Kelly O'BrienI was 10 days over and induced, I understand how you're feeling, honestly though, watch some crappy tv, read a book and have a bath, they'll come when they're ready and you'll wish later you'd enjoyed some quiet time while you had it18 hours ago · 7
Samantha WhiteAfter going 9 days overdue and having tried every stupid thing I could find on google or was told to try I believe that none of them work. If someone says, oh I did squats and went into labour...more than likely they were going to go into labour anyway and it's a coincidence. If I had my time again I wouldn't even bother with those things, I'd use the time to relax, have warm baths and soak in every last kick and movement because it's all over so quick and you will miss feeling your little baby move inside you so enjoy these last precious moments xxx17 hours ago · 2
Bree HedgerI was edging on 10 days over due I tried EVERYTHING my sis in law told me about nipple stimulation. I did it at 7pm in the bath and woke up 11pm with contractions and had my little girl by 7:30am20 hours ago · 2
Ali GreigI tried absolutely everything to bring on my labour!
Someone said it I tried it.... I was induced 40 + 12 haha. Baby will come when he's ready â¤ï¸
But you never know though, the spicy food, the bouncing, the walking, the raspberry leaf tea, the sex, the pineapple the acupuncture and anything else they say may work for you. Good luck though I hope it does!! Going over isn't fun lol17 hours ago · 1
Rachel PinkertonI went into labour 40+3 & she was born the next day. I tried lots of things to induce labour but honestly I don't think any worked and she decided it was time to come out herself. I actually had given up trying things when my water broke ðŸ˜‚17 hours ago · 1
Emily Marion DonaldI bounced like crazy on my fit ball. And also did alot of circular motion with my hips on the ball clockwise ans counter clockwise. Worked like a charm i went into labour at 38weeks 6days. Also raspberry leaf tea is good. That also helped19 hours ago · 1
Jacqui Moore MoroneyPineapple is proven to increase the production of testosterone. Nipple stimulation increases hormone oxytocin, which is also released in labour to trigger labour contractions.
I ate a bit of pineapple for a few days and lots at 40+2 then tried nipple stimulation until climax. Labour started two hours later. Bub was born 11 hours after that.15 hours ago
Jenna EdgleyHonestly in the absence of a medical induction nothing work until both your baby and your body are ready. Baby will release proteins from his/her lungs when they are physically mature and ready for outside world, these proteins will tell the body that it is time and will trigger labour to begin.16 hours ago
Sheridan SinclairI had acupuncture at 40+1 and soaked my feet in some warm water with clary sage oil (given to me by my midwife) and labor started only hours after!19 hours ago · 1
Maria LilianaRaspberry tea, spicy food, if you go in a hot tub for a while, dancing and the most effective of all sex. The last one is the most effective one ðŸ˜‰
Good luck.20 hours ago · 1
Leanna CharnockSex. It gets the hormones pumping, same ones that bring on labour. If your partner can't handle the idea of it, then some foreplay should help ðŸ˜‰ ðŸ˜‰16 hours ago
Jessica VegasWalk! Walk! Walk! Try to stay as mobile as possible!! I worked right up until 4 days before I went at 37+6... Right on time ðŸ˜19 hours ago · 2
Rebecca May HarrisonI feel your pain, I'm 40 week's and 4 day's and still no sign of bub , have tried literally everything including 2 stretch and sweeps.20 hours ago
Dana WhittakerI felt like I had tried everything. I was dilated and having minor contractions for a week (39 weeks), I ended up being induced.19 hours ago
Buber BangI tried just about everything, even walking about an hour a day for most days, nothing worked for me... I was induced at 41+518 hours ago
Racheal KoschenowI tried everything and unfortunately nothing worked for me, I was 41 weeks 5 days when I ended up having my baby20 hours ago
Darcee Michelle PollockExtra hot curry, raspberry leaf tea & pressure points all in the one afternoon/night worked for me ðŸ™‚16 hours ago
Rhiannon WenskusI tried everything and nothing works. Bub will come when he/she is ready unfortunately! :(20 hours ago · 2
Jessica LawBaby will come when he/she is ready. Enjoy the last few days as a couple before baby arrives.18 hours ago
Telle ProutI tried nearly everything and in the end none of it worked!19 hours ago
NBB Question from Mikala: Hi, my 4 month old son has found his thumb and I can not get him to stop sucking it! He puts himself to sleep really quickly when he sucks his thumb, which is great, but I am worried about having to break the habit. He doesn't have any interest in a dummy. I am just hoping this won't turn out to be a nightmare! Anyone else have an issue with bubs doing this?
