NBB Question from Jessica: Hi ladies, whats everyones thoughts on doing one formula feed at bed time? Long story short I fell ill and had to spend a night in hospital and was given a fair few medicines and even now I have to take 2 for up to 10 days. Doctor said they're breastfeeding friendly but I've noticed a significant decrease in my milk supply and I'd like to know he's well fed before bed. I am pumping, and now I can't even get 20ml at the moment. Would a formula top up decrease my supply more? ... See moreSee less
Catie Mary HorderWe feed my 8 week old son a formula bottle of a night at around 9.30pm- 10pm, this is for Dad to have some bonding time and it allows me to have a shower, relax and go to bed. He is breastfed for the remainder of his feeds and I haven't noticed any supply issues, he is still gaining weight and a happy and healthy bubba ðŸ˜„ We started this routine at 2 weeks old after reading 'The first 6 weeks' by Midwife Cath, a really good read if you are interested and it really reassures you that mixed feeding can be done well without impacting breastfeeding. Whatever you decide you are doing awesome Mama! ðŸ’šðŸ’šðŸ¼14 hours ago · 27
Maz DaviesI was advied by the Child Health Nurse that to maintain a good supply the breast needs stimulation, be it your bub or pump. If you introduce a formula feed be sure to express when bub would normally feed, regardless of how much you express. My little guy is 8 weeks old and wasn't putting on weight with just breast milk. I have recently started topping him up with either expressed milk or formula. If I give him formula instead of breast I tend to pump to maintain supply. I'm not producing enough breastmilk even after trying all the supplements suggested so I mix feed which has helped him start a healthy weight gain.14 hours ago · 9
Kiara DuffyThe more you feed, the more milk you will produce.. formula top ups will decrease your supply even more. See if you can take domperidone along with this medication- I used it to boost my supply back up after surgery when my daughter was 2 weeks old. Within a month I went from 0 milk to being able to exclusively breast feed again. Ask your GP if it's a possibility?
But if he is hungry, use the formula, because a fed baby is the most important thing.
(Also, pumping isn't an accurate way of measuring your milk supply. I could only get 20ml out when I knew that I had more than enough milk to feed my daughter, so try not to stress in that too much!)15 hours ago · 16
Jess PlunkettPumping is not an indication of your supply! If you are worried about your supply introducing a bottle could and is likely to be detrimental. EBF is recommended for 6 months. Keep your little one close and feed on demand xx15 hours ago · 7
Kylie ReidNo it could actually decrease your milk supply!! And there's no evidence it will help baby sleep better either. Do lots of skin to skin contact, eat oats and lactation cookies, regular pumping, and contact a lactation consultant. Good luck sweets x15 hours ago · 3
Lauren KateI sometimes have dips in my supply and feel the same but just stick at it.
Hot milo with oats and fruit for brekky as well as another hot milo and a biccie before bed. Anything with oats or bakers yeast really will boost supply15 hours ago · 1
Elle DoveyI was recently in hospital with mastitis when my baby was 3 weeks old. I had heaps of medication and antibiotics and my supply dropped so I substituted when needed with formula. It worked well and I haven't needed to offer a bottle for well over 4 weeks now. (She's 8weeks) just make sure your always offering boob feed first and emptying boobs first before bottle & take some supplements and lactation cookies to work on your supply14 hours ago · 2
Claire SpencerMaybe pump breastmilk but feed formula before bed, definitely helped my bubs sleep through. Dont feel guilty formula is just as nutritional as breastmilk. I was made to feel guilty about formula but im over it! Its whats best gor you and bubs feeling satisfied x13 hours ago · 2
Rachel MaddoxI'm currently in hospital after receiving critical injuries in a boating accident 10 days ago and have managed to breast feed since day 3. My supply did drop quite a bit and bub is having about 2 bottles of formula over night, but I found taking domperidone religiously as well a lactation bikkies 3-4 per day have brought it back up. It had nearly completely dried up after the accident so we're doing much better now14 hours ago · 1
Jessica CunninghamI offer my little one a bottle before bed, we mix feed.
I pump after the bottle and again 2 hours later. No drop in supply but it gives me the chance to let others feed her & for me to eat my dinner with 2 hands ðŸ¤—15 hours ago · 2
Melissa BurridgeHi, I was giving my bubs a top-up bottle in the evening and it proved the best thing for us! My little baby was full and satisfied and I was relaxed and happy because he was so much more settled. It did decrease my supply but just for that one feed.14 hours ago · 1
Jenna Louise TrewinFormula supplementing will likely decrease you supply but if you think it will help bub then do it fed n happy baby that sleeps is better then a tired hungry baby n a tired stressed mum. Fenugreek can help boost your supply. Can get it from health food shops.14 hours ago · 1
Jessica MortimerI have sworn by a formula bottle feed before bed. I breast feed, and then I give my baby boy (9 weeks old) a formula bottle at 6:30/7:30 (I express at 9pm) and then he goes straight to bed on his own, wakes around 2/3 in the morning and has a breast feed and then sleeps until 5:30/6:30. Since I introduced the formula feed before bed he has slotted into his own little night routine by himself. I started doing this because he was up a lot in the night with wind and it was suggested to give him that as he may sleep longer and I would get at least a substantial chunk of sleep if he was then up all hours with wind and it has really helped. Good luck!13 hours ago
Catherine BaxterLactation cookies and Fenugreek herbal tablets (can get from Chemist) help as well as pumping after every feed (even if small amount). May take over a week but this will increase your supply. I had problems and these things helped. Took perseverance but we got there. All the best to you.14 hours ago
Kate SperottoIt's entirely your call but you could try to BF first and then give a bottle. That way your supply won't decrease but you know your bub will be getting enough.
There are lots of great suggestions for increasing supply here. And I tend to agree not to go off what you can pump as an indication of supply. Good luck x14 hours ago
Gemma RobertsonA formula top up can most definitely decrease your supply. Check your baby's nappy output n weight gain.. that tells you if Bub is getting enough . Good luck15 hours ago · 1
Zoe StoeckelFenugreek supplements, lots of water and brewers yeast lactation biscuits if you would prefer to increase your supply rather than go to formula. Good luck honey x14 hours ago
Ky Raelene WalkerIf ur in Australia get boobie bikkies I swear by them they increase ur supply it's a natural biscuit I express 120mls a day plus feed on demand my baby is 11 weeks old and she's a settled baby13 hours ago
Anna LouiseA formula feed at night could decrease ur supply but u do watever u need to, to have a happy bub and mum. U could try lactation biscuits to try and boost ur supply if u would prefer to continue bf.15 hours ago
Emmaline MakkiyaMy daughter always drank more at bedtime as compared to the rest of the day.
I dont think it should matter so long as you try breast first and then pump to stimulate production15 hours ago
Melissa ElphinstoneWe do a bottle before bed most nights with our bub but I pump a few hours after she goes to bed so I don't loose my supply (whatever I express gets put in the freezer for when I'm away from bub) If you're worried about low supply try some boobie bikkies (I just make Anzac biscuits and add brewers yeast and flax seed meal)12 hours ago
Tammy Joan ShipperleyHave you tried some lactation cookies (plus lots of water and high protein foods) to help boost supply? You can buy them but they are also easy to make.15 hours ago
Maria FurinaOrder yourself some boobie bikkies and try and persist with the breast feeding, I would be concerned that skipping a feed will diminish your supply.11 hours ago
Samantha StewartI mix feed and had no problems at all with my supply. Helped my little boy sleep through the night too which was an added bonus.12 hours ago
Elisabeth GrealyBe kind to yourself and bub - don't feel guilty if you use formula ðŸ˜Š14 hours ago · 1
NBB question from Jessica: Hey, ðŸ˜Š my daughter is 8 weeks old. And isn't smiling yet. I got one little smile on Mother's Day, and half a smirk if we really try hard. Most babies I see are already smiling naturally by now? She smiles and giggles in her sleep heaps. Should I be concerned? ... See moreSee less
Rebecca KaloutsisEach baby is different. They all develop and progress at different rates and we shouldn't compare them to anyone else's baby or we will go crazy thinking there is something seriously wrong with our own babies every time we see another child the same age doing something that our child isn t doing.
Just relax and enjoy each little milestone. There will come a time when you will look back and realise it's flying so fast... don't waste that time freaking out!16 hours ago · 13
Nicole StarkThis was the hardest part for me being a FTM. My bub didnt smile for what felt like forever. He was born at 35wks. And for the first 3mths he screamed/cried non stop for 3hrs every night. I was convinced he hated me and the world and must think he was being tortured because he wasnt happy and everyone would say 'oh you must be getting lots of smiles now i remember my babies at his age' i literally started to bawl my eyes out in the supermarket when someone said this to me.
I can honestly say your bub will smile and laugh when they want to and dont be concerned and definitely dont let it break your heart.
These days i tear up in the supermarket because people walk past and say 'what a happy little guy he is' because he has charmed them with the most darling of smiles ðŸ˜ x
(He is 7mths now)14 hours ago · 8
Danielle TesorieroIf your baby was premature it may take longer for them to smile or reach other milestones. My little girl giggles and smiles in her sleep too. She is 9 weeks on Friday, she had given us a couple of smiles but not heaps. I think that it takes a little time for some babies. She was premature though so it may take a little longer. Enjoy the sleep giggles. I like to think they are dreaming of us and giggling about it. ðŸ˜Š15 hours ago · 2
Kirsty SimIts alright. My boy was very stubborn and only laughed and smiled when he wanted to everytime we tryed he would just stare at us lols. And the only times.we could get him to laugh is keep dtopping things on the ground there he went16 hours ago · 2
Louise AllmanDon't worry! My son didn't smile much early on and didn't have a proper belly laugh til he was 5 months old! He didn't giggle a lot either. It was frustrating as I just wanted him to show me that he was happy and amused lol. My daughter is the opposite and was smiling from 2 weeks and laughing all the time. They are all so different, but I understand why you were concerned because I was too with my first. Especially seeing all the laughing baby clips ect, doesn't help!!!14 hours ago · 1
Mika SalterMy son can be a very serious baby. He takes his time to take in surroundings, and can be so focused that it's hard to get his attention. He took a little longer to smile and laugh, but now at 7 months smiles so much! It can take a bit of work to get him to laugh, but he has an infectious giggle when he gets going. He wasn't premature either. I wouldn't worry about your daughter at this point. :)10 hours ago
Amanda SmithMy son does not stop smiling! He is 10 weeks and he smiles the most and giggles when I tickle his feet and he holds onto my fingers while I talk to him, all babies are different she will smile when she is ready16 hours ago · 1
Casey WernerMy baby doesn't giggle yet and he is 3 months old on Friday.
Did his first smile at 5 weeks but didn't do it again til 8 weeks nearly 9..
Now he smiles all the time.
Still doesn't giggle though :(
All bubbas are different16 hours ago
Debra EllisShe sounds like an old soul. Deep in contemplation during the day and giggling and laughing at night when she re lives everything in her dreams. Give her time. If she was crying and screaming all the time then I would be worried.10 hours ago
Ky Raelene WalkerSome babies are huge serious Sam's they'll get there in the end I was lucky my little miss started at 10 days old she's 11 weeks and just started to giggle15 hours ago · 1
Nikki LeavyMy daughter didn't really smile untill she was 3.5 months.
Each babies different in there development and some take a little longer than others16 hours ago · 1
Shelley KeenanMy son took ages to smile probably not until he was like 4 months. At 14 months, He is still a very serious boy and makes you work hard for a smile or a giggle.
