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my syptoms... what do you think?

7 DPO - a little bit of bleeding, very light pink (after sex) 8DPO - have cold symptoms but not a proper cold if that makes sense - body aches - more tired - going to the toilet more than usual 9DPO still same symptoms as 8DPO - CM looks like lotion I'm on antibiotics at the moment so i should not have a cold? What do you guys think?:confused:...

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Irritability & moodiness is this a preggo symptom for you?

Okay for me irritability and plain out witchiness (without the W, lol) is a major pregnancy symptom - especially with my girls. Now the only problem is it is also a PMS symptom for me too. The difference is with PMS it goes away in a few days and with pregnancy it sticks with me for 9 months, lol. Well not the whole 9 months, but I am quite a moody pregnant person. Anyhow, is this a pregnancy symptom for anybody else?...

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My science experiment ~ updated 10 dpo pics

Okay, this is probably a huge waste of money, but I got a good feeling about this cycle and have been teasing dh that this was my science experiment so what the heck. Tomorrow I will be 5dpo. I am planning to test tomorrow forward to see how early I can get a BFP. I need to go out and get some tests. I won't blow this much on tests any other cycle, but I figure it's our first real month of trying what the heck let's go all out. Be looking for my tests to follow. It should be entertaining, ...

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OT but pregnancy related - Shape of a mother

http://theshapeofamother.com/ The Shape of a Mother[/url Does anyone look at this website regularly? I love it :) It's one of the things that helped me get through the hard times TTC. I love looking at the pictures and reading the stories. Warning - It has womens bodies on it so don't open it up at work. I don't feel like I should have to post a warning but the last time I posted a link to this website someone told me in PM that they were "offended over the nature of the pictures" So I ...

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No period in 4 months

I have been taking birth control for the past 3 years. I finished my last pack in January and had my normal period from the pill beginning January 27th. I have not had a period since. I have had no spotting, pregnancy symptoms, nothing. It has been 4 months and nothing. My husband and I want to try and have a baby but I'm obviously not ovulating which is frustrating. I have made an appointment with my OBGYN but was wondering if anyone had any advice or suggestions? I have not taken any preg...

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More and More Breastfeeding Myths

By JustMommies staff

by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC 1. Nursing mothers cannot breastfeed if they have had X-rays. Not true! Regular X-rays such as a chest X-ray or dental X-rays do not affect the milk or the baby and the mother may nurse without concern. Mammograms are harder to read when the mother is lactating, but can be done
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Sore Nipples

By JustMommies staff

by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC Introduction The best treatment of sore nipples is prevention. The best prevention is latching the baby on properly from the first day. Sore nipples are usually due to one or both of two causes. Either the baby is not positioned and latched properly, or the baby is not suckling
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Still More Breastfeeding Myths

By JustMommies staff

1. Women with flat or inverted nipples cannot breastfeed. Not true! Babies do not breastfeed on nipples, they breastfeed on the breast. Though it may be easier for a baby to latch on to a breast with a prominent nipple, it is not necessary for nipples to stick out. A proper start will usually prevent
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Using a Lactation Aid

By JustMommies staff

By Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC Introduction A lactation aid is a device which allows a breastfeeding mother to supplement her baby with expressed breastmilk, formula or glucose water with added colostrum (glucose water alone should only be used, in general, in the first day or two after birth) without using
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What to Feed the Baby When the Mother is Working Outside the Home

By JustMommies staff

by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC This is not an information sheet on all the ins and outs of working outside the home and breastfeeding. This sheet provides information on how your baby can be fed when you are not with him. It is addressed in particular to the mother who is returning to paid work when the baby
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You Can Still Breastfeed

By JustMommies staff

by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC Introduction Over the years, many, many, many women have been wrongly told to stop breastfeeding. The decision about continuing breastfeeding when the mother must take a drug, for example, involves more than consideration of whether the medication appears in the mother's milk.
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Breastfeeding in Public

By JustMommies staff

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of Gentle Baby Care In many parts of the world, the sight of a nursing mother is an ordinary aspect of daily life. In our society, however, some people are still uncomfortable seeing a mother breastfeed in public. Slowly but surely, though, people are coming to see breastfeeding
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Breastfeeding - Handling Criticism

By JustMommies staff

  Feelings about how to parent seem to shift with every generation.  A new way of parenting, sometimes called attachment parenting, has emerged and it challenges many of the rigid teachings of our mother's generation.  Although breastfeeding is on the rise now, women are still dealing with the repercussions
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Breastmilk And Booze - Do The Two Mix?

By JustMommies staff

Did you know there’s a new product on the market that enables you to test you breast milk for the presence of alcohol? And did you know that it’s completely unnecessary? Designed by two moms, Milkscreen works as follows: Saturate the test pad with some breast milk, wait two minutes, and if the pad
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Breastfeeding Starting Out Right

By JustMommies staff

by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC Breastfeeding is the natural, physiologic way of feeding infants and young children milk, and human milk is the milk made specifically for human infants. Formulas made from cow's milk or soy beans (most of them) are only superficially similar, and advertising which states otherwise
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