Jessie DadhwalMy son is now 10months old, he was roughly about 2/3 months when he found his thumb. Bonus is he sleeps through the night no fuss, if he wakes up his thumb is right there. Dont need to get up and put a dummy in his mouth hahaha. He used to love his dummy, then one day found his thumb and never looked back. He used to suck his thumb constantly. But now im really firm with him. He can suck it when hes in bed or sick etc. But if hes sitting there playing and starts sucking it, ill gently tap his hand outa his mouth. He cracks it, but eventually gets over it. In the long term, ill let him suck it till about 2/2.5 years old. Then we will start to tackle the habbit. There is apperently a thing u can get from the chemist, that u put on there thumb or dummy when you want to get rid of it (which tastes gross) but thats supposed to stop them. Hahahah fingers crossed! ðŸ¤£ xx23 hours ago · 3
Katy CarlinI wouldn't worry about it. It helps him to self settle and unlike a dummy he will never loose it mid way through a sleep. Total win of you ask me.23 hours ago · 9
Melissa ChisholmMy son discovered his hands when he was 3 months old and is always sucking on his fists (he's now 4 months old). He used to love his dummy but will spit it out now so he can put his hands in his mouth. I'm not stressing about it, I just think of it as him discovering and exploring his body. He's just figured out that he can get his foot to his mouth ðŸ˜†ðŸ¤¦ðŸ»â€â™€ï¸23 hours ago · 1
Jess MitchellNgala sleep school actually advised us to encourage the thumb sucking as is a natural soothing technique for babies. Dont stress about the habit later, we all get rid of our comforters at some stage23 hours ago · 1
Jess FergusonMy daughter is almost 1 and has already grown out the habit... she did it alot when younger and now never does. I never intervened - 10 to 12 hours of sleep nightly since 3 months is too good to pass up.23 hours ago · 1
Kristel TringroveMy daughter started at your son age she now 4 still does. We have tried everything! She won't stop if you can encourage a dummy put mittens on his hands lol23 hours ago · 1
Krystal TassosBoth my babies suck their fingers. Never liked the dummy. It's worked out ok and they are so comforted by it. Some pros are you can never forget the dummy (fingers are always there lol), it's easy to find and you don't have to go to their room in the middle of the night! They will grow out of it eventually and so I'm not too fussed. They also only suck it when they are tired or cuddling with me and the little one when she is hungry.16 hours ago
Laura BartoliAs long as he stops doing it by 3 years old it's fine. I didn't and required surgery because of my permanent teeth not coming out due to gum fibrosis (thickening) as well as needing expensive orthodontic treatment. All my three children starting sucking their thumb in the womb. I persisted with the dummy as it's an easier habit to break.22 hours ago
Kristy SmithMy son started at about that age and still sucks his thumb and he is 12 years old! Been quoted $7000 for braces and a thing behind his front teeth to make him stop. My advice is push the dummy till he takes it stop it now before it's to late!18 hours ago
Amanda WarrDon't stress. My now 2yo started sucking her thumb when she was about 3mo. She still does, but only when she is in bed.......it's not causing any problems at all.23 hours ago
Sarah MarshallMy girl did this for about 2-3 weeks every few naps. Had not been seen since. My godson also did this, then he got teeth and one day bit his fingers, he also stopped.18 hours ago
Rebecca NewtonMy bub now almost 20months spat out the dummy for his thumb. I have no problem yet with it. I sucked my thumb as a baby but stopped before I went to school.23 hours ago
Laura FoxMy daughter chose her thumb over the dummy by about 6months, shes 19 months now & still does it. Im hoping she will grow out of it at some stage!18 hours ago
Annalise McInnesMy twin boys both have sucked their thumbs since only a few months old, they are 8 months now I'm hoping they'll grow out of it eventually23 hours ago
Kristy MayI was a thumb sucker my other two weren't and I wish they were because they didn't like dummies either my last child is 6 months whilst she try's to stick it in bf I encourage her because she wants to such my boob like a dummy for sleep.19 hours ago
Colleen WallKeep in mind it can be the precursor to teeth issues. Buck teeth, over bites etc.23 hours ago · 1
Kate OatesAlso developmental. Yay he found his thumb ðŸ™‚ exploration is important ðŸ™‚23 hours ago · 1
Jessica HoogerwerfI say let him have it. He's only little....break the habit before he turns 3 would be my advice18 hours ago
Kaylene CollinsMy daughter was doing it T our 20wk scan. 6 years on and she only does it when tired22 hours ago
Daile CrossI loved that my baby would settle herself with her thumb and she stopped on her own23 hours ago
Toni MorganMy 12 month old has just finally gotten the hang of the bbox straw. It's taken months but she's now drinking out of it. As a nurse said to me, don't stress too much, she's not going to be 16 years old and still unable to use a sippy cup. She'll get it when she's ready1 day ago · 3
Sarelle DentonFind a cup that they become obsessed with. Mine was hopeless but not is awesome because she loves her cup we use bbox and just recently wow because she wants to drink like her sister1 day ago · 1
Alison RowlandI started my daughter on water at about 8 months (she's ebf) and put the tiniest drop of pure apple juice in it. (Think 250ml water with about 10ml juice). She will now drink water by itself so we no longer need to put juice in it but occasionally I still put a drop in :)22 hours ago
Leila EmilyI've always offered it with food, to wash it down and any time I have a drink of water from my bottle. Once he got the jist of it, he started asking for it when he saw it. We always keep it close by now. I fill a bottle at the start of the day according to recommended water intake and pace it out.1 day ago
Lindsey PrentisAt my nephews daycare they sometimes put a drop or two of food dye in and then the kids think they're getting an exciting drink, maybe that would work here?23 hours ago · 1
Solly LattyMy 9month old is at the stage where he throws his sippy cup on the floor and looks at me for a reaction. I found he loves watermelon so he gets a few peices after lunch23 hours ago · 1
Alicia MasonYou don't. Just keep offering it. He'll have some if he wants it. He can get lots of water content from watermelon, cucumber, soup, lettuce, etc.24 hours ago · 1
Taryn GrayWe had a separate different coloured cup just for water so that my LO wasn't expecting milk only to get water. That helped, A LOT1 day ago · 1
Melissa Overtoni put a tiny bit of apple juice on my sons. just enough to taste. and i used the b box sippy cups to train. but they are hard to suck up the liquid. it took some time18 hours ago
Qwinz Herikja DudekKeep offering him water,he old enuf to knw water is good for you everyday and add little kids hydralyte might help but just keep teaching baby good23 hours ago
Ashley DiggsI tried giving my son some with a bottle and wouldn't drink. I then tried a sippy cup and drinks it. I usually offer it with food or if it's been really hot23 hours ago
Rima ElaliI suggest flavoured water and reducing the flavour one day at a time. He won't even notice by the time the flavour is all gone. Good luck1 day ago
Olga TierneyHe will drink it when he's thirsty and not offered nything else15 hours ago
Alsy CooksWendy Curtis our water questions answered24 hours ago
Ali GreigHow old can you use something other than a bottle?23 hours ago
Colleen WallHave you tried putting something in to and weakening the strength slowly?1 day ago
Marie KampferA colourful cup with pictures of his favourite show or book. ðŸ˜Š1 day ago
NBB Question from Stella: As a FTM how do you know how many layers to cover a newborn in? (In the tropics the aircon is usually on and as adults we use doonas. However in birthing classes we're just told to have baby wrapped in one extra layer than what we're wearing.) What do other mothers do to know baby is warm and not too hot or cold? ... See moreSee less
Shenais HalsallI agree with one extra layer. I just feel the back of bubs neck and her head and see if she is sweaty or cold and adjust. The one extra layer rule works most of the time, just keep in mind if you're hot or cold then bubs probably is too.1 day ago · 3
Dani NonkovicI had trouble knowing what was right for the first month or so.
