NBB question from Zoe: I have very low platelets any ladies have the same as I've been told a blood transfusion might be on the cards and a natural birth might not be an option. I live in a small country town and the hospital here doesn't have transfusion or cesarean facilities.. what type of birth did you do, cesarean/induction/natural any light on the situation would be great? ... See moreSee less
Anne-Maree DochertyMy latest platelet count was 24. I have ITP meaning my blood doesn't clot. I am due Monday however as my platelets dropped to 24 they spent all last week doing intragam infusions in a bid to boost platelets which didn't work. BT today showed platelets had dropped from 32 to 24. The plan now is a straight platelet transfusion on Monday whilst in labour (being induced) followed by a second dose if required after birth. I am NOT allowed an epi or Caesarian unless the Caesarian is an absolute must and then blood bank will be on standby and I will be put under general. I was originally booked in at a regional hospital however they refused me so I had to go a night hospital who didn't have a haematology Dept, so have since been transferred to a bigger hospital again an hour and a half away from home. I am extremely nervous but know that the team I have for my birth plan will do their absolute best to ensure Bub and I will be fine :) good luck14 hours ago · 2
Kim SmithHi, I have ITP, which means my platelets are always low. In the weeks leading up to my due date I started taking steroids (prescribed by haematologist) and this boosted my platelet count, so much so I was able to have an epidural (thankfully as I was induced and had an intense labour). There were other medications available (aside from steroids) to boost my platelets if the steroids didn't work. That said, everything has possible side effects and steroids weaken your immune system so unfortunately in my case, I got quite sick three months after my bubs was born. I would suggest seeing a haematologist if possible.14 hours ago
Katie GilmourI didn't specifically have low platelets however with my first I ended up having a horrific natural delivery which resulted in me having 5 hours surgery after birth and blood transfusions.... all I could recommend is if there is a higher chance you could need a blood transfusion or require additional assistance I would do everything possible to be in the right hospital to ensure that care/treatment is available... i would not take any risk in a rural hospital if you know additional risks are present. Mine was a completely normal pregnancy and had absolutely no reason to expect any complications. Just make sure you really do think about the risks if you stay at a rural hospital who aren't equipped for those cenarios. Good luck.15 hours ago · 1
Stephanie RandallIn the weeks leading up to the birth an iron infusion was discussed but the hospital decided not too, not sure why. When I gave birth I lost a lot of blood, I ended up with iron infusion and blood transfusion and a lengthy stay in hospital because of it.
I would push to have an infusion beforehand, I sure wish I did!15 hours ago
Fiona GrovesIt sounds like you may need to go a A bigger hospital.15 hours ago · 1
Gulay Bou-GhosnI have a massive platlete storey feel free to inbox me :)15 hours ago
Andrea FletcherMy count was low but they told me it was ruling out my chance of a cesarean due to the risk of my spine bleeding from the epidural16 hours ago
Sheryl HampsonIf you have low platelets you need to see a specialist in a larger hospital. I didnt think small hospitals with no transfusion service or c section were able to deliver bubs. Where do the other mums in the town deliver15 hours ago
NBB Question from Ash: Hi, I'm due in January and going to be a FTM. I have heard that new born babies do not need to be bathed everyday because it dries their skin out etc. but in January it is very hot where I live and can get to the 40degree mark. So I was wondering if people did wash them or even just a wipe down to get rid of sweat etc? ... See moreSee less
Chloe WilsonWe bath every night apart of our bedtime routine. Our doctor advised us that it's totally fine and they recommend it at many women's and Baby hospitals. I think it's a personal thing you'll do what's best for you and your Bub ðŸ’œ17 hours ago · 7
Danielle RyanI bathed everyday, not because my babies were dirty, but purely because it was calming for them. They loved it and it relaxed them before they went to bed.17 hours ago · 11
Lindy Dudleyit's hot where i live and i don't like to bath my newborn every day, so some nights when it's hot and yuck i just pop him in the shower with his dad. he loves being under a shower more than in a bath and i don't always use baby wash on him, just the water.17 hours ago · 9
Kylie HalsallI bathed my kids every night and massaged after. It settled them for the night and was a great opportunity for my older kids to really help. Body Shop baby and QV are great for skin and apart from a bit of cradle cap we had no issues. You need to do what feels right at the time!16 hours ago · 3
Jordan Lee MacklinFtm here and have a 5wk old, we stretched out baths every 3-4days for the first few weeks but now have adapted it into bedtime routine and we shower every second night and I use a little bit of baby soap free wash by gaia (nighttime one with lavender and ylang ylang) to calm baby ðŸ™‚ it's personal preference but you will probably find you'll do anything to soothe your new bubba before bedtimes ðŸ˜16 hours ago · 1
Siobhan LandsbergHello ðŸ˜Š
I'm a FTM too and my daughter is 3 weeks old, we live in Western Australia in a country town where it reaches those temps too. We give her wipe downs if she hasn't had her bath yet, it settles her more I find and also because it's so hot here we do it to cool her off so that she does not get heat rash ðŸ˜Š17 hours ago · 2
Amy BoxellJust don't use soap all the time. I had a summer baby and he sweat alot so I'd give him a quick dip in the bath without soap or just a quick wipe down with a flannel if he was asleep. It's not really personal preference they recommend not bathing all the time to let the bodies natural oils do their thing but noone wants a hot uncomfortable stinky baby either so just do what you feel is right when the time comes â˜º13 hours ago
Nanette VineI have only ever bathed my daughter every 2nd or 3rd day and massage her with shea massage oil after every bath.
She is now 10 months old
She is never dirty
She has never had a nappy rash
She has never had cradle cap
She has never had any kind of rash or skin conditions
Each to their own and what you choose is right xo12 hours ago
Astrid Loch-WilkinsonFirst few weeks of my bub i only bathed him maybe 2-3 times a week, it was stinking hot and january. Reason is i feel - because of the heat he was indoors in aircon for the hot parts of the day anyway... plus newborns can hate the bath for a couple of weeks anyway so i wasnt always keen on the screaming session!
After a few weeks he loved it so i started the nightly routine.15 hours ago · 1
Emma SheridanYes a lot of people do say that my Bub was born in early March and was still super warm but I bathed him every day in the evening it was his wind down time. I used soap free soap if anything at all and put a oatmeal moisturiser on after every one and not once has his skin been dry.. It was nice for him to have the wind down time and also for me and he loved his bath.14 hours ago
Beth WalkerI bathe every second day and top and tail bathe him every day with Mustela PhysioBebe. It's a no rinse cleansing fluid you use to wash their face and genital regions. I give him a wipe over on the change table. You just use cotton discs and it dries and cleans instantly.16 hours ago
Kiri CastlesI live in outback qld also gets 40 degrees and higher i had a feb baby this year and didnt bath every day bathed once a week in the shower with me if that just sponge bathed my boy with water and to this day 8 months later only has a shower once a week and only water no washes soaps etc..just massage sweet almond oil on skin after bathing..but yeah for few months would just sponge bath with dam cloth with water..never washed my sons hair with shampoos etc and his hair isnt greasy and i wont ever wash his hair with products or or his body its not food for them13 hours ago
Jenna Louise TrewinYou can bathe every day if you choose doesnt need to be a proper soapy bath can just be plain water. If bub has dry skin or starts peeling its normal just put some oil in the bath or rub it directly on them. You can always put them in the shower too with you or your partner but their cord has to have come off first. If cords still attached stick to baths.16 hours ago
Kellie HundtYou don't necessarily need to put baby soap in the bath each time.
If you want to bath every day just simply to help cool down bub or relax bub just make up a bath without the soap and add the baby soap every second or third day!!!
Personal preference. There's no rules. You make your own as the parent15 hours ago
Amanda HoddaMidvives told me not to bath ur baby until day 3 as it take away there natural scent so thats wat i did i felt really bad cause he was sweating and smelt yuck. I had one baby in January 2 in feburary one in march one in may and one in october14 hours ago
Brooke CrossleyMidwives told me that as well so I waited 2 days and felt guilty ðŸ˜‚ so I bathed every night. Was a nice little routine for her and a massage plus I found it calmed her and made her sleepy afterward15 hours ago
Hayley PatersonI have always bathed daily at night before bed as part of my routine and both my kids have amazing skin and love having a splash. In summer they might have two just to cool down at lunch time. every now and then I put coconut oil or baby oil in the bath water. I also put my bath wash in the water rather than directly on to the skin.17 hours ago · 1
KimberlÃ«y JaneI bath or shower every day but only use shampoo or bath oil every second day as its usually the chemicals that can dry out skin even though they're sensitive for babies..15 hours ago
Amber Turneri waited until 3 days after birth to give his first bath and then bathed him every day with a few exceptions. I didnt use baby soap i just put coconut oil in the water15 hours ago
Angie SimmondsWe bath everyday. It's a great part of bed time routine and helps to relax baby. What dries skin are the products used. Stick to natural or even coconut oil to bathe and you'll have no problems. We live in the tropics, not bathing isn't an option!17 hours ago
Kelly MacDonaldEvery second day with all three bubs 1 winter bub, 1 Spring bub and a summer bub. 1st bub had eczema and dr advised us to avoid bathing every day and we just continued with the other 2!17 hours ago
Natalie PeetersWe read that babies shouldnt and dont need to be bathed everyday.
They dont go outside to play or get dirty and by not bathing them everyday they build up their immune system13 hours ago
Amy KearnsI always bathed daily, but I had babies in March and OCTOBER. Next bub is due in January
I had heard about it drying skin out but I think it depends on what u use in the bath15 hours ago
Dominique OlverWe've washed every day, sometimes a bath twice a day since birth - for relaxation and night time routine. We use Mustela products and haven't had any dry skin etc!15 hours ago
Kym ChittyI bath my bub morning and night. He loves it and sleeps better especially if it has been hot. I use a soap free bath wash as he suffers from eczema and a lotion after.16 hours ago
Alisha GilbertI also bathed baby every night as part of a bed time routine so he new it was sleep time. As long as you use gentle washes and creams etc. chemical free.17 hours ago
Molly VeronicaI've had two summer babies. Both have been bathed every day since they got home from hospital and they both have the most amazing skin. Every baby is different. Just see what works for your baby.17 hours ago
Cassie MarrieWe bathed our little guy every day from when we got home. He loves the water and we wanted to foster that love but it also cues to him that it's time for bed. He was born in February17 hours ago
Emma HadeThree babies always bathed every second day, I wash their face and privates and moisturise them, they aren't sweating so don't need to14 hours ago
Amy FraserI'm in Sydney and I bathed mine every day and they were fine. In summer I washed them a few times a day in the extreme heat. Wishing you well xoxoxo15 hours ago
Janet TranI bath my son every day even though he was born in autumn as the weather gets cool and colder. I find my son sleep well after every bath.13 hours ago
Kyria LuhrsMy kids all had very bad eczema so only bathed every 2-3 days as it dried there skin and made there sores come open, I just sponge bathed them. But it's s personal choice my now 3 mth old has a shower or bath almost daily and so far her skin is amazing16 hours ago
Liv SchÃ¼rmannI have bathed my daughter everyday since the day she was born and her skin is fine, we just use a baby moisturizer on her body afterwards and it's been good:) it's completely your choice. :)16 hours ago
Sarah WrobelWe bath every night since my daughter was a week old. It's part of bedtime. She calms right down and has a pretty decent sleep. She's now 12 weeks15 hours ago
Taryn LeeDefinently twice a day for ours , but everyone has their own preferences13 hours ago
Dee BancroftMy babies were bathed everyday one was born in winter and the other was born in Autumn but it was still 30 degrees every day.14 hours ago
Kelly BoundyI think bathing every day is fine but using baby wash isn't necessary every time that is what dries out the skin.16 hours ago
Elle DoveyBabies don't sweat so don't sweat it ðŸ˜ðŸ˜ðŸ˜ðŸ˜œ I bathed every day from about the 1 week mark without an issue ðŸ‘ŒðŸ¼17 hours ago
Anna MillarEvery day is fine. Have done it with all 3 of my kids. Just be mindful of the soap you use as that is what is the main drying agent.14 hours ago
Rach PengellyI bathe my baby everyday but don't use any harsh soaps as this tends to dry his skin!
