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Thursday, November 29th 2012, 8:59pm

Author: Blue

A poll for mamas of twinnies!

I'm just wondering if there are any new mums of twins out there who could vote in the polls? Thank you so much, Blue xxx

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 8:56pm

Author: Blue

Question C section or Natural Birth with Twins

Oh how I agonised over this decision! (Such a lovely decision to make though) This thread might help: A poll for mamas of twinnies! I ended up having a planned section at 38 and a half weeks, and it worked out really well for me. The experience was actually lovely, I look back on it fondly, and my recovery was fast. But it is major surgery and there are risks. What finally swung it for me was being told that in a twin pregnancy, the birth of the second twin is always high risk, with the risk of ...

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 8:47pm

Author: Blue

Prams for a toddler and newborn? What did you do?

I have owned so many buggies - Mountain Buggies, Phil &Teds, Maclaren, Jane, Graco... But the buggy I LOVE is the Uppababy Vista. It's a beautiful pram, that converts into a stroller, both options can be parent-facing. It has a huge basket, and the most awesome hood that has an extra extendable sun shade. But here is the real beauty - you can clip on an extra seat at the back, and it will also take a buggy board at the front. So it can carry three children, but is the size of a single! It's so e...

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 1:22pm

Author: Blue

Feeding non-stop since birth - help!

I'm so sorry I never replied Bells, your post did help, I just had my hands full, literally, at the time. My little one, who is now a rather chunky 8 month old, is still feeding very frequently. But now he is able to do more, and play more, he can last 3 hours or so. The nights are still bad. We co-sleep, and during an average night he'll wake me every 90 minute or so. I'm pretty sure he's just suckling for comfort, not having a proper feed because he's hungry. But it still wakes me up and at ti...

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 1:15pm

Author: Blue

bf and separation anxiety

You are not being awkward at all! Please don't feel any guilt whatsoever, you are balancing the needs of your family and your job in the way that you think is best. And therefore, it is best. In case its of any help for later on, my LO never got to grips with a bottle so I am still BF him, but if he is out and about with our nanny, she gives him formula in a sippy cup. (I don't have time to express, so this is how we make do). B x

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 10:26am

Author: Blue

Feeding non-stop since birth - help!

Thanks so much everyone, it is so nice to know I'm not alone. I'm going to get stricter about detaching. And I might hire a private lactation consultant, just because I honestly can't figure out how the two of us can leave the house at the moment to go to my local LLL group. I'd love a routine.... it would be a huge relief having one in place (even though I never had one before for my girls). It would mean other members of my family could enjoy him, at the moment it's always me and him (which is...

Sunday, April 22nd 2012, 11:53pm

Author: Blue

Feeding non-stop since birth - help!

Dear all, ...HELLO!!! My beautiful, gorgeous little man is now 5 weeks old. He is just perfect in every way, we all adore him. He is a lovely baby, loves to be kissed (I think it's because my nose brushes his cheek and he thinks it's a nipple :-). He now coos a little bit, and occasionally, after much cajoling, gives me a non-wind related smile. One problem - he wants to breastfeed all the time. From 6am to 9pm, he'll want to feed every 90 minutes for at least an hour and wants to be cuddled the...

Monday, February 20th 2012, 10:05pm

Author: Blue

How do we get onto the Surrey IVF waiting list which re-opens in April?

What a fabulous post by Carol - thank you so much! And Jo, I hope your hycosy goes well. And I hope that whatever happens, you don't have to wait for too much longer. Blue x

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 11:56am

Author: Blue

All parents of twins MUST watch this!

This is soooo funny! And soooo true! Moms of multiples are freaks of nature

Wednesday, January 4th 2012, 1:04am

Author: Blue

Best clinic in the world???

Hi Bess, I'm so sorry you got another BFN In the UK, the clinic that tends to have the highest success rates is the ARGC (London): IVF and ICSI Headline Data for Assisted Reproduction and Gynaecology Centre In the USA, several clinics with good success rates offer the chance of "No baby, full refund". You have to qualify for that deal, but the wonderful thing is that you pay a set amount of money and then get many chances of treatment. If you only need one cycle, you have overpaid - which is pos...