The one extra layer is the norm, however I have a really 'hot' baby (he's just like his dad).
Because of this, I have found that he usually needs less layers than me! When in doubt, I would check the back of his neck to make sure he was just right.
This is definitely the case at night too because I didn't want him to overheat, so I would check him often.
It gets easier the older they get, as you learn what works for them.1 day ago · 2
Ana TaylorWe were told this in our birthing class also. But since having my kids, it's just trial and error.
My first was such a hot baby that I could barely even keep clothes on him and even now, at 3, I struggle to get long clothes on him in winter.
My second was born in November last year. And was the same. Would sleep in a singlet onsie and a light wrap with the aircon on.
Just keep in mind that, because parenting isn't hard enough, a baby can over heat just from being over dressed. But you will figure it out Every baby is different.1 day ago · 1
Sarah SymesI think it depends on the baby! One layer extra hasn't been enough for my 2 boys, they must be like me and really feel the cold. During winter my 1 year old sleeps in a singlet, long sleeve onesie, long sleeve sleep bag and a heater on. He likes the room toastie warm otherwise he wakes up at 5am for being too cold. My 6 week old, is sleeping in a singlet, long sleeve onsie, 2 blankets covering him and the heater on. He squirms too much if he is wrapped so I'm using blankets whilst he's little and not moving but will change to a sleep bag like my oldest once he's able to roll.1 day ago · 1
Jenny StephensYes 1 extra layer is the rule of thumb. Sleeping bags are great. Check head and neck, if baby is sweaty they are too hot, if they are too cold they will wake up crying in the night to let you know ðŸ˜Š1 day ago · 1
Lisa Marie WoolfordLook at Tog rating i prefer to use a sleerping bag and it tells you what to dress baby in for each temp Baby is better colder then hot as they cant regulate their own body temp yet1 day ago · 1
Chelsea McDonaldMy baby was born a week ago at 35+4, had a little bit of trouble regulating her temp and was in NCIU for 7 days. we've just got her home and the midwives suggested buying a thermometer and checking temp every time before we do the Nappy change/feed- (every 3 hrs) it lets us know every few hours whether we have too many layers or not enough etc. and we change accordingly. It's actually been amazing.1 day ago
Sharyn MooreIf you're worried, check bubs chest or back. Their hands and feet will always be colder, their head hotter. And totally agree with 1 more layer than you. I always just put a singlet underneath whatever they were wearing.23 hours ago
Kirsty WatkinsMy bub is due in Nov and I will be having him in a coverall for summer and wrapped up in bed for newborn as we will have air-con on but rule I reckon if ur cold they're cold so always dress them to how u are feeling plus a light extra.1 day ago
Ellie RoseI just wrap with a muslin wrap over suit his wearing and it's normally around 20 degrees celsius where he sleeps, if he's wearing a zip swaddle with a tog of 1.0 I have him in just a nappy otherwise his too warm24 hours ago
Ash HullBuy a groegg thermometer! Seriously cannot recommend it enough! Lets you know what temp the room is and what you should be clothing your bub in for them to sleep comfortably! ðŸ˜Š1 day ago
Rachel MaddoxI'm in Darwin, so quite tropical. I just dress bub in a coverall thing and then a light sleeping bag for the a/c over night and she's comfy1 day ago · 1
Lindsey PrentisIt was a bit of trial and error for us. If you're worried if baby is too hot or cold feel their chest and belly, if that's warm (but not sweaty) then they're good24 hours ago
Brooklyn RookeMy girl is 21 months and it was and still is a struggle! This is my life now. Worrying if she is the right temperature!1 day ago
Kerrie N AshleyOn average for layers (what works best for my 6month old) a room at 24Â° is 8 layers (thats sheet folded into 2 plus 6 layers) add or take away a layer as per degree.
