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Friday, February 4th 2011, 8:44pm

Author: zacfizzgrizz

Feeling like giving up breast feeding

Dont rush into anything just yet, another day or two and the antibiotics will kick in, when you are feeling better in yourself things might not seem so bad. My son is 7 weeks tomorrow and I think every day i want to stop BF and go to bottles, but deep down I know its not the best thing to do. I have been letting my hubby give my son a bottle of formula in the night (im not suggesting you do the same - its your choice) it means i get a little more sleep and dont feel like im constantly feeding. I...

Friday, February 4th 2011, 8:39pm

Author: zacfizzgrizz

health visitor . . . dont understand what she is saying

I just wanted to add to what the others have already said, taking a walk in the fresh air will only do you good. People taking much much more excersise BF with no problems, your body will feed the baby first, you will lose weight but not the baby, unless you are malnourished to start. Dont stop the walking, it will do you more good to get out and have the fresh air.

Wednesday, January 26th 2011, 3:08pm

Author: zacfizzgrizz

Help needed please!!

I dont know any magic answers but just wanted to say, i know exactly how you feel, reading your post i could have written it myself. My baby is a week older and it is getting easier, although we have periods 2 or 3 times a day where he feeds on and off and on and off for a couple of hours then wont settle for ages, i have tried everything, infacol, gripe water, colief, walking upstairs, rocking, only thing that works is like you say driving, but i cant do that when im exhausted!!. The last few d...

Thursday, December 30th 2010, 9:03pm

Author: zacfizzgrizz

UTI treatment in 1st trimester - Trimethoprim???

Do not take it. It is not good in the first trimester and should be avoided throughout preg. if possible, there are plenty of safer drugs to take. Trimethoprin will stop you absorbing folic acid leading to increased risk of spina bifida. You should be prescribed a general antibiotic such as amoxyciliin until your lab results confirm which is the correct antibiotic.

Thursday, December 30th 2010, 7:39pm

Author: zacfizzgrizz

the nagging has started already!!!

As others have already said, taking it easy is to help you not the baby. Your baby is very well protected in the uterus and general everyday things such as looking after a toddler or housework will not put your baby at any risk. the most important thing is making sure you look after your back, bending and lifting correctly and avoiding very heavy lifting. With my first pregnancy i lifted weights in the gym three times a week until 38 weeks, and im convinced keeping fit helped me to have a relati...

Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 8:53pm

Author: zacfizzgrizz

Taking antibiotics during 34th week

Penicillin is safe in pregnancy, the pharmacist is the best person to check as they are the specialists in drug safety. It is more important that you dont end up with complications of your chest infection, if you cant breathe that will be bad for the baby!

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 4:58pm

Author: zacfizzgrizz

Changing bag and Stokke Xplory

Thank you for replies. Dodo, does the bag you mentioned actually sit on the Stokke handle or does it have some sort of clip to attatch it, i have looked at it on web and it looks very nice, but maybe a little expensive for me unless it will be the perfect bag.

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 4:55pm

Author: zacfizzgrizz

Very Scared

You should give your local hospital / clinic a call for advice. The early preg. unit should be able to help. There would be little point in scanning you les than 6 weeks from LMP, but they may do some blood tests and arrange an early scan for your reasurrance. Hope it settles down soon

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 4:53pm

Author: zacfizzgrizz

Am I 3wks or 5wks?!

Usually most health professionals will use the first day of your last period as the start of the pregnancy, even though this means you are not techinically pregnant for the first 2 weeks, this means as a rough guide adding 7 days to your LMP (last menstrual period) and taking of 3 months to get your due date. This is not completly accurate as some months have 31 days but gives you a rough idea, usually a definate date will be given at your dating scan combined with your LMP. Not all women have 2...