I recommend the babyQV skin care range!!13 hours ago
Danielle ThompsonI bathed my baby every day. His skin was fine. Used QV bath oil.13 hours ago
Ally KayI bathed or had a shower with my newborn everyday. It helped both my children relax and sleep every night.16 hours ago
Anika MunnWe bath our son every night too as it is apart of his routine and he loves the bath. The water here is pretty chlorinated so we put QV baby oil in his bath and never had a problem and his skin is nice and soft. Goodluck ðŸ˜Š16 hours ago
Amy Vesperas a newborn we bathed every 2-3 days, we live in qld and was 35 degree days, we used the aircon though when she was a newbie16 hours ago
Amy PowerWe bath our daughter every night seems to make her relaxed and she sleeps better13 hours ago
Alana HigginsI bath when I can manage, put a tablespoon of coconut oil in bath rather than and soaps it's amazing for their skin15 hours ago
Danika ClarksonMidwives told my sister to bath bath every second day and wipe downs in between :)17 hours ago
Kelly Jupiter GregoryI give my baby a bath everyday because babies need routine. It makes life a little more predictable.16 hours ago
Rowena SmithAdd a teaspoon of coconut oil to the bath water. Stops the skin from drying out. Works wonders on my 5 month old17 hours ago
Jess DavisBathed every 2nd day but top and tail so face neck, & bottom every day. We were a winter Bub first was a summer and bathed every day almost.17 hours ago
NBB Question from Chantelle: At the moment I'm mix feeding - breast and formula - because I'm having complications breastfeeding. If I have to go to solely formula feeding, how much formula per feed do I give? My baby is about to be 4 weeks old. ... See moreSee less
Renay BoltonFollow the guide on the tin but don't stress if your baby doesn't drink as much as the tin says they should. It's only a guide! You dont know how much breast milk your baby gets so don't stress about formula either.20 hours ago · 6
Ashleigh Frances Sendonmy bub ended up preferring boob and rejected formula and i had to breastfeed through colic. Still breastfeeding now 5 months later even though I have supply issies and she has reflux as she no longer takes a bottle20 hours ago
Melissa TaylorI would go with what your baby wants. All baby's are different. My bub never followed the amount on the tin. She's 12 months and still only on 180 mls.20 hours ago · 4
Rachel DockettI just went by the guide on the tin and every 3 to 4 hours. He usually finishes every bottle, some 'only just.' 6 to 7 feeds a day and hes happy and right on track for his growth charts.19 hours ago
Brooke HallGo off the tin :) but usually it's one scoop to 50ml water , my girls 6 weeks and has 150ml water and 3 scoops - Karicare is good we haven't had any issues with it :) don't stress about breastfeeding it's not as easy as people make it out to be , my girls solely formula . I bf for 2 weeks and struggled she wouldn't latch on. Was a different baby on formula super happy now :-) and if I have another baby I'll stick with formula ! I find it so much easier & dad can help with feeds ðŸ‘ðŸ½ðŸ‘ðŸ½ðŸ‘ðŸ½ so mum gets a break haha xx19 hours ago
Renae OgdenMy bubba was having 90mls at about 4 weeks. She is 7 weeks old now. I offer her 120ml (as recommended by the tin) Sometimes she takes the whole amount no worries. Sometimes she only takes 90-100mls or less. She is putting on weight, has plenty of wet nappies and is happy. So don't stress if your little cherub doesn't take it all or wants more. Sometimes Olive wants a little 'dessert' or cluster feeds before a longer night sleep. You will know what will work best for your bubba by reading him/her. We are using S26 gold comfort FYI. Good luck18 hours ago
Emmaline Valerie JanFollow the guide on the tin.
If you want you can also look up google
ROYAL CHILDRENS HOSPITAL FLUIDS CALCULATOR
Enter babies weight, then multiply the number you get by 24, then divide by the number of bottles baby takes per day.
This is the max allowance so the baby might take that much or less. With formula feeding you may need in the future to give bubs extra water as formula can be harder to digest than b/milk. This calculator will come in usefull for that aswell should you find you need to use it. Its for all fluids, including milk, water, medicine etc.
Youll be surprised how little they need at 4 weeks.
The guide on the tins are pretty accurate with the number of feeds per day, dont worry though if you have a lot left over at this stage though.20 hours ago
Kristen SorgiovanniFollow the guide on the tin and see how you go, my boy was a hungry baby so i had to give him the next bottle size up for his age as he would drink 150mls at 4 months but the tin went from 120ml to 180ml.. lol so i essentially wasted a tonne of formula but he would cry for more.
But then he only ever drank a max of 200ml while he was on formula even though it recommended 260ml for his age towards the end :)13 hours ago
Holly SmithersMy little man is 6 weeks and is one feed down per the guide on tin. He was vomiting as per his age so I give 30mLs less and try get a couple of small top ups in when I can so he meets his 24hr quota19 hours ago
Breezy FreiSide of tin is a guide, use the following to work out
Baby weight X 150 / how many feeds per day.
Eg my baby is 6.5kg
So 6.5kg X 150 = 975ml per day, then divided by 6 feeds a day and it is around 160ml per feed!20 hours ago · 2
Kami SullivanIts usually on the tin. Usually though, I just go with baby. If baby is drinking more than what the tin says for age then I just add another water/formula scoop mix. S26 is 1 scoop of formula to 60ml of water.17 hours ago
Cassie MarrieEach brand of formula is slightly different. I solely formula feed my bub due to complications as well. He is on Aptimal Gold + and if I remember correctly he was on 120ml with 3 scoops at 4 weeks but I could be wrong. He's now 7 months. My advice would be to follow the instructions on the tin.20 hours ago
Emma JohnsonWe kind of go by the tin. She has more feeds than the tin suggests, but at night she drinks less than during the day, as is her preference, so it all equalls out.20 hours ago
Liv SchÃ¼rmannFollow the instructions on the tin. Don't be alarmed if your baby doesn't finish the whole bottle or wants a bit more :) all babies are different.20 hours ago · 2
Steffi ElinorMy bubs is 4 weeks i put 2 scoops of formula and 120mls of water every 3 hrs13 hours ago
Danee ClarkeIt will say on the tin how many mls of water, how many scoops of formula and how many times a day, good luck x20 hours ago
Nicole JohnstonFollow the guide on tin midwife told me. But if bub wants more.give.more15 hours ago
Simone ButlerI was diagnosed with placenta previa at our 32 week scan and then booked in for a c section at 34 weeks. At 37 weeks I ended up with hypertension and ended up having an ultrasound which showed that the placenta had moved enough to for me to have a natural birth. I ended up being induced and having a C section due to the cord being around bubs neck but yes it can move at that stage!20 hours ago
Louisa RiordanI'm 37 weeks and I have, mine hasn't moved at all. There's still time for you but get yourself used to the idea of a Caesar. Hopefully yours isn't like mine and does get out of the way! ðŸ€ðŸ‘¶ðŸ¼21 hours ago
Fiona McInerneyI had grade 4 placenta previa at 20 weeks completely covering cervix, 30 week scan and its moved 2cm clear!! Posterior apparently has more chance of moving?20 hours ago
Pixy KingI had a low lying placenta that was detected at my 20 week scan. It was 2mm and then it had moved out of the way by 5mm at my 33 week ultrasound checkup.21 hours ago
Tiffany HendersonFollowing! I just had a scan 2day 2 check on mine and was told it had moved a little but it was up 2 my dr 2 decide what 2 do21 hours ago
Courtney MoreMine is completely covering since 20 weeks I have another scan in 3 weeks to see if it's moved but they don't seem hopeful20 hours ago
Gemma RostronI had partial placenta previa at my 20 week scan, had further scans and at 37 weeks it was 2cm clear.12 hours ago
NBB Question from Shell: Hi guys, I'm sitting at work trying to manage my morning sickness whilst I haven't informed them I am pregnant yet! How have others managed to look normal and cope at work without letting on? When do I need to tell them? How many weeks were others? ... See moreSee less
Tammy ClarkWe couldnt keep it quiet and just told everyone, work included at 6 weeks. Like my mum said at the time - worst case scenario happens and you will have to come to terms with a miscarriage and why keep silent on it?16 hours ago · 2
Holly SmithersI told my boss very early on too... Maybe 8 weeks or so, only because if anything was wrong I didn't want to be made to feel bad for leaving work or taking time off. I was lucky to have a very understanding boss :)18 hours ago · 2
Kristen SorgiovanniWith my first i ended up in hospital with severe morning sickness by 10 weeks so my boss found out then and i eventually just resigned by 16 weeks.
This time round i told my boss when i was 12 weeks, then informed them of when i was taking maternity leave after my 20week scan.13 hours ago
Jen ReaI had to tell my boss' boss around 5 weeks as i was really sick and she wanted me to go work in a different branch that was about 6 hours away and I just couldn't do it, I also told my boss then as well. I told the rest of my team at 10 weeks as I was in hospital with a PE.16 hours ago
Kirsty SimI didnt tell my boss till i was like 20 weeks and my boss got up me as he would of ratherd to know realy early as anything happened at work he would be accounted for it or atlease feel like its his fult. And he would of been able to keep an eye on me and get me to take it easy.18 hours ago
Lisa-Joanne SmithI tend to disclose to employers or in my case university supervisor early as if you are having complications including ms or suffer a miscarriage then they are better placed to support you22 hours ago
Alexandra PennicottI personally got so sick I ended up having to tell work when I was 6 weeks pregnant they were understanding and supportive because they understood what was wrong.22 hours ago
Ursula WallI told my employer quickly. About 7 weeks into the pregnancy. I was a teacher and the students were sure I was pregnant and I didn't want my employer to hear it from them, as a rumor. I tend to tell people quite early on anyway.22 hours ago
Lauren HiltonI was so sick it was hard - I just blamed migraines and a bad back! I had to tell at 6 weeks as I showed so quickly it wasn't able to be hidden !20 hours ago
Linda RenshawI told my boss at 8 weeks as I wasn't feeling well (fatigue) and had appointments here there everywhere. But the rest of the team at 12 weeks21 hours ago
Jacqueline JonssonYou don't 'need' to tell them until 10 wks before you plan to take mat leave but if you think your workplace will be supportive then it's totally up to you when you tell.19 hours ago
Katherine BrownI told my main boss at 8 weeks and management at 10 and that's only cause I was going home sick !22 hours ago
Loz CeeNo hidding it for me I was running to the toilet every 20mins to be sick, I had to tell them early!16 hours ago
Leah RichardsonIm 23 almost 24 weeks have not told them yet. Although I suspect they know19 hours ago
Bernadette TurnerI told my boss at 7 weeks as I had 5 weeks off work my morning sickness was that bad my boss was great very supportive22 hours ago
Jarrah SaundersI had to tell my boss and work colleagues straight away as I was so sick working with food was so bad the different smells got to me big time15 hours ago
Dani KleinI managed 12 weeks. I worked for my mother in law! Lots of anti nausea meds to be honest22 hours ago
Snusan MartelloI told my boss and asked him to keep it quiet. He did have to tell a cpl of his bosses. He was super supportive. I didnt tell people till 3/4months. I also got placed into a different role to help me. Very lucky20 hours ago
Lisa Marie WoolfordLegally you don't have to tell them till your 4 months. I kept mine quite for personal reasons but I told one close work mate that helped me keep it a secret till I was ready19 hours ago
Alyx Case8 weeks as I was starting to have issues fitting into my work uniforms20 hours ago
Alison RowlandI had a plan. Written and mental. That plan didn't go to plan. The only plan that did come to fruition was the delivery of a healthy baby girl and that's okay with me. â¤21 hours ago · 2
Leesa CookI had no plan other than to get my baby out in the safest way possible for me and him. That was all good until after 16 hours of labour my cervix had had enough and swelled up ...on my sons head... Resulting in an emergency c-section. If I'd had a birth plan it would have been very hard to accept not doing things the way I wanted.21 hours ago · 2
Jessica Paige WareI surprisingly wasn't scared to give birth. Even when I was in labour, I wasn't scared.