24Â° = 8 layers
22Â° = 10 layers
20Â° = 12-14 layers18 hours ago
Madison SingleDepends on the baby. Had a terrible sleeper with a baby dressed the same plus one. Turns out he was cold. He sleeps in sleeping bags, yet he always need thicker than the guides. We have a room thermometer but really it just came down to trial and error and knowing your baby.1 day ago
Felicity HegartyFeel their chest or back. Also the 'sleeping temp' for them is between 21-23 degrees1 day ago
Jenna CharityJust pop 1 extra layer on baby then what u would wear urself..1 day ago
Keelie SimpsonIam totally for embracing them as ive had 2 kids and thats were i got mine but i just cant im 24 years old and mine are all over my mid section around my back down my legs i dont even feel comfortable wearing shorts cos they come down to my.knees. but in saying that they will lighten and maybe then i wont have such a issue with them.1 day ago · 2
Kirsten LangworthyIn the third trimester now and got some nice big red ones under my belly. Haven't fully embraced them as if yet, they hurt too much ðŸ˜¢ I use oil and cream three times a day, and have used the oil since the beginning of the 2nd trimester. It's just a natural process but damn they can be itchy/painful ðŸ˜œ1 day ago · 1
Alexis MercadoI had stretch marks from when I had growth spurts in my teens. I knew nothing I did would stop them as my belly expanded during pregnancy. I'm not ashamed, it's the way my body is.1 day ago · 1
Victoria ParkeFrom the top of my underwear to just under my bra is covered, when my daughters ask i say they are my tiger stips and i earned everyone ðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜Š1 day ago · 1
Anna LouiseIve been covered in stretchmarks since my teens. They dont bother me cos i dont kno anything different1 day ago · 1
Dani NonkovicI know they are from something fantastic, and I'd still do it all over again knowing that I'd get them, however I still hate them lol ðŸ˜–1 day ago · 2
Reshaye QuinnI have had 3 beautiful big babies and I couldn't care at all about my stretch marks.1 day ago · 2
Rosie HallidayI'm not ashamed of them, but I'm not proud of them either.1 day ago · 2
Miranda HaslehamEhh I've had stretch marks inner thighs, boobs, hips and upper arms since I was a teenager (apparently I grew too quick and my skin couldn't keep up). Over time they've faded and only I really know they're there. I'm currently 38ish weeks preggers and only have one small one on my belly. I know I'll get more but Ehh it's going to happen. Stretch marks have been a part of my life for so long now it doesn't really matter. As long as you embrace your body as your own it doesn't matter. The only one who is looking and judging is yourself so the faster you forget about them the better off you are. I made myself miserable as a teenager and no one else cared but me so just love yourself!19 hours ago
Kate McIntoshI have some mild ones on my inner thigh and boobs from puberty.
I was stressing I would get them during my pregnancy and somehow lucked out. I don't think I would mentally cope with them. I have enough body self esteem issues.
I love women that can embrace them and they're stronger than I.15 hours ago
Sherry McmillanMine are absolutely disgusting one thing I miss from before have kids is simply being able to wear a bikini21 hours ago · 1
Alex Jane GrafDominic Cabrera what you tell me everyday â¤ï¸ðŸ˜ your support means everything to me ðŸ˜˜1 day ago · 1
Reba A. BoothOh Renee Tamanitoakula this made me think of you asking me this morning! Lol16 hours ago · 1
Jade EmmTommy Estcourt apparently they're not so bad1 day ago
NBB question from Sally: My 5 month old little girl has just been diagnosed with grade 3 hip dysplasia and possible dislocation of her left hip. We have to make an appointment with a specialist to see what the next step is. The GP has told me that it could mean a splint or a brace or worse case scenario - surgery. Just wondering what others experiences have been with this? I'm so sad for my LO - whichever way we have to go she's not going to be happy ðŸ˜¢ ... See moreSee less
Kerryn ThompsonDon't be sad. Our girl had it from 6 weeks old but we couldn't be seen by the specialist till she was 4mo and had it on till just after her first birthday. It can be hard but the brace needs to be done to minimise the chances of surgery. Smile mum and just remember its in the best interest of your little girl.1 day ago · 2
Sian WilsonMy little girl was born with hip dysplasia and was placed in a harness on day 5. The below Facebook page was a godsend for me as the people on here have all been through what you and I have been through. There are some amazing people that will support you. Highly recommend this group. Good luck with your bubba, while it will be really tough your bub will be stronger for it xx1 day ago · 3
Leah UttleyHappy for you to pm me. My now 4 year old had DDH and his left hip was dislocated. He was 4 months and had to have a closed reduction (under general but no incision). He was in a spica cast for 13 weeks and then a rhino brace for another 4 months. It is worse for us than them. They end up adapting really well as do you. It just becomes the new normal. But to start with it is devastating. Its ok to feel upset and worried. If you want any more info, or tips let me know :-) I can add you to some support groups too :-)1 day ago · 2
Amanda LloydHealthyhipsaustralia.org amazing support. Each state has their own support page on fb also. My little girl was a late diagnosis and we had a cast for 3 months and then a brace. Every single case is different. So no one case fits all. Prepare yourself for your appt with all the questions you have and go from there.
If you lo is needing to be casted or braced- remember that they are much more resilient than us and cope really well. Its not over night but in the scheme of things- such a short time for such long term benefits.1 day ago · 2
Amy BlinmanIt's hard to handle as parents, but it truly doesn't affect the baby as much as you might think.
The healthy hips Australia Facebook page has loads of photos & videos of babies just getting along with life as normal.
I had it until my 2nd birthday- operations/plaster/brace.. my parents still hate discussing it, but I can't remember a thing & besides a scar no one would ever know.
I now have a 4 month old baby who was also diagnosed early (it's genetic in his case) before we even got in for our specialist appointment & ultrasounds the GP recommended using one disposable & 3 cloth nappies to boost his legs apart, along with leg exercises, always hold baby through the legs, and not much time in car seat, no wraps/swaddles/love to dream etc.
Talk to your GP or pediatrician about things you can do whilst you wait to see the specialist.
The earlier they find & treat the easier it is.. your very lucky she is so young.