I agree with Rebecca, don't stress over it and just enjoy every single moment because you'll blink and she'll be off running around causing mischief. ðŸ˜Š16 hours ago · 2
Beth KennMy 7 week old isn't really smiling yet it's just a little smirk here or there don't worry to much it will happen soon don't wish her life away just yet as it goes way too fast14 hours ago · 1
Anna LouiseMy daughter smiled at 11weeks but was never a super smiley giggly baby. I don't think u need to b concerned about it. Give her a few more weeks15 hours ago · 1
Lisa Marie WoolfordDont put to much pressure on yourself or your bub everything will happen in bubs own time
Have you ever met an adult that cant smile, laugh , walk , run, roll over or sit up we all grow learn and develop in our own time and we all do things differently like running i will only do that if someone is chasing me ðŸ˜œ give it time and bub will be doing so much and you will wonder how quick the time has gone and want the time back of being newborn
Just showing concern means you are being a good mumma13 hours ago
Lindsey PrentisEverything I've read says it can take up to 12 weeks :) some babies even longer especially if they are excelling at something else16 hours ago · 1
Bronwyn HowardMy son didn't smile until 9 or 10 weeks and it was only every couple of days. He's now 12 weeks old and only really smiling all the time now12 hours ago
Kylie HalsallBabies do things in their own time! From labour to crawling, smiling and walking. I wouldn't be too concerned Mumma it'll happen â˜ºï¸16 hours ago · 1
Abby WestphalIt will come! Each to their own! It will be more special when t does come!16 hours ago · 1
Dani HoodEach bub is different! I was worried in the beginning but now she has one 24/7! It will come ðŸ˜€14 hours ago · 1
Ashleigh BrownNope bub will wake up full of giggles one day soon. My boy was giggling in his sleep at 1-1 1/2 weeks!!11 hours ago
Tamara HillMy little girl started smiling around 6 weeks but still not giggling or laughing.. She's 4 months old in a week.12 hours ago
Hayley Louise McCroneMy daughter was hard to impress she didn't really start smiling properly until about 12 weeks. It's frustrating because it felt to me like she hates me when the only emotional reaction I ever got was crying and grissling. She's constantly smiling now so don't panic it will happen.14 hours ago
Bree CarpenterMy lil man was smiling at 2 1/2 - 3 weeks even the midwife said that now we are getting bigger smiles. He is 5 weeks. This pic here was 3 1/2 weeks11 hours ago
NBB Question from Karlee: Hi, I've just had a 31week scan to check bubs growth, everything is good but shows that she's breech. I know there's still quite a few weeks left to go and they move all the time, BUT if bub is still breech when its time to give birth, what happens? ... See moreSee less
Katie M DeveigneThey can try can turn the baby but baby usually turns back or you can elect a c section now because she's breech and if u go into lab our before its scheduled and she does turn you can still have her natural x hope this helps just had my breech baby girl 13 weeks ago she was breech the entire time never turned. Went into natural labour 38.4weeks ðŸ˜„ and ended up with an Emergency c section anyway lol15 hours ago
Katherine DaviesMy 4 week old son was undiagnosed breech, didn't find out until I was 40+6, the Ob gave us 3 options: try to turn him, caesar or vaginal breech delivery. They successfully turned him and then induced me but unfortunately his heart rate dropped so we ended up in emergency caesar.16 hours ago
Felicity WalshMy little man was breech majority of my pregnancy. Dr tried turning bub at 37 weeks with no success so had to have a csection booked in. Dr did an ultrasound just before the csection to see if bub turned but unfortunately not. If bub had of turned i would have been able to have vaginal birth16 hours ago
Anna ByrneMy bub was breech from 30 weeks and never turned. Was given the option to force turn her but I did not want to go down that road due to complications. Had a very successful elective c section and easy recovery ðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜Š14 hours ago
Carly WinstoneMine was breech at 31 weeks then turned just before 3212 hours ago
Angela SelbyMy brother was breech, but turned at the last minute.16 hours ago
Rachel LahlMy baby who is eight weeks old stayed breach the entire pregnancy I had a C Section booked in17 hours ago
Cassie WoodThey'll either try to turn her when you're in labour or you'll be booked in for a c section :) good luck!17 hours ago
Skye BakerI had no idea I had pre-eclampsia until my antenatal appointment at 29 weeks and had bub at 30 weeks. Very scary but bub is now 4 months and now weighs 3.9 kg and is doing well. Defiantly has put me off giving her a brother or sister.20 hours ago · 4
Cassie GelukAlll my tests came back negative. Had my son 12 days early and wasnt until heading into surgery after birth that i heard the doc say i had pre eclampsia. He was born 2.4kgs ultrasound indicated at 6 pound 14 ounces baby 36 weeks so was a bit surprised at 5 pound 4 ounces!19 hours ago · 2
Kayla MayburyI did. Went full term and things went very bad. Luckily I'm still here today to tell the tail and I had a very healthy happy 9 pound 3 boy. 2.5 years on and I'm still scared of ever having anymore kids!!20 hours ago · 2
Colleen PentecostI had it at my last ultrasound at 39 weeks and went in the next day for a csection also he was measuring a big baby and he was so glad I went that way, I've just had my second 13 weeks ago and didn't have it thank god. My 2 are 21.5 months apart and I never even gave it another thought not to have another one but then my story wasn't that bad as I just went in the next day and had my baby.19 hours ago · 1
Cassie WoodI didn't know I had it until my 37 week appointment, thankfully my son was healthy and none the wiser so it was fine for me! The only crappy part was the blood pressure tablets to bring my blood pressure they had me on when I left hospital, they were awful ðŸ˜–19 hours ago · 1
Sheree AdamecI had it. bub stopped growing at 33 weeks but no one picked it up til 36wks 5days. came in next day to be induced. she was born at 37wks by emergency c section as she almost died. she was 2.2kg. she is now 8month and 8kg20 hours ago · 2
Emma StrangeI had this with both my boys, now pregnant fir the 3rd time I have been on 100mg aspirin daily since 14 weeks. Having weekly blood pressure checks. Nearly 21 weeks and all is good but I know how suddenly it comes on ðŸ˜19 hours ago · 3
Keema JoyHad it with both my daughters. Was put on low dose aspirin and blood pressure pills.20 hours ago · 1
Anna LouiseI did. Had my daughter at 34weeks20 hours ago · 1
Claire MishraI recently had post partum pre-eclampsia ! Yep, there is such a thing. Hideous experience with a lot of misdiagnosis by a public ED, 2 GPs & fill in Obstetrician as mine was on holidays. Symptoms to look out for are: BP over 140/90, swelling in feet/hands/face, protein in urine (i didn't have any), abdominal pain, reflux, nausea/ vomiting, headaches, tenderness around liver. My symptoms started 9 days post partum ... I ended up in ED and then ICU on day 17 having magnesium infusion to prevent eclampsia (seizures/ fits). I've since discovered there is a lot of misdiagnosis of this as everyone thinks pre-eclampsia only happens during pregnancy & is cured by delivery. I had no pre-eclampsia during my
Pregnancy FYI. Still on BP meds 6 weeks later.18 hours ago · 2
Cathy MilnerI had IUGR and preeclampsia headed to HELLP syndrome. My little boy was born at 36 weeks by C-section weighing 2025g. There was a lapse in communication somehow and the postnatal midwives didn't know (despite me telling them repetitively). They would brush off my elevated BPs and generally made me feel like I was being paranoid. I'm so thankful for the doctors who recognized the risks and got things happening ASAP. (I'm a nurse btw, and usually like to stick up for fellow nurses, but not in this instance).
It's looks like we are all here to tell the tale so that's something to be thankful for.18 hours ago · 1
Hayley BoltI found out I had pre eclampsia at 38 weeks when I checked my own blood pressure after developing extremely swollen feet and had high blood pressure , knew the symptoms of pre eclampsia so called the hospital and they told me to come in , they told me I had to stay and be induced 2 days later , medication to keep my blood pressure down but wasn't effected by it apart from the uncomfortable feet .The 2 nights I was there I was having cramps the first and contractions the second night and bubba came on her own apart from needing my waters broken . The midwife said it's as if the body recognises that you have pre eclampsia and gets things happening sooner to get baby out . Not proven but in my case it did16 hours ago · 1
Meghan ShaeYes, i tested positive at 39weeks and i was put in to have an induction straight away. After giving birth i suffered from the varient of Pre E which is HELLP syndrome and the pre E became worse resulting in Post eclampsia. I'm 13 weeks PP and im still suffering effects from it now.14 hours ago
Teegan LaneI found out i had preclampsia at my 36 week check up. I had very very high bloood pressure abd had to stay the night. 2 days later after trying to induce me i had a emerfency caesarian as bubs heart rate kept dropping. Then aftwe having him it all went down hill and i was in emergency care for 2 days and had tk get checked every half hour and soooo many blood tests. It was horrible. Also there had to be a nurse with me 24/7. Severe preclampsia and hypertension. They said almost eclampsia too. He was only 5 pound 7. .12 hours ago
Nikki CavanaghWent in for a check up at 32 weeks not knowing I even had Pre-eclampsia! They told me it was severe and I had to deliver that day! It was so overwhelming ðŸ˜± Next pregnancy I'll be taking aspirin to keep it away haha14 hours ago
Melissa TwentymanYes I did. Had her by emergency c-section. They didn't pick it up until I went into the hospital. She was born 2.4kgs and in scn for 3 days.
Terrified it will happen again with next pregnancy. :(15 hours ago
Amy-Marie PattersonI thought there were still more studies to be done before confirming low dosage aspirin can treat pre-eclampsia is 100%?17 hours ago
Eliza JaneYep. Severe pre-e. First symptoms at 28 weeks and then all blew up at 33 weeks,
One week after stopping taking aspirin at 32 weeks16 hours ago
Jane LangleyMy ob put me on aspirin due to risk of pre-eclampsia. My bub is now 5.5 months old.15 hours ago
Katie McCraeBeck Henderson this is what dean and I saw on the news the other night and was telling Matt tonight about13 hours ago
Brooke KellyAshleigh Rhodes remember I had to take it as a preventive10 hours ago
Nicole HaslerAdam MacDonald hopefully the Asprin helps this time ðŸ™ðŸ»15 hours ago · 1
NBB Question from Kayla: Need help! My baby cries of a night from around 6-7pm till 11-12am I try wrapping her and i have fed changed and burped her. She just doesn't settle. I walk and talk to her, I dance around the room trying to settle her but as soon as I stop she starts screaming the house down! I am not sure what else to do. Any suggestions? ... See moreSee less
Allira MundayHi Kayla, My little girl did this too at about 4 weeks, they are just starting to realise they are separate from you and this freaks them out a little! All we could do was wrap her tightly and she slept on us day and night for a week or two. At night she was the same, so stressful and upsetting, we just kept walking, talking to her, rocking etc, sometimes it worked sometimes it didnt. Take it in shifts with your partner if able to, thats how we survived. It will get easier :) xx21 hours ago · 6
Jodie HallTotally normal!!! Just went through this and it ended at around 9 weeks for us :) Grab a bottle of water, remote for TV and if you are breastfeeding then just let bub on and off the boob nearly the whole time. It will pass20 hours ago · 5
Laura BartoliWear your baby in a sling or carrier during the day if she's not already used to it and try to keep her there when she gets upset. If motion and feeling close to you soothes her this should help. Try and do your chores and other things you would normally do and when she calms down and falls asleep (deeply, mind) put her in her cot. This worked with my first child and did it just in case with my second, no issues. Can also try something for colic like infacol.20 hours ago · 1
Brooke BainThis very well may not be the case for you, but I was breastfeeding my little one, and he used to scream and scream at nights as well and I thought maybe colic at the start and after a month of it happening I realised I was short on milk by nighttime and he was hungry. I started giving him top up formula bottles and he was a different baby and didn't cry like that again.18 hours ago · 1
Kerry TodkillMy 6 week old is doing something similar- she will be happy up until it's time to settle in for the night (8;30pm) then she won't settle and only wants to sleep in our arms... we try and put her in once asleep, but she wakes up instantly and starts crying again... she eventually calms down, usually after 2 hours! It's very exhausting! Any tips/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!21 hours ago
Alicia WatsonWe went through this when bub was a newborn. Witching hour would last several hours from about 5pm and all i could do was have him snuggled up against me in the baby carrier and walk around. Often he just keep on crying anyway. While it is horrible - It is normal and it will pass. Take comfort in knowing there is nothing wrong with him (reflux or whatever) given it happens around the same time every night. It will pass ðŸ™‚20 hours ago · 2
My daughter did this and it just got worse over time. She was formula fed and it turned out to be pain from a cows milk allergy that she has now grown out of.
If you think bub might be uncomfortable you can try elevating the mattress a little (some babies cant lie flat - stomach acid can roll up to their throaghts).
I found some gripe water before feeds gave some tummy relief as well - some people like infants friend or boiling fennel seeds themselves.
If you think it could be something else keep an eye on those nappies for signs of digestive issues i.e. stooles with mucus.
If all of these things dont help it could just be a separation thing.
But if you think there is pain involved get checked out by the GP. You might need to call your maternal health nurse to find out if they know a good one in your area. Alot of doctors will give you a print out on colic and send you home if the milestones have been met - not very helpful.17 hours ago
Sarah Elizabeth O'DonnellI read an awesome book called The Discontented Little Baby from the library that the health nurse recommended. It explains that the witching hour only happens if they haven't had enough stimulation during the day. It says to get out of the house, let them see lots and play with you and then they should be good at that hour. I try this with my bub and she hasn't (yet) had an witching hour issues. They crave stimulation.16 hours ago · 1
Karen LaneFeed feed feed!!! My first did this and I dont think I fed him enough. Number two I fed from about 6pm til 9pm and he didnt cry at all. Different babies of course but for us, the boob worked. Also low light, dont talk to bub and make sure they understand the difference between day and night.13 hours ago · 1
Jess ElizaDepending on how old she is (as you haven't said) it's all part of them coming to terms with being out of the womb. My little boy did this as well between 4-8 weeks ( I think ðŸ¤” he's 10 MO now so hard to remember) and I ended up just sitting on the couch with him attached to my boob feeding on and off between 6pm-10pm. We got through it, and so will you â˜ºï¸ you could try a sling? That way she'll be close to your body but you can still get about? - a bit cosier than a carrier as well.17 hours ago
Colleen PentecostThis was happening with my now 13 week old to early on, he is my second so I knew what was happening. 4th month trimester and all normal. I got my one to self settle at 10 weeks and thrives now, we never have witching hour and he usually sleeps 6-12pm then feed and then up at 4.30 for a feed. So it does all calm down and gets much easier slowly but surely21 hours ago
Carolynn Lee DempseyHow old is she?