I was absolutely exhausted (I gave birth overnight and was seriously tired), but I was constantly telling myself that I could do it, and I had to keep going to meet my baby.20 hours ago · 2
Hayley BoltI am currently 36+4 and I have got in mind what I'd like and how I'd like the mood to be etc . I would like an epi if I can , the lights dimmed , some nice calming music ( which they can provide ) and if they allow me to I want to take an electric burner to maybe burn some lavender oil or something like that as everyone know lavender is suppose to me calming . And ofcourse who I want to be in the room with me and who's is cutting the cord which is my partner . I am not too concerned about what I want as I don't want to be disappointed if I can't do it the way I want . Aslong as baby arrives healthy I'll be happy . Also I will be taking some massage oil and my own heat pack as the hospital runs low on heat packs at times and I have a bad back so definitely will need one , the massage oil so my partner can rub my back for me as he does now anyway. Oh and a face cloth . Hope this helps22 hours ago
Alarna EvansDidnt have one the first time around and don't have one for tbis birth either i know what i would like to do but if i cant cause of reasons i wont worry about it. I would like a bath if they dont need to monitor me or the baby but either way if it happens cool sweet if not same thing.18 hours ago
Sharni SeeneyNo plan... Cause nothing ever goes to plan! I didn't want to leave myself open to disappointment. Having no plan was the best plan I had!18 hours ago · 1
Ursula WallI have plan A, B, C, D all the way to Z. It never happens according to plan. in my opinion, keep it simple so you don't end up too disappointed.14 hours ago
Kim LockhartDidn't have one either time, just go with it. Rather than be upset when things don't go as you planned.22 hours ago · 2
Shayze CashmereTrust your instincts but also listen to the professionals ðŸ˜‰17 hours ago
Rach Giannakas1. Get baby out safely
2. Husband goes to deli
Pity I was too sick afterwards to enjoy the food properly ðŸ’”14 hours ago
Mel SpiresIm just going to go with what ever happens as most plans never happen the way you planned!14 hours ago
Jasmine BellI had spoken to my midwife about pain relief, who would be present, who would cut the cord, keeping placenta, if i wanted babay injected with vitamin k so that if she was unable to attend it was clear for the backup midwife but it was vague and i just did what i needed to do23 hours ago
Tellissa ToddI just trusted my body and knew what to do23 hours ago
NBB Question from Ally: Hi all, just wondering what people did for exercise whilst pregnant? Did you stick to your normal routine? I am not what I can and can't do and now 16 weeks. ... See moreSee less
Cassie LindsayI am still lifting weights, but weights are getting lighter and I am having to adopt a wider stance. I keep an eye on my heartrate and make sure it doesn't go above 150. A good rule is to continue what you were doing before hand, and scale down to suit. Don't increase your exercise levels.23 hours ago · 1
Chloe ColemanI just kept to my normal routine if your a fit person do ur exercises if u arent normally a exercising type id keep it light lots of water! Ask ur obstetrician or midwife if ur really stuck xx good luck with it all1 day ago · 2
Stacey HassallI used to be very physically active but now just try and do something for an hour each day but have toned it down. Can't get out on the bike but sit on a wind trainer about twice a week - just need to make sure I don't overheat. I can't run much anymore because my bladder won't let me but I power walk with the dog. I do squats and modified push-ups about 3 times a week. I'm about 20 weeks and hope to be able to keep this up.14 hours ago
Tolly MacraeI kept doing my usually routine of weights but lessened the weights a little as I needed to then changed what I was doing as my belly got bigger - obviously some things are not physically possible at some stages.
I used to do a lot of HIIT and interval training before I was pregnant, but stopped this as my heart rate and temp got too high & my midwife said to maybe go easy with that. I still ran and did other forms of cardio throughout my pregnancy. Key is to listen to your body and understand you are growing a baby so not being able to do exactly what you could before is normal! I am now 36 weeks & continue exercising but very minimal weights and I just walk rather than run.
Talk to your OB or midwife and find a PT/class who specialise in antenatal fitness as they will be able to help with different exercises etc.24 hours ago
Emma CormackI stretched every day and did clinical Pilates 2-3 times per week and Walked, I felt amazing and never had any back pain and had an amazing birth :)
Prior to being pregnant I was quiet fit I did sprint training and lifted weights but I found when I was pregnant I felt better cutting the intensity down :) hope this helps :) also I think from all the stretching Bub was head down and engaged @ 32 weeks :) good luck!24 hours ago
Aleisha BrownYep I stuck to my normal fitness routine (body combat and body pump) until I was 32 weeks pregnant, even though I was suffering severe bursitis. It was only at 32 weeks that I hurt my back and my obstetrician advised me I needed to slow down and i actually listened. I then just walked for the remainder of my pregnancy ðŸ˜Š14 hours ago
Sam Le RouxHi Ally. I have stuck with my usual routine (weight lifting) but just toned down the kgs a bit. I now keep my heart rate under 160bpm and drink heeeeaps of water. I have however been doing this sort of training for the past 6 years so my body is used to the hard work.
I would first check with your obstetrician first but knowing them they will be all for it ðŸ’ª1 day ago
Katie GilmourWith my first I continued everything normal, I was Irish dancing 3 times a week which was pretty physically intense. My body was use to it so it wasn't a big deal. I wouldn't be starting anything intense that your body isn't use to and know when stop or slow down.20 hours ago
Katie KingKeep doing your normal routine, I continued with my 1:1 personal trainer up until 32 weeks, I'm am now 37 was have now switched to an active mummies class that is taken by my personal trainer who trained in pre and post natal pregnancy. Which involves weight and moderate cardio. Just do what feel right on your body if become uncomfortable stop. Just ensure your body temp and heart rate doesn't increase too quickly. You can never go wrong with a brisk walk ðŸ˜Š24 hours ago
Sidoni LilwellSpeak to a professional about it because everyone's situation is different. I couldn't due to severe pelvic instability so make sure you ask the right people.12 hours ago
Poppy BarrosI'm 32 weeks and still doing crossfit I modified things like box jumps , handstand push ups and stopped snatching but I've kept same intensity thru out and will keep doing so until the end. I feel fine I know my limits I follows own instincts ! Talk to your practitioner tho I feel like there's a lot of fear surrounding exercise while pregnant but I personally have none so I keep on going as I want to22 hours ago
Melinda CleaverI modified some things like push ups and didnt do high intensity anymore. Still did weights just not as heavy21 hours ago
Ursula WallI have a 15 months old, that's all the exercise I need ;-) ;-)23 hours ago
NBB Question from Leslie: Hi, my eight week old baby will not sleep during the day. She won't lie down to sleep on her own either, she will keep crying to be held and will only sleep at night once we both settle down to sleep. How can I get her to settle?
See expert advice from Helen Stevens - Parent Infant Consultants in the article link. ... See moreSee less
Paige ElizabethHold your baby. She wants to be held. It's an unrealistic expectation that babies will sleep alone. Especially newborns. Lots of cuddles. You can't spoil her. Have a read about the 4th trimester :-)1 day ago · 15
Jessica AmyMy little one was exactly the same. I won't lie it was awful. She settles and sleeps on her own day and night, it was about 12 weeks when she started. Do you have people who will come over and hold bub? For me I just needed some space, so I could get stuff done and just have 30 minutes to myself. It will pass but I know it doesn't feel like that right now1 day ago · 3
Itis WhatitisSleep with her! My son was like this and i would have to sit and hold him or lay down in bed with him so he could get a proper sleep. God knows you need a nap, woman! Dont feel guilty. Chores can be done later. Have a rest ðŸ‘Œ19 hours ago · 3
Alison RowlandI'm trying to put my 11 week old down at the moment and have the same issue. I just persist with her.
I put her down, she screams. I pick her up, rock and hold her, put her back down when she's drowsy again, this could continue three or more times but eventually she'll give up and fall asleep. I can only ever get a 30 minute sleep out of her though so could persist for 40 minutes to get a 30 minute sleep from her. It's frustrating... I know. I can't get anything done.
Sometimes I just give in and put her in the carrier so I can get something done.
