as far as itchiness goes ever since my EPU I've had a really random occasional itchy nose!! weird!! Also having HEAPS of nose bleeds...
Yep itchy here aswell! Drives me nuts!! And nose bleeds too...
they have the built in liners and you can add or take out what you don't need.
the difference is you don't have to worry about folding them and leakage and pins etc. I find them as easy as disposables and it only takes an extra 5 mins a day to use cloth (thats on average)
I wash every second day (put them on at night and in the dryer or sun to dry in the morning. If you have a routine its so easy.
I highly recommend them and if you want any more info, let me know. I don't sell them, but I could
I swore i couldn't use them before i had DS. They grossed me out a bit!
but he had horrid nappy rash. no disposable or cream helped so i tried MCN's. it cleared in 2 days! He has been in them since he was 6 months old. I still use disposables at night cause he is a heavy wetter. I also have disposables in my nappy bag and when we travel cause the MCN's are bulky.
hope that helped
sorry for the essay
and this is why i don't use disposables (I'm not preaching here.. but my son is really allergic to what ever is in them!)
Oh, Im the only one of my friends that use MCN's, i don't judge anyone that uses disposables, these are my views from my experience and thats all
I actually get judged quite a bit and people find it weird that i use cloth!
I work within the medical profession and I see every day the disasterous consequences of labour. Rectal tears so severe women have to wear incontinence pants for the rest of their lives, bladder dysfunction you have to self catherterise, severe hemorrhage from vaginal tears. And the worst ones is where women choose to go to the home birthing units and the midwives are so stubborn they don't recognize that mum and baby are in danger and the women come to hospital with dead babies or so deprived of oxygen they are handicapped. Sorry to put some reality into the thread but hey labour is dangerous and doesn't always end in a happy mum and baby. That's why some choose for elective LUSCS as I did. I personally don't want to tear my undercarriage to shreds and be unable to pass urine or pee for the rest of my life. But hey that's my choice based in what I've seen and dealt with. I commend you who choose the vaginal delivery option but please don't pass judgement on those of us who choose a different option so long as it comes out healthy does it really matter?
Welcome crafty, and congratulations on your BFP!!
Hi to everyone else, I am in the same boat, itchy, bleeding nose and still nauseous! Had a puke in the garden carpark at the day care centre this morning, people just looked at me like I was some sort of wierdo (or like I was a bad mother and hungover or something)...
RE: IVF babies being bigger - I have no idea, but I was measuring 5 days over my dates at my 12 week US! It'll be interesting to see how big this baby is born (at a week early) given my first daugtehr was only 6lb 10oz.
RE: the c-section comment, I think it is a bit like breastfeeding, each to their own, whatever gets baby here safely - I can imagine if you spend years trying to get pregnant, you might want the quickest, and "safest" way for bub to arrive. The thoughts of cord wrapped around neck, baby getting stuck, in distress etc can be scary. My G/F's first son was born with shoulder displacia, tore her from a**hole to breakfast - 4th degree tear, over 100 stitches and a blood transfusion - hence with number 2 (don't ask me why she thought about another baby!) she elected for a c-section! I am really glad we have a choice these days. I will be electing to have a c-section this time around. I would have died during my last labour had the procedure not been available so I am personally grateful for private health and wonderfully trained OB's and midwives!
Oh, I so wish I was bored at work today, but my workplace doesn't stop to take a breath! So I am at home to answer the Q's )
Flat cloth nappies, modern cloth nappies or disposables? Disposables
SAHM or going back to work? Back to work after 1 year
Days until you can finish work to go on maternity leave? ?? Not sure )
Public or Private or Homebirth? Private OB and hospital for 5 days post c-section!
Do or will you have a 'birth plan'? Not this time )
Capsule or convertible carseat? Capsule
Bottle or boob? Breast - was difficult with #1 but perservered and successfully fed for 10 months!
Look foward to checking in! Hope everyone is feeling good.
PPS: Bought a couple of Maternity dresses from Angel Maternity online. They arrived today so will be wearing them soon!
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