When my boy was younger 0-2 months, we couldn't settle him in the 'witching' hours.
We would feed. Go for a walk as he was settled, then shower and then feed and bed. After a few nights it was much better as almost seemed like he needed that..
Hand in there mummy!21 hours ago
Melissa ElphinstoneOur bub was like this until her day/night was the same as ours. We'd be ready to sleep but she'd still be going through feed nap cycles. Now that she's older she only does this when we've missed a nap or her bed time and she's over tired21 hours ago
Sarah KingstonMy little one did this and I ended up putting it down to a sensory overload. She settled down much quicker in a dark room with minimal noise and a fan blowing on her face (it was a little warmer at the time lol). She is fine for the rest of the day, just night time things seemed to become just a little bit too much to handle :) good luck!19 hours ago
Lou ShepWe had that exact phase between 5-7 weeks and she has progressively improved. They change all the time but it's just about finding coping mechanisms to cope through the hard times, after making sure Bub doesn't have a tummy ache or sore ear etc. gripe water helped us.18 hours ago
Melissa PalmerThings that (sometimes) work for my son are wearing him in a chekoh wrap, vacuum, bottle, exaust fan, bath, and if they dont work at least he's been bathed and the floor is clean, it also takes time so the constant screaming doesn't seem to feel as long17 hours ago
Rhiannon SczesnyWe had this with our children. Turns out they had silent reflux. Once they started medication and special formula it settled down - we also tried baby chiro too. Absolutely amazing.
Good luck xx14 hours ago
Kiri Aria ConacherMy baby went through this stage too. I found wearing her and keeping her away from light. I put her ear to my heart and covered her in a way she could breath easily but it was dark for her.
I used a material wrap around carrier for the first couple months. They are much softer for them.15 hours ago
Rachel ImogenIt's witching hours. BUT I used a baby wrap and had her on me bouncing on my fit ball during this time and it helped a lot. Best investment was my chekoh baby wrap x21 hours ago · 2
Amanda CatherineThe book - Save Your Sleep by Tizzie Hall is supposed to be amazing for issues like this. I'm sure there is a short point on the net to help with lack of time :)12 hours ago
Michelle FletcherMy son did this for the first three months, once he hit three months it stopped, he is now over 4 months and hasn't done it since, sleeps beautifully at night now only wakes up once :)16 hours ago
Sarah TwigleyMy baby did this from 3-10pm so I started a relaxing, strict bath, massage, bottle and bed routine early at 6pm and now she sleeps for ages :-)19 hours ago
Kristy MayMine wont crash unless in her swaddle bag where her arms are restricted as she wakes herself and refuses to sleep unless held. We also got a chibebe which she loves in the day and will sleep for a couple of hours. If she fussy I give her boob because boob solves everything lol20 hours ago · 1
Kareena FoysterI've noticed with my Bub if she is stimulated enough during the day (out and about, feeds the horses with me etc) she doesn't do any of this. If we only go to the shops and hang around the house guaranteed it starts.12 hours ago
Elizabeth ShiltonMy bub did that and dr told us it was colic. Shed cry for 2-3 hrs around same time before she would calm down.We went onto novalac colic formula and it went away. Id go see your GP or pediatrician21 hours ago · 3
Kelly BaylissHope Fitzgerald now I have read this and understand what you said about the witching hour ðŸ˜œ19 hours ago · 1
Connie EgbertsMy 6 week old twins do this during the day..., aaaaaalllll dayyyyyy -_- but we manage20 hours ago
Cassy CannonLinda Cannon I am so grateful I have never experienced this ðŸ¤žðŸ¼ I am a very lucky mumma14 hours ago · 1
Trish WiezelTry Essential Oils!! They are definitely making a difference to our bed time routine for my 11 month old & my 4 year old!20 hours ago · 1
Sibel SimsekRonnie Paratene read this. Must be what we experienced last night ðŸ¤”19 hours ago
Kira GrayGreta... some very useful tips on here... although no one mentioned lunges lol...19 hours ago · 1
Megan BuggMy son did this and turned out it was colic we started using infants friends after all feeds worked a treat hope this helps good luck21 hours ago · 1
Jessica LeeColic? Infants friend is great sometimes even though we burp them there is a build up from all day. Bath time routine?18 hours ago
Carly SheridanRachel Biernat strap yourself in... its real! Cuddles and kisses galore in our house between 5 and 7pm17 hours ago
Kayla StubbsWe tried the feed bath thing last night but she slept till bout 8 then it all started she ended up falling asleep in her rocker21 hours ago
Hevva McKenzie-SylvesterHow does she sleep during the day? Sometimes they get a sleep debt by the end of the day and they're just buggered and cranky from not enough cumulative sleep.19 hours ago
Jana AikenCould she be over tired?? How much is she sleeping during the day? Could be colic?19 hours ago
Erin GaneWarm bath or shower with mum to help settle and just lots of cuddles n feeds12 hours ago
Dee O'RourkeIf you run you finger gently across there forehead that tends to carm my son17 hours ago
Amber PeggYes this was us
Between me and my partner we have 7 daughters no boys
I'm happy to say we are 23 weeks preg with a BOY finally our last hope and we got him ðŸ˜23 hours ago · 59
Laura BartoliI'm having a girl after 2 boys. This was a surprise pregnancy, not planned, so I guess it was meant to be...22 hours ago · 6
Tan Yalol. I get where he is coming from. I burst into tears when having my ultrasound and found out we were having a boy after 4 girls :D23 hours ago · 6
Candice DawkinsProbably going to be me in the future, except with a girl. ðŸ˜‚23 hours ago · 1
Alison PlacanicaThat's what we did to find out that we were having a boy! ðŸ’™ðŸ‘¶ðŸ»21 hours ago · 1
Eleni VergadosI know of a family that has 5 ðŸ’–girls & the husband always blamed his wife that she could only give him girls so he cheated on his wife to hopefully have a ðŸ’™ boy with an other women & ended up with an other girl , he got his Karma ðŸ˜‚ ðŸ’–ðŸ’–ðŸ’–ðŸ’–ðŸ’–ðŸ’– ðŸ˜‚22 hours ago · 14
Helen CainHopefully this will be me one day but with a girl, haha.. I honestly couldn't care if I only had boys, I've been blessed with a 'step' daughter though she is my daughter in mine and her Dads eyes, we now have a handsome son together, my partners Dad had 6 boys in a row before getting a girl, my partners brothers have only had boys... boys are so common on his side. I know it all comes down to the male sperm but I have a very strong feeling ill only have boys but like I said I don't mind, I know I'm blessed either way ðŸ’™ðŸ’š10 hours ago
Danielle MisiracaWe have three girls and one boy but he was born the 3rd child we then had an accident and found out number 4 was on the way hoping for another boy to even it out but NO it was another beautiful little girl her siblings adore her non the less ðŸ’•21 hours ago
Paige RingwoodDarcey Holland i know Red is happy either way and loves all his girls a lot but id imagine this would be his reaction if you have another baby and its a boy. ðŸ˜Š19 hours ago · 1
Cody WohlingLindsay Densley oh my god wot a gorgeous family! And 12 secs in i was crying... the oldest girl just made my heart melt. Reminds me of skylah.15 hours ago · 1
Mel MaiavaI don't get how the parents don't know and this is organized I wonder by who? ðŸ˜‚ happy for them though that excitement!!17 hours ago · 1
Estell ToftElliot Jackson Toft Kayla Schapel this will be you guys ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜ how beautiful how he embraces her and doesn't let go! Aww emo ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜˜ Brad Barr ðŸ˜™18 hours ago · 1
Alanna BrodieI have two boys and went for a third thinking it would be a boy but nope we were surprised it was a little girl he brothers love her to pieces â¤ï¸17 hours ago
Kathleen CobbanWe just found out that our 4th is a little girl after 3 boys my hubby is over the moon as he is the youngest of 4 boys. She will be very loved :)15 hours ago
Christabelle BarnesThat's so cute! But on another note she looks great on her 4th pregnancy!23 hours ago · 13
Chloe CornfordðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜‚ omg DaniDanielle Plummeran see u this happy if u find out u have a girl if u ever go for round 3 haha. AshlAshlee BowenlAshlee Elizabeth funny19 hours ago · 1
Heath SmithI cant help but wonder how disappointed he would have been for another girl. Babies are a true blessing no matter what the gender.......a healthy baby should be the wish, not the right gender.....14 hours ago · 3
Rachel ShevlinLauren Maree Bayliss this will be you and Matthew Stuart Bayliss but instead of having three girls already it will probably be 4 ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜‚20 hours ago · 2
Lisa MillerThis was me after having 4 girls and finding out i was having a boy ðŸ’™ðŸ’™23 hours ago · 8
Duygu Ozmen AyanThis over reaction would have been great for the emotional development of his daughters.20 hours ago · 4
Fay Adem ToganAw this is cute but really now.. is society still concerned about gender? ðŸ™„ ðŸ˜‚17 hours ago · 4
Emily TurrellJames Stockton pretty much your reaction when we found out we were having a boy lol22 hours ago · 1
Bec BeaumontRankin Garland - maybe 1 more... nah wishful thinking, 3 girls is enough xx22 hours ago · 2
Davia AnRico Abellanosa this was you when dr said Boy hahaha and it was our first baby23 hours ago · 1
Emma BoltonBrandon Long....this could be us! This would totally be your reaction lol17 hours ago · 2
NBB question from Mei: My 8 weeks old daughter sleeps fine during the night but she is having trouble sleeping during the day, she only sleeps about 2 hours from 11 am to 6pm then she gets all fussy and tired in the evening. I don't know what to do, help ! What do others do? ... See moreSee less
Emma JohnsonRight around 8w mine was fighting her naps so hard! Even when following all the 'rules' of appropriate wake times, feed/play/sleep, patting to sleep, blah blah blah. It sucked and it stressed me out. Looking back I honestly think its just that my baby was experiencing a bit of FOMO. She has always been very alert and she has a history of refusing naps, no matter how tired, because she wants to play! If I could go back I would tell myself that this phase only lasted a few weeks and that its ok and normal for newborns to do this. My tip, pop baby in a swing in the lounge with you, go get a cuppa and chill. Take the pressure off and baby will probably take an extra nap.... its what worked for me ðŸ˜Š1 day ago · 16
Amanda SmithMy son is 10 weeks and doesn't really sleep during the day and if he does it will only be on me for maybe an hour, he normally sleeps 10 hours straight of a night time from 930-10pm so not complaining ðŸ˜„ðŸ˜„23 hours ago · 4
Melissa ElphinstoneI have to watch my daughter like a hawk to catch her tired cues. If I miss the first yawn or not notice her zoning out it's a pain to get her to sleep. All I can recommend is watch your bub for sleep cues to get them down to sleep quickly19 hours ago · 2
Dani HoodMy little one was the same. We've worked it out now that she sleeps for 1-2 hours then we play or go for a walk or anything for an hour and a half then bottle in a dark room, wrapped and back to bed! My little one is 4 months now but sleeping 12 hours at a night then 3 big sleeps during the day! Good luck! You'll work it out! Remember your doing a great job!!22 hours ago · 3
Rachel VerdoornOur little man was a catnapper during the day, we'd never get more than one sleep cycle out of him (30-40 min) but we now get two solid two hour naps out of him courtesy of white noise playing in the background ðŸ™ðŸ» we downloaded an app called white noise and he likes the 'brown noise' noise, it has everything from rain, waves to hairdryer (which my husband loves ðŸ˜‚). He's always been a great sleeper overnight with little comfort (dummy only) so just needed a bit of help during the day23 hours ago · 1
Kylie AustinAll babies are different you just have to experiment until you find what works for you and bub. My daughter was a huge sleeper and was always happy to go off to sleep in her cot through the day where as my son was only a cat napper and to save all of our sanity we just let him nap in his swing in the lounge room through the day. He's now 1 and has his day sleeps in his cot but still only sleeps 1-3 hours through the day.24 hours ago · 1
Donna SavageMy 6 month old daughter has done this since a couple of weeks old. As she is going so long over night without a feed, she makes up for it through the day and would feed 2 hourly, hence not sleeping long periods (if at all). I have since started to string her out to 3 hourly tho it depends on the day whether she has the odd big sleep or just cat naps.21 hours ago
Zoe StoeckelMy 3 month old is the same. I happy she is sleeling well at night so im not too fussed. White noise helps a lot and you could also try swaddles to stop the startle reflex. I think its very normal for bubbies to cat nap during the day. Good luck honey x21 hours ago
Lou ShepYou may need to baby wear, pat her and be really hands on if you aren't already. Or she may be a movement baby and in that case bring the pram inside and rock her to sleep. It's tricky especially when they are cranky.16 hours ago
Jennifer Maree PsaltisThis use to happen to my daughter to! Perfect night sleeper but cat napped during the day!! Drs and nurses said she should be sleeping more - that's why I stressed about it. Now I know for my second that it's VeRY common!21 hours ago
Cherri BarberMy bubba is now 13wks and is an A+ catnapper during the day, hes doing 20min stints atm. Although I'm not too stressed about it I've just ordered a raffy from RIFF RAFF & CO and hoping he will sleep a little better with his new friend15 hours ago