I play white noise and lullabies, have her in a swaddle. Not much else I can do.1 day ago · 4
Sharee Elouise GnosisI just got my 9w old off to sleep with the vacuum and he's content. Mind you I have a two year old who's a monster for attention and makes a heck load of noise. So drowning her out got him off to sleep, bonus win!1 day ago · 2
Joanna CroweMy 5 week old was the same. I discovered that she loved the pram (it's slightly elevated and she has bad reflux), she only takes a few minutes now to get to sleep. Just do whatever gets her to sleep, I believe there's no right or wrong eve if you have to hold or rock her. Better than her becoming over tired.1 day ago · 3
Mimi FengI had the same problem until one day I had to do something and I was alone at home so my 9 week baby cried for up-to ten minutes and then she settled herself. So from then on I let her grizzle a bit, every five minute or so check in on her. Mind u I make sure she's fed, nappy changes , warm before I let her self settle a bit. Now she naps three times during the day and night still wakes up 3 hour ish cos I breastfeed. Sometimes I think just let them release a bit of their frustration helps. But give plenty cuddles when she's awake18 hours ago · 1
Sharni SeeneyI've gone through this exact same thing. What I've finally learnt is to get them to sleep before they are overtired... I put my little one I'm her swaddle, read her a book, give her a cuddle and rock, then pop her in bed. She's 14 weeks old and can only last 1.5hrs of awake time then it's time for a sleep. It's hard work isn't it?! You're doing a great job xxx21 hours ago · 2
Lorrae NightingaleHave you tried going into a room away from distractions, play white noise (noise of the vacuum cleaner works as well) and rock her until she is asleep. Wait 5-10 minutes once she is asleep in your arms then put her in her bed.1 day ago
Jess FerraroMy boy is 5 weeks old and is the same. He cat naps during the day, but loves to be held. Majority of the time he will settle himself. But they are in the first leap of their development stage now, and being close and snuggly is normal ðŸ˜Š1 day ago · 1
Anita ParkerMy daughter is the same hasnt slept in the day for more than 30 mins since she was 4 weeks old... shes now 14 weeks she sleeps at night wakes at 4am for.a feed.. unfortuantly its something we have to deal with...1 day ago
Leshan Hawkinsif u dont mind bub with u then baby wear. means shes is close to u but if u have the right carrier ur hands free so can get some things done. if thats not for u then maybe swaddle so she feels tight and cosy.23 hours ago · 2
Yolanda WatsonI had the same problem and now find if I wrap/swaddle my eight week old up and give her a feed then put her in her bassinet, she'll sleep for at least 20 minutes now â˜ºï¸1 day ago
Emma JohnsonHave you tried white noise? I play white noise literally as loud as a vacuum cleaner during the day and about as loud as a shower at night and most of the time it sends the baby off.1 day ago
Sarah-Jane DartnellI strongly recommend a baby sling. They love being close to your chest and settle immediately, whilst it keeps you hands free to get on with your day.18 hours ago
Bianca BourkeMy daughter is 8 weeks and is AWAKE ALL DAY. No naps its hard. She willl sleep 6 hours at night but it takes forever to get her down. She also eakes once i put her in her own bed so i hold her for an hour before i do. I have no advice other than your not alone and take all the help you can22 hours ago · 2
Natalie WallerAn automatic swing has been our saviour for daytime naps, our bub will happily go into the swing for a bpa or half an hour for me to get some jobs done :)1 day ago · 1
Reanna ParkerSwaddle, dummy or comforter, relax m app on iPhone has humming or music box, go in and resettle and leave again and if it's to hard-rock to sleep ðŸ˜˜ make sure Bub has no wind23 hours ago · 2
Sarah MarshallWhere do you have the bassinet? We placed it in the loungeroom during the day - full light and bubba could hear me. We found that helped18 hours ago
Rachel DockettI hold my son to me for a while to settle. Once he's nodded off I transfer him to a swing as he tends to stay asleep with the motion.1 day ago
Amber RyanHuge growth spurt around then it's perfectly natural. Have a read about the 4th trimester ðŸ˜Š1 day ago · 1
Lauren HuntMy kid and the cat do everything together. They are inseparable.... we got our cat shaddow when she was weeks old and our daughter was 9months old...21 hours ago · 6
Cassie Vampie GreenWe be having Roxy (boxer x sharpie x American staffy) New a new home as she may not settle when our baby daughter arrive, we be getting a brand new husky pup name kira, I'll be unsure what kira reaction when she sees our daughter amira when she arrive but it be good to see that kira and amira will be best friend1 day ago
Cassandra ClealMy cats love my 7month old and he loves them just as much, especially poppette. This photo was taken the night we got home after a week away she slept at his feet all night and hasnt left his side since we came home ðŸ’–ðŸ˜ðŸˆ18 hours ago · 3
Nusrath AmeenSamantha Fernandez I think mocha and Mira will be like this with nahli but it'll be the other way around with yasir. I'm pretty sure he's going to want to lick the cat! Lol1 day ago · 1
Alyce SommerImogen Davis Rohan Davis i feel that ur cats would not deal with this!1 day ago · 1
Natacha ThiechartVirginie Gayssot il ten faut un pour ma choupinette ðŸ˜€ðŸ˜€23 hours ago · 1
Larissa LansdownSeriously the baby had the cats foot in a tight hold and the cat is trying to coax this hairless human thing to let go!
Don't let kids babies small children this close to animals. Especially a newly adopted one! Strange!
This is why there are so many beautiful pets returned to shelters for no reason other than it bit or scratched their child. Why? Obvious reasons.24 hours ago · 4
NBB question from Katie: Hi there, I am due to have a cesarean in a few weeks and have an older child in school however found out i am not ment to drive for 6 weeks.... how long did you wait to drive? Or, how did you do school drop offs/pick ups? ... See moreSee less
Linda MitrevskiI was in hospital 2 days
No pain killers
Drove straight away
Got Dr cert after 1 wk!
All the negatives I hear about having a C section is rubbish!
I have heard way too many bad and horrific natural birth stories!
Don't b scared it's all good!1 day ago · 13
Sandie Rose TorchioMy ob told me that when I feel that I can safely and confidently emergency break i can drive again. No certificate needed. I drove around the 4 week mark. My ob said I didn't need a med clearance. I live in qld and I didn't need to provide anything to my car insurance1 day ago · 5
Kate EddiehausenI had a great recovery and I was walking long distances (4-5km) by 2 weeks post op. I felt totally ready and capable of driving but the GP still wouldn't clear me till at least 4 weeks, which was hard as my baby was in NICU and I was relying on family to visit multiple times per day.1 day ago · 3
Melanie DuveMost insurance co's won't cover the first 4 weeks, im not sure what TAC policy is but when i had my children it was 4 weeks also. Just remember to take time to heal, you might feel great walking and moving about but driving is a whole other level, particularly if u drive a manual. Its a few weeks of inconvenience but if you push yourself to soon it could be months so take care of yourself and give your body time to heal. You have created life, you have earnt 4-6 weeks ðŸ˜‰1 day ago · 1
Laura LyTrust your body, get advice from your GP and Physio and don't drive on heavily pain meds. Worst case scenario you may have to ask your partner or family member to help with pick up and drop offs. Your recovery comes first. There is no magical number, only what is recommended.
Good luck with it all16 hours ago · 1
Jaz LambertI recovered really well, was up and about in hospital the day after and was off pain meds by 5 days post ceserean. I got to 3 weeks post ceserean and it was driving me crazy not being able to do anything when I was in no pain and felt fantastic. I got a clearence from the GP at 3 weeks and my car insurance were more than happy with my doctors certificate to drive again!1 day ago
Danielle BurrowsI'm In the same boat.. due to have c section in 21 days right when the 2 older ones are back at school from term 4.. I'd say call your insurance company and maybe don't get behind the wheel without a letter from your doctor saying you should.. just to cover yourself :)1 day ago
Jaymee SmithIf you feel well enough and are able to walk without trouble your doctor may be able to give you a clearance early. I was driving two weeks after my op. Just depends on your legs because they cut through so many muscles that sometimes make your legs a little funny.1 day ago
Hayley HambourI could drive from 3 weeks, car insurance said i am covered as long as doc clears me. I stayed 3 nights in hospital and 2 nights at versace hotel (special package offered by our private hospital). I had a scheduled cesarean but i went into labour 2 days before so it was bought forward 24 hours. A very smooth surgery but ask your ob as many questions as needed, I spent 30 mins asking my ob everything i could think of the week before we were booked in.21 hours ago
Sharee Elouise GnosisI was given clearance after day 6 even with a wound infection. Given it was my fourth and knew fully well what to expect. I was early 48 hour discharge also. I live rural, so driving is essential for doctors visits, newborn checks and so on. I couldn't rely solely on others driving me around as I have a two year old also. Recovery was great I must admit, compared to three previous c sections. I have full confidence in my health care providers, so I trusted their assurance. Good support undergarments are advisable. I'm PP 9w now and still wear medium support underwear driving. But only light support whilst at home. I find it helps immensely personally speaking. The expensive recovery shorts compared to a run to Target, Big W or K Mart I found useless as the seam line ran right upon my incision site and was painful.1 day ago
Chloe ColemanLike a few have said check ur car insurance.. but i didnt drive till 6weeks i was very uncomfortable tho just listen to ur body an keep moving around get up the next day move as soon as u can you will get better quicker its painful but just make sure u ask for ur painkillers wether u bf or not u can have endone it really helps with the pain an gets u moving quicker good luck with it all !1 day ago
Emma JohnsonMy daughter is 5, I wanted to drive but didn't lucky I have a good support unit of people offer to help take it my husband did do most of school and I online shopped and escape the house with mum on weekends Lily is 7 weeks so happy to be driving now ,
Good luck ,
Also my midwife said if I drive early and have a car accident it can tare .
And your not covered on car insurance if you drive early I was also told .1 day ago
Peta CottrellThe physio that visited me in hospital told me that as long as I could push the brake all the way hard to the floor then driving was ok, just be wary when looking in blind spots. Had and emergency c section on the Friday and was home by the Monday lunchtime. I think it was about a 10 days later that I drove. I understand that it's nescessary to follow Drs orders but also its a personal choice and you know what you can and cannot do.1 day ago
Andrea BradbrookI was back driving 10 days after my cesarean, i had a doctors clearance which covered me for my insurance. My son was born in the midst of kindy/ballet concert time, school transition visits for my eldest and my husband flew out for a new fifo job 2 weeks after he was born. It was just as uncomfortable to get into drivers seat as it was the passenger so what is the difference. I was off all medication at 4 days post op1 day ago
Emma LeeI recovered really well and was off pain killers at 2 weeks and was driving at 3. You need to ring your car insurance company and check their policy is on returning to driving as some wound insure you for the 6 weeks if you have a crash.. im with rac( i live in wa) and i rang them and they said they didnt have a policy like that it was when i felt confident1 day ago
Shannon CooksonIt's to do with your car insurance. If you have an accident they won't cover you. Each insurance is different, most are 6 weeks though. And you will find driving can pop the scar open and also it does hurt, you don't realize how much muscles in your tummy you use until you've had a baby haha1 day ago
Sarelle DentonYou need doctors clearance and a certificate for insurance. Most doctors won't clear you until 4 weeks unless it's extreme circumstances. I spoke to my insurance company and they wouldn't budge on 4 weeks minimum. Even then I only drove for school pick up as my neighbors kids went to same school. My doctor said it's not what is happening on the outside it's the internal that is the issue.1 day ago
Katherine DelmenicoI drove after 4 weeks, you have to rely on other people until then, my incision got infected three times because you have to keep it dry which is hard with the flab you get from being pregnant hanging over it. I won't lie the first 24 hours hurts like hell but after that it gets better.16 hours ago
Kirstyn Sommermy dr told me to get in the car with my husband and have them drive up the street and brake suddenly/hard and if i had little to no pain and was up and about walking around easily then they would give me a certificate and to contact my insurance company1 day ago
Brodie FinniganI drove at 4 weeks but could have drove well and truly before that, however my husband was still at home so I had no need to drive and preferred to be safe than sorry. I was insured through NRMA and they covered you whenever you drove. There were no wait times.1 day ago
Melanie McCannI got cleared at 5 weeks by my GP as my father in law was dying so I really needed to. It was uncomfortable tho and I only drive when I really needed to. My insurance company didn't have a policy on weeks you had to wait, just needed to know I was cleared by my GP and it was written on my file notes with him. Talk to your GP and insurance company, good luck!1 day ago
Alicia GrovesObstetrician just has to clear you or advise when you are ok to drive, I was cleared at 3 weeks. Leaving the hospital he told me how long but I did go back to see him about something else and got a letter, even though the insurance company didn't need it it was peace of mind ðŸ˜Š1 day ago
Michelle LaudatoMy doctor said as soon as you feel comfortable to jump i can drive i felt fine a week after my cesarean so i called my insurance company to make sure i was covered (they are the ones that usually make the problems) and they told me if my doctor has cleared me then i was covered yo drive. Just make sure you check with your insurance company!!1 day ago
Aneisha WebbRecovery was a breeze both times for me.
After my first I was walking around local markets and grocery shopping by day 6 and had the all clear from OB to drive from 2 weeks after csection.
After my second I drove myself and bubs to the hospital 8 days after csection for my check up and OB was completely fine with it.
