You are not logged in.


Unread posts

Search results

Search results 1-20 of 399.

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 9:28pm

Author: j84288

pcos - bfp??

thanks ladies - she has done another test which came back positive and went for another blood test today so fingers crossed for her - all sounding good :) x

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 9:31am

Author: j84288

pcos - bfp??

Hello - posting for a friend. She has PCOS and her periods are irregular - about 4 weeks ago she got heavy bleeding and just generally feeling rubbish. Went to the gp who did a blood test / or urine test - i cant remember which one. She went back for the results and dr said everything was normal but her test was inconclusive as to wether she was pregnant or not. He told her to go and do a pregnancy test which she did and it came back negative. She is still feeling pretty awful 4 weeks on so did ...

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 7:26am

Author: j84288

in need of some weaning advice

Hi guys :) I am sad to say that I think I want to wean dd from bf- she is almost 22 months and I really could go on forever (and so could she I think!) but I think the longer we leave it the harder it's becoming. Ideally I wanted her to self-wean but this seems highly unlikely before the age of 3. How can I do this? she is completely night weaned but first thing in the morning she is straight on me - it takes a lot to distract her and 2bh she wakes at 5am every morning! so my energy levels are l...

Monday, February 17th 2014, 8:11pm

Author: j84288

Feeling sad :(

apologies for all of the full stops in my last post! I was typing it on my phone on my commute home (DH was driving) Thank you Jenny - Today in work I just felt so sad - on a few occasions I knew that if someone spoke to me I'd burst into tears. I got home today and decided that I would make this process a bit easier and just feed her and will work on just feeding her once a day before bed. That way hopefully she will be more likely to give me up in time. I feel like I'd rather it was that way r...

Monday, February 17th 2014, 5:04pm

Author: j84288

Feeling sad :(

Its going well and the night weaning is officially done.. I wasnt however expecting to feel as.emotional as I.am! I am a wreck at.the.moment and I know its more than likely hormones. I have been in work all day and will be until wednesday so thinking that we re maybe finished with breastfeeding..I distracted her yday so she didnt feed but i just feel so sad and almost like I did when I gave up breastfeeding my first at about 5 weeks which is crazy because after 18 months you d think id feel diff...

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 5:13pm

Author: j84288

Feeling sad :(

thanks ladies - so nice to know I'm not the only one feeling like this. Actually AF showed up yesterday which is probably why im feeling extra emotional. Well we have started the gentle process of night weaning and actually its going quite well. We have introduced a cup of warm milk and although she loves this in the day she hasn't really taken to it at night. All the same she seems to be getting better. We started off the first night putting her back to sleep until 10 pm (she goes to bed at 6:3...

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 8:34am

Author: j84288

Feeling sad :(

Feeling really mixed emotions at the moment. DD2 is 18 months old and after a struggle to bf DD1 I was all gung ho about bfing DD2. To my shock it went swimmingly well and she was exclusively bf and still is (but obv she has been on solids too from around 6.5 mths). I have had such an amazing experience with it and we co sleep and it has been so lovely. Now that she is 18 months I am very aware that we are near the end :S I know many of you might say 18 months doesn’t have to be near the end but...

Monday, August 12th 2013, 8:04pm

Author: jen84288

nervous about returning to work

thank you ladies for your support :) Sasha - I know that's how I felt the first time around - and I know I have to work. I remember settling back into it the first time so I know I can do the same again - the lead up is difficult though :( curlytails - I am lucky my mum can look after the girls for now :) I was going to express at lunch time (LO can have cows milk now but it was more so I don't leak too much) I have found it hard to cut down 2bh but mainly because some days she feeds loads and o...

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 9:04pm

Author: jen84288

nervous about returning to work

so my beautiful little baby girl turned 1 a few days ago. I have loved spending this last 12 months being a SAHM but my time is up and im due back in work in 2 weeks time 3 days a week. I feel so down :( I have done this before with DD1 and know that I was just fine when I returned but this time I feel really down and I don't know whether its because im still breastfeeding. I feed on demand still and my LO still prefers milk over food (although she does eat 3 very small meals a day and a snack o...

Monday, July 8th 2013, 10:25pm

Author: jen84288

NEW PARENT CHAT THREAD

Hi ladies - just thought i'd drop in and say hi :) I cant quite believe almost a year has passed since my DD2 was born! The year has flown by! She still has her very chilled out, cruisy temperament and is a happy little soul which has perfectly balanced our family by complimenting our highly energetic, independent and strong willed DD1 (greatly reinforced the whole nature over nurture thing for me) Net - just wanted to ask if it was a blocked duct and did you resolve the problem? I find that tak...