Alicia MasonFind out the UV radiation levels in your local area and go outside on a picnic rug in the shade when it is a UV level of 2 or lower. The fresh air will help you and may help bub sleep.23 hours ago
Maree PiljicTry increasing her awake time in the morning so that you space out her naps during the day. She should only need 3.5-4hours spread throughout the day. Maybe she is having too much morning sleep.14 hours ago
Tash FarrarI take mine out for a walk in the sling at around 4pm- she falls asleep and thus gets a nice little nap before what would normally be witching hour :)23 hours ago
Cathy MilnerDamian Foster perfect timing for this article to come up on my feed.24 hours ago · 2
Sam Goulopoulos2 hours sounds good. My 14 week old only sleeps half an hour most days â˜¹24 hours ago · 4
Rebecca MockettDave Mockett, interesting read, with Olivia being early, she would be at the 8 and a bit weeks1 day ago
Grace HobbsEmily Taylor was it you I was talking about the court trimester with I can't remember23 hours ago
Teagan HennesseyIf Bub is sleeping well through the night, don't stress about day sleeps. ðŸ™‚20 hours ago
Abbey Woodsmy 9 week old is the exact same but since i changed formulas he starts to sleep sometimes during the day22 hours ago
Rebecca YoungMy 3 week old is now refusing day time sleeps. Oh its such a drama. No screaming he just wont nap lol24 hours ago
Melainie MayfieldTake her for a walk the fresh air should knock her out thankfully mine has a routine and sleeps 6 hours during the day18 hours ago
Maddie DewhurstThat sounds good. If she sleeps fine through the night who cares really23 hours ago
Kirsty SimIve heard some babys prefer a nice and dark room then a bright room1 day ago
Laura MeakinEmma Dobbie a good article to read23 hours ago · 1
Lynne KibbleMolivia Maldon you might find this interesting ðŸ‘ðŸ¼ðŸ’–13 hours ago
NBB question from anon: I'm a ftm to a 10 month old and I have always wanted 2 kids. I had a horrible pregnancy with hypermesis from start to finish. Along with other small issues and a painfully long labour. We haven't had the easiest time since she came along either with alot of strain on our relationship due to this new lifestyle and all the stresses that come with it. (Don't get me wrong - best thing I've ever done and I love bub to bits, no regrets at all) But thinking about having a second child and having to go through all of that again, and then the extra strain it will put on us all over again - it really stresses me out and I don't know if I can do it ðŸ˜ž I just want to know if other women felt like this and how you got past it? I really want a sibling for our gorgeous bubba ! ... See moreSee less
Christie MilneI have a 10 mth old and my first is 6. Best thing we did was wait. The 2nd time around has been so much easier. It was also easier finically. My first is independent. I had a horrible first labour so I was put off by having another but my 2nd birth was completely different. Maybe you just need to give yourself more time xx1 day ago · 8
Kate McIntoshIt sounds like you need to just wait a bit. There is no rush (if you force it, may struggle anyway) and you are not obligated to give your child a sibling especially at the cost of your mental/physical state.
Try to reconnect with your husband, iron out the issues.1 day ago · 3
Samantha StephensonI have a 16 month old and I'm currently 14 weeks. I had hypermesis last time, and yeah I'm sick a few times each day, all day reflux, and nausea that won't quit, but it's honestly not as bad as last time. I've not been in hospital or dehydrated in this pregnancy. We have stresses and strains like any other couple (it wasn't great when our son was first born, the adjustment is a lot, we almost took a break), but we're so much better now, and our relationship is stronger with this pregnancy, I put that down to us knowing (as much as possible) what we're in for and we've realised that arguing gets us nowhere. I was dreading another pregnancy especially with a toddler, but it's bearable. It's not great but with a bit of support, he goes to his nans once a week for a few hours, it's doable. xxx1 day ago · 2
Kate UtbergI waited 8 years after suffering through HG with my first, right up to the last second of labour, it is exhausting and traumatising, I forgot about all the aches and labour pain but will never forget the sickness.
My second pregnancy i did not even throw up once, it was amazing! All the best, when you are ready you will know xx1 day ago · 2
Melissa ElphinstoneI started off wanting 4 kids but I was miserable during pregnancy with back pain so bad I couldn't walk or drive some days and all day morning sickness. My labour didn't go too smoothly and it took a while for me to feel ok about it but after having bub and watching her grow makes me want another in the future but I say in about 3 or 4 years haha gotta give myself a break to recover12 hours ago · 1
Diana SmithI also had an Extremely Long labour resulting in a cesarean and then internal problems for 6 months after my bub is now 10 months also. And I am still quite hesitant when it comes to intimacy with my husband and is has also put a strain on our relationship. I also want a sibling for bub , but atm I am not physically or mentally ready.
I still struggle everyday but i don't have much support here. I call my mum for a vent every few days and that helps but everything takes time.
Goodluck and all the best for you and your beautiful family.1 day ago · 1
Michelle AuborI had hypermesis through almost my entire first pregnancy. Had to leave my job and found it really hard to cope in every way, being stuck in bed for 7 months.
I was sure next time would be different!
Currently pregnant with my second and have had hypermesis again which ended at about 5 months. It's been extremely hard but I will never regret going through it all again, as miserable as I was at the time. I am lucky that I have an amazing husband that works from home to help me and lots of family helping too. I am definitely done at 2! Some of us are just very unlucky with pregnancies. Do what feels right, at the right time for you and your family. Don't put pressure on yourself â¤21 hours ago · 1
Leanna CharnockI have an almost 3yr old and now a 3 week old. Bubs number 2 has just fitted into our life so perfectly. She is a really relaxed happy baby, it isn't any more busy ir stressful than with 1. Our first daughter is pretty full on at times, so i was feeling very nervous about how I would cope with two, but she has just slipped right in like she was always here. If anything having 2 has made me more organised and motivated in general. Good luck.23 hours ago · 1
Malinda GuerinMy eldest was 2yrs and 2 months when his sister dramatically arrived 11 weeks earlier than expected. The time we spent in NICU was a balancing act between the needy 2yr old and the sick babe but we did it now 6months on lil miss is home and pretty settled and life is great. Mr 2 recovered well and they are already very close i hope this bonds lasts their whole lives.1 day ago · 1
Jess ElizaThere's no hurry, I also have a 10 month old and want a couple of siblings for him. But he won't be getting any for a couple of years. And until that time I'm sure he'll love being the centre of attention â˜ºï¸ your first baby changes your relationship heaps, I think although the second will put more demand on the family as a whole, it won't change AS much. It'll just alter. Give yourselves some time to get used to having the baby you have now, 10 months isn't very long at all.1 day ago
Sarah ChemelloI understand how you feel. I had a fantastic pregnancy but one of the worst long labors. My boy is just over 12 months and im 23 weeks pregnant now. It definitely has put a strain on us emotionally physically and financially but after we found out we were expecting again we had a calm open talk about how we truly felt about every aspect and it really helped. My advice is to sit down with your partner tell him what you feel your excitement your worries everything give him a chance to do the same. You will know then how bith of you feel and you can start to address areas that need it. Dont rush into it make sure both of you are completely ready1 day ago
Tamara LongDefinitely wait, I just had a baby 4 months ago and whilst the pregnancy was easy... I hated it... I didn't hate it with my second... Which means that for now, im done having children... That's not to say that we will never ever have anymore children (we only wanted 2 anyways) it just means that there will be no more babies in the foreseeable future... Lol1 day ago
Tanaya RawadyWhen I was pregnant with my first baby, I was horribly sick and hard to even be conscious until about 5/6 months or so it felt like! I had a rough time bringing our baby into the world (medical problems, prem baby). I know the adjustments you are feeling and it's totally normal!
I fell pregnant again when our first baby was just 9 months old. I was sick but nowhere near as long, I had a pretty good pregnancy til the end. It was scary, I want sure if I could do it, how I would handle two kids and balance everything else! I had anxiety through the roof. But we did! We have an 18mo age gap although it gets tough (both sick at same time, first few years both need a lot of attention) it was definitely worth it, the bond my children have is amazing! My advice would be prepared and routined with your first, most of all be on the same page with your partner talk about the support and responsibilities between the both of you.21 hours ago
Deanne WheelerHaving suffered 3 hyperemesis pregnancies and the last bring my worse, there is a hyperemesis support page that is amazing and helps get through those toughest days. Having a good doctor/obstetrician who understands the condition ready to go as soon as you fall pregnant or even before makes a difference. Get to know the meds available etc. I got better at managing it each pregnancy even though it was worse each time.1 day ago
Trudy SpreadboroughI've had really shocking HG with both pregnancies, right up until giving birth. There's 4yrs and 8mths between my 2 though...it took me that long to be ready again lol but I knew I want finished. It put alot of strain on our relationship but we got through it in the end and now our family is complete :)1 day ago
Jordan RobinsonI have a 1 year old and a 3 week old, my partner and I have naturally adjusted to it. It is tricky at times but you don't really think about it, I'm personally happy that I had them close as they get to grow together, but everyone is different if you're not ready wait because you don't want to put that strain on your relationship.1 day ago
Rachael WheatleyI had a book-perfect pregnancy, and a pretty good labour, towards the end it got a bit Hairy and my daughter had to be resuscitated directly after - I'm only now starting to feel ready for another and she's 2 in July.
Don't rush into it - enjoy just having one and when the times right, you'll know!1 day ago
Emmaline MakkiyaI found that number 2 so far has been much easier on the relationship.
With number one, your both going through everything for the first time, you both think you know exactly whats going on and what the other expects when really you dont. It really put our trust on the line when we were expecting number one.
With number two we didnt go through the issues with number one. I guesse we both already know where each other stand this time, and we are distracted by number one most of the time anyway. We dont really have the time or energy to worry about those things this time.16 hours ago
Haylee WellsJust wait until you are ready, you can always have them a few years apart so you are all more ready.
I had awful hyperemis with bub #1 but thankfully just had morning sickness with my second. It was very hard being pregnant with a toddler though1 day ago
Samantha GibsonYeah I don't know, I figured when you really want another child you just move past the other pregnancy and birth. Sounds like you maybe need some more time. I had a very painful pregnancy from very early on, not sleeping and nothing helped and a long, and painful labour and I started wanting another bub about 8 months after I had our Daughter. The past went out the window and it didn't worry me one bit. Our kids will be 19 months apart. What helps us is I know that it's all temporary and you can get past the strain if you acknowledge it will happen and talk through it.24 hours ago
Tegan SizelandI had HG as well along with other complications and PND. My daughter is 21 months. I do want to have another but am giving myself time to feel ready to go through pregnancy again. I wouldn't change a thing and I love my daughter to bits but I just need to recover.
Do you need to rush? Perhaps give it some more time and I would suggest seeing a psychologist to talk through everything would possibly help as well.1 day ago
Despina PalermoLife as a parent will never be easy but think long term. One hard pregnancy doesn't mean another. If your relationship is struggling id recommend sorting those issues out with your partner before moving forward.1 day ago
Melanie McCannI had morning sickness right up until 2 mins before the c section. I want to (surprisingly) but financially it would break us, so we've said no for the moment. You gotta do what you can both handle - emotionally, financially, health wise and stress wise. Good luck ðŸ˜‰1 day ago
Kristy FalasDo you need to do it so soon. Its easier to cope with all the issues of pregnancy and newborn when your toddler is about 3+ they are more self sufficient and can be helpful instead. I know ages 1-2 they are stressful with their curiosity.1 day ago
Jane GrationYep, the thought of being pregnant and having another child isn't appealing (at the moment). I have also always wanted two children. But, the near future isn't suitable for us. We will wait until we are both ready. Don't feel pressured by anyone to have another child.