Best of luck.1 day ago · 1
Ellen SouthMy little girl was born woth hip dysplasia and was in splints from 7 days old! I was really upset/teary about it at the start but once theybwent on she seemed more settled & was feeding better! Work thst one out! Lol shebhas never been bothered by them, the only real restrictions we have is no bathing (washes only). onesies without legs are so much easier than bigger ones with legs and no leggins as they are abit tight :) we also went upna size in singlets just for comfort as the chest strap made her 0000 abit tight :) i was in splints as a baby myself & have jad no issues :) good luck :)1 day ago · 1
Michelle CurryAre you in Australia? Check out the healthy hips Australia Facebook page and we have groups for each state. My eldest was diagnosed at 2 1/2 years old she turned 4 in May and just had her fifth surgery yesterday after 3 spicas, braces and hardware and has been given the all clear1 day ago · 1
Jess AddisonI had a baby girl 5 days ago and they diagnosed that she had a dislocated left hip on day one. Yesterday we had to have a harness put on her. When I was first told about it it was hard to hear but at least they have found it early. It doesn't cause any discomfort to them. It has to be on for 6 weeks then they will re asses the situation.1 day ago · 1
Misty MuirMy girl was born with hip dysplasia and went in a brace at 3weeks, she had to spend 23 hours a day in it, went back in 6 weeks and her hip is almost back in place, she is now 12 weeks and only has to be in it 16 hrs a day now, got to go back when she is 6momths, but they really do work! As hard as it is, it's really the best thing and you do get used to it ðŸ˜€1 day ago · 1
Sarah HurleyMy little boy had a spica cast at 9 weeks old for 10 weeks followed by 6 months in a rhino brace. It's so scary at the beginning of the hip dysplasia journey but our little ones are so resilient they get use to there new brace or cast and carry on being busy little bubbas. Finding ways around there restrictions. Our little boy is 2 now and has no trouble running and jumping around like any other two year old.
It is a lot to process in the beginning but you and Bub will get use to it and it just becomes your new 'everyday'.
Good luck with it all . Xxx1 day ago · 1
Terri-Erin KlauseThe worst bit is the wait to see the specialist, not knowing what they are going to do... my LO got a rhino brace at 9mths. She adapted so well, they all seem to. She even learnt to walk in it... they barely even notice it1 day ago · 1
Soph MaidmentMy nextdoor neighbors baby girl had hip displasia, she was in a cast for ages but it was worth it. She is now 5 and can run freely without having to worry.1 day ago · 1
Mikki TazI was born with it and was put in a brace for 6 weeks then had to have an xray every 3 years till I was 161 day ago · 1
Amanda MurraySarah maybe share your story about Frank?1 day ago · 1
Shauni HolecI was born with hip dysplasia and was in a brace, as an adult I have no problems at all ðŸ™‚1 day ago · 1
Kate OatesI thought they did the brace to see if they could fix it like that? But I'm no doc, good luck1 day ago · 1
Natasha MarieI had my daughter a week ago and have to get an ultrasound on her hips at 6 weeks for this :(1 day ago · 1
Ann VuTiffany, maybe you can tell this lady Harper story and your story as a parent.1 day ago
NBB question from Cass: Hi everyone, I'm just wondering if anyone has tried the Shettles Method to conceive a girl and if it worked? Or do you know anyone it worked with? Did you have to track your ovulation cycle rather closely? If so what did you use, like an app or using ovulation tests? Thank you! ... See moreSee less
Lisa PumfreyI think the shettles method is a load of crock. In reality it's 50/50 so you have 50% chance of conceiving a girl or boy either way. I think it comes down to just what it's meant to be... the shettles method is no different to the other gender prediction theory's but that's just my opinion after doing some research ðŸ™‚ðŸ™ƒ2 days ago · 13
Eireann ToniaI did! It worked. The theory is based on that female sperm live longer. The idea is that you are intimate up until 3-4 days before your ovulation day, then stop. The male sperm will die off by the time the egg is released and the female sperm will fertilise the egg. I just used the period tracker app that showed me my fertile period and when my ovulation date was.2 days ago
Dee MichaelI used the Shettles method to conceive both my kids...one boy, one girl :) Fell pregnant first try both times :)2 days ago · 2
Carly Lee-KingI swear by eating pineapple lol we tried right when I was ovulating and still got a girl! But I ate a whole pineapple that week!! ðŸðŸðŸðŸ2 days ago · 1
Natalie SerravalleKate Walia ðŸ˜‚ this reminds me our conversation! Have a read x2 days ago
Erin KateJames Teirney no special tricks used here and look ðŸ˜‚2 days ago · 1
Haley PeisleyYep I reacon it worked for me, used it with an app. I know other people it worked for too.2 days ago · 1
Tegan MackenzieWhitney ðŸ˜‚ðŸ‘¶ hehe thought u may like to read this2 days ago
Kate BaileyYes! Totally did this after 4 boys. Got a girl :)2 days ago
Brooke DunnShane Burns let's get a girl next ðŸ˜2 days ago · 2
Jemma MossopJulie Russell you try it first ðŸ˜2 days ago · 1
Tahnee Kaye BaldwinI got on my knees on the head of the bed with it raised up and rocked opening my hips if that makes sense (knees were about wider then a shoulder length apart) First labour I stayed like this she was delivered 3 hours later. Second I stayed like this he was delivered and hour later.2 days ago · 10
Madeleine HockeyOn my hands and knees on the bed with the top of it raised up so I could lean on it. This was the only way my back did not hurt. I had a posterior (spine to spine) bub so had back labour. This position was the only way the contractions were not excrutiating in both my back and front.2 days ago · 7
Kylie HalsallYou won't know til you're in there. They're all different but I was a sitter with all 4 (except 1 who flew out while I was getting on the bedðŸ˜‚)2 days ago · 7
Kimberley Borgalways wanted to be on my hands and knees or kneeling at least because physiologically that just made more sense than being on your back - plus i have chronic back pain and was expecting to get back labour - in the end when my water broke it was meconium stained and so i was put on continuous monitoring and wasnt given a whole lot of options for moving around. BUT i did try on my hands and knees and found it so exhausting and more painful for me (I also had SPD in the final trimester, so i think having all bubs weight on the front of my pelvis made the pain that much worse), and so ended up on my back like in the movies lol no matter what ur plans, i can almost guarantee they'll change at least a little - just remember to be flexible as a priority ;)2 days ago · 3
Tammy RogersOn your knees hugging the top of the bed. Let gravity work with you!
