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Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   02-26-2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By mummytoH
Thanks for the advice :)   I actually bought...

Thanks for the advice :)
 
I actually bought supplements at the weekend, so am now taking B-Vitamin Complex, Calcium & Vitamin D, Cod Liver Oil & Folic Acid.
 
Have been trying to eat well, I...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   02-23-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 424
Posted By mummytoH
Agree with all of the above, I really...

Agree with all of the above, I really appreciated a bunch of flowers a friend sent - we're old school friends & don't see each other all that often, but it was a lovely gesture (I had to tell that...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   02-23-2013, 01:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By mummytoH
A recent blood test showed I have low Calcium &...

A recent blood test showed I have low Calcium & low Platelets...  slightly concerned, and want to increase my levels as naturally as possible, without relying on supplements.  Anyone have any...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-03-2009, 06:20 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,172
Posted By mummytoH
My labour was only 5.5 hrs in hospital & my...

My labour was only 5.5 hrs in hospital & my waters must have gone in the bath in hospital (I'm sure I remember feeling a weird click/pop) and they had gone before I got into the birthing pool. I...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-02-2009, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By mummytoH
Sounds like she's made up her mind & you can't...

Sounds like she's made up her mind & you can't force her - maybe offer support in other areas, like housework/errands etc so all she has to focus on is nursing...? All I can think of, as I worry the...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   11-02-2009, 06:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 228
Posted By mummytoH
It's different for everyone - a cliche, but so...

It's different for everyone - a cliche, but so very true.

After my first, it took over a year - the next time I miscarried in October, was pregnant by Christmas (and this time it worked out!)
...
Forum: Religious Studies   11-02-2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 926
Posted By mummytoH
Well, I'm a Humanist & DH is also a non...

Well, I'm a Humanist & DH is also a non believer. When I told my MIL we didn't want to make a fuss about Christmas as we're not religious & don't want to focus on the material aspects etc etc etc,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-02-2009, 02:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 423
Posted By mummytoH
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif

My Son does this too, as well as (I'm going to use a very Scottish word here..) SKIDDLING in the water bowl & mixing kibbles in there...
Forum: Pets   11-02-2009, 01:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,032
Posted By mummytoH
Never in a million years, can't believe this is...

Never in a million years, can't believe this is still carried out in some places!

We have 2 Burmese, who are pretty nuts - but we started trimming their claws from day one & have had no problems...
Forum: December 2009   11-02-2009, 08:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By mummytoH
In many ways, I'd think you'll be better off...

In many ways, I'd think you'll be better off without him - this way you'll have yourself, and the baby to look after, rather than yourself, a baby & HIM.

Do you have friends or family you can...
Forum: Lactivism   11-02-2009, 05:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,323
Posted By mummytoH
I agree - well done for keeping your cool! I'm...

I agree - well done for keeping your cool! I'm lucky too, that here in Scotland (not the whole UK though!) it's also against the law to stop someone nursing, or discriminate against them - even...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-01-2009, 07:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,230
Posted By mummytoH
dates might work

dates might work
Forum: January 2010   11-01-2009, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 233
Posted By mummytoH
In the UK we are actually offered a 'mobile...

In the UK we are actually offered a 'mobile epidural' which is *supposed* to allow you to still move around - I don't know all the ins & outs, maybe it's a smaller dose or administered differently -...
Forum: Vaccinations   11-01-2009, 06:38 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 8,511
Posted By mummytoH
I wouldn't say that measles is a mild disease,...

I wouldn't say that measles is a mild disease, the complications can be horrendous & it remains one of the most unpleasant & dangerous childhood diseases.
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-01-2009, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By mummytoH
Apart from obviously eating well in general,...

Apart from obviously eating well in general, it's a good idea to up your protein intake over the winter months to give your body more of a chance at fighting off the nasties.

Hope you feel better...
Forum: January 2010   11-01-2009, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By mummytoH
LOL! My Hubby thought it would happen like...

LOL!

My Hubby thought it would happen like some movie in the fifties - he honestly thought the minute your waters went, you went straight to hospital & waited for baby to be born!

As it was,...
Forum: January 2010   11-01-2009, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 233
Posted By mummytoH
Hospital Birth at C. Maternity Unit. ...

Hospital Birth at C. Maternity Unit.

Induction
I do not wish to be induced unless there is a pressing medical reason for it. In the event of an induction I would prefer to use the Drip as a last...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   11-01-2009, 05:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By mummytoH
Oh that's awful! Some people just don't think &...

Oh that's awful! Some people just don't think & sadly many medical people are lacking any kind of empathy or bed-side manner. My last MC was an MMC, only picked up at the 12 week scan - I knew as...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   11-01-2009, 05:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By mummytoH
My initial thought was "do nothing!", so I'm...

My initial thought was "do nothing!", so I'm glad to see that's the advice you wise ladies have given!

We're in the UK & circumcision is not something that's routinely done - I think on medical...
Forum: Vaccinations   11-01-2009, 04:41 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 8,511
Posted By mummytoH
I can't help but feel we'd still be dying at a...

I can't help but feel we'd still be dying at a young age - life expectancy in the future is thought to be nearing 100, whereas in *the olden days* you were lucky to live till your 30s. In those days...
Forum: Women's Health   11-01-2009, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By mummytoH
I was recommended L-Theanine for PMS & stress ...

I was recommended L-Theanine for PMS & stress

http://www.theanine.co.uk/

It's the active 'ingredient' in green tea & I find it really calms me. It is expensive (here in the UK anyway) compared...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-01-2009, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 370
Posted By mummytoH
I loved every minute of being pregnant - well,...

I loved every minute of being pregnant - well, that's a lie - I loved every moment after the 20 week check, when we finally believed we were going to be parents after everything we'd been through! I...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-01-2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 873
Posted By mummytoH
There's no right or wrong way to feel - I had a...

There's no right or wrong way to feel - I had a drug free waterbirth & somehow managed to push my 10lb boy out, and not tear or need stitches... but afterwards I felt a bit 'detached' from...
Forum: January 2010   11-01-2009, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 415
Posted By mummytoH
I didn't take my own CDs - the hospital had...

I didn't take my own CDs - the hospital had their own 'collection' in the birthing pool suite. It was a pretty rubbish collection of chillout music that had various world themes - which ranged from...
Forum: March 2010   11-01-2009, 12:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,026
Posted By mummytoH
My Son was born the day after his due date, my...

My Son was born the day after his due date, my official labour from being admitted was 5.5hrs - but I'd had contractions the whole of the night before, that morning before going to hospital at 3pm -...
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