Do what is right for you and your family â¤ï¸1 day ago
Stacey Alexandra SouthamYou're feeling the same as many of us. Even after a great pregnancy & a pretty chill bubba it's still a huge decision as to whether & when to go again for number 2. Sometimes I remember to give it to God & trust that life will be what it will be. We can control & plan for everything. Enjoy the bubba in front of you! X20 hours ago
Casey Jayde MoserIm single mum with a two year old and im currently 22 weeks with my second
Only you will know when you are ready to add another member to your family. all I suggest is relax and enjoy as much time with the first and you will know when it feels right to have another.18 hours ago
Paige CampbellNope, we wanted 2 and after horrible pregnancy (easy birth) and how hard bub can be we have decided to stop with just her. Tried to send hubby in for the snip but they said no not yet ðŸ™„1 day ago · 2
Ange ElthamHi hon, I understand how you're feeling. I had a tough first pregnancy and trouble after my daughter's birth with two surgeries resulting from the complications. My husband was wonderful but the first 12 months are hard work! I thought I was done too, and that I didn't want to go through that again! Here we are though 3 years later with our beautiful second daughter at 4 months old and I wouldn't change a thing! I gradually dealt with what had happened and eventually started to consider a second pregnancy, like you I wanted a sibling for our first born. The good news is my 2nd pregnancy was completely different and not as difficult as my first, thank goodness! Just take your time hon and see where life leads you xx good luck1 day ago
Melissa Mouawad HannaWait until bubs is more independent toilet trained, going to kindy and activities will mean his time is filled learning new things and time off for you and new baby to go threw it all again. I think with ur second you are much more relaxed and can handle it better having already gone threw it all once making you a pro on what to expect and there are many services available out thier for you to help you and also free advice. My son is super cheecky always on the go and all i can really do is stand by as he will not let me at all do anything if its not his way. So i will defnatly be waiting until he is a little older and understands more and also have so much to doo during his days that i can also be pregnant again and go threw such a hard pregnancy also cause thier is no way in hell i would be able to be pregnant and change his nappies or pick him up for comfort ect. Time changes everything for me i know i will need to wait it out a bit before thinking of baby no 21 day ago
Kylie AustinSounds like you are not ready right now so I wouldn't be pushing it just for the sake of giving your child a sibling. For some reason everyone seems to think you need to have children close in age for them to be friends, personally I think it has nothing to do with age and everything to do with personalities so I wouldn't be pushing into anything just yet if I had mixed feelings about it you still have plenty of time to think it through. I have 3.5 years between my two and I don't regret waiting what so ever, the older one loves helping the little one learn new things and helping with everything.1 day ago
Alisha HowarthWait till ur ready my last 2 are like 15months apart I wasn't ready for the 1st one new partner and he was great it's what he wanted the 2nd one I was excited about and he wasn't lols having a kid isn't all what it's cracked upto be he realised that and is super jealous just wanted me to himself nope doesn't happen that way most man are like that both pregnancies did screw my body over feel like it's completely broken after this bub 2 close together i think and it's supposedly harder when u start to get to 30 I'm 29 this yr both sisters had troubles 2 with there last ones ðŸ˜§ not recommended unless u are really keen but I have 5 and telling u the last 2 so close hard as nails1 day ago
Hevva McKenzie-SylvesterHaving these thoughts doesn't mean you won't do it, prob just means you're not ready. 10 months isn't very long to adjust to such a new lifestyle or to forget the trauma of it all. I hear you with the HG. It's my second pregnancy and I'm suffering with it too ðŸ¤¢21 hours ago
Brooke MerkelGive yourself time, don't worry so much about the future and age gaps etc. enjoy the now and work it out later. If it happens it happens19 hours ago
Kristy MayMy advice -If your not ready don't push yourself especially if there's a strain on your marriage . Fix that first before anything else. I had my kids 3/1/2 yrs apart and that was still a strain as marriage was breaking down . I now have a 2 month old 8 yrs later with different partner but we both know how important communication is in a relationship. Don't push anything if your not ready.1 day ago
Jessica WoodHey Hun I didn't have many problems through pregnancy or birth , but it was hard being a first time mum , my daughter is 4 and a half and only now I am 17 weeks with my second I'm due in October, every one is different but I think our gap is great :) you might just need some time and don't pressure ur self to have another if not ready :)1 day ago · 1
Angie HillsYour baby won't thank you for a sibling if being not ready yet means creating a stressful household â˜ºï¸ it can wait!1 day ago · 1
Meeks Louise ConnellDon't do it if ur not 100% positive that's what u and ur partner want. Just wait1 day ago · 1
Emma TriffittThere is 3 years between all 3 of my kids for a reason. It goes away in its own time when things settle.1 day ago
Kim KilianIf you don't want to go through being really sick and labour maybe adopt?1 day ago
Mariska SnymanHave a 10 yr old and a 6 month old. I wouldn't want it any other way. If you really aren't ready now don't force it.17 hours ago
Caitlin EdwardsI have 15 months between my two.
Hg last pregnancy and my first was rocky as well.
But we made do. Now they are 2&3 all is good1 day ago
Vanessa GucicðŸ‘ŒðŸ½ðŸ‘ŒðŸ½ðŸ‘ŒðŸ½ðŸ™‹ðŸ½ someone wrote this for me. In the same boat.15 hours ago
NBB Question from Simone: Hi mums, I'm 12 weeks and super excited to start buying things for baby and setting up the nursery. I pretty much have the nursery furniture picked however, looking for suggestions on best pram to buy...any suggestions? No budget in mind. I'm due in summer so needs a good sun cover and decent size basket as we will be walking to the shops a lot! TIA ... See moreSee less
Jessica WalkerValco Baby - Snap Ultra Tailormade! Weighs 6kgs in total, big storage underneath, suits from newborn to toddler, easy to use with one hand and has a 4 hood, so the hood extends to cover the whole pram! It's the best ðŸ™ŒðŸ¼ðŸ™ŒðŸ¼ðŸ™ŒðŸ¼ðŸ™ŒðŸ¼ðŸ™ŒðŸ¼2 days ago · 13
Stacey SkrypczakWe started with a Bugaboo Buffalo... whilst it's a great pram I soon went to an Uppababy Vista... best pram ever!!
Massive basket, I still haven't been able to fault it.
Bassinet, seat then you can add additional seat if two children need it2 days ago · 9
Sharyn MooreLove my Steelcraft Strider Compact! The canopy is huge, and so is the basket. I've loaded it up with a medium sized duffle bag, a pillow, and heaps of little stuff, plus hung my nappy bag off the handle and it still pushed like a dream! I wanted a pram that would last all my kids and it's certainly doing that. It's 4.5 years old and is still so smooth to push. It's done a lot of kms, it originally came with the foam wheels but I upgraded them to the rubber ones they come with now and it's so much better. I walk on bitumen, gravel, bark chips, sand, everything. Kinda sad now my 4yo is too big, and my 2yo rarely wants to ride now. So it's in my cupboard for when we go for big walks or catch the bus.2 days ago · 5
Bonnie RaineGo in to a store and walk around with some, work out what your needs are (are you looking at using it while running, do you want to use it as a double in the future etc), you'll also need to assess your car boot situation and if it size is an issue (some prams are very bulky and may not fit in smaller cars boots). Look into if you want a capsule and if so what capsule fits to what pram ect. If you're looking at buying a few things from the one store I suggest putting them as a package and you'll get bigger discounts - also shop around as a lot of stores do price match or beat other stores prices!! Such a fun exciting time2 days ago · 5
Danica SnashallI have a redsbaby jive and although bub isnt here just yet the pram has arrived and i love it. You can order a sun shade and different accessories.
It is a completly online company but they travel around australia doing demo days which i recommend going to ðŸ˜Š2 days ago · 5
Jocelyn MeanyI have the Redsbaby Jive as well and I love it, comes with bassinet and toddler seat when you're ready to transition. The hood gives loads of sun protection and you can zip it open to let air in while keeping it dark. It's quite light to lift into boot also. You can attach a toddler seat for next time too! Maybe consider a capsule that fits for easy car transfer. If you go to an expo etc and check out Redsbaby you always get an expo special if you decide to buy, we got a discount and $100 of free accessories. Goodluck!2 days ago · 3
Sarah Chemelloi went looking at the baby stores and really wasnt happy at paying those costs. I ended up getting one from target for $240 i seriously could not fault it and we walked everyday for hours and hours so dont pass up those ones for a look too. My advice go to baby stores go to department stores but dont forget online places like gumtree etc im due for a bub in 17 weeks and my little man just turned 1 so i was in need of a dbl pram i picked one up that had only been used for 6 months its basically brand new for 1/4 of the retail price.2 days ago · 2
Claire WarnerWe just bought the Silver Cross Wave pram and couldn't be happier. Many prams you had to pay extra for the bassinet and rain covers etc. Silver Cross included the pram, bassinet, toddler seat, cup holder, 2 x rain covers and 2 x mosquito nets all for similar price to many others. 10kg fame that easily folds in half but can support the weight of 2 children. It can have both children in the pram at once (16 different ways) and it's not wide like the Bugaboo etc. Has a good size tray underneath, a great hood with extendable cover and bassinet with ventilation and has just been approved for safe sleep. Also the maxi cosi car capsule fits into the frame so you don't have to wake baby getting it out of the car. Highly highly recommend!!2 days ago
Samantha QuigleyMy best advice is to shop around, go into stores and walk around with them, put them up and down, lift them up when they are folded down, ask to push it with a weight in it to get a feel for how it will feel with a 3kg baby and a 10kg baby for example as your needs will change and grow and you don't want to pay big dollars for something that won't grow with your baby and your babies/your needs â˜ºï¸2 days ago · 1
Georgia WilliamsI did some serious research and testing and came out with the uppababy vista. So far I have absolutely loved it with only absolute minor things that I would change. It's drives so easily and fits so much in the basket. Highly highly recommend!!1 day ago · 1
Lee McCauleyI bought a steelcraft and it snapped in two while my 8 week old son was inside it (he's ok) Steelcraft is not replacing the pram ðŸ˜¡ we have a Recaro and I absolutely love it, it's easy to push and steer, in not sure if your tall or short (partners tall and I'm a shorty) and we both can push the pram with easy, he doesn't have to slouch to push it and I don't feel like a kid pushing it, when my baby bag is on the back of the pram I can still take my normal walking strides which I found is a big difference between the two prams.2 days ago
Thea DoranI LOVE my steelcraft strider compact. Many say it's bulky, but honestly I love the basket space and the 2 seat option!
Steelcraft agile's are also awesome! I've also had one of these but didn't have the option to become 2 seater - basket space I found really good too! And the pram fit into my holden barina hatch boot (which was TINY!).
These prams both have excellent hoods for sun protection :D2 days ago
Rebecca MarfiaI have a mountain buggy terrain. I got it on sale. This pram is great for us as it has big wheels and where we are there's not footpaths everywhere and very hilly. The basket is a great size too. You can also buy a carrycot for it. I also use this when I sleepover at someone's house or if bub has a bad night at home I put him in our room in it.
But it is true go to a shop walk around with the prams fold them up put them together. Check your boot size etc ðŸ˜Š1 day ago
Rebecca YoungWe bought a city select baby jogger. Im obsessed with it.
We got a free sunshade and bottle with it and use it everyday for long walks on not so smooth cement. Its turning circle is amazing. Huge basket underneath and the breaks are fab!!2 days ago
Manique HerathWe had the uppa baby Alta for our first
And cannot fault it . My almost two year old still loves her pram sleeps in it like a dream
. We just upgraded
To the uppa baby vista as our second is arriving soon. The after sales customer
Service from uppa baby is second to none.2 days ago
Cassandra BeardI'm 16 weeks and just bought our pram today - we bought the bugaboo buffalo! Looked at heaps, but this one worked best for us. Spend plenty of time with it at the shop - wheel it around, fold it up and set it up again a few times, and ask the staff as many questions as you want!!2 days ago
Sammy ElsnerI love my uppababy Alta, I have the newborn insert so I didn't have to get the bassinet too and it works well for us, LO loves sleeping in there she's so comfortable ðŸ™‚2 days ago · 2
Tanya AtkinsWhatever you get make sure u can pick it up and pack it up quickly specially if you end up with stitches. Extra pieces are a waste. Make sure it fits in your car boot. And is easy to clean.1 day ago
Claudia de RuiterDepends if you're interested in a good walking pram or not, a pram that has the option for another seat in the future ect. I highly recommend the bob motion pram! So easy to manoeuvre, spacious seat - only able to use with one child though. The other pram I have just purchased is the bugaboo donkey ! Absolutely amazing!! Can be used in single and double, this is such a great pram - easy to push and great to walk withâ˜ºï¸all the best with picking a pram - such a hard decision2 days ago
Dulcie-Anne TimminsGo try them out. Folding down motion and being able to lift into your car is super important. Plus how much boot space it takes.