First baby I had an urge once head was out to get on my back second baby stayed upright the whole time. Third time yet to know, but still planning to be on my knees.2 days ago · 2
Trilana CrispBack with my whole three of mine first was 4 hrs second was 3 hrs and third just 10 months ago was hour and a half everyone is different congratulations best of luck with your new arrival ðŸ˜2 days ago · 1
Jess WyllieMy first I gave birth on my back on the bed after getting out of the bath (30mins of pushing), my 2nd was born in the tub. The water was let out and I was on my knees on a step in the bath leaning against the side of the bath(10 mins pushing). Soooo much better for me. I would of loved to try water birth but the middies weren't trained in it. I had joked with them about sneaky babies arriving in the water but never expected mine would try and be one of them ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜‚2 days ago
Melissa ElphinstoneDon't be scared to try different positions like I was. I knew what I could try but I felt so awkward I didn't want to get on my hands and knees. I was worried I would never get back up. My feet were so swollen that between my contractions all I could feel were how much my feet were hurting so I didn't want to stand either ðŸ˜•2 days ago
Amy VesperI laboured on all fours rocking my hips but birthed laying on my back i just didnt have the energy to stand or crouch and was in to much pain to birth on all fours on bed and was most comfortable on my back although the baby kept going back up the birth canal because of that position2 days ago
Natalie PerryOn a mat on my knees leaning on my husband with my arms around his neck/shoulders.... he would rub my back in between contractions. After 4 hours of contractions every 2 minutes and only 3cm dilated I ended up having an epidural.. it all.happened really quickly after that2 days ago
Sally KirkwoodI was in better control birthing on my back, the two times I was labouring on my back and on my hands & knees on the bed were the 2 times I didn't tare. (1st & 3rd babies)
The time i birthed my 2nd, I had her standing up bent over the bed, she literally came flying out, but i had 2nd degree Tearing, I didn't feel in control at all!!
I'm going to birth my 4th on my back in Jan â¤ï¸2 days ago
Jodi MercerHonestly you won't know until the time comes. I had all these ideas in my head but once in labour you do whatever feels the most comfortable if anything! I tried a few different positions but ended up on my back! Good luck! ðŸ™‚2 days ago
Katy HayesEvery mum and every baby is different ðŸ™‚ first baby, I was laying on my back. Second baby, I stood up to go to the bath and realised I wasn't moving any further - gave birth standing up, leaning over the hospital bed ðŸ™‚2 days ago
Katie KastbergYou can be the only one to know and you ain't going to know until it's happening sadly. I found being on my back unbearable but bouncing around and rotating on a gym ball best - who'd of thought2 days ago
Natasha HammillI birthed on my back in a recliner chair ðŸ˜‚ second was hands and knees and third was on my side/back.
My third was my quickest/easiest but I didn't have pain relief so..
Just go with what feels better at the time2 days ago
Demi GraiegMy midwifes were pretty good they told me to lay how I was comfortable my first child I was in labour for 18 hours and I Gave birth to him on my side, I tried my back and all fours but my back ache was really intense and wasn't comfortable at all, good luck either the arrival wish you all the best :)2 days ago
Melissa SowellI lay on the bed on my side and on my back alternatively for the whole 9 hours i was in labour. I didnt tear, had no stitches and no pain relief even though the contractions were agonising.2 days ago
Emma ShillidayI had to do it the old fashioned way (midwifes words lol) on my back with my legs up on the hip of the midwife and student doctor. I had a 36min labor and the midwife said I didn't have much choice as Bub was on her way out.2 days ago
Megan Kruger-NelsonWhatever your body tells you to do-and believe me it will tell you! Off your back is best biomechanically as when you are on your back your tailbone tilts under and impacts the openness of the pelvis.2 days ago
Gabrielle CouplandBe flexible. Your safety and the child's is your first priority. You will not believe how much pure love you are capable of no matter how hour child arrives. Don't overthink it. (Mum X 2)2 days ago
Tammie SmithDuring contractions I was mainly on the bed on my knees with my belly resting in a beanbag, sitting in the shower is great too or on a bouncy ball.
Once it was time to push I was on all fours on the bed.2 days ago
Ashleigh BestI hate my feet on the shoulders of my partner and my sister (so my hips were quite wide apart) and just on my back. I laboured mostly on the birthing ball with my head in my partners lap and my sister pushing on my back.2 days ago
Cat TaylorFirst birth I was on all fours until her head was out they told me to turn over and do the rest on my back, second birth I was standing up and it was much easier. Let gravity help ðŸ˜Š2 days ago
Ally ConradesFound out at baby no 6 with prosteria
( baby forward facing ) & ( placenta praeviaha standing or squatting if possible was easier & let gravity do its thing2 days ago
Amanda HillI liked to be on my hands and knees on the bed with the back of it raised so I could lean on it.
