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#1 ~A2~

Posted 22 February 2011 - 09:39 PM

Hi All

Welcome to the Specialised Pregnancy Support Groups.

The moderator of this forum is me, A2. Some general rules for these groups are as follows:

- I will start new threads for each group when the post count reaches 100+ posts.
- Threads are ONLY to be started by myself or another Moderator.
- The usual Essential Baby Rules and Code of Conduct apply here too.

These support groups are set up for women in similar pregnancy situations or with similar conditions. Essential Baby Members should be aware that this forum is not a suitable place to debate member’s discussions, issues or decisions as these posts may be removed. Members who have graduated from these groups are welcome to stop by and offer their support however moderators will have the discretion to remove any posts that they don’t feel are supportive.

Please do not use this forum to provide medical advice to other members. Members are welcome to discuss their medical situation and any procedures that they may be undertaking however please understand that the forums are NO substitute for the advice of a professional.

Members who post in contradiction to these rules risk their posts being edited or removed.

If you are concerned about any advice given or the content within these forums please feel free to contact me via PM or use the Report function. Likewise, if you have any questions or need any assistance please also feel free to contact me via PM.

Below is a summary of the active support groups in this forum. Please feel free to join in with any of the groups that you feel you may fit into.


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Support Group for High Risk Pregnancies
This support BG has been set up to provide support to mothers whose pregnancies pose a high risk to their personal health whether it be due to a condition the mother is suffering including a chronic illness.

This group is also suitable to all high risk pregnancies who are not expecting their babies early.

Please note, that there is also a “Hight Risk Pregnancy Support Group’ located in the Babies Born Early Forum. The Support Group in the Babies Born Early Forum has been set up for those of you who have high risk pregnancies likely to cause premature delivery (less than 37 weeks).


Support Group for High Risk NT Results
This BG has been set up as a support BG for those who have had initial high risk NT results & are deciding whether to undergo further testing or not.

It is intended to offer support through a very difficult time, without judgment.

Everyone responds to bad news differently, and this is not the place to debate people's individual choices.

If further testing confirms a problem with your baby, there are BG's within many of EB Forums, where you can find support from those in similar/same situations.

Babies & Kids with disabilities & special needs forum.

Miscarriage, Stillbirth & the Loss of a Child forums.


Support Group for High Risk NT Results WITH NO FURTHER INVASIVE TESTING

This BG has been set up as a support BG for those who have had initial high risk NT results & have decided to undergo NO FURTHER INVASIVE TESTING. It is intended to offer support through a very difficult time, without judgment.

Everyone responds to bad news differently, and this is not the place to debate people's individual choices.

If it is confirmed that there is a problem with your baby, there are BG's within many of EB Forums, where you can find support from those in similar/same situations.

Babies & Kids with disabilities & special needs forum.

Miscarriage, Stillbirth & the Loss of a Child forums.

Gestational Diabetes BG
This BG is for those who live with Gestational Diabetes. Anyone dealing with GD is welcome to join, regardless of the severity of your GD.

Crohn's & Colitis in pregnancyBG
This BG is for those who live with Crohn's or Colitis. Anyone dealing with Crohn's or colitis is welcome to join, regardless of the severity of your condition.

TTC or Pregnant Hyperemesis Gravidarum Sufferers and Survivors BG
This BG is for those who suffer from or have survived Hyperemesis Gravidarum, please be fully aware that HG is not "bad morning sickness" & therefore cannot be simply labeled as such.

HG can be soul destroying, marriage destroying & life altering and as such, some people will deal with it the best way they can.

Please bear in mind when reading or posting within this BG that it is a support BG where people can discuss the issue without judgment. Not everyone responds the same way to this disease, nor does everyone make the same decisions & this is not the place to debate people individual choices, thoughts or decisions.

Expecting Multiples BG
This BG is for those (as the name suggests) are expecting multiples! Be they natural conception or via IVF or similar. There is also a Multiples Forum here on EB, which you can find here..

Symphsis Pubis Dysfunction BG
This BG is for those who are suffering from SPD. SPD can be a debilitating painful part of some pregnancies & can (and often does) cause much hardship for those who suffer from it. This is a support BG for those who are coping with SPD, anyone is welcome to join.

Expecting After Stillbirth or Neonatal loss BG
This BG is for all women who are expecting after neonatal loss or stillbirth, regardless of EDD. Please note that there is also a separate support group for those who are Pregnant following Miscarriage.

Pregnant after Miscarriage
This BG is for all women who are expecting after miscarriage, regardless of EDD. Please note that there is also a separate support group for those who are Expecting after Stillbirth or neonatal loss.

Overweight Women Pregnancy Support Group
As the name suggests this BG is suitable to all women who are overweight and pregnant.

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Thankyou for reading & all the best with your pregnancies!

Regards


A2




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