Saturday, December 11th 2010, 6:06pm

Author: zacfizzgrizz

Changing bag and Stokke Xplory

I have a Stokke Xplory and need a new changing bag, i dont like the official one as it is not large enough. Does anyone with a Stokke have any recommendations of a bag that will work with the Stokke. Thank you

Saturday, December 11th 2010, 1:49pm

Author: zacfizzgrizz

39 weeks strectch and sweep tomorrow help

A stretch and sweep involves your midwife performing a vaginal exam, locating your cervix and using her finger to sweep the membranes awaf from the cervix (it does not break your waters). Ideally unless there is a complication of pregnancy it should not be performed before term. (Term plus a week if first pregnancy) It is unlikely to be successful if too early. Not everyone responds to it, but it will work better if the baby is well down and you have been having some uterine activity already. As...

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 4:12pm

Author: zacfizzgrizz

renal pelvic dilatation at 20 week scan

Not usually a problem and has often rectified itself on a repeat scan, if not once baby is born, s/he may be scanned and some babies need to take antibiotics.

Wednesday, August 12th 2009, 12:25pm

Author: zacfizzgrizz

Baby is breech 30wks_C-section???

Sorry i dont have the details, it was called the Term breech trial, I know about it as i worked in a hospital that took part, but the results of it are what obstetric staff base their facts on when advising women against vaginal breech.

Wednesday, August 12th 2009, 12:02pm

Author: zacfizzgrizz

Problem feeding on one side

Netty, I have been reading your posts and you are describing my baby exactly, wont sleep, always windy and irritable. She is now 14 weeks old and just the same, i have really struggled to cope, thought after trying for a baby for so long i would be the perfect mum but like you i have felt every one else can do it and i cant. Just remeber you are giving the baby your milk which is the best thing anyone can do. i have spoke to HV about the excessive wind and crying but got no sensible answers, jus...

Monday, August 3rd 2009, 11:05am

Author: zacfizzgrizz

too much sugar?

Sugar will make the baby active, when people report reduced movements they are told to try a cold drink and a sweet snack to get baby moving, if you had lots of sugar that could explain it

Monday, August 3rd 2009, 11:03am

Author: zacfizzgrizz

Baby is breech 30wks_C-section???

Dont worry, it does not matter at all until 36 weeks, plenty of time to turn round. If baby is still breech then you can try external cephalic version - turning the baby from the outside (unless you have a complication which prevents this) works about half of the time, as some turn back again. If bae contiues to be breech a C Section is thought to be safest especially with a first baby, there was a large study undertaken in 2000 which proved this

Monday, July 13th 2009, 9:46pm

Author: zacfizzgrizz

water birth anyone?

hospital where i work would allow the waterbirth if the induction is straight forward. once the labour is started we treat as low risk unless other interventions such as syntocinon drips are needed.

Thursday, July 9th 2009, 1:33pm

Author: zacfizzgrizz

Anyone had a 9lb+ baby naturally? Bit scared!

I have been present at births of all sizes and have found that having a bigger baby is not and different to any other labour, unless other complications arise, the biggest i have been involved in was a 12 pound baby, mum had a quick (1st baby) labour and no stitches. I also had a growth svan with similar measurements to yours, my baby was predicted to be 8pounds plus, she arrived at 38+6 and weighed 6lb 5.

Friday, May 29th 2009, 11:07am

Author: zacfizzgrizz

Natal Hypnotheraphy / hypnobirthing

It is better the more times you listen, i used them but was always too busy to get round to listening, although when i did it was amazingly realxing and helped with breathing. I listened to my favourite in early labour but as things progressed could not concentrate anymore but i did stay calm most of the time, my plan was to try with no pain relief (i had a waterbirth at home) but i had gas and then some meptid, but everything went so well and it was a lovely expeperience im glad i didnt push my...

Friday, May 29th 2009, 11:01am

Author: zacfizzgrizz

High Risk Downs Test

I think it isimportant just to remind people that the results from blood tests are not a definative result for predicting Downs, the only way to know for sure is to have the amnio, CVS or wait until baby is born. I have seen a 1:55,000 result from triple test where the baby was born with Downs to 2 very unprepared people. Obviously the test will give you an idea but if it is 1:2 or 1:1,000 your baby can still be the one. A scan can not always predict Downs or any other condition, in fact many ma...