Life must go on!1 day ago
Nadine FordI was driving at the 3 week mark. I couldn't stand being house bound any longer & my partner had to work so I was on my own most of the time & didn't have much choice any way. It just depends on how you feel & on your insurance. Your doctor might be able to give you a cover letter stating your clear to drive for your insurance purposes too.1 day ago
Holly Smithers4 weeks is when I felt OK... So that's when I started driving again. Though I didn't have other kids to worry about.. So it's a bit harder for you. The days i went in cars (as a passenger) I would feel very sore those afternoons evenings. Don't over do it... It's not worth it!1 day ago
Melissa HoneyI was back driving after a week, the only reason some people wait 6 weeks is for insurance purposes and because of the possibility of further injury in a crash. As long as you can comfortably change gears (clutch and brake in a manual) you are fine to drive.20 hours ago
Ange MastersonI felt comfortable driving after 2 weeks but didn't actually until 3 weeks, when I called my insurance company to make sure I was covered. My ob said I'd be fine to drive after a week!! My recovery was amazing.1 day ago
Bonnie MooreI was told by the physio that I saw straight after than when you can push your foot down on the brake hard incase you need to stop quickly and have no pain then I could drive. I stopped all pain meds the morning after the c sect and was walking as soon as the spinal wore off and felt totally comfortable driving after 4 weeks1 day ago
Tahlia RobertsCheck with your insurance company to see how long after major surgery your covered again. Some are two weeks but if they don't cover you for the 6 weeks then if you had an accident or something regardless of fault they wouldn't cover you20 hours ago
Shelly Louise MartinesiYour not covered by your car insurance till 6 weeks you are having a major operation, ppl do drive befor that but I wouldn't take the risk , I would go to the school explaining what is going on and see if some how they can help with pick up and drop off , my son is 5 Iv just had a baby and the school was fantastic it didn't hurt to ask , all the best1 day ago
SalomÃ¨ Keoghyou aren't suppose to drive for insurance purposes until 6 weeks, regardless of how you are feeling as if you are involved in a car accident you could rupture your scar/ wound back open because it's not healed... unless you get an early clearance .1 day ago
Karen DaffyMy doc said two to three weeks, when you can comfortably twist. I phoned my insurance company (NRMA) and they said as long as doc said okay I'm covered, but different for other companies. Ring them and ask and ask your obstetrician.1 day ago
Danika ThompsonMy insurance said I was covered if my OB was ok with me driving. I asked him at 3 weeks butI think he would have let me earlier if I had asked earlier. I had a smooth recovery and was up walking 12 hours after surgery.1 day ago
Natalie WalIf your not insured to drive your also not covered by TAC and that's a huge thing if you do have a serious accident, defiantly check insurance and tac just to cover all you bases1 day ago
Symone KingI was driving by day three of recovery. Manual was a bit hard so I got an auto car. I'm not one to sit around home all day and was going stir crazy. But I think it more so has to do with insurance cover..?1 day ago
Aleesha SmithI drove 6 days after I have a 13 month old and my son was born at 30 weeks so is in the Nicu not driving is not an option for me. I recovered quiet well I was walking well and off pain meds on day 31 day ago
Louise WilliamsI got told that you are drive as long as you are comfortable in potentially having to slam on the breaks and can do a head-check while driving (which I couldn't do whilst pregnant). I also recovered really well from my c-section and was driving after 13 days. I was also told that most insurance companies don't have clauses in their policies that prevent you from driving after a c-section - mine didn't.1 day ago
Rebecca CabassiMy obstetrician said that he was happy for me to drive once I felt safe to do so. I waited about 2 weeks. Speak to your obstetrician and see what they recommend. I think the 6 weeks is worst case scenario1 day ago
Emma McDonnellMy obstetrician was happy for me to drive if I was comfortable enough. Just take it easy getting in and out of the car and when twisting to do shoulder checks, etc.24 hours ago
Jarrah SaundersI drove at 3 weeks when my partner went back to work check your insurance company as some wont cover you I'm with hbf and they do if your in any pain though I wouldn't drive1 day ago
Natalie JohnsYou drive when you are ready. My recovery was wonderful and I began driving at 3 weeks. However you have to check with you insurance as you may not be covered.1 day ago
Mara Jelena IlicicJust be careful
If you drive before the 6 weeks and have an accident your insurance won't cover you unless you get a medical certificate1 day ago
Kate HumphriesI recovered really well and got the all clear to drive about 3 1/2 weeks post op. And my insurance was happy with that. My husband could only take 3 days to be at home with us but I was very fortunate that my mum was able to help and drive us to those early check ups. I don't have older children but perhaps a family member/another school mum would be able to help with school drop off/pick ups for those few weeks ðŸ˜Š1 day ago
Jade ManktelowI drove after 2 weeks with both of mine. My doctor said it was fine if I felt I was able to and my insurance company were fine with it as my doctor had given the OK.20 hours ago
Candice LepoidevinI drove after 4 weeks my midwife told me to ring my insurance and my insurance just told me i had to be cleared by my doctor
Also depends on how you are recovering1 day ago
Christine CouacaudYour insurance company wont cover you for the 6 weeks unless you get a clearance1 day ago · 3
Liz HutchinsI drove a week after, i was in next to no pain when I left the hospital 4 days after24 hours ago
Sam PianiMy csection was done by an awesome obstetrician & I was cleared straight up day 3 but chose to wait til 2wks post op1 day ago
Ree White3 days.
My baby was in special care, I had to.23 hours ago
NBB question from Ashleigh: Hi, I am wanting to hear how other mums have prepared themselves for labour during the last trimester. Things such as drinking raspberry leaf tea, perineum massage ect? Would love to hear what they personally did and weather they found it helpful â˜ºï¸ ... See moreSee less
Laura FreemanI did everything! Needles, reflexology, walking for miles, tea, curry, pineapple, garlic. Four stretch and sweeps and more behind closed doors and our child was 12 days late. I wasted my energy and precious time that I could've been relaxing. That child will come when they want to and I should've used that time to make more frozen meals and plan more ways to simplify life. Put your feet up and watch a movie x1 day ago · 12
Kareena PetersI didn't do anything to prepare and had a 2 hour drug free labour, no stitches (did have a first degree tear, but if I wasn't told, I would never have known). I'm 34 weeks with my second and will probably do the same again :)1 day ago · 1
Melissa HumphriesI drank raspberry leaf tea, tried the perineal massage but wasn't confident of doing it correctly so bought an epi-no. Also did calmbirth classes, which came with relaxations to listen to every night which were full of positive affirmations etc. I went 6 days over, but had a really easy labour and birth - very minimal medical intervention and only had gas. Good luck! ðŸ˜Š1 day ago · 1
Jodi BussellI had rasperry leaf tea to tone and reduce bleeding, not to induce labour. I went for a big walk on my due date, went out the following night and had a mexican parma. Went into labour at 5.30am next morning. I believe the rasperry leaf tea helped with pushing stage and my uterus shrunk quickly with no pain19 hours ago
Nicole BurrowsI drank raspberry leaf tea every day, had a pregnancy massage, walked everyday and did squats, had sex once a week, rested well also and bub still came 4 days late, 22hrs labour, epidural and assited delivery with forceps and an episiotomy. I honestly think that they will arrive whenever they are ready and however they like (as frustrating as that is). We are now 3 days old and sertling into home â¤21 hours ago
Kaitie Maree MadsenWith my second baby I'd had a stretch and sweep test thing done as I was a day or two over due at the time. That's all I needed although my little man was born 8 days overdue. And I'm sure if I hadn't been induced for health reasons with my eldest that it would've been a similar case. They'll come when they're ready :)19 hours ago
Bridget ConveyI was over due when o had my little one. Week 40 I went for walks every day. And then two days before I went into labour I started drinking raspberry leaf tea then the day of the labour I started doing squats. That night at 3.30 I was in the hospital 4cm. And I had her at 11.50am. All natural. Everyone is different so just go with what your body tells you. I was picking a lot the week before.1 day ago
Tam PerryI'm a huge believer in raspberry leaf tea and evening primrose tablets inserted vaginally. I wouldn't do it until 37 weeks though. I had my Bub one week early too. I'll be doing it again this time!18 hours ago
Katherine SmithI used a product called epino from 37 weeks onwards, it's instead of doing perineal massage. It seemed a chore to do at the time but so worth it, I ended up having a natural labour with no stitches and a 4.1kg baby ðŸ˜€17 hours ago
Belinda McTigueHow much of the tea do you have to drink per day? Someone told me 4 cups a day! Is that true? That's a lot! And when should you start drinking it? I'm 29 weeks today. Is that too early?1 day ago
Sarrah AliceI did the raspberry leaf tea, started expressing at 35 weeks and used an exercise ball. I ended up having my son at 37 weeks, very quick, intense drug free labour. Second baby.1 day ago · 1
Megan EwingI tried every wives tale known and nothing worked even had 4 stretch and sweeps went 11 days over was induced an hr and a half later my little princess was here :)1 day ago
Amber LazzaroniI bounced on my fit ball every night for an hour and every morning for 30 mins. I went 8 days early and I truly believe the ball helped.1 day ago
Sarah ChemelloI just relaxed went for nice walks of a night time as it was quite hot at the time. I tried perineum massage but i was hopeless couldnt reach lol1 day ago
Dotty MartinRaspberry leaf tea and hand expressing colostrum from 37 weeks. Also lots of walking and water!! Had a three hour drug free labour at 38 weeks1 day ago · 1
Molly VeronicaI did the tea for my first labour. Started at 36 weeks. Tasted HORRIBLE!! 5 hour labour at 40+5. Took the tablets with my second. Born on her due date. 1 hour start to finish with two pushes.1 day ago
Katrin Kate Neidahl... we had sex ðŸ™„ðŸ™„ We didnt know if it's realy a thing to force labour and we didnt do it because of that, but it helped in our case. We let nature take its course all the way through pregnancy. But whats the best thing in the world to bring your loved Baby on the way?? Making love ðŸ˜ I had my daughter 39+3. We had intercourse at 4 am and at 7 am my waters broke. I held her in my arms 24 hrs later. â¤ï¸1 day ago · 1
Fiona GrovesPerineal massage is well with it.so is raspberry leaf tea.1 day ago
Samantha Lee KibelkstisNo magic cure. Happens when it happens. Enjoy the suspense and sleep as much as possible hehe. Good luck ðŸ˜Š1 day ago
Sarah MarshallRaspberry leaf NOT UNTIL 38 weeks!
Bouncing on gym ball
Pressure point massage (from 38 weeks)
And lots of sex ðŸ˜‚18 hours ago
Jennifer SchultzBounced on the jumping castle at work the day before I was due. Water broke that afternoon while I was still there lol12 hours ago
Kayla JadeI went for walks :) I wasn't trying to speed up labor as such but I wanted my muscles to be ready and I heard walking in pregnancy can make the labor go quicker and it worked for me ðŸ˜Š Labor was an hour 45 mins1 day ago
Chantelle MurphyCourtney Crisp some ideas if you haven't already tried them all xx1 day ago
Leah StewartRaspberry leaf capsules much easier to take. I also took evening primrose oil - it helps to soften the cervix. Also did perineal massage for 7 minutes 3 times a week from week 36.
