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Eilonwy started new topic Full time day care at 9 months

I am currently negotiating a return to work when my son is 9 months (that's 3 months away from now). I am apprehensive about it and I'm sure I'll have separation issues I am looking...

Thursday 29 August 11:44am
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Eilonwy started new topic Starting Solids: Do I need a stick blender if I've already got a normal blender?

So I'm looking to start solids in about a month and I've bought some bowls/spoons/sippy cup, and some rice cereal. Now I'm thinking about the equipment I will need to cook & pure...

Thursday 20 June 03:43pm
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Eilonwy replied to topic Starting solids?

The child health nurse told me that babies should start solids at around 6 months. I asked her some pretty specific questions and she basically said you can start any time after 5 months, and you&#...

Thursday 20 June 03:39pm
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Eilonwy replied to topic can i be showing already.......?

I was showing already by 6 weeks and this is my first baby - my boss was already asking if I was pregnant because staff members were speculating!! It doesn't help that I have narrow hips, put on we...

Wednesday 16 January 06:23pm
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Eilonwy replied to topic gestational diabetes

7.1 is under the threshold. The glucose test is a bit of a "stress test" so 7.1 after an hour is pretty good under those conditions. But, I only have knowledge of the 2 hour test since th...

Wednesday 16 January 06:19pm
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Eilonwy started new topic When did you get fluid retention?

I'm just over 6 weeks away from my due date and I have not had any swelling. I was wondering whether anyone experienced any fluid retention any closer to their due date or just after the birth. My...

Wednesday 16 January 05:27pm
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Eilonwy replied to topic Help me!!!!!I have the worst case of the only child guilts:(

I'm shocked that anyone, let alone several, people said those things to you. It's so insensitive! I would absolutely tell them that... and then refuse to discuss it any further. That's just so horr...

Tuesday 08 January 04:10pm
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Eilonwy replied to topic How long did your morning sickness last?

I felt sick quite often all day, until 16 weeks. 14 weeks was when it started to get better - I started having whole days of feeling ok about then, started feeling sick again for a couple of days e...

Tuesday 08 January 01:08pm
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Eilonwy replied to topic Gestational Diabeties.

It seems quite common that it develops in later pregnancies. My guess is it's age and stress on your pancreas from each of the pregnancies especially if they were close together. And also quite oft...

Tuesday 08 January 12:37pm
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Eilonwy replied to topic How do you deal with unhelpful advice from people?

They might be telling the truth, but when you think about times that were 'special' in your life like childhood, or studying for uni or exams, are they really something you want to re-live? Probabl...

Tuesday 08 January 12:26pm
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Eilonwy replied to topic Feeling overwhelmed

Just guessing (since it was one of the first things you said) that your family is stressing you out more than anything else. Do you contact your family very frequently? It would be best for you to ...

Tuesday 08 January 12:08pm
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Eilonwy replied to topic Gestational Diabetes - Devastated

APB649. I am not obsessed with staying thin etc. My BMI is fine. Prior to GD I was a big carb eater. My BMI is perfect. I eat all the right foods exactly as prescribed by the hospital. My baby at N...

Wednesday 26 December 04:45pm
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Eilonwy replied to topic Gestational Diabetes - Devastated

It was actually recommended as a healthy choice for GD in the handouts the hospital gave me. They did warn of the chance of listeria but rather than say not to have it, they said to beware deli mea...

Thursday 20 December 10:01pm
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Eilonwy replied to topic Gestational Diabetes - Devastated

Wow. That made a big difference. 4.9 after Subway - a 6 inch chicken with salad, cheese & mayo on wheat.

Thursday 20 December 05:44pm
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Eilonwy replied to topic Gestational Diabetes - Devastated

I feel pretty fine! But I did go to bed late last night and my husband and I have both managed to catch a cold (although I thought a cold was meant to make it higher!). But other than a bit tired I...

Thursday 20 December 12:24pm
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Eilonwy replied to topic Gestational Diabetes - Devastated

I have now been able to speak to my GP and the diabetic nurse and got answers to some of my questions: 1. does risk of type 2 increase if your gtt test results are higher: it's too hard to tell 2...

Thursday 20 December 12:01pm
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Eilonwy replied to topic Gestational Diabetes - Devastated

Ok some more information, my results: Fasting 4.1 mol/l 1 hr 8.0 mmol/l 2 hr 8.5 mmol/l Hospital clearly isn't concerned - Dr asked me to call hosp if I didn't hear back by end of last week, so p...

Tuesday 11 December 11:49pm
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Eilonwy replied to topic Gestational Diabetes - Devastated

Boomboom_Jenny, your comment was hurtful and nasty. I dont appreciate your language (swearing). I appreciate advice but I do not appreciate being personally attacked. I have reported you to the mod...

Saturday 08 December 04:34pm
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Eilonwy replied to topic Gestational Diabetes - Devastated

I've been following this: http://kemh.health.wa.gov.au/brochures/consumer... It's for gestational diabetes, when I said diabetic this is what I was referring to. I didn't know there was a differe...

Friday 07 December 01:19pm
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Eilonwy replied to topic Gestational Diabetes - Devastated

#5 surprise baking I don't know anything about what my levels were like yet, I have the paper work but don't understand it. One of the readings was 8.5 when I think the cutoff is meant to be 8 fro...

Friday 07 December 12:21pm
Eilonwy
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