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Hi, I am a new mom and this is my first experience as a parent. I have a question about taking our pram down an escalator and flat escalator (if there is no lift). Is the pram going to be in front of us (and we hold it tight) OR... We take our step down the escalator facing backwards first then take the pram after us (I cannot describe it well here. I saw some people do it. Hopefully you can understand what I mean) OR... We just hold it tight in front of us and go down that flat escalator just like normal (just like when we push a supermarket trolley down)? Which one is safe? Or anyone have another technique? It seems scary to bring the pram down escalator and flat escalator with my dd inside. Thanks

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Hello, Is There anyone who tried and did succeed a vba2c in Sydney? Can you please share your experience? I had have two c-sections, first one was elective and for the second one I tried a vbac, but failed because I didn't progress after 7 cms in 27 hours. I want to have another one, but really scared of the painful recovery after c-section. So if there is someone who had a vba2c, can you please share the experience in details, including the difference among the kids, your age at conception, which clinic or hospital or doctor to go etc. Any information would be really appreciative. Thank you all

My 4 week old seems very distressed while trying to poo and fart, I hate seeing him in pain, I've tried massaging his tummy clockwise, and rocking his legs in a circle motion and it doesn't seem to do anything so I just pick him up and cuddle him! He eventually settles down but it's stressing me out watching him go through this, does anyone have any more advice on how I might be able to help him, he is bottle fed on NAN pro gold, I've thought about changing his formula but was advised against it by midwive, so I'm at a loss n just don't know what else to do, will it pass? Is it just a stage he's going thru with being a new bub n all? Any advice or your thoughts would be appreciated! Has this happened to anyone else's baby?

Hi ive recently found out im pregnant with baby no9 and i have been on indosyl mono 2mg tablets as i have high blood pressure; as this baby was a big surprise ive still been taking my blood pressure tablets but spoke to the chemist today and she told me to stop them immediately as they can cause serious problems and defects to a baby . So now im really worried that something may be wrong with my bub and i cant see dr till thursday arvo. .so just wondering if anyone else was taking blood pressure tablets during early pregnancy and they there baby didn't have any affects of it

Hey Everyone, My partner and I are on cycle 6 of TTC, I am 25 he is 27 both very healthy. We are booked in to see a fertility specialist next week as we have sex everyday my doctor can't see why we haven not conceived yet. I had a blood test at CD21 to confirm ovulation I got a result of 60 which is really good apparently. I ovulated on CD18 -19, Am waiting for AF to arrive but my temps are still high, but I tested BFN this morning at 12dpo.... This is only my second month charting, any input on my chart would be greatly appreciated. My cycles are usually 28-30 days so I was due for AF Monday - Thursday this week. Thanks xx

So I have been suffering from severe anxiety for the past month and have just done a pregnancy test tonight and turns out I'm pregnant. I want to know if anyone has had anxiety etc during pregnancy. I have been feeling so awful and know I couldn't handle this for another 8ish months. On the other hand if I have an abortion I know I would also feel awful and don't think that would help.

I'm at my wits end with my 2.5yr old. It's really starting to get me down how much he misbehaves for me and refuses to listen to me! As soon as we go out somewhere or he is left with my hubby or we have visitors, he is an angel! I know he can be such a good boy, and I spend so much time with him playing and doing fun activities, yet he insists on doing things he knows is so naughty! Climbing up on glass tables, throwing his toys down the stairs, helping himself to food. (He always has fruit and drink within reach) hitting and biting his younger brother, refusing to listen when I ask him to be quiet or calm down when he's going crazy or if his brother is in bed. Laying on the ground kicking the walls! I know most of you will just say this is normal two year old behaviour and I pray that it is, but does anyone have any suggestions as to why he is so bad for me and refuses to listen to me at all? The only way I can get him to listen is to yell at him or give him a smac...

Hi all, I'm 35 weeks and have Gestational diabetes. I'm on Insulin, first it was 14 units in the morning, then 16 at night, it wasnt working so they upped my dose to 18 units in the morning and 22 at night, still wasnt working, now I'm on 28 units in the morning, 12 at lunch and 30 at dinner, the levels are better than before, but still not quite in the right range! It's driving me nuts! I'm doing everything right, eating the right diet and doing moderate exercise but I still can't seem to control the blood sugar levels! I'm just wondering if anyone else has had this problem with GD or insulin not working, and I'm also being told bubs might have a low bsl when he's born due to mine being so high but dropping when he comes out of me, if that makes sense, it's a bit worrying. I'm just sick of sticking myself with insulin injections 3 times a day when it seems to be pointless, has anyone got any advice? Or they're own exper...

I usually enjoy my coffee but I've stopped drinking it since finding out I'm pregnant. I'm constantly lethargic and can't shake this constant nausea, light headedness and dizziness. It's making it hard to look after my daughter and get all the housework done. I also need to take the dog out everyday as she needs her walks. My fiance is helping where he can but he works all week and doesn't get home until the evening. For some reason I can't eat bananas which I've heard are supposed to be the best thing to give you natural energy, I developed a sudden intolerance for them for some reason. Otherwise I've been sucking on icy poles and trying to eat healthy snacks. I had morning sickness with my last pregnancy but I definitely wasn't this dizzy/lightheaded then. I don't mean to complain, it's all worth it in the end but I wish I could be a bit more energetic.