I had no tearing and no stitches .. midwives said I had the text book perfect labour/birth. I also didn't have epidural - just a morphine shot. I highly recommend doing all these things in preparation1 day ago · 1
Lisa-marie CarrI was drinking rasberry leaf tea i found evening primrose worked best if inserted like a tampon second time around i would definately make sure i had microwaveable meals for when we got home from hopsital i didn't Because my husband decided he would cook22 hours ago · 1
NBB question from Ash-lee: Hello, my 6 month old was very unsettled at night with her sleep and has finally got into a routine but her cot is next to our bed just wondering when others have put their bubs into their own rooms and if it disrupted them much ? Thanks ... See moreSee less
Melissa TaylorI was really anxious about moving my bub into her own room. But at 5 months I had to, my partner snores the house down and kept waking her. For the first week i checked at least 20 times at night to see if she was ok :) she slept better than ever once I moved her.2 days ago
Nicole GoutziosWe moved our daughter from our room to her own at around 3 months, however still in her bassinet. I was really hesitant to but hubby made too much noise with alarms and getting ready in the morning so it was kind of necessary. She continued sleeping as well as she did whilst in our room - me, not so much in the beginning haha. I was more concerned about moving her from bassinet to cot but she was absolutely fine!2 days ago
Nadia Huppatz4 months because he started to outgrow his bassinet and we couldn't fit a cot in our bedroom. I slowly transitioned him there by putting him in the bassinet and then bassinet in the cot for day sleeps, then one night just took a deep breath and tried him out in there. He still woke for feeds as per normal and I had a video monitor so I could see him if I needed to.2 days ago
Tammryn PetersenI popped my boy into his cot in his own room when he was 6 months old. For my boy it was more the bed than the room. However, I had a night light on in case he did wake up. It's really a matter of what suits you and your Bub though. All kids are so different. It'll be a matter trial and error though.2 days ago
Mel RuthI waited til 4 months & I was really anxious about how putting him in his own room/moving him from the bassinet into the cot would affect his sleep (and I was worried about him not being next to me) but he was fine & slept through the first night in there.2 days ago
Hayley Fay KilgannonI had to put my daughter in her own room when she was only 2 days old, it was keeping me awake worrying and fussing about her more than anything! She has always been a fantastic sleeper.2 days ago · 2
Kerryn WassilenkoMy baby is 9 months and i have only just moved her into her cot in her own room. It was so easy having her next to me but she out grew her bassinet and enjoyed the bigger space. We have the monitors on her but i still get up to check on her.2 days ago
Cally PetrieWe transitioned to the cot at 4.5 months when the sleep regression stage was happening. He slept the same if not better! He had been having his day sleeps in the cot from 3 months though which may have helped.2 days ago
Haley DuncanMy 6 month old is still in her bassinet in our room, i feel like id miss her if she wasnt next to me so im leaving her there until she outgrows the bassinet. Shes only going to be little once. ðŸ’œ2 days ago · 1
Loz CeeMy bubba is 3 months and I put her in her own room a couple of weeks ago. She transition really easily but I think every baby is different.2 days ago
Emma Lee4 lonths we moved out daughter into her own room and it was th best thing we did she slept so much better and so did hubby and i2 days ago
Chay HetheringtonWe moved our girl into her own room at 4 months... She slept much better! We had a video monitor and slept with the door open so I could hear her from our room.2 days ago
Kate StanfordDid you have monitors when you put them into their own room or just sleep with doors open?2 days ago
Courtney Bowden2.5w old and he had to go! He is such a noisey sleeper! He slept 8hrs the first night.2 days ago
Lisa KleierMy bub was in his own room at 6 weeks and I think we both started sleeping better.2 days ago
Tash VohlandMy 3m.o has always been a cot, just moved her into an adjacent room and has been fine2 days ago
Kirsty SimI didnt regtet puting my baby in his own room at 3 months at all cus its so good not having to be so quiet everytime so i didnt wake him.2 days ago
Kirsty SimI put my baby in his own room and hos first time in the cot at 3 months old2 days ago
Sally ConeOur son who is 6 months old was in his own room and cot after a week and has slept through the night since about 6 weeks2 days ago
Marin Neads4 weeks old for us. Best thing we did... but not for everyone!2 days ago · 1
Nikki MacMy son was the same. I finally made the decision to put him in his own room and now wakes up once a night now.2 days ago
Kim Roberts2mths straight in cot and own room for both bubs! Only way we kept our sanity lol ðŸ˜‚
Both bubs sleep through the night ðŸ˜ƒ2 days ago
Sarah NielsenAt 3 months I began putting her in her cot in the day, but she still slept in her bassinet with us as night. I moved her a few weeks later during the night and it didn't disrupt her at all. I actually got a better nights sleep coz I couldn't hear all her sleeping noises :)2 days ago
Molly VeronicaMy son was three weeks and my daughter was five months2 days ago
NBB question from Rebecca: Hi there i was wondering if people could tell me about their experience of being induced? I am going in tomorrow fortnight and I will be 37w 6 days. I am just wondering what is exactly involved and also how fast things happened for people. We go in at 9pm at night. I have read an induction isn't ideal however, I have gestational diabetes and they don't want me carrying any later. Anyone been through this? ... See moreSee less
Michelle FabrisI was induced at 38w 6days. Although it can seem scary it was very controlled and my midwife was so supportive. I had the gel to start off and then had contractions naturally after that. Doesn't always happen that way but I was lucky to have my labour contractions gradually build up. You might be too. It only took about two hours after the gel for my contractions to start, then waters broken artificially 4 hours after that. A 9.5hr labour altogether.
You should question being induced that early as you could always go another week or a little more if the only reason is gestational diabetes. Good luck.2 days ago · 3
Mandy TinklerI was induced at 42weeks
My induction went
For 24hrs, had 3 gels every 8hours as nothing was happening. At the 24hour period they did the drip and had to break my waters and that's when it all happened :)..only to end 14hours after that with a c section ;)
For me, Being induced is a very calming process2 days ago · 2
Natalie ReMy waters broke naturally at exactly 37 weeks. I had no contractions at all but had to be at the hospital within the hour in case of infection. 7 hours later, still not one contraction. After 10 hours total contractions started but very far apart. At 11 hours they gave me the hormone inducing needle. The contractions came on hard and fast so I had an epidural. My boy wasn't born until 11 hours after being induced, so 22hrs in total.2 days ago · 1
Melissa HumphriesI was induced at 41+ 3 weeks. I got the tablet inserted into my cervix at about 6pm and light contractions started at midnight. The next morning at 9.30am the midwifes broke my waters and my baby girl was born at 11.15am. Was not as 'terrible' as the horror stories I read about being induced and it really was a beautiful experience for me.2 days ago
Elicia RandlesI was induced by breaking waters and syntocin drip. Its not all nightmares being induced. My established labour went for 3.5 hours and pushing stage 15 minutes. Yes it hurts but thats just birth, i had gas and morphine for the pain. I liked knowing when contractions would get stronger as they turned the syntocin up half hourly. My first birth experience was the nightmare and I wasnt induced. If I went again I would chose induction.2 days ago · 2
Samantha TobinI was induced at 40+5 I was told the contractions would become quite intense because they aren't coming naturally and this was true I was in labor for 42 hours and had to have an emergency c-section as I didn't dilate past 4cm in the 42 hours and my sons heart rate was dropping but my experience overall being induced wasn't bad at all the nurses made sure I was comfortable and kept offering pain relief and talked me through the whole process. Good luck!!2 days ago · 1
Nicki StewpotI got induced at 38 weeks due to GD. I went in the night before and had the balloon inserted. Quite painful, had a morphine shot and managed to sleep around 5 hours. At 9am I had dilated 3cm. Had my waters broken. After 1 hr I was given drugs to start contractions. At 9pm, I was having 6 contractions every 10 minutes. Still only dilated 3cm. So pretty much zero progress. Then Bubs heart rate went up so i had to have a c section. I was upset at the time, but it really was for the best. She was 4.2kg and 56cm. I was worried about bonding and feeding but she latched straight on and has been a great feeder. And it was love at first sight. Amazing little girl ðŸ˜ðŸ˜ so it wasn't ideal, but don't worry, all that matters is that they get here safe and sound.2 days ago · 3
Heather BosevskiI was induced at 39+5 with my first pregnancy.
Gel the night before, then I went into hospital the next morning. It's kind of a haze because everything was so fast, but I had my water broken and the drip put in shortly after. From first contraction to birth took five hours all up. I've heard it 'hurts more' because you don't get the warm up time, but honestly, it was fast and uncomplicated which is the best you can hope for. My midwife and OB had everything under control and I was supported through the whole thing.
I'm booked in for my second induction next week, but fingers crossed Bub comes before then.2 days ago · 1
Danni BradleyMy last labour (son is 25 days old) i was induced. Dr broke my membrains at 10:45am, he said if nothing happened throughout the day he would hook me up to the drip the next day. By 11:30 i started to get slight contractions, then by 12:30 they got stronger. Had my son at 4:31pm.. if i was planning more kids and knew labour was going to be nice and easy each time id have more kids, but i have one of each so I'm happy! :)
Was also induced with my first, broke my membrains and put the drip in, was alot harder on my body the first time around with the drip, but again was a quick labour. I guess it all depends on your pain threshold, but its totally worth it when you finally get to meet your little bundle!!2 days ago
Tammy ClarkI was induced at 37 weeks (no judging please - my mum was dying and I needed to get my firstborn on a plane and to her before she died and we just made it). I went in on the Thursday night and had a balloon inserted and 7am on the Friday morning was taken into the delivery suite. Waters broken at 8am and the drip attached. Had an epidural at 1pm and bub was born safely at 4.20pm. The time passes very quickly as you concentrate so hard on everything.
Afterwards I had a haemhorrage and a tear repair but all good. I had better things to worry about!2 days ago · 1
Melissa RichardsonI was induced at 39 weeks. Had the balloon put in around 5.00 Wednesday afternoon, contractions started that night, just felt like strong period pain, midwife gave me a pethdine shot to help me sleep through the pain. Gel put in at 3.30am then waters broken at 8.30am, as soon as my waters were broken contractions came in fast and strong, be prepared for that. I wish i had of asked for an epidural earlier, only got it jist before it was time to push. Labour was only 4 hrs. I would do it again for the quick labour but would get the epidural sooner. I was jearly fully dilated before i got it and the pain was intense.2 days ago
Kari RossMy first labour I got the drip half way through to speed things up due to medical reasons. was very painful & very distressing.
My 2nd labour I got one lot of gel inserted my contractions started a few hours later and I had my baby in my arms 2.5 hours after my first 'active' contraction.
Every labour is completely different and can go in so many different directions. Just go in with a clear mind and remember the pain relief is there for a reason :)2 days ago · 2
Lauren BolisPositive experience very similar to Michelle Fabris. I had an epidural before I was induced with my first due to hypertension and I had an epidural after my induction with my second due to exhaustion and no mental capacity to deal with labour lol!! You'll be fine lovely. Trust your doctors. They wouldn't recommend it if they didn't think it was best! Good luck x2 days ago
Viv GibbsI was induced and had my waters broken at 8am, the drip started at 10am, contractions started getting intense around midday. They increased the amount of drugs in the drip alot every hour. The contractions came to hard and to fast & I wasn't even dilating. It was so so painful and I wasn't getting a rest in between the contractions. Bub started getting distressed and I ended up having a c section. I wish I had waiting & gone naturally.2 days ago
Chelsea Strongi was induced at 39+3 with gestational diabetes and cholestasis with my first child, and will be induced in the next couple of weeks with my 2nd (same health issues again). Last time, we went in at 7am, had the gel put on my cervix, let that sit for 6hrs with no real effect... they then broke my waters and started the hormone drip. Our daughter was born at 5.30am the next day2 days ago
Lisa Marie WoolfordAsk for the folies cathida (forgive my spelling) I'm sure that's what it's called I had one put in on Monday night it just felt like period pain then I was taken in to birthing unit at 9 am Tuesday and had the drip put in at 9:20 and by 10:22 and baby was in my arms I didn't have time for pain relief I feel it went so quick due to the cathida as it acts as babies head on the cervix, I had a great experience.