The one I liked was too heavy big and wide.2 days ago
Steph Davidsoni have the uppababy vista, it's fantastic. it comes with a bassinet and seat that you can use from about three months. we bought it for our second baby (it can easily accomodate my newborn and my tall 3 year old), and i'm so happy with it, money well spent :)
oh and i forgot to add - it's compatible with the maxi cosi capsule if you're looking at buying a capsule.2 days ago · 1
Lauren WoodI'm selling a redsbaby jive with bassinet in light grey if you're interested. Great condition, I'll have the covers dry cleaned - baby has just grown out of it1 day ago
Caitlyn RiderI'm due around the same time. Went in store compared a few and decided on the new Silver Cross Limited Edition. Really classy and easy to use. Folds up well too.2 days ago
Leanne LeayrMy suggestion is go to the store and try them out. A lot of the baby shops have a weighted doll you can put in the pram. Make sure you put it up and down and lift it like you are putting it in the car.2 days ago
Nicole WhitingBaby jogger premier. Just upgraded from the strider for my one year old. In love with it so far. Compact fold. Good size seat and basket.2 days ago · 1
Jayme TaylorWe bought our pram after lots of research, and settled on the Uppababy Vista. We love it, I knew I wanted one we can convert to a double down the track1 day ago
Clytie de VriesI am really happy with my Bugaboo Chameleon.
It is very light and I was able to fold it easily after having a c-section.2 days ago
Brooke MellrossI love my bugaboo cameleon, the breezy summer shade was a godsend in summer - you have to buy it separately but worth every cent.!2 days ago
Ann VuI love the bugaboo cameloen or bee. The bee is more compact and good for travelling where as the cameloen is great and very steady. I love them both.2 days ago
Lauren HoskinsWe have the uppababy vista. I get comments on it all the time. It's such a great pram easy to fold/ amazing turning circle and a huge basket. Love it2 days ago · 3
Claire DouglasI love my valco snap ultra! Only 8.2 kilos and folds easy and small. Faces you or other way. It's been brilliant.2 days ago · 2
Kirralee WrightValco Snap Ultra Tailormade - has a full hood and foot muff for winter :-)2 days ago · 2
Kristy-Anne PattersonHIGHLY RECOMMEND VALCO SNAP ULTRA!!! I loooooooooove ours so much and the hood is massive!2 days ago
Emma SheridanI think the strider has great sun coverage as well as inc sun shade and heaps of storage.2 days ago · 1
Jessica Du MaurierAnd my advice is dont waste money on a capsule as they r heavy and expensive and babies grow out of them very quickly....2 days ago · 1
Jessica Du MaurierGet the pram u want....be prepared when u go to baby shops as a fancy price also has a fancy price tag....i have a strider and its been great for 2 boys.2 days ago · 1
Elyse StoneUppababy vista. I love it! So much room! If you put the extenders on it too you gave even more room!2 days ago
Chelsea HoogwerfStokke xplory... hands down best pram and easiest pram to push one handed!2 days ago
Cheryl SorensenI got an icandy and love it. My 2nd bub will be here in sept.2 days ago
Brooke ShuttleworthValco ultra snap- it's light weight and brilliant to push, my son loves it too.1 day ago
Jessica HartI Candy peach! So easy to fold up! Glides so smoothly :)2 days ago
Danni FurnellI love my Baby Jogger City Select. It has a good size hood, huge under basket and you can add a second seat if you need to â˜º I love mine.1 day ago
Olga HemmerichI love my Cybex Priam. Best investment. Light, easy to drive and folds super easy and looks great too2 days ago
Stacey JenkinsonI bought mine of ebay loads of storage on sides and underneath. Comes with hood and feet cover2 days ago
Brooke HallSilvercross.. myself i found bugaboo hard to fold down. Only thing with silvercross is isnt great on pebbles, rock driveways.2 days ago
Marin NeadsLook into Baby Bee... great price and australian made. Comes with all the bells and whistles and a really nice looking pram!1 day ago
Penny AshcroftI love my bugaboo chameleon; make sure you try them all out and fold and unfold them! Some look awesome but are so heavy and clunky to manage.1 day ago
Jessica Du MaurierAnd bugaboo has good resale value...look at brands that hold their resale value.2 days ago
Whitney EllemBumbleride Indie, or Speed if you run. Great suncover, awesome ventilation for hot days, big basket, folds in one piece.2 days ago
NBB Question from Laura: Hi, I have just been diagnosed with PCOS or Polycystic ovary syndrome (I had none of the typical symptoms or signs of PCOS) and Metabolic Syndrome (which means I'm insulin resistance). I have to start taking Metformin to help with my insulin and get it back to normal and my doctor is hoping that this will help with getting all my other hormones back in line otherwise if we have not become pregnant in 4-6 month time I'll go onto clomid. Has anyone else that has had PCOS and been insulin resistance fallen pregnant without having to go on clomid? ... See moreSee less
Lucy GrayI have PCOS tried for baby for 3 1/2 years. Went on clomid and it did nothing for us... doctor gave me Metformin i never took it though (i read the side effects and got scared ðŸ˜‚)
Then tried naturally for 3 months & fell pregnant but lost baby. Then the next month fell again, now we have a 9 month old...
of your trying for baby my best advice would be PLAN A HOLIDAY! Focus all your energy on the holiday... worked for us2 days ago · 8
Emma CroftsI have PCOS and was told getting pregnant wasn't going to happen. I was prescribed Metformin but it made me feel sick and lethargic. I lost nearly 40kg on the 5:2 fast diet (Michael Moseley - Google it) and fell pregnant within 3 months. Had a miscarriage at 10 weeks but then fell pregnant a month later. Currently 29 weeks pregnant. I genuinely believe losing the weight was what worked for me. Obviously you can have PCOS and not be overweight, but if you are overweight then losing kgs will help your chances hugely.2 days ago · 4
Emmaline MakkiyaI have been diagnosed but had no issues at all falling pregnant.
I have a friend who has had unplanned pregnancies while on contraceptives because cysts caused by pcos soaked up the hormones of the contraceptives.
PCOS goes individually from person to person. Fertility issues are a symptom, everybody is warned about it when diagnosed. But like other symptoms, not everyone gets it.
Try not to worry about it and give it time.
And remember when people stress themselves out about falling pregnant it can take longer.
There is a good chance you wont have to go onto clomid, just focus on taking care of yourself.2 days ago · 2
Naomi McCubbinI was diagnosed with PCOS and insulin resistant Feb 2016. Started taking metformin since then as well. Took clomid for a short time but that did nothing for me. Was put on letrozole to help with ovulation and I am currently 21 weeks pregnant! I also now have Gestational diabetes and give myself insulin every night to help with stabilizing blood sugar levels. bub is looking healthy and growing really well.
Good luck with everything ðŸ˜Š2 days ago · 3
Juju JacksonI was diagnosed with pcos at 16. I never had a stable partner until i was 26 and so falling pregnant never really was focused on until i was married.in the time between i was morbidly obese ,had bariatric surgery,exercised and shed half my weight.4 yrs later i got married and tried to get pregnant.it took us more than 3 yrs and 1 round of ivm-which failed.it took me giving up hope and to completely stop tracking to fall pregnant naturally without any additional hormones or metabolic interventions. We now have a healthy beautiful 9 month old little girl.
Insulin resistance can be partly due to lifestlye.hense why type 2 diabetes is referred to as a lifestyle disease.dropping weight exercising and eating well all benefit you!1 day ago
Ruba JaajaaHeya! Don't stress! I was diagnosed with PcOs and have had metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance since I was 18! Now 34! Have been on Diabex xr1000 for all this time. I'd been trying for a baby for 3 years and have now have a beautiful healthy baby girl! All natural. No other medication.
However what I would recommend is having any large obstructive cysts removed.
I had several large ones removed and we fell pregnant naturally. I still have an abundance of them though!
Don't stress. Stress is the worst part! Good luck with it all2 days ago
Beck TobinDiagnosed with both PCOS and insulin resistant (I was single at the time and not trying for a baby) since that day I had a good diet and exercised daily for about 3 years. After meeting my partner and within 6months of no conception I'm now 23 weeks with a healthy baby girl :)
Drs will tell you you can't get pregnant and have to IVF, all they care about is the $$$. Myself and many others are proof that a combination of metformin, healthy eating, exercise and a good lifestyle that faking pregnant CAN happen even with PCOS.2 days ago · 2
Rachael CookI can't comment on the pregnancy side of it as I haven't reached that far yet...
I was diagnosed with PCOS in 1998 when I was 14 years old. Then Metabolic Syndrome when I was 18. I was put on Metformin back then but it upset my stomach too much so ceased taking it. Then I was diagnosed with stage 4 Endometriosis in 2015 after 2 major surgeries.
I then was pressured to go back on Metformin again I did, but had the same stomach upset problem. I did a bit of research and found out there is a 'Slow Release Metformin' available which was only one tablet daily. I took this info to my specialist as asked about swapping to slow release to see if it's side effects were less. It worked, and no side effects ðŸ˜Š. So if you have issues with Metformin and it's side effects, ask you Doctor about trying the slow release one.
A lot of my Metabolic Symptoms have settled now, and my blood glucose & insulin levels are in a good range now. My PCOS & Endo is just managed by medications, it keeps everything 'quiet'.
I've been advised to have a baby sooner rather than later as with all the surgeries there's been a lot of internal damage. But that's something that will happen in time hopefully ðŸ˜Š
Good luck on your fertility & baby journey and wishing you all the best ðŸ’œ1 day ago
Hannah CroftHad PCOS and endometriosis for years. Cut dairy and ate a pretty healthy diet. Fell pregnant first time trying naturally without the clomid. Listen to some podcasts on PCOS and diet. Good luck ðŸ˜Š2 days ago · 2
Hannah GrahamI was diagnosed 10 years ago and tried for most of those years. All the specialists I saw said I would have trouble falling pregnant. My GP put me on metformin Aug last year to help with my insulin. The plan was after a couple of months of being on the medication we would discuss my options, however after 2 months on it I fell pregnant naturally. Currently 31 weeks pregnant2 days ago · 1
Samantha KnightYep PCOS and severely insulin resistant. I was on metformin and took some herbal supplements under guidance of a naturopath. ( highly recommend) vitex (chaste berry) was one and another mixture. Vitamin d and b12 i was on too and magnesium. Strict gluten sugar and dairy free diet. ( most important thing) weight training to improve insulin sensitivity. I also swapped all my personal care products over to natural alternatives. Got pregnant first try! My doctor was amazed when I went back pregnant. I stayed on metformin and all my supplements throughout pregnancy. Ended up gestational diabetic but well controlled with bubs sugars fine when born. Have a healthy 16 month old girl and starting to do it all again to get my body ready for no 2.2 days ago · 1
Jemima TurnerWe tried for over a year- went on metformin and was pregnant a few months later ðŸ˜Š expecting bub in July.
Other than the meds, move lots, try to avoid juice, soft drink, refined sugars and refined carbs, and have small regular meals. Also don't have caffeine on an empty stomach as it can wreak havoc on your hormones.
Good luck! X2 days ago · 1
Krystal AmbadosI was diagnosed with PCOS after coming off the pill then and not getting a period. My doctor prescribed metformin to start my period again and fell pregnant within 6 weeks of taking it. I didn't even have a period so conceived the first ovulation on metformin ðŸ™ŒðŸ¼ Now I have a beautiful 5 month old ðŸ˜Š
Good luck1 day ago · 1
Ange ElthamHi, don't stress! I was diagnosed at 19, now 32 with 2 beautiful children (almost 3 and 4 months). No medications, I did lose weight (about 10%) which helped my cycle become more regular and fell naturally with both pregnancies. Good luck ðŸ˜‰2 days ago · 1
Rachel KentI have PCOS and was put in Metformin for the same reason. I also had the same talk with my doctor of starting Clomid if I hadn't become pregnant within 6 months. I did however become pregnant on the 6 month mark before starting the Clomid. The things I think that helped was the Metformin, and losing a little weight (about 5kg), as I was trying this also helped kick start ovulation.2 days ago · 1
Syl MorelloQuick question - how was your pcos diagnosed? What did the dr base their diagnosis on? To be diagnosed with pcos you need to present at least 2-3 symptoms. I have pcos but I'm not insulin resistant (I have a wide range of other symptoms) however had to take Letrozole to ovulate.2 days ago · 1
Sharyn MooreI have PCOS and insulin resistance. Tried for 4 years for our first, did Clomid (only ovulated once out of 6 cycles) and FSH injections (ovulated both times), then booked in for laparoscopy, had a 3 month break, found out 4 days before surgery that I was pregnant. Never took metformin, was never offered it. Clomid gave me all the side effects with no results. Wouldn't do it again.2 days ago
Emma McquadeI was diagnosed last year (PCOS) just before my 30th birthday but was also told at 16 the lining of my uterus was shot and I'd be lucky to ever have children. I am currently 15 and a bit weeks pregnant. Don't give up hope. My best piece of advice is to live a happy life. I changed my lifestyle because I was unhappy and within 6 months of things settling down and me finding my happy place we had the shock of a life time when we got the news. We had always said if it happens it was meant to be.1 day ago
Krystal MerrickI have pcos but not insulin resistant.
