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Forum: Homebirth   01-31-2012, 06:16 PM
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Posted By always hope
I am planning an HBAC and am starting to think...

I am planning an HBAC and am starting to think through specifics. I am in New Zealand and midwifery care is normal practise and free but I did have some trouble finding a midwife. However I am...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-06-2011, 01:12 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,609
Posted By always hope
I got a BFP yesterday at 11dpo. EDD is July 17....

I got a BFP yesterday at 11dpo. EDD is July 17. This is our third pregnancy and hopefully second child. My daughter will have just turned 3 when he/she is born. Feel tired, crampy, round ligament...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-06-2011, 01:49 AM
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Views: 287
Posted By always hope
Oops, just saw there is one!  

Oops, just saw there is one!
 
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-06-2011, 01:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 287
Posted By always hope
I have just found out we are pregnant again. A...

I have just found out we are pregnant again. A bit earlier than planned but still very welcome. I am working partime and studying parttime plus have a busy toddler so just thinking through how I can...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-17-2011, 11:42 PM
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Views: 640
Posted By always hope
My daughter is 27 months and we use gentle...

My daughter is 27 months and we use gentle discipline. We have used mainly distraction and diversion as well as avoiding things which lead to her struggling such as tiredness, hunger etc. Recently...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-17-2011, 11:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By always hope
Sounds like you are having an awful time of it....

Sounds like you are having an awful time of it. Sounds like you have some kind of virus and bub might have thrush. But I am no doctor. I am still breastfeeding and it sounds like carrying on is the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-17-2011, 11:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 665
Posted By always hope
My daughter liked In the Night Garden when she...

My daughter liked In the Night Garden when she was a little younger, now the favourite is Chugginton but Postman Pat and Maisy are getting more popular. She is 27months
Forum: Postpartum Depression   08-13-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,183
Posted By always hope
Most SSRIs are pretty well studied. Try...

Most SSRIs are pretty well studied. Try infantrisk.com for more info. They have a really good summary of the latest research. I would say that if you are already finding yourself anxious and...
Forum: Australia and New Zealand   08-09-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,782
Posted By always hope
Welcome to all the new NZers.   Chickenpox -...

Welcome to all the new NZers.
 
Chickenpox - I don't think there is a particularly NZ way of viewing chicken pox. The vaccine is available but not on the schedule and not subsidised. But it is...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   08-02-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,183
Posted By always hope
I just saw my psychiatrist because I am planning...

I just saw my psychiatrist because I am planning my second pregnancy. I am on paroxitine 60mg. She said that you should reduce your dose to as low as possible but still be well. It is much better...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-02-2011, 12:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,049
Posted By always hope
Sounds like a fairly normal childhood in New...

Sounds like a fairly normal childhood in New Zealand about a decade ago and I try to let my daughter do her own thing as much as possible. What I hate is other people telling me what she is doing as...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-02-2011, 12:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By always hope
same here. But we were given concert tickets for...

same here. But we were given concert tickets for Christmas and have the grandparents available to look after her. I really want to go but I just don't think she will cope without me to get her to...
Forum: Australia and New Zealand   12-26-2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,782
Posted By always hope
I am really hoping that I can have a homebirth...

I am really hoping that I can have a homebirth with the next one. Having had a previous c section means my choices are so reduced and hospital just seems like it would lead to interventions I don't...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   11-23-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By always hope
Just an update to say that the psychiatrist...

Just an update to say that the psychiatrist can't see me as the service will only help you until your child is a year old. So back to the family doctor. I gave her a heads up about what I wanted to...
Forum: Birth Stories   11-23-2010, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,184
Posted By always hope
Thanks for the heads up on finding a midwife....

Thanks for the heads up on finding a midwife. Once I am sure of our plans I will go on the hunt.
Forum: Birth Stories   11-21-2010, 12:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,184
Posted By always hope
I live in NZ and I am hoping for an HBAC when I...

I live in NZ and I am hoping for an HBAC when I have another baby. So wonderful to know it is possible and that it happens in NZ. I was told by my previous midwife that I have to deliver in a...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   11-20-2010, 10:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By always hope
Thanks for your thoughts. I just talked to a...

Thanks for your thoughts. I just talked to a friend who is a pharmacist. She suggested I get back in touch with the psychiatrist who I saw when I was under the maternal mental health service. I was...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-19-2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By always hope
I started working when my daughter was 7 months....

I started working when my daughter was 7 months. She would only nap in her buggy. She is just starting to sleep on a stretcher on the floor with the other over 2s. 
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-19-2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,510
Posted By always hope
Oh and my daughter still wakes in the night and...

Oh and my daughter still wakes in the night and will not let Daddy get her to sleep unless he takes her for a walk in the buggy.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-19-2010, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,510
Posted By always hope
My daughter is still fed to sleep if I want her...

My daughter is still fed to sleep if I want her to sleep in bed. I can use the buggy also and she has just started to learn to go to sleep on a mattress at daycare. I think it is really normal to...
Forum: Australia and New Zealand   11-19-2010, 10:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,782
Posted By always hope
The reply box is just not behaving so I have to...

The reply box is just not behaving so I have to write at the beginning again - the natural parent website in NZ is www.thenaturalparent.co.nz (http://www.thenaturalparent.co.nz) It will eventually...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-19-2010, 12:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By always hope
I have just been through this in the last 6...

I have just been through this in the last 6 months and to be honest I think you just have to wait it out. I would make sure you are at your healthiest so see a naturopath yourself. I got a variety...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-19-2010, 12:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By always hope
My daughter as been two steps forward, one step...

My daughter as been two steps forward, one step back with food. She refused a spoon and so we did baby led weaning. Whenever she gets sick or is teething she only bf and only now is her appetite...
Forum: Australia and New Zealand   11-19-2010, 12:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,782
Posted By always hope
Hey girls, nice to find you. I am finding as my...

Hey girls, nice to find you. I am finding as my daughter gets older that I need the support of other like minded mamas to keep me sane. I seem to be weirder and weirder compared to other parents...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   11-19-2010, 12:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By always hope
I had severe PND after the birth of my daughter...

I had severe PND after the birth of my daughter and have been on Paxil(paroxetine) ever since. It is the safest SSRI for use during breastfeeding but is not safe during pregnancy. I am still...
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