I was in the bath as well, I was kind of on my back with my leg on a ledge.2 days ago
Crystal ZweckI switched from laying on my back to squatting every 3rd push I think it was that helped baby move down and into the right spot2 days ago
Maija PoljansekAfter having three, my advice is only you will know, each birth is different. I didn't ever find laying on my back comfortable though.2 days ago
Natalie LorentiHands and knees for sure. I was on my back for first and then hands and knees for my second and it was so much easier and much less painful2 days ago
Ami-Lee PritchardWhatever feels comfortable
Your body will tell you what to do
In the delivery room there is no shame
So just go with what feels right
Goodluck xxx2 days ago
Jennifer ReynoldsOn my knees on the bed, with the head of the bed raised up so I could lean on it. I had quick, easy deliveries like this.2 days ago
Anna TennantBoth times the only position that felt natural was kneeling and leaning on something (bed, beanbag, husband).2 days ago
Whitney HanlonI laid on my side with one leg in a stirrup, I had all back labour so found it impossible to lay on my back2 days ago
Belinda Van BerkelJane Marlowe Gollan so good ways here . I basically stayed under the shower whilst my contractions were going and lent over the bed2 days ago
Natalie OpieGravity is your friend. Having said that when I gave birth both times, I was on my back. My legs buckled2 days ago
Jessica DevenyFlat on my back laying down but for contractions standing is best. When u go into full blown labor u will just want to lay down2 days ago · 1
Kelly CestiI was on my back with legs up. EPI Dural... didn't have a choice! I would of loved a water birth2 days ago
Stacey LouiseIn the shower standing up worked for me, even gave birth standing up in the shower2 days ago
Melainie MayfieldI've always found laying on my back the best even though the nurses try make your squat2 days ago · 1
Lauren BulakovskiWas in too much pain to move from my back, so back it was.2 days ago · 1
Tanya ElizabethI highly recommend a water birth if it's an option for you â˜º2 days ago · 1
Ariana Gifford1st in my hands & knees
2nd Standing with one foot on a chair
3rd On my back as major complications2 days ago
Helen CainI'm 16 weeks with my second boy also my second pregnancy and I am in alot more pain with this one, all the symptoms hit me hard and I'm always tired but I am chasing a 14 month old active little boy all the time but it's so worth it, I can't wait for my little Jackson to be here and meet his big brother Hunter and his big sister Violetta ðŸ’•2 days ago · 2
Jessica E MasonYep. ðŸ‘ðŸ¼ and it was the same at the mother groups classes. I could never remember how old my 2nd born was ?
My 1st born has 2 ( 1st year baby albums. ) my 2nd born has photos untill 3 months and nothing written. He just turned 1 . Oops ðŸ™Š!2 days ago
Fiona BartucciottoJanet Francesca Esterita First one sounds like me... ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜‚2 days ago · 3
Minaaz KhanRahma R. Muhammad remember wen u asked me if z has his own room all set up before his arrival like m did??!! ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜‚2 days ago
NBB question from Kyra: My son will be 4 weeks old on Friday. He is exclusively breastfed and after feeding majority of the time he will spew up the breastmilk and other times bile as well. Has anyone else experienced this and has any advice for me or anything? ... See moreSee less
Holly TrindallMy little one vomits after feeding too but it is lessening as his digestive track continues to develop. Are you burping after or during feeds? Is it watery/ milky or discoloured? You can get infant gaviscon if you think it is reflux or he seems bothered by it. If it is a small amount then it should start to reduce over the next few weeks. If it is a large amount talk to your GP/nurse. Remember mixed with mucus it always looks like more.2 days ago · 1
Kirsten SmithYep I had the exact same thing happen with my little girl, scared the life out of me but my Dr just said it was due to a fast milk let down/ her tummy adjusting and she will grow out of it....by about 2-3 months she had completely stopped :)2 days ago · 1
Lucinda ScottMy little girl was doing the same until about 9 weeks of age when it stopped. I was concerned but Dr and midwives were not...she just had a habit of drinking too fast initially and was all too much for her. Her tummy tolerates it now that she is 16 weeks. GoodluckðŸ˜Š2 days ago
Loving the Spring warmer weather! Great time to get outdoors with your little ones. Sometimes it can be tricky with a newborn and toddler however, Redsbaby have you covered with the JIVE tandem. See link for other great products to help make life easier on the GO! ... See moreSee less
NBB Question from Brooke: My little boy has nearly always been a good sleeper. Lately he has been waking up a lot in the middle of the night and early morning crying and I'm do everything to settle him Sometimes music helps Sometimes lights help Sometimes nothing works Just after some advice? ... See moreSee less
Lindsey PrentisTry downloading an app called wonder weeks. Babies can be fussy and have sleep issues when they're going through a leap :)2 days ago · 5
Joy Ramirez BurnsBabies just being babies. We don't always sleep through the night - sometimes we get thirsty, we need to pee, we're cold, stressed etc babies are the same. They're so little and developing so much. The only thing you can do is go with the flow! Or google sleep training etc if that's your thing (not for me but each to their own!)2 days ago · 1
Rima ElaliHow old is your little one ? They could be going through a growth spurt or a sleeping regression. My daughter slept through the night up until 5 months and it all changed. Could be teething as well. A cooler temperature is what makes my baby sleep longer, maybe try that?2 days ago · 2
Jody WatkinsWhat does the F mean?