I fell unexpectedly.
I genuinely think it was the weight loss. I lost 10kg and finally had 3 regular periods, like exactly perfect to the day each month, for the first time in a couple of years. The 4th month i didn't get AF, didn't think anything of it until month 5 and decided to take a test despite being 100% I could not be pregnant.
I now have a 6month old.
I'm now trying to lose the weight again and eat healthier in hopes when we try for number 2 I won't have to take anything.2 days ago
Jo MavinI have pcos and went years without contraception. after losing 5kg I had one cycle and fell pregnant. He is now 5yo, we decided that we were finally ready for another baby but I had to have surgery so decided to wait before taking the letrozole - found out I was pregnant 2 weeks after the surgery. He is now 6mo ðŸ˜Š
There is hope! The evidence suggests a 5% decrease in weight can help return ovulation. Good luck!1 day ago
Erin BakerI have pcos n we tried for 18 months, then stop thinking about it n fell preg. No medications, just started eating healthy n exercise and not stressing about it. Bub is 3 1/2 months ðŸ˜Š2 days ago · 1
Charmaine SobollI have pcos and am insulin resistant.
I had started exercising a few days a week, taking metformin and even though i usually didn't ovulate, the first time i did ovulate after starting those two things, i accidently fell pregnant. (I wasnt doing them to fall pregnant just to get healthy and loose weight) metformin can help alot and youll be amazed at how better you feel. A 30 min brisk walk is also as affective as metformin so do both and youll be doing wonders for your body x1 day ago
Carly Ellen LeeA few questions, how were you diagnosed? If you have no typical symptoms then possibly not a bad case? Have you have cycle tracking? Do you ovulate naturally each month? How have your hormones come back? Metformin is now not used by a lot of endocrinologists as a treatment for PCOS as there isn't a lot of evidence now, and research is broadening, have you had your thyroid checked? It's important to see an endocrinologist and possibly a fertility specialist who is also an endocrinologist. It's very very early days for you though and most likely you will fall easily. But this is a parenting page so you will get lots of 'success' stories about people with PCOS who fall easily.
Every case is different. Perhaps check out the PCOS pages on Facebook, and some of the TTC ones and find a good specialist. Happy to make recommendations if you PM me.
All the best with everything2 days ago
Stephanie BurtonYes I had no problems falling pregnant with my first son, but second time around I got pregnant twice but unfortunately miscarried both times. Ended up on clomid and then hcg injections once pregnant. I got diabetes with the pregnancy but managed it with diet and insulin for a week near the end. Have a healthy baby boy now so definitely all worth it!!!!2 days ago
Kathleen KovachI have PCOS and fell pregnant without trying (i.e checking ovulation) in 7 months.
I found that when I actually stopped worrying about not falling pregnant and just relaxed/reduced stress I fell pregnant no issues. Exercise and eating well will also help with insulin resistance and thus conception. I'm due next week!2 days ago
Sophie SmithI had pcos and was on metformin (regulate my insulin) and tried for 3.5 years. Nothing. I skipped clomid (recommended by my specialist) and went straight for the fsh hormone injections. Fell within the second month :)2 days ago
Sharnaye Charly HutchinsonConceived my first naturally, with no metformin. Took 1.5years, just trying different ways to regulate my cycle to a decent length. And with my 2nd tried for 6 months and went on Clomid and conceived him in the first month.2 days ago
Christine Mckellar McCullochAfter 6years trying to conceive my dr put me on metformin and fell pregnant weeks later. Second time tried metformin, nothing, tried clomid, nothing. End up having holes burnt into my ovaries to release my eggs and pregnant with in weeks.
3rd n 4th pregnancies were oops, turns out pos gets better with age ðŸ˜‚2 days ago
Anne-Maree DochertyTTC for 8 years, severe PCOS and insulin resistant. Lost 60kgs and fell pregnant as soon as period became normal (4 months after surgery for sleeve). Now have a beautiful, bubbly 7.5 month old ðŸ˜˜2 days ago
Cassie May JonesI have PCOS but was not on any medication and fell pregnant naturally, I have ended up having Gestational diabetes but it's also been shown that I could have had type 2 diabetes before falling pregnant,2 days ago
Amy CocorisI wanted to try naturally as long as i could before going onto metformim or clomid. With a good diet and regular excercise i managed to finally get my cycle normal and fell pregnant after 9 months (no period for 2yrs prior). Im currently 25 weeks pregnant and so far everything is great :-)1 day ago
Stacie KrogollI have PCOS and insulin resistant was told I wud not be able to fall pregnant naturally. did 5 rounds of IVF only one was successful however miscarried , stopped doing IVF and had break lost 9kilos doing the METS program and I fell pregnant naturally, she's almost one now. So don't give up it can happen naturally :)1 day ago
Emma DenningI have pcos and was told I would have trouble naturally conceiving... I still had irregular cycles even though I was on the pill etc to manage it... I don't ovulate often either maybe 2-3 times a year - I fell pregnant Xmas last year naturally while on the pill and am expecting bub to arrive in 3months .... there is hope :)2 days ago · 1
Deahnn WhiteheadMy gynecologist put me on both metformin and clomid and I fell pregnant the first cycle of trying. I also didn't have the typical symptoms of PCOS2 days ago · 1
Sara KellyI also have PCOS and the metformin was enough to sort out my hormone imbalance and we fell pregnant the week before I was going to try clomid :)2 days ago · 1
Angie HopwoodI have pcos and endometriosis and went on clomid and ended up with ovarian cysts and had surgery !!!! Ivf after that and a miscarriage and seven keyhole surgeries to clear endo - ended up losing weight and using Anna's wild yam cream - naturally balances your hormones - google it !!! Worked for me in 3 weeks with my current partner and now have a beautiful 5 week old rainbow ðŸŒˆ baby ðŸ‘¶2 days ago · 1
Naomi ColbertClomid did nothing for me, just made we super moody and hot flushes. When I fell pregnant I was taking a herb called Vitex and kept taking it till 30 weeks to prevent miscarriage. It helps regulate hormones to normal levels. Letrozole also made me ovulate.2 days ago
Niki NelsonI got diagnosed with PCOS and got told it would be very difficult to conceive a baby. I had 2 miscarriages and gave up. We found out we were pregnant just after our honeymoon and was expecting the worst. I am now the proud mum of a beautiful 61/2 month old girl. Best wishes to you. All I can say is stress doesn't help. Relax, eat well and exercise xoxoxo2 days ago
Laura June Kelly EllisThank you all ladies for your comments. It's nice to know I'm not alone in this.
It hit me hard when i first diagnosed (about 2 weeks ago) cause it was out of the blue and i have no signs or symptoms but it was also chance of luck that i was diagnosed so early on for us as we have only just started trying. Fingers crossed and ill try my hardest to let things happen when they happen as much as I can!!1 day ago
Neidene RamsdenI lost 23 kilos through diet and exercise and conceived naturally without actively trying, still insulin resistant but no pcos and no GD.2 days ago · 1
Michelle Worrall SlaterI'm PCO and ended up doing IVF, however after all these years I've finally figured out how to manage my weight for PCOS. I've been following a low carb high fat (LCHF) way of eating and I've been amazed at the results, I'm losing about 1% of my body weight per week. Traditional diets have never worked for me. I wrote a blog post outlining how to kick off a LCHF way of eating. There are lots of good free online resources that I reference in there. All the best for the next few months. xwww.dietbet.com/community/posts/diet-nutrition/17504-kicking-off-a-low-carb-high-fa2 days ago · 1
Lauren LomasI have it. Been on metformin for years. Decided to give it up and started seeing a naturopath and chiropractor and fell naturally 2 months after I started seeing the chiropractor. Currently 22 weeks pregnant after trying for 2 years2 days ago
Elizabeth JacksonI had pcos for 5 years i took levlen and lost weight found out i was pregnant February last year day before my birthday had my son in October 9 days before my partners birthday2 days ago
Kristy MayI have PCOS fool hardy for ten yrs (80 kgs) no pregnancy loose weight excercise get pregnant as soon as diognosed and told it'd take two yrs or moreðŸ˜³hello Murphy and your law lol- had two miscarriages then daughter 3/1/2 yrs after son 8 yrs later I have another daughter and I was 6 kgs heavier then with my two other children (74&72 respectively 78 for this Bub but healthier ) my body put slot of weight on in first two it was as if it refused to let anything go up to 105 kgs for both. With this girl I was 97kgs at end. She was 900 gms lighter then my previous daughter (4kgs) and 500gms smaller then son (born 36weeks @3.6 kgs)2 days ago
Stephanie SaezPcos and type 1 diabetic so a double edged sword for me. I started gym and eating healthy and now have a 2 year old and 7 month old. Just think positive xx2 days ago
Jy NelleI have pcos, lucky if I get 2 periods a year.. and I fall pregnant too quick.2 days ago
Cassie MarrieI did. I was put on Clomid for 3 cycles and it didn't work. 1 month on Metformin and I was pregnant. Good luck!!2 days ago
Tamara BlenkironI have pcos and was on metformin on and off but probably on it for 2 months straight and am currrently 34 weeks pregnant!2 days ago
Pooja K TrivediI have PCOS and fell pregnant without trying (i.e checking ovulation) in couple of months.
I found that when I actually stopped worrying about not falling pregnant and just relaxed/reduced stress I fell pregnant no issues. Exercise and eating well will also help with insulin resistance and thus conception. Now I have 7 mnth old girl...2 days ago
NBB Question from AJ; Have any mummy's gone on to deliver vaginally after a 3C tear? I had 3C tearing from vaginal delivery of baby #1 (10monthsold) and I am now 16weeks preggo. So there will be 16months between them. I'm too scared that I will re-tear on scar tissue. Anyone in a similar situation and what was your tearing outcome with baby #2? ... See moreSee less
Lara McAllisterI had a 3C tear with bub 1 (was a millimetre off being a 4th degree) and just recently had bub number 2, 13.5 months between them. I had a 2nd degree tear the second time around. Not a problem at all. Listen to the nurses/midwives/doctors when they tell you to push slowly at the end so you don't push bub out too quickly, it helps.2 days ago · 3
Catherine Leighmy only advise on this is dont give birth laying on your back. it is soooo against the forces of gravity......try all 4's or standing up. sounds stupid but works. birthed all 4 babies either standing or on 4's and will do the same with 5th.2 days ago · 3
Tammryn PetersenI met a mum of three in hospital who had a similar issue with tearing. She tore bad with the first, tore less with the second but still quite badly. She opted for a water birth with the third and said it was amazing. She tore a lot less than the first two. I had an episiotomy with my first, opted for a water birth with my second and only had grazing and a slight tear. I found it much easier, as the warm water and pressure seemed to aid in relaxing perineum. My midwife also gave me a brochure towards the end on perineum prep for labour. Not sure if any of this will help you.2 days ago · 1
Jade KrossI had a 4th degree tear that required surgery with my first who is now 6 months. I'm terrified of it happening again next time around. Would love to hear some positives stories! All the doctors have told me I can opt for a c section but nothing about how to help me have a natural birth without tearing so badly again.2 days ago · 1
Melanie McCannI had an emergency c section with my Bub - the recovery is still huge. No matter what way you give birth, your still amazing. Your grew a baby and was kept safe and healthy as well. Hope everything goes well for you2 days ago · 1
Alison RobertsI had a 3rd degree tear with my first. As for my second (21 months later)...they had to give me an episiotomy because there was some scar tissue inside that she made bleed when coming down the birth canal. Because the OB gave me an episiotomy it was such an easy healing process. 1000 times easier then the third degree tear. And I was on my back for both births. First was 22 hours and second birth was 1.5 hours.2 days ago
Aleeshia BartoloneOmg this post is exactly what I need help with. I if the exact same tear and am 20 weeks pregnant now. My ob has suggested an endo anal ultrasound to see if there is any damage to the back passage muscles. Not that I have had any issues but This is going to help with my decision and my midwives are going to show me perineal massage etc. I'm worried about the damage/problems that it can cause if I do re tear after birth. Ie fecal incontinence2 days ago
Adriana SlatteryWhat if I have an overactive pelvic floor due to training? my first bub was only 3.4kg with 3B tear.
bub #1 was a 10hr active birth. by the 8th hr I couldnt handle the back and hip pain as he was stuck.
Ended with an epidural but was 8cm so still felt it. I birthed wonderfully though MWife was impressed with the core control but his shoulders did the damage.
If it was a clean tear I think id ne ok. but the OB said its like a whipper snipper went off in there with a reconstruction needed and blood transfusion due to blood loss.
