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Well I had my egg retrieval today and it wasn't near as bad as I had feared. Had two Valium, two panadeine forte about 20 mins before procedure and had gas and air throughout. Was only two insertions of the needle, both not pleasant but not painful. I just kept sucking really hard on the gas as the needle pierced my ovary and...
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. Just wondering if anyone is in the same boat as me with my concern being that there is no where safe for teens to go after school ? It makes it really hard to earn decent money on one income. Even two incomes with the cost of living going through the roof and having to work limited hours so we are hom...
Ok so i am 35 diagnosed with pcos in 2003 i have my pcos under cpntrol and i know there can be complications due to this. I was told i could not get pregnant unless ibf and that wasn't guaranteed. For 12 yrs nothing left my ex due a few reasons. About 4 months later meet my current partner and about 2 months later foound out i was pregnant for me it...
I'm looking at deliverying in either Hornsby or Royal North Shore Hospitals (public) as a private patient. I understand that I can BYO OB (when it comes time to labouring) in this scenario.
Anyone know where I can find a list of OBs that deliver at either of these hospitals? Or do I need to speak to my GP.
IUI April 1st.The first day of her last period was March 16th. two weeks later shes was pregnant. We did blood work a week after. The blood works came back all very good and they scheduled us a vaginal ultra sound two weeks after. April 28th they did the vaginal u/s and saw nothing but an empty sac. She was very concerned that there wasn’t a baby. She sai...
Been awhile since I last posted on this blog...
Today, was the first consult with the specialist today.
Felt so nervous and a bit jittery before the appointment.
Dr was very straight forward, she asked us our health questions, and let us know what the chance of a successful pregnancy would be for us (due to our ages)
She then did a ultrasound scan on me...
If you haven’t spent a lot of time around babies, you know the ones that come in nappies; well you may not understand what I’m talking about. But if you’ve had one of your own or changed a few soiled nappies in your time then you may agree that baby nuggets are gold standard turds (GST’s).
You can tell me all the disgusting stories you know a...
Annual mammogram, ultrasounds & MRI tomorrow. Trying to manage my scan-xiety and be gentle on myself. I see my surgeon on Thursday for results.
I had a day trip to Adelaide for work on Friday, so that meant I was exhausted to start the weekend. Claudia was also exhausted after waking up very early Friday morning after her sleepover at Grandma’s...
Has anyone thought about or better yet had experience with cryogenics? Thinking about this for our bub.
Soon we will be moving to Perth in the Canning Vale suburb and before I get a rental I have to decided on what primary school to send my children to as the schools are zoned. The two schools that I'm interested in is Ranford Primary and Caladenia Primary. Can anyone give me any info on these schools and what they are like. I know they are b...
I'm searching for Highland dance lessons in the Ipswich area in QLD for my daughter who is 5 years old
I've been a member of Essential Baby since almost the beginning. Back when it was a tiny grassroots forum attached to a tiny online store run by an individual named Kylie. The EB community has been a mainstay in my life for well over a decade and has supported me through the most challenging years of my life.
My first post (under an old account) w...
I am 22 weeks pregnant with baby one and everything worries me..
For the last 7 weeks I have been sick, not really sick as still working and only feel the normal extra pregnancy tired but I have had this mean cough and lots of phlegm ..
The first round of amoxyl (antibiotics) which I took three weeks ago didn't do much so last week too...
Well here i am again on the TTC roller coaster after almost 2 years of not "actively" TTC. Now when i say actively i mean with no a/c such as clomid or even looking at forums on here - but if i am honest it wasn't without the wishful thinking of "it may happen naturally".
So while i have been desperately wanting a baby for over 8 yea...
I love my children. I do not live for my children. But I love them.
I am here to raise them, support them with their choices wants and needs but I am also here to live my life and support my own choices, wants and needs.
It is such a stigma in society to send a child to daycare whilst the parent goes home and has a break.
I love the look on my child...
I just found out my DS is eligible to go the Stonington PS. I live close to St Kilda PS but we have been zoned out. Any idea about this school? I am also looking at Ripponlea PS and St Kilda Park PS.
How do you do it? How do all the mums who are SAHM manage to not want to sell their kids on eBay by the end of the day?
Ethel was particularly revolting this morning and her prior-to-needing-to-leave-the-house-to-catch-a-bus routine was priceless.
"I'm the blanket monster. I AM going to the toilet. See? I AM going to get me shoes. I told you the...
So I am officially 17 weeks and 1 day today! I'm getting ridiculously excited, and I'm not even half-way yet! I'm starting to nest something shocking, and am fighting every urge to pull down DD's old clothes from the top of the cupboard and sort out all the 5 0's and 4 0's into gender neutral and girl clothes to start prepa...
I'm not too sure what to think right now. I'm on the implanon birth control and took 5 hpt and all positive with all with faint lines. I read that if you get pregnant on the implanon it will likely be eptopic. Anyone been in my situation before? And was everything good?
With respect to US, there's no such thing as the safest toy.
Almost all large companies have design teams that work on bringing toys to the market. These teams is not just one person who never fails - they are numerous individuals.
So, getting attached to the brand, let's say Mattel (company), can backfire since these companies are in the busine...
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