packing ...

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Is this normal discharge after stitches?

Hello so sorry for the gross pic, went to get the stitches checked a couple of days ago and they said they had opened slightly but we’re fine but this discharge is freaking me out. Can someone let me know if this is normal or not? 🙃 just to clarify there is no smell but it does sting again now

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Elective c section 29th Feb

After chasing the hospital up for my elective c section due to baby being on smaller side and having issues with reduced movements the only date I could get was 29th Feb which they’ve told me they’ve just managed to luckily get as these are normally booked up in advance! Anyway I’m obviously happy it’s this week and...

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Hospital bag

I’m 39 weeks and still not fully packed my hospital bag 🤣🫣 anyone else the same?

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Elective section

Hi, I’m looking into asking my midwife/consultant at this week about having an elective as my birth plan. There is no medical need, it’s just something I feel like I want 🙂 but I just want to know.. has anyone got any past experiences of a planned elective and their recovery? I know everyone is so different but how…

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Leaking breast

Don’t mind the mud stain it’s my fiancés shirt it’s clean but I woke up to this much leaking out of my breast I here it can cause contractions my stomach is cramping now I don’t know what to do I’m only 22 weeks I’ve emailed my obgyn I can go to the hospital I don’t have insurance I’m trying to figure that out

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C section and shower

I had an emergency call section about 5 days ago and I've put off having a shower but I think it's sort of time, I'm so scared of what it will be like any advise would be so grateful x

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Disheartened by doctors

So it took 7 months to get a scan appointment for what the doctor believes is scar adhesions from my c section as they have been giving me grief right from the beginning, if I’m sick or cough they pull so painfully, picking my my child wrong pulls it, going to the bathroom is painful from where my scar is and the bi...

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Home birth 🏠

Has anyone else opted for or had a home birth previously? After speaking with my midwife I’ve decided to go down the home birth route if everything goes smoothly and just curious on others experiences☺️ I had my 1st baby in a birthing suite which I loved as it had a home from home feel to it

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To induce or c section

Just wondering others thoughts if it comes down to induction vs elective c section. I've read that inductions can be more painful and put baby at more distress because they make you contract too quickly. Increase risk of forceps and ventouse and that syntocinon has less of the pain relieving qualities of natural oxy...

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Neck pain after c section

Has anyone else had severe neck pain after a section? It’s day 3 for me now and I am in agony at the base of my neck - can’t look down or sideways, it’s giving me a headache, eye ache and earache. Thinking it’s an affect from the spinal but just wondered if anyone else has experienced this?

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Early labour? 37 + 3

So I’ve had no mucus plus or water breaking, just yellow ish when I wipe after going to the toilet. But I’ve had some irregular quite intense cramping (not unbearable) and lower back pain? Also can barely walk but had that for a good few weeks now … Could this be the start or am I being hopeful? I’m 37 + 3 ❤️

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C section

Babies who were breech and you didn’t want an ECV or it was unsuccessful. How far along was your section scheduled for?

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Circumcision

Does anyone have any advice on deciding to get your boys circumcised I have a boy on the way and am due in 12 weeks and would like to be able to know much as possible by then I am leaning towards a yes but I just would feel more comfortable if I had more information

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Clary Sage

Currently 40+4, planned induction on Sunday at 40+10. Pregnancy without complications. Hi ladies, I'd love to read some birthing stories after using CLARY SAGE essential oil (how did you use it and the outcome!) I had 2 sweeps last week that didn't work. I had a failed induction with my first nearly 3 year ago tha...

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Currently waiting for a bed on labour ward

Been on maternity ward since 2.30am Sunday morning. Came in with reduced movements late on Saturday night, they decided it was best to keep me in and start induction as at the time I was 40+2. Had the pessery inserted at 2.30 am Sunday, taken out excatly 24 hours later. Didn’t need to have the gel as midwife said ...

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Manchester homebirths/birth centre births

Hey Manchester mamas 👋 has anyone had a positive experience (or otherwise) with a home birth or birth centre birth in our city? I’m struggling to get my head around how the NHS interact with this kind of a birth so would love to have a chat to anyone with experience…

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Help with discharge

Hi, hoping this isn't TMI, I definitely am not weeing myself. I don't have an infection as I had my urine tested, but for the last few days I've been getting this yellow discharge on my pad, there's no texture to it apart from watery. It's not soaking my pad, I have been getting a lot of lower back pain and strong p...

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Induction

Hey everyone, I'm being induced on 18th March due to my little girls complications. As a FTM I am very nervous about labour in general let alone being induced. Can anyone give some advice? Thanks x

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