Really freaked out about retearing and ending up with a bag ðŸ™ˆ2 days ago
Rachel KentI had a 3B tear with my first and am now 18 weeks with #2. My eldest will have just turned 2 when the next arrives. My obstetrician advised a few things to try and prevent it happening again including having an epidural to slow things down as last time she was born really quickly even though I wasn't actively pushing as her head came out. She also advised lying on my left side to reduce the pressure on the scar tissue (last time I was kneeling) and so reduce the risk of tearing on the scar, and also having warm compresses on the perineum during delivery. Perhaps discuss some of these options with your doctor and see what they think.1 day ago
Natalie GriffithsI had a 3rd deg tear with my first, almost 4th deg. The recovery was not pleasant, however with my second (7 years apart) they were initially worried about another tear until they saw that it had healed perfectly. During the birth bub needed to be vacuum extracted so they ended up doing an episiotomy which healed much quicker and felt far less painful while recovering that the tear.1 day ago
Trudy SpreadboroughI had a 4th deg tear with my first (8lb 11oz) as she came out in a hurry and with her arm beside her face. I've just had my 2nd bub (8lb 2oz) 2wks ago, only 2nd deg tear this time. First time round took a while to heal. No problems at all this time, pretty much healed already :) if you listen to the midwife she'll guide you. Good luck x2 days ago
Jaz JohnsonHad a second degree tear with first she was 8lb 4. Had stitches with it. Had back labour with her amd when i got a contraction i kept collapsing if i was standing or on all fours Second was 8lb 13 and only a small graze, induced with drip, had him on my back as well because i kept collapsing again..2 days ago
Reshaye QuinnI had my girls 16 months apart. First bubs 9 pound 1 had a borderline 4 degree tear. 2nd baby was bigger 9 pound 6 and had 2nd degree tear. Your midwife will help to prevent re-tearing. The only issue i had from my first tear was whilst pregnant at the end arpund 34 weeks it would hurt like it was stretching.2 days ago
Kaley BullockSo I had a 4th degree tear with my first bub and had my second bub 20 months later. I was booked in for a c section considering the risk if I tore again. Bub no. 2 had other ideas and came in such a rush there was no time for a c section so was delivered naturally. I was given a precautionary episiotomy and didn't tear any further than that, the recovery was amazing compared to first time around. Admittedly though bub no. 2 was born much smaller which certainly helped. I'm currently pregnant with number 3 and have no idea how I will deliver this time ðŸ˜¬2 days ago
Crystal SheanI tore badly with my first however didnt tear with my 2nd & 3rd. With no 1 I was pushing and couldn't stop myself to slow down bub even when the midwives tried to get me to stop. (I was scared and in pain and didn't realise the damage i was doing by continuing to push) However bubs 2&3 i got my breathing under control and didn't push at all just breathed them out and had amazing births with very minor grazing. Even with bub 2 having a 36cm head and his arm beside it. The midwives were amazed i wasnt torn internally and externally. Strongly recommend just breathing out your bubs and allowing your body to push them out in its own time (i think it may be called the ejection reflex)2 days ago
Laura GraceI used and Epi-no it helps with stretching in preparation for child birth and pelvic floor. I used it religiously and happy to say no tears. Wasnt cheap but am so so happy I did.2 days ago · 1
Mandii MooI think its like labour time or gestation. U cant know. My second gave me 4 degree bad demage. Third gave me third. Forth gave me graces and 5th did nothing. This week I'll find out what 6th does. Best of luck2 days ago
Alisha Forrest3rd deter tear, episiotomy etc with my first, I delivered on my back. 2nd baby no tears or stitches, delivered on my knees ! I do believe delivering on my knees is what saved me!!! and listen when they tell you to slow down with your pushing!2 days ago
Mel RossMe that was me with my first I had stitches like you wouldn't believe I then unexpecdidly fell pregnant again which mean there was only hoingbto be 16mths apart but all was OK :) thank god....2 days ago
Carmen Webb#1 episiotomy, #2 2nd degree, #3 1st degree, #4 2nd degree.. i tore on the side , im not sure if i kept tearing there or somewhere else i never looked or touched.. it freaks me out.. healing was pretty much the same.2 days ago
Emma SheridanI had the same and due to such a difficult labour being so long without progressing I am terrified to deliver naturally with no 2 when the time comes and due to the trauma and anxiety I am being offered and suggested by my ob that o should have a c section as I don't labour well. Mind you 3 days of labour 26 hr of active labour and took 18h to get above 3cm then 1h45 of pushing. Almost had intervention with vontuse but when he's head finally moved off my bladder he came quite quickly and that's how I tore. It took ages to work out why he wasn't coming and wasn't until getting a catheter in for the epi that's where his head was. I had so much fluids cos of dehydrated and exhaustion that they didn't know where it was going cos nothing was passing. I hate to scare you but dr also said it is hard to say if you will tear down the same line but I won't be taking the risk. I gave feeling labour an almighty go and not going again2 days ago
Molly VeronicaMy babes were 10.5 months apart - I had a third degree tear with my first and not even a graze with my second. Two totally different births2 days ago · 1
Shirone AramaHad a 3c tear then had another bub natural with no tears! It's more than possible to not tear at all like I did. Just breathe and listen to your body and midwife bol x2 days ago
Tiarn BlueI had very bad tearing and an epi with my first. Second baby 17 months later and no tearing at all. Try not to deliver bubs laying on your back. Let gravity help bubs out x2 days ago
Jessica SmedesFirst was 3 degree (7lbs) second was a first degree (10lbs) but I had my second in the water and in an upright position, this may help for you also good luck xx2 days ago
Victoria ParkeMy first a slight graze no tearing, my second had to have an episiotomy and i tore aswell, very different in weights but all just depends on position aswell2 days ago
Nicole Maree DownYes, second bub was only just a 2ND degree tear and he was much bigger 8lb1oz - 9lb10oz.
Just a note too, I tore along my previous scar line.2 days ago
Erin ByngeI had an epesiotomy with my first and gave birth to my second 12 months later I tore but not in the same spot and it was only a 2nd degree teat2 days ago
EM MazzI agree with positioning!!
First bubs was terrible (on back and tore)
Second bubs i was sitting/standing up until the last minute and it was a lot better.2 days ago
Julie-Anne HeinrichMy friend had extremely bad tearing inside and out with #1 and with #2 nothing at all. It was even a very fast birth so was surprising2 days ago
Annie RichardsonI never got a third degree tear but I've read massaging your scar can help. Not sure if it's worked for anyone.2 days ago
Leah PogsonLOTS of perennial massage.
It's extremely understated..all women should be told to do this â˜ºâ˜º2 days ago
Leesa BoumanWith my first tore badly, 2nd baby no tare at all! X2 days ago
Alexandra MarieI tore with both of my 2 kids. Position of birth makes a difference as well. I birthed both of my 2 on my back on the bed.2 days ago
Sophie MilicevicWow thanks for the advice ladies. I tore twice and this Bub is due in October but this I will not forget ðŸ˜2 days ago
Anita Nutting3rd degree baby number 1, 2nd degree baby number 2. Amazing recovery second time around. Gap 2 years 3 months.2 days ago
Kaitlyn GreigI had a 3b tear with my first and had my second 3.5yrs after and had an episiotomy which reduced my risk of tearing again2 days ago
Jessica NaylerI had a 3rd degree tear with my first, had my second daughter just under 16 months later and had a minor 2nd degree tear.2 days ago
NBB question from Bec: Hi, I have been looking into postnatal belly bands and curious as to whether anyone else has used them and what they thought. Which style would be best? How long after birth would I start wearing one? Or any other recommendations? ... See moreSee less
Megan BlairI loved my SRC recovery shorts started wearing them one day after delivering. By six weeks my abdominal separation had re joined. I also loved the back support from them while lifting my little one. Good luck! ðŸ˜Š2 days ago · 14
Maddy HardyI had gotten one because with family history c section was likely, and I'd heard people use them to help with abdominal support during recovery. I did have a cesarean, I was too nervous to wear it the first few days, then tried it a few times but never ever found it comfortable and would press into my scar and in general was more of a pain in the butt than anything. But I feel like if you don't allow yourself to use your core muscles properly, they're not going to gain their strength back properly. Make conscious efforts when it comes to posture and lifting baby.2 days ago · 1
Pepper GriffithsBelly bandit! I had a c section and started wearing it pretty soon after birth as it gave great support. Only catch was I had to buy two as my stomach shrank past the large down to medium pretty quick! Just my experience but my stomach muscles have gone back together well too which I was concerned about after having a fairly big baby ðŸ˜Š2 days ago · 1
Kristy HancockI've been wearing basic shapewear from big w and went to the physio today... my four finger abdominal separation has almost completely healed without any exercise and bub is 6wks old.
Just concentrate on holding your tummy in as much as you can and not letting it flop out :)2 days ago · 1
Natalie NeighbourI had a belly band given to me by a physio after my c-section it was a slip on one like sucky-in undies but you could just set into it, but I didn't find I have to use it and I recovered quickly and didn't have any worries or concerns with recovery!2 days ago · 1
Erin WarrenI got the belly bandit (bamboo) as a lot of my friends have recommended it (I'm due in 2 weeks). Not sure that there is too much science behind it in terms of making you 'snap back into shape' but there is science behind supporting your core and back muscles at all stages of life. My friends and the website tell you to wear it straight after birth every day and night (take off when showering)2 days ago · 1
Bek WebbI have one similar to the first picture and love it. I put it on as soon as I could after birth. My Ab separation is pretty much gone after 2.5 weeks. I just purchased mine off evay2 days ago · 2
Kristen CarrollI absolutely loved mine. I had a c-section.i used every day for the 6 week recovery it was brilliant to build up support for my belly and to heal scar but helped with back pain from pregnancy and even tightened my belly up a bit. I started straight away once I got home from hospital. ðŸ˜ the one I used was a wrap around with Velcro to pull everything in front/back and sides2 days ago
Heather MatthewsI was tossing up weather to buy one but I didn't in the end and I was back to my pre-baby tummy in about a week and back to my pre-baby weight in about 2-3weeks. I got lucky I guess (first bub). I'm not sure if I'd get one next time... after my first experience I figure I'd give my body a chance at first as it's designed to heal without one.2 days ago
Carla EasterHi Bec, i had abdominal separation from my pregnancy. Bub now 8mths. I was advised by the physio in hospital to wear support. She gave me a section of tupigrip, that i stepped into and stretched up over my hips onto my stomach. My separation was about 4cm.2 days ago
Melissa ElphinstoneI had a c section and found that any tightness or pressure on my scar would be uncomfortable. (I soon fit back into my skinny jeans but it would hurt my scar) so I didn't buy anything to hold my tummy in2 days ago
Jasmine LaurenceI need this ASAP
My separation was bad third time around I have a 3yr old 2yr old and a 3 week old I will start physio exercises but this will help heaps I rekon I have tubi grip that I wore throughout pregnancy that is good too2 days ago
Connie RadeckerI got SRC recovery and it def helped
I had to have c section though so waited few weeks before wearing and my stomach went back flat
Plus they were comfy on my scar so winning1 day ago
Caitlin BelvedereI wore the SRC recover shorts from the day after delivery for 6 weeks and I highly recommend them. I had a 2 1/2 finger abdominal separation and it brought it back to under 1 finger. Good luck2 days ago
Jess MitchellI used my waist trainer 4 days post c-section for added support. I didnt have any seperation so not sure if it helps that. I did find i could do alot more with the suppport of it.2 days ago
Aisha NomaddI never had streych marks after my child was born, i wanted my belly to go fown faster so I bought one. After a week of wearing it...i broke out in stretch marks all around my sides. Stick to body shapers. These put too much pressure on your skin.2 days ago
Stacey TurnerI bought one that came highly recommended and hated it. It rolled every time I sat down and was horrible. They refunded me but I had to pay to send it back2 days ago · 1
Nadine RichardsonWe have the easiest and the cheapest bamboo belly belt. My girls love them. And I see so many differences between the not just in prevention of back pain and flattening the belly but also in energy levels as I think it pulls in the Hara and helps us feel supported. shebirths.com/post-natal-belly-belt/2 days ago · 1
Emma Jane AinsworthShrink x worked fantastically for me I put on straight away and wore for 6 weeks al the time except for showering, I had a c section too2 days ago
Jessica JakovaSRC recovery shorts are amazing. Start as soon after delivery as is comfortable and wear about 6 weeks.2 days ago
Kristy Joy SteelTubigrip! Wore it after my first and healed very quickly ðŸ˜Š2 days ago
Candice DawkinsHow long after having the baby should you wear one of these? And do they work if your plus size?2 days ago
Jenny JorgensenThey only fit skinny people . Iv brought 3 & I'm a size 14-16 & all 3 are too small.2 days ago