Also depending on the time your baby wakes....if it's between 3-4am, then Bub could be cold as this is the coldest part of the night usually. Just a suggestion or something to rule out if not around that time?2 days ago
Melainie MayfieldThis is the best $100 I've spent on keeping baby settled it ha a white noise and lullabys great for when he wakes up at 4:30am for the day I turn it in and have a sleep in for half n hour2 days ago
Sarelle DentonDefinitely check wonder weeks ap and see if your in a developmental phase. Normally when we have sleep issues she's in a leap2 days ago
Belinda RendellJonathan Edward Rendell this is a good read. Fairly sure it's what's happening.2 days ago · 2
Elizabeth GawthorneIm going through same thing. Thinking about purchasing a lulla doll?2 days ago · 1
Dorota BillBaby sleep star. The best person if comes to help with baby sleep.2 days ago · 1
Anna SouzaThat's what babies do. ðŸ¤·â€â™€ï¸2 days ago · 3
NBB Question from Sascha: FTM to a 4 weeks old baby girl ðŸŒ¸ I'm looking to buy a baby carrier but a bit overwhelmed with all the choices. Really want some honest opinions. I've read a lot of good about the Manduca but seeing as the price is pretty up there I want to make sure it's worth the money or if there's others to consider? TIA ... See moreSee less
Rebecca SmithI've got the Manduca, brought it second hand. It's great as the infant insert is built into it. I started using it when bubs was only a week old and yesterday I wore my now 6.5 month old in it and walked 6kms in a fun run/walk. He slept the whole time and it didn't cause any back pain.2 days ago · 2
Natalie HewishI have the manduca and love it. I carry my 10 kg baby in it was ease. They are great too because of the m shape the baby sits in. Can only be used as inward facing (although people use them forward facing but it really isnt good for the babies leg development). Check ebay as you cen get them a bit cheaper there.2 days ago · 1
Rachel MaddoxI used the ergo adapt for my premmie, I absolutely loved it. Its not as bulky as the manduca and tula, and its suitable for newborn without an insert, which means less stuffing around, and its a lot cooler for both you and bub2 days ago · 1
Kylie HaskayneI hava a manduca, it's fantastic! Baby falls asleep quickly as it's so comfy for them. It's also really comfortable on you and doesn't put strain on your back. Can be used until they're 3 years old so worth the money.2 days ago · 1
Emma SheridanI absolutely love my Manduca. It felt better on me. You need to be fitted by a trained baby wearer. They let you try on several with bean bag babies and then once you've narrowed it down you can or bub in it. I love how the Manduca has he built in infant insert as have been told by many that the ergo infant seat is so hot bubs don't like it or an extra cost that gets used a few times2 days ago
Sarah WilliamsI originally bought a cheap one from Kmart and it was the worst decision because there was no back support. I then spent the money on an ergo. ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT. Easy to put bub in on your own when no one around to help and takes all the weight off your back. Can carry bubs 4 ways (although I only use the front inward and outward). My first son I carried in there until he was 1 with no problems.2 days ago · 1
Kimberley BorgI have a moby wrap and a baby bjorn carrier - my bub hated the wrap from the get go! I was so determined to use it from the start because it seemed less bulky and just closer between bub and me, but she hated being swaddled and wrapped so hated it! The baby bjorn was great! I got it 2nd hand without a newborn insert, but i adjusted it to the smallest height and my bub loved a little bit of space anyway haha she was still snug against me and we went for walks where she would just fall asleep being rocked by my walking and listening to my heart and my talking to friends. Such a good time! Now shes 4months and hates sleeping durinf the day because shes such a sticky beak she needs to know whats going on! So i turn her around and let her face outwards and she LOVES it! But no sleeping in it anymore hahaha2 days ago · 1
Katherine EvansI so wish I had of gotten an Ergo. I've got a baby bjorne that kills my back. I used it with my first when I had sciatica and then now with my second and I have nerve damage from my c-section and it hurts so much to use.
I bought a wrap and it was so time consuming to put on. I never ended up using it.
I've been wanting an ergo since my first and I'm definitely going to be getting one soon.2 days ago · 1
Alexandra GuyGet a wrap for when they're tiny. I used a hub a Bub when mine was tiny (2.7kgs) until about 4-5 months. Then I moved to a structured carrier; ergo. I now also use a woven carrier which I prefer.
Join some baby carrying buy swap sell Facebook pages and get them second hand.2 days ago · 1
Daniela SeeI have the manduca and it's great but can't forward face and I find my 4 month old boy is already craning his neck to look around so forward facing option would have been handy. I bought the manduca because it was the only one at the time (that I found) endorsed by the hip dysplasia body but have since spotted another much more versatile one at babies r us. Can't recall the brand but you'll see it if you check out their carriers.2 days ago
Kristy AnnaI have 4 ðŸ˜§ Hug a bub - great for when they are newborns, takes a bit of practice and time getting the wrap right. Mothers Choice - Ok but not super comfortable for long periods. Baby bjorn - uncomfortable for me to wear. Ergo baby - my fave! Quick and easy to put on and put bub in. Comfortable ðŸ˜‰2 days ago
Emily Marion DonaldI have a hug a bub. Was great for the first 3 months. Once bub wanted to look around it wasnt ideal. I bought a 2nd hand becco Gemini and love it. I love that the straps can cross over back to help even out weight.2 days ago
Yuen ThamFind a baby wearing consultant (I think that's what they are called) to help. Personally we like our babybjorn one for the ease of putting bub in. At home I use a moby wrap.2 days ago
Carra LoraI have an Ergo 360 and I love it ðŸ˜ðŸ˜ I've used it for both my sons from when they were newborns and can still use it for my 2 year old.. only just ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜‚2 days ago · 1
Jasmine JanssensBaby Bjorn mesh air is great. Really looking light weight, easy to put on with slide clips and baby falls asleep in it very quickly.2 days ago · 1
Tivoli SwailErgo 360, so many different positions and so quick and easy to get baby in and out. I have issues with my back and find this has the most support and comfort ðŸ‘ŒðŸ½2 days ago · 1
Julie Pocock-IseppiI have a manduca and I love it!! Awesome totally recommend it. The thing I love the most is you can easily get Bub in and out on your own2 days ago · 1
Rima ElaliI have this and can wear my baby for multiple hours with NO BACKPAIN she feels much lighter in it. She enjoys it as well.2 days ago · 1
Danni MorrisseyErgo 360 all the way. We loved ours and little Miss is now 5 months old2 days ago · 3
Caroline CallegariI love my Manduca!! One of the better ones as your child gets bigger and heavier.2 days ago