I loved knowing when my baby was coming my fear was going into labour at home by myself as my hubby works over an hour away... good luck2 days ago
Alex Louise FitzgeraldI have type 1 disbetes i was induced at 38 weeks i went into hospital at 7 at night got gel in then nothing and had that in for over a day then they put more gel in and contractions started pretty soon and within half an hour i was in the world of pain i wss having no more then 30 second breaks in between constructions and by the time i got 4cm my little mans heart rate was droping and my pain was unreal. Ended in emergency ceaser. With my 2nd i refused to be induced.2 days ago
Emma JohnsonInduced at 40+3 due to meconium in my waters when they broke. Was already 1cm dialated and started contracting, but it was still really early. The worst part is being attached to so many monitors and lines! If you can get wireless monitors and have your drips put on a thingy so you can walk around, do so. I found being in the shower on a fitball to be the best way to get through contractions (9hrs with just gas and air) until I called for an epidural. From start of induction to birth was 18hours. If you do get the epi, I wpuld suggest trying to not top it up as you get close to pushing. It hurt, but I was able to feel what was happening so my pushing was really efficient and I had very minimal tearing.2 days ago
Emma McDonnellI guess everyone is different. I was 39w 6 days and was induced on a Monday night at 11pm. Contractions started around 7am next morning, obstetrician had to break my waters at 8.30am. I was in labour and only 4cm until 4pm when they had to give me an epidural in order to increase the oxytocin to bring on contractions harder. This didn't work as I was still only 4cm and was starting to feel the contractions through the epidural. Bub was born by emergency c section at 9.21pm. Not a pleasant experience but as I said, everyone is different but just prepare yourself for the unexpected.2 days ago
Tarnie DeanFirst pregnancy - no GD, induced at 39+5 with syntocin, contractions came on hard and fast, had an epidural, episiotomy, vacuum vaginal delivery, stitches. Born 9lb 12oz.
Second pregnancy (she is almost 9 weeks now) - had GD, induced at 38 weeks with the gel, contractions came on at a slower pace, established labour was 4 hours and pushing for 14 minutes, no pain relief or intervention (although I did beg and plead for the epidural but I was too far along and needed to start pushing very soon after asking for it), vaginal delivery, a very small unsutured tear which healed within about 5 days I think it was. Born 9lb 2oz. Her blood sugars after birth were all fine.
I would do lots of research and ask lots of questions so you feel content and well informed in the course of action you'll be taking. I had a wonderful friend help me research all the things I was questioning and wanted answers for - why induction is suggested/recommended with GD (and what other risk factors play into a decision) likelihood of further intervention when induced or if I have pain relief (every labour and birth is different but note the stark variances between my two experiences), options and preferences should I require a c section (vaginal seeding, delayed cord clamping, skin to skin straight away etc), antenatal expressing of colostrum due to GD, pain relief with induction (labouring in a bath may not be an option for example).... the list could go on ðŸ˜³ðŸ™‚
Wishing you a beautiful birthing experience x2 days ago · 1
Jess FerraroI was induced at 40+5. My cervix hadnt softened or lowered. They gave me the gel at 8pm thursday night, but suspected i would have to have my waters broken the next morning because they didnt think it would work. By 10pm that night i started having cramps (i was in labour but didnt know). By midnight my contractions were 5 minutes apart. The midwife didnt take me seriously because it was my first and was convinced i was going to be at it for a long time. My little man was born by 4:21am Friday morning. The Gel worked straight away for me!! But remember its different for everyone. My body just needed that extra push to start.2 days ago
Kelsey YoungMy waters were broken, I had heard that this after is painful but I didn't find it was at all.
Then I was out on the drip and get the contractions going. I only had the gas and the baby's back was on mine so this tends to be more painful. Overall after having my waters broken at 8.30am I only gave birth at 10.12pm so it was still a long time.2 days ago
Lisa Marie GiuffridaI was induced at 42 weeks and 4 days
I had induction on the Friday with the balloon that they leave in overnight to put pressure on cervix that stayed in Till 5 am on the Sunday morning
Then went into labor with the hormone drip (oxytocin) at 10 am
Then they increased the dosage every half hour and has by baby my 6 pm , active labour was 2.5 hours
The contentions were close together about 1 minute apart for 6 hours which was hard to cope with
But I did it without pain medication and found heat backs on back and front really helped and back massages from hubby .
Hope this helps
Good luck ðŸ˜„2 days ago
Kelly ManningI was induced for both girls 1st @ 40w for low fluid and 2nd 38w6d by choice. Both had no issues and had gel overnight and ended up having the drip in the morning. 1st ended up being 6hrs and 2nd 1hr. It's very intense but I found moving around helped a bit. I had gas for both. Overall both of mine went well and if we have a 3rd I will most likely get induced to as I have to travel at least 2.5hrs to have a baby. It also then means hubby can be present. Good luck and I hope it goes well, best thing you can do is relax.2 days ago
Rita LambI was induced at 38 and 3 days because i lost alot of fluid. I was really scared because of all the stories i heard. I had a good experience it was extremely fast i had the gel and contractions started within half an hr. My waters broke naturally and baby was out few minutes after 3 hrs total. Everyone has different experiences but you are in good hands all the best2 days ago
Hayley Louise McCroneMy water broke 38w+ 2 at 2pm and I got to the hospital about 530 with no contractions I was induced via a drip at 850 and was a couple of hours before any decent contractions then I had a morphine shot and my daughter was born at 3.20 am I had gdm and had been told not Togo over 40weeks but I was desperate not to be induced... in the end it was the best thing and it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. If i have another I will be more relaxed about it.2 days ago
Hayley BristowI was induced at at 40 weeks and 4 days. My induction started at 10am, I was told I would be lucky to give birth by midnight. At 3pm I had an epidural as the pain was getting really strong. I was then relaxed for the next few hours. At 6pm they checked me and I was 10cms. They said we would start pushing an hour later at 7pm. My son was then born at 7:46pm. So 10 hours was my labour, which was great.2 days ago
Samantha Lego-harringtonI was induced 37 +3
I got there at 6pm and the monitored me for about a hour and then they put the balloon in (not sure on its technical name but it's a balloon they put into the cervix to stretch it open )
That for me was hard, they had to try a few times, but apparently it's not always like that.
That was only in for 4 hours befor it fell out (it had stretched my cervix enough )
Again they told me most women need them in all night .
The pain of that I found was so bad felt like labour , as soon as it came out the pain stopped.
The next morning they took me over to birth, started the drip to start my contractions . 8:00am contractions started pretty fast, the told me that active labour started at 11am and I had the epi at like 12, then my son was born at 4:072 days ago
Kristy Lee MartinI was induced at 37 weeks and instead of gels I was indived witha foleys catheter and a drip. Getting the foleys didn't hurt at all, once they filled the small baloon with water I felt some tension as it was forcing me to dialate. I went to sleep in the hospital that night and woke up the following morning to being three cm. They then put the drip on and I had gradual contractions. I laughed till 8 cm and then the pushing started. All up I laboured for four hours and pushed for 1. I can't say neing induced was negative in any way for my experience, but again everyone is different and there are different ways to be induced2 days ago
Hannah WalkerI was induced at 42 weeks.
First baby and was terrified of being induced. My labor went really well and I only had 1 lot of gel at 9pm had my bub at 9am. Didnt put me into full on labor straight away like I have heard. Everybody is so different. It could go smooth and easy for you like it was for me or it could be long and difficult. Goodluck! You forget about it once he or she is out anyway! We were made for this and its an amazing thing.2 days ago
Lucy GrayI was induced at 39 weeks.
I went in on a Wednesday 5pm had the gel tab inserted. 8am Thurs morning was checked but no progress. 8pm Thurs night had the balloon inserted. 8am Friday was checked and it worked :) waters were broken and the drip inserted. I started feeling contractions about 20mins later (not intense)
3 hours later it got to much for me and got the epidural. About 6pm felt the need to push, they turned my epidural off and was pushing for 3 hours before they tried forceps -failed and then vacuum - failed as well, bubs head was to big. Had a c-section and my boy was here at 10:14pm.
Good Luck2 days ago
Juliet HigginsI was induced at 42 + 1 weeks my contractions went from nothing to full on ever 1.5 min. Within 2 hours of starting the drip . I was in labour for a very long 18 hrs. For me it was not a very nice experience but would do it again if I had to. In saying all that I don't think my body was even close to ready to go into labor . My advice would be don't be frightened to use pain relief. Having a epidural was the best thing I ever did2 days ago
Emma DehnenI was induced a few weeks ago as my waters broke a day prior but my contractions weren't progressing.
I had an IV inserted just after 9am and was pushing by 10am and my son was born at 10:42am. It was very fast and i was told i had no time for pain relief which i really wish i had!!!
My only suggestion is if you are looking at using pain relief definitely discuss this with your DR prior to being induced.2 days ago
Erin BaileyInduced at 38w 1 day due to GD and on 2 types of insulin etc. Broke my water and started me on the drip, total time in labour was 2hrs 20mins. It happened way to fast I reckon. Bub had shoulder dystocia and ended up in special care. It was horrible2 days ago
Bernice CarpenterI was enduced at 41.5 weeks
I had an epidural first by choice, then my membranes were ruptured at about 8.30 am - things moved quite steadily. I had my baby at 3.50 (vb) I can induction can be different for everyone. I also believe it depends how they perform induction . Good luck :)2 days ago
Jemma Louise MagnusI got induced at 40+2 at 630am, midwife came to check in at 930 again, she had been in before, and just a few niggles, by 1030 contractions were consistent and they put me under a shower, it was really intense. Made it to the delivery room and waters burst and about 3 pushes later had a baby at 1150. Was my second though.2 days ago
Liza JaneI had a 3 day failed induction. I and gel for 3 days and then finally the balloon catheter. Nothing worked and ended up emergency Csection. I hope yours is better than mine. Being in and out of labour for 1/2 a week was the worst thing ever.2 days ago · 1
Kate LovelandInduced at 39 and 3 days. Gel applied at 4pm, nothing happened. Gel reapplied at 2am and contractions started straight away. Labour progressed, got to 6cm by 11.30am then monitoring showed bubs heart rate slowing with each contraction. Emergency c section at 12.17pm2 days ago
Teearni JacquesI was induced at 38 weeks due to leaking waters for 2 days. They broke the last of my waters at 6pm I was hooked up to the drip at 6.30pm by 9pm I was contracting at 11.45pm I was 4cms and I delivered my baby at 1.37am. With only 9 mins of 3rd stage labour and 6 pushes and he was here.
So all up not even 8hrs.2 days ago
Kara Skye MurphyI went in the day before and had 2 doses of the prosten gel. By 5 the next morning I was having contractions 3 mins apart for 1 minute. By 11:30 am I was pushing and by 1:30pm our little man arrived. I had no need for the syntocin!2 days ago
Shannen Joy HollandInduced at 36+4 due to GD and pre eclampsia . . Gel went in at 7pm contractions started at 8pm waters broke at 2am and my son was here at 3am
It was all very quick for me and very painful . . But worth it in the end!!!! Dont stress about it and just go with the flow2 days ago
Stewe N SammyI was induced under 2 weeks ago at 38weeks for gestational diabetes with my 3rd pregnancy and it was a great experience! I had the gel put in at night. Had slight contractions over night had panadol the next morning around 4am had strong pushing urges by 6am I had the midwife come in 6.08 she had arrived! Couldn't of gone any better ðŸ˜ i read so many things about it but just enjoy the moment and know you're in good hands right through.2 days ago
Tannika WolffI was induced at 37 weeks due to bub not moving for 3 days and after an ultrasound she still failed to move and her breathing wasnt in sync. I had 3 lots of gel was told if the last one didnt work i was going for an emergency c section. My . contractions started not long after the first lot of gel, after the third lot of gel my waters were broken at 3cms, my body wasnt dilating so i had an epidural 2 hours later was fully dilated and she was out in 35 minutes. Everyone is different thou2 days ago
Emmalee HowellWas induced at 39 +3 and they put a catheter in the night before. At 9am the doctor came in and put a drip in my arm and broke my waters. I started getting contractions almost straight away by 1:58pm I had my little boy2 days ago
Ahlia SmithI was induced at 39+1, 2 Ã— gels and a pesiary then 20 hours on the drip.