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012, 8:37pm

Author: Blue

ARGC and antidepressants

I have no idea either, but my guess is they would be fine with them. They put you on sooooo many drugs, I find it hard to believe they would object to any (!) Lots of luck for your first appointment. Be warned, it might be busy/chaotic/rushed and seem like an absolute mad house. That's because it usually is. But once treatment starts (which always seems to take many months), you will be in the best possible hands. They work absolute magic. Blue xxx

Friday, December 30th 2011, 2:29pm

Author: Blue

I think my baby girl has Sagittal Craniosynostosis . Anyone else???

Yep, I agree with McFlozzer. Birth trauma can produce quite misshapen little heads, but it is temporary and is _completely_ normal. The baby's head is designed to be squished, it's exactly what is meant to happen. And also, checking the sutures/fontanelles and measuring the head circumference is a routine part of the checkup your little one will have with the GP at 6 weeks and 6 months (or about then). So I wouldn't say it is usually missed, but all the same you should flag it up at any and all ...

Monday, December 12th 2011, 6:37pm

Author: Blue

3 Scans in as many weeks and not looking good

Dear LGC, I'm so sorry you have this worry, and I also definitely recommend you call up your local early pregnancy unit, and/or see your GP. (Every EPU is different, some you can self-refer, others need a GP referral). The EPU is set up to care for early pregnancies, they have much better scanning equipment, and will be able to give you a plan. Please keep us posted on what happens, and I'll be keeping everything crossed for you. Blue xxx

Monday, November 14th 2011, 8:19am

Author: Blue

Embryo transfer - should I be worried?

In my FZ diary, I once made a list of everything that could go wrong in my IVF cycle - there were over 20 things on this list. It depressed me, and everyone who read it. But I had really done my research! Anyway, that particular worry was not on my list because as I say, it just doesn't work like that. And as for all the other worries, I now have 2 wonderful daughters. I was convinced IVF would never work for us, but it has. So you do whatever it takes to rest up and relax over the next 2 weeks....

Monday, November 14th 2011, 8:00am

Author: Blue

Follow on milk, is it necessary?

We still use follow on milk for our girls (22 months old). It definitely is not necessary. We find it useful though - it has lots of iron in it (which your little one can and should be getting from diet).

Monday, November 14th 2011, 7:58am

Author: Blue

Embryo transfer - should I be worried?

I promise you, there is absolutely no way the embryos could be washed out! Mother Nature is far too clever to let that happen. The liquid could have been from the pessaries (only a tiny amount of the pessary is the progesterone, and that part is absorbed very quickly - the rest is the carrier white stuff that melts and can leak out as a white liquid). Or all the drugs you have been on can also change discharge. Finally, some clinics like to do a really good irrigation of the cervix area just bef...

Monday, October 31st 2011, 3:18pm

Author: Blue

We are expecting Twins!

Amber, I think all us twin parents might start gushing in here. It is fantastic, and it is lovely to hear how excited you are - it brought back those memories for me too. About symptoms, don't worry about them. With my twin pregnancy I had no symptoms but lots of bleeding - I was terrified but my twins arrived safely at 38+ weeks. So far with my current singleton pregnancy, I've had extreme fatigue, heartburn, tender boobs, want to throw up if I smell something bad...the works! They say every pr...

Monday, October 31st 2011, 3:06pm

Author: Blue

We are expecting Twins!

Many congratulations Amber! To worry is normal. To have to physically restrain yourself from Googling things is also very normal Enjoy this time, it's such a special time B x

Friday, October 28th 2011, 9:45pm

Author: Blue

Any positive outcomes with this type of experience? Blood Test results at 12 weeks scan received today?!?

Everything that you never wanted to know about nuchal scans can be found in the "English" PDF here: The Fetal Medicine Foundation / The 11-13 weeks scan Note: "In trisomy 21 pregnancies at 11–13+6 weeks, the maternal serum concentration of free b-hCG is higher (about 2 MoM) and PAPP-A is lower (about 0.5 MoM) than in chromosomally normal fetuses." For everything else: Trisomy 13 or 18 - for anyone who is pregnant, the only way to rule out a trisomy is via CVS or amniocentesis. But that being sai...




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