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 7:14pm

Author: jen84288

Red spots on areola: thrush / mastitis / or just bad latch?

ah good news :) I had a bad breastfeeding experience with DD1 so by the time DD2 came along I was keen to catch everything early too. Glad to hear its improving :) x

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 6:53pm

Author: jen84288

Red spots on areola: thrush / mastitis / or just bad latch?

Hi Rianon :) I would probably book an appointment to be on the safe side - I have been treated for thrush a couple of times and although I was never sure that it was thrush I used the cream (and medicine for LO) just incase it was the onset because like you I didn't want to disrupt breastfeeding. The shooting pains certainly could indicate thrush. I think mastitis is extremely painful rather than uncomfortable and is usually accompanied by flu like symptoms. I think blocked milk ducts present th...

Friday, May 24th 2013, 9:29pm

Author: jen84288

feeling so down about the thought of not breastfeeding my daughter

thank you bells. I think you've hit the nail on the head with the 'special little club' analogy. I have wanted to be part of that 'club' for the last 3 years and until now I was an outsider looking in. im just not ready to leave yet! :) Breastfeeding did not come naturally to me so this was my 'Everest' and i feel so pleased that i've given a second chance. I feel such a close connection and I don't want to lose that with her. I just hope that I can move on to something new but breastfeeding asi...

Friday, May 24th 2013, 9:16am

Author: jen84288

feeling so down about the thought of not breastfeeding my daughter

Hi Ladies :) I have been breastfeeding DD2 for almost 10 months. I really struggled to feed DD1 and after incredibly sore / bleeding nipples and a baby that just wailed at me 24/7 I threw in the towel at 4 weeks old (much much sooner than i'd hoped). Ever since then I was determined to breastfeed my next and read everything and anything for the next 3 years until my next (and final) baby arrived. I don't know why it was so important to me but I was going to breastfeed this baby no matter what. L...

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 7:44pm

Author: jen84288

9 month old hardly eats solids / returning to work and breastfeeding

im going back to work 3 days a week in just over 3 months. C is 9 months old now and breastfeeding more than ever. She doesn't like food much and although I offer her 3 meals a day and snacks she reluctantly eats small amounts but prefers the boob. We co sleep and she feeds in the night maybe once or twice. I have always had an oversupply issue and have always leaked a lot....I still leak a lot (but not as much as the early days). I am worried about how she will do without me in regards to food....

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 7:10pm

Author: jen84288

my 3 (nearly 4) year old is not very nice to her friends :S

hi Tabby - thanks for your reply :) I actually met another mum who was at a baby group with her youngest when I was there with my youngest and she described her 4 year old daughter almost identically to how I have described L so it is comforting to know that it probably is just a personality trait. Coincidently her daughter will be starting reception class with L in September so it will be interesting to see if they befriend one another or clash. I think it makes it difficult when their personal...

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 9:30pm

Author: jen84288

my 3 (nearly 4) year old is not very nice to her friends :S

As much as i adore my 3 (nearly 4) year old I have always struggled with DD1s extrovert personality. While both DH and myself (and so far it seems DD2) are quite quiet, reserved and mellow people, DD1 is bright, confident, bossy and a tad controlling (ok...maybe very) . I find it difficult to relate to her at times as I was the child who clung to my mum not wanting to go into school. On one hand I love that my child skips happily into school every day and is completely unphased at the prospect o...

Friday, April 26th 2013, 2:57pm

Author: jen84288

leaving my very clingy baby with a childminder

thanks ladies for the reassurance. unfortunately there was only 1 childminder who could take them both and my first impression of her speaking to her on the phone was that she was really miserable. Maybe im being to hard but I really feel like I have to go with my instincts on this one. Everyone else I phoned had no vacancies however I do have a temporary solution. My mum (who lives just over an hr from us) has told me she was thinking of quitting her part time shop job and finding another job b...

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 9:47pm

Author: jen84288

leaving my very clingy baby with a childminder

I am going back to work in 4 months time :( I work 3 days a week which I did before I had C. my eldest L went to a nursery (and is now ready for school in September) but this time I feel soooo different about leaving my baby. L was totally ready for it when I went back to work when she was 9 months old....she settled in very easily but was used to being looked after my other family members and my husband but with C she is breastfed (never taken a bottle) and she co sleeps and to be perfectly hon...

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 1:30pm

Author: jen84288

moving house and changing school...help!?

hi ladies, just needed some advice seein as my local council were not very helpful over the phone! DD1 goes to preschool and i have applied for the same school for her to start in september. We have just bought a new house which is 2 miles away and i dont drive. I really like the school shes in (and im sure she'll get a place there in sept as we currently live a 2 minute walk away) but would need to change her to one i can get to (on my days off work). The problem i have is they have said i have...




FERTILITYZONE



MEDHURST – PROUD HOSTS OF FERTILITYZONE