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    Just had more spotting then. I know midwife said its ok but I still hate it :/ and no mucus either. Just spotting. But they said as long as it's not bleeding its normal. So I guess I just wait and see.

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    I totally get what your ladies are saying. I wish there are more positive stories out there than the crappy stories. Even when i searched for positive stories about induction, there are still few people with negative comments. I wanted to know more about induction so i looked at professional/health website instead. Then, somehow i came across a few trying to dissuade people of doing it (not so professional after all). They only talk about how bad and unnatural it is every step of the way. I stopped googling now. It only made me more nervous.

    Well, i don't know how i am going to feed the baby. My nipples still feel a bit sore from the session this morning. LOL. Baby is going to need feeding so often. They already told me that if my milk doesn't come straight away, they will have to formula feed to bring bub glucose level up. Fine by me. Whatever to have a healthy bub. To be honest, I am not sure if it is because of me have gone through so much to get this baby and thus quite open to every option. I have heard of people (some friends) being so upset about not going for natural birth or breast feed.

    I am actually having a mild cold at the moment (?). The tiredness and unwell feeling early of the week and then sore throat for a day few days ago. I thought it was the curry.......Now, nose is stuffy. I am not sure. Plenty of rest and fluid. Anyway, i don't think i am sick enough to worry. If it is a cold, i am pretty much over it.

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    oh no, @Gelati. If you are worried or get worse, call the hospital.

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    Hey ladies, very excited for you all to be having your bubbas soon.
    @bbhope my sister was induced and had a beautiful natural birth, no drugs. There certainly are positive stories. Two friends from my prenatal classes also had similar experiences.

    In my case, I had all the induction procedures and ended up with a C-section, but I had no issues with milk supply at all. I don't think they're really connected. Just be aware that induction isn't foolproof, occasionally it doesn't work but as long as you're open to options you'll be fine and you get a baby at the end of it!

    For me I found it helped to feel positive and excited about breastfeeding, after the IVF it was something I was really looking forward to that I was glad I didn't need to be medicalised.

    In the beginning it can be a bit ouchy at the start of each feed while the baby sucks right on the nipple to extend it into their mouth (called the asking suck) so for the first six to eight weeks or so when he would latch id literally say ow ow ow, and then it would stop hurting when he changed to the drinking suck.

    The asking suck was really no more painful than something you might say hey, ow to - as if someone pinched you a few times.

    Once we were really into a groove, about six weeks or so, that initial pain stopped. My nipples desensitised and also baby gets better at feeding and there is zero discomfort now, and he feeds all the time because I'm a bit lazy about timing feeds and probably offer the breast when I should do other things. It's wonderful and really enjoyable.

    I just wanted to share a positive breastfeeding experience with you, I think feeling positive and being encouraged is really important to support breastfeeding and it's important also to be realistic that both you and the baby are learning so it might be a bit uncomfortable to begin with but it will improve.

    My best piece of advice to offer you is get help. Take all the help on offer, ask for help early - with all baby stuff, there are so many forms of it, midwives, early childhood nurses, the ABA hotline, GPs, the Tresillian and Karitane phone lines. I think sometimes people wait till they are really struggling but if you get help early you'll feel more on top of things and definitely get help with feeding from people who are proper lactation experts (you'll probably get a million different opinions in your first few days in hospital so just listen and choose what works for you).

    Good luck! It's gone so quickly!! Motherhood is so special there's nothing like it. Hang in there for the first six weeks, they're hard but you'll survive and after about six weeks when they start smiling at you its just magic.🎆🎆🎆🎆🎉🎉🎉🎉

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    Thanks @ScubaGal. Glad to hear the positive story! I wasn't at all scare about the birth until scary stories started to pop up from people around me.

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    @bbhope good luck for this arvo. If you are worried about anything please call the doctor or hospital straight away.
    @Gelati I know the midwife said its ok but if it makes you feel better, why don't you also call the hospital and ask about the spotting?

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    Thanks for the positive stories @ScubaGal. They really make a difference.
    @bbhope - how did you sleep last night? Hope you got a good rest As for the cold good to hear you are over the worst of it. They will take your temperature etc to make sure you don't have a fever.

    Thanks girlies. It is always only a few spots when i wipe. It's gone again today. Seems to happen whenever i get that sharp shooting pain against my cervix. I see OB tomorrow morning so will just monitor until then. I'm monitoring bubs kicks as well. Had some mild cramping / BH throughout last night but nothing again this morning. Think it may just be my body preparing for labour.

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    Thinking of you today @bbhope xx

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    @bbhope Just wanting to pop in and wish you all the very best with your induction/birth Luv!!

    I can't help you r.e induction experiences as I had an elective C-Section to deliver DD which, if you end up having to have one for whatever reason, prob won't be even half as bad as what you imagine it to be.

    I had no problem establishing BF DD after it either. DD latched on right away when I fed her asap out in recovery She did end up having to go to the SCN (special care nursery) for almost 2 days as the colostrum I had couldn't keep up with her demands so they needed to put her on a glucose drip and top her up with formula (less than 20mls per feed) until my milk came in properly (which it does after a few days) so try not to worry about that side of things as most mums breasts have more than enough colostrum to see bub through until their milk comes in even though you think you've barely got anything!!!

    Bubs tummy is so very small when they're first born they don't need much at all to fill them up. I was feeding DD every 3 hrs then going back to the ward and expressing for 20 mins each side (their electric breast pumps are great...they used the Medela brand in my hospital), collecting the colostrum/milk into a bottle and keeping it on the ward until I went back down to the SCN for DD's next feed. They'd then use what I expressed to top her up while gradually decreasing the formula until it was all my BM. Your nipples are sore to begin with Luv, mine were too. But they will toughen up eventually. I guess the main thing is to try to look after them as best as you can with creams like Lansinoh or Bepanthen ointment etc. Or try putting BM on them and airing them dry etc. I also had breast shields on standby in case and those hydrogel discs seem to help a lot of women. If you're desperate a bag of frozen peas wrapped in a tea towel would do it!!!

    I unfortunately did have supply issues (it's a family issue as both my sisters and my mum did as well even though they say there's no family link) and despite getting help with a LC, MCN, GP etc and trying natural supplements and medication, it didn't work out for me but there's no reason why it won't work out for you. You can only try as best as you can. As @ScubaGal said...there's lots of help out there if you need it or you're not sure about anything. I know at my hospital they had a BF Clinic you could go to with bub if you were having issues once you got home. The Midwives will help you on the ward too once bub is born and they can always send a lactation consultant up to give assistance if you need it. You'll be very well supported Luv ok??


    I'm very excited for you as I've been stalking you from the sidelines since the beginning!!! It's natural to feel unsure and scared of what's ahead, but I'm sure all will go well for you You just take things at your own pace Luv and if you feel like you want some pain relief, then get some (don't leave it too late though!!! Make sure you get fair warning if times running out for an epidural etc so you can choose). If things don't end up going to plan and you have to have a C-Section then it won't be the end of the world Luv. I know no woman who has her heart set on a vaginal birth wants that, but sometimes things are out of our control when it comes to giving birth to our babies and at the end of the day, it's about safety for both bub and yourself

    This is the final step in this long, hard journey for you and your DH. On the other side is DS waiting to be delivered safely into you and your DH's arms Good Luck Luv!! Will be keeping my eagle eye open for your update when you're able
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    While I'm here I want to wish all you other Lovelies all the very best as well with your upcoming births etc As I said previously, I've been stalking this thread from the sidelines

    @Tanej78 I'm and sending prayers to the Universe that your next Cycle will get you accross the line to a BFFP finally!!!

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