I had my epidural before the drip went in so felt hardly any pain at all. I pushed for an hour and baby was born after 40 hours from start to finish.
I'd do it again, the early epidural made it a very easy experience2 days ago
Jessica Louvaine MooreI was induced had the gel monday morning then 2nd dose 6pm that night by tuesday morning only 1cm and spent the day with mild contractions by tuesday night had the balloon was painful spent the night in a birthing pool and had morphine by wednesday morning still no improvement had water broken and the drip by that night i was finally diated and had the baby. Everyone is so different with a response from inductions.2 days ago
Elizabeth PopeNever again... Had 18 hours of being induced, 11 hours labour then emergency ceaser... The constant ctg monitoring whilst the gel did its thing and you had to lie down while you experienced tightenings was awful2 days ago · 1
Emma GilbertI was induced with the drip at 34 weeks due to complications at 12pm and had my daughter 16 hours later. It was very slow to start but they told me that was only because my body 'wasnt ready'. 10 hours of active labour. It got quite painful but definitely worth it when you see your baby. Good luck! X2 days ago
Mel MunroI was induced at 40 wks and I went in and was already 3cm dilated but not in labor and they put me on the drip and I went from 4cm dilated to my daughter being born within half an hour!i loved it and it was all drug free ðŸ’–2 days ago
Becky BrennanI was induced at 41 weeks with the tablet at around 6pm Saturday night , water broke at 8 am Sunday and had severe contractions all day , had to start pushing at 2 pm finally welcomed my baby boy into the world at 7:55 Sunday night ...2 days ago
NBB Question from Helen: Hi, I'm 26 weeks and struggling to fit into my own clothes now and don't really want to buy maternity fashion if I don't have to. Any suggestions on some good stretchy dresses to get me through the summer? ... See moreSee less
Rachelle SpencerI bought a couple of cheap maternity pants/shorts from Kmart ($15ea) and then just baggy shirts, wore the maternity pants the first couple of weeks afterwards too, also I did find a couple of stretchy dresses in Ally that I bought 1-2 sizes bigger and I could wear afterwards too. Targets not too badly priced on the maternity gear, and there's often online buys that you can snap up a bargain with too, I have an app called Ozsale it's GREAT for all sorts of bargains and they often have maternity stuff super cheap as well.2 days ago
Steph EddieIf u buy something maternity just make sure u can wear it afterwards. Found body cons with the ruching up the sides to accommodate for bump the best and all mine do double duty for breast feeding afterwards.2 days ago · 3
Alarna EvansI got a maxi dress from kmart when i was about 28 weeks now 39 weeks love it still. But if u need one for work id get a black maternity dress which you can dress up and dress down as well. Kmart sells them too2 days ago · 2
Erin NicoleMy strapless bra is no longer an option so a lot of my dresses have been neglected as they need that type of bra. I found kmart had some awesome stretchy summer dresses for $15 - so comfortable! Boho has some nice baggy clothes out now too that are a light fabric which you can definitely wear later ðŸ˜Š I found that gypsy pants are super comfortable too.1 day ago
Hayley BoltI'm currently 36 weeks and I have only bought 1 maternity dress , everything else still fits but getting tighter , other clothes I have bought recently are not maternity o just got the next size up . Keeping in mind you need to be comfortable after Bub arrives too . I also need summer clothes but no point me buying them now , as no idea what my
Body will do once she is born .2 days ago
Natalie LorentiDuring my Summer pregnancy I wore singlets from Cotton On and some of their skirts of similar material, they also do maxi dresses and stretch fabric dresses. I did however invest in Jeans West maternity jeans, they are the comfiest pants ever and even wore them for a few months post partum to hold the jelly tummy in2 days ago
Samara Lee DennisTry getting some belly bands. I got some from ebay and i didnt have to buy any maternity pants as i could just leave zips down n covered it with the band. Its good too for shirts that are just that bit too short... i got a black white and grey one n they went with nearly everything.2 days ago
Jessica E MasonDeffenitly agree with buying something that you can wear now and after. Just go a few sizes bigger , long and stretchy. And think about good flat slip on comfy shoes now. Cos you will be in them all the time.2 days ago
Karly EadesI got some cheap stretchy knee length tight dresses from chicabooty, kmart, temt etc they were about $10-15 and because they are gathered on the side I still wear them now and my son is 5months.. Like you, I tried my hardest not to buy maternity clothes and was heavily pregnant over last summer so I lived in my little dresses :)2 days ago
Kieran Sheagh LithgowSupre have a great range of staple stretch dresses, skirts and tops which I've lived in throughout my pregnancy. Only bought 4 maternity items all up and have barely worn them.2 days ago
Eliza OatesComing into warmer weather you should be fine not needing it there are loads of stretchy summer dresses around. If you do want to look at purchasing some maternity stuff check out your local baby buy and sell Facebook sites lots of people sell barely worn maternity clothes really cheap :)2 days ago
Morgan CaldwellClothes shops think it's ok to triple the price to have the word maternity on their clothing. I'm 35 weeks and the only thing maternity I have brought was jeans for winter. Everything else is just stretchy stuff.2 days ago
Courtney BowdenCotton on have some stretchy dresses, kmart have $15 maternity dressed (or did last summer) and a lot of maxi dresses will fit and you can just put a belt above your bump so tou have a bit of shape about you.2 days ago
Michelle HuaBoohoo have really comfy stretchy dresses that you'll be able to continue wearing after bub is born. Also, ASOS have nice maternity dresses that are flattering and double as nursing dressing too ðŸ˜Š2 days ago
Sacha Renee HolmesCotton on dresses! I was heavily pregnant last summer and bought medium dresses from there and they perfect! I'm only a small build but I gained 20+ kgs all over while pregnant2 days ago · 1
Emma McDonnellTarget usually have a good range of maternity singlets for $10-$12 and shorts for about $20. Otherwise last year Kmart had a few maternity dresses and some maternity shorts too around the $15 mark.2 days ago
Amanda HartTry dresses from cotton on, I had a few of the tank top dresses in different colours/patterns and they grew with me. And being cotton they were comfortable and cool. ðŸ‘Œ2 days ago
Michelle BruceThings and I had a great maternity dress from ripe maternity - was about $70 but could also do nursing afterwards and wore it nearly every day - best money I spent2 days ago
Sarah NielsenOf your looking for something a little less casual, kookai have stretchy dresses. I wore one for my baby shower and I got lots of compliments :)2 days ago
SamanthaMaree GalantinoI'm 26 weeks tomorrow and maxi dresses are becoming my life saver ðŸ˜„ can always wear them with a cute jacket to if its a bit cooler X2 days ago · 1
Alison RowlandMy suggestion is if you're planning to breastfeed you'll get a lot more use out of maternity clothes if they are nursing clothes as well.2 days ago · 1
Ashleigh MurrayI got a few from Kmart the other day!!! The best and super comfy and flattering!2 days ago
Ebony Jane LoweFlowy summer dresses do well also, baby doll style and the likes, something you can still wear afterwards2 days ago
Renee LouiseI lived in kmart (I know you didn't want maternity if you don't have too) but they have maternity black jeans and there maternity tops I got 2 pairs of pants and two tops (pretty cheap) and I am still wearing them (bub is 1 month old now) and I want to go and buy more maternity tops I just think they sit quite nice and very comfortable for afterwards but not good for breast feeding :) I also got some dresses (not maternity) off Boohoo.com :)2 days ago
Amanda EdwardsKmart Kmart Kmart!!! I didn't wear a single maternity item, just wore leggings/jeggings, maxi dresses and anything comfy and stretchy ðŸ˜Š2 days ago · 1
Elle DoveyPlaces like cotton on supre (ðŸ˜« I know) Kmart big w etc have tight dresses & skirts, tight skirt & baggy t shirt or singlet or a tight dress with a nice kaftan. The only way I got through my pregnancies2 days ago
Marley DwyerFailing that you could buy a lot of empire tops / dresses or harem pants. I used them along with high waisted a line skirts which got me along my pregnancy journey ðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜Š2 days ago
Sarah MarriottLook for maternity tops that are also feeding friendly..
2 birds 1 stone...2 days ago
Sheelagh O'RourkeI bought maxi dresses from target and boohoo.com. I lived in them. I did also end up buying a pair of maternity leggings and sweatpants from Target that were so comfortable2 days ago
Cheryl SloaneCotton on have the best stretchy dresses! Or just buy a bit bigger2 days ago
Amy BoxellKmart sell cheap maternity dresses and you can wear them after having bub too.2 days ago
Aimee PiribauerI bought a heep of midi tshirt and singlet dresses from cotton on last summer! Very cheap and got me through :)2 days ago
Jess MidjajaGo to Cotton On and Kmart they do cheap stretchy cotton dresses! I've been living in them as I haven't really bought maternity clothes either except for pair of jeans I picked up at Target ðŸ‘ðŸ¼2 days ago
Rebecca Glasgow-MauriceI barely wore any maternity clothes (except jeans). Target had a great range of stretchy dresses and skirts that got me through2 days ago
Gemma DuursmaTarget have some good, simple, stretchy dresses at the moment :)2 days ago
Melissa RichardsonI lived in these gorgeous little $10 stretchy dresses when i was pregnant that i brought from ICE Design2 days ago · 2
Leanne YenchKmart have a fantastic range! I'm 35 weeks pregnant and I live in them :)2 days ago
Chantelle MurphyI'm 25 weeks pregnant and target have some cheap maternity clothes. I got a great black skirt for $20 and I found some great singlets at jeans west for like $15- $20 and they are stretchy so they will be good for nursing after also2 days ago
Tahlia RobertsThere are some dresses on boohoo.com that weren't maternity but stretchy and only like 16-20 dollars
I loved them while I was pregnant in summer
Most of their maxi dresses are stretchy just buy one size up than normal2 days ago
Megan FeeneyI bought a heap from Cotten On, light knit material that stretched over my bump. Also some stretchy singlet dresses from supre and Kmart2 days ago
Melissa TaylorFrench connection have a great range of stretchy stuff, I lived in my maxis last summer!2 days ago
Emma JohnsonBoohoo.com has a lot of jersey bodycon dresses and stretchy basic singlets. I just bought singlets in the next size up and they fit fine. Nice and cheap so they can be stretched and ruined without worry.2 days ago
Apryl DoevendansI seen some perfect maternity dresses in target also in black and $292 days ago
Emmaline Valerie JanI wore empire waist dresses when i was pregnant. Still wearing them now2 days ago
Jess EwingI just wore the stretchy dresses from cotton on whilst i was pregnant over the summer! They are cheap $19.95 :)2 days ago · 1
Melissa WoodI bought lots of stretchy dresses from valley girl. Cheap and I can still wear them now after baby has arrived.2 days ago
Sally ProvinsSinglets and skirts (maxi ones are the best) then you can wear them after bub :)2 days ago