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marialev

marialev

Is nail polish bad when you're pregnant? A friend said the chemicals weren't good for you but I'd never heard that before

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marialev

marialev

Carselea

Carselea

Do/did you like it when people touch your bump - or hate it? I didn't mind most of the time but when complete strangers just put their hands on my bump without asking I found it a bit invasive.

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Carselea

emmam
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emmam

I didn’t like it when it was strangers it just felt weird!

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Sophia N
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Sophia N

I didn't mind but it was generally only family who were just really excited about the baby. I didn't have people in the street trying to touch my bump luckily!

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emily_l

emily_l

Welcome to all the new expecting mums joining.

Give us a wave if you’re new here and tell us how far along you are?

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Sophia N

Sophia N

Hi everyone! Are any pregnant mums-to-be dressing up for Halloween today? I found this amazing pregnancy Halloween costume which I wish I had seen sooner. I hadn't realised how many great ones there are on the market for expecting mums!

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/322711129528202903/

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emily_l
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That's adorable! I wish I'd seen one like that

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Carselea
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Carselea

That's fab. Love it

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emmam
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emmam

So cute!

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SukranY

SukranY

Hi everyone,????????

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emily_l
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Hi Sukran welcome! Are you expecting too?


I tried the pregnancy quiz below but it was harder than I thought!

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Nicola
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Nicola

Hi there Sukran. Are you expecting? If so how are you doing? Is it your first. It's always lovely to welcome new members here 

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Holly B
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Holly B

Hi Sukran. Welcome to the chat ????

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Sophia

Sophia

Pregnant? How ready are you for birth and baby? Take this quiz to find out!

Once you become a parent you learn all sorts of new words/terms/facts and knowledge that you never knew before. If you’re pregnant, check how clued up you are for impending parenthood in our fun quiz. If you find it a breeze, ask your partner to take it too. How many points will you get?

1. What is vernix?

a) a small rodent that lives in Peru 

b) your womb lining

c) part of your cervix

d) the wax that covers a newborn baby's skin

2. What is Tummy Time?

a) a term for the time your baby spends in the womb

b) time spent stroking your bump

c) time babies spend on their tummies to explore the world 

d) a CBeebies show

3. What is a Boppy pillow?

a) a tummy time pillow

b) a pillow to whack your partner with when it’s time for them to change your baby’s nappy

c) a pillow to help you sleep when pregnant

d) a pillow with a built in toy for your baby

4. What is colostrum?

a) a post birth adult nappy

b) the name for your baby’s first poop

c) your first breast milk

d) a baby porridge for weaning

5. What does baby wearing mean?

a) holding your baby in a sling

b) the name for your baby’s first clothes

c) the exhaustion all new parents feel

d) a technique to tire out your baby and get them to sleep

6. What is an episiotomy?

a) a test on baby’s skin for allergies

b) a cut to your vaginal wall to help deliver your baby

c) a medical procedure to help you relax during labour

d) a facial for new mums as a post birth treat

7. What is a Bumbo?

a) An adult nappy worn after birth

b) a baby seat

c) a bum bag for mums with pockets to carry nappies

d) a potty training aid

8. What is meconium?

a) A drug to relax you in labour

b) your baby’s first poo

c) the name for your show in labour

d) a nappy rash cream

9. What is a linea nigra?

a) a stretch mark

b) a baby’s birthmark

c) the line that you get in pregnancy running down your belly

d) the scientific name for the umbilical cord

10. What is a ventouse

a) a cup-shaped suction device that can be attached to your baby's head to help them to be born

b) a hand held fan for labour

c) a breast pump

d) an explosive nappy

Answers 1 d, 2 c, 3 a, 4 b, 5 a, 6 b, 7 b, 8 b, 9 c, 10 a

Check your answers. How did you do?

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Sophia

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emily_l
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7 out of 10 ???? Have to say I had NOT heard of a ventouse before

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marialev
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I didn't get 10, 8, 4 or 1 here. The rest I had a rough idea ????

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emmam
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Meconium does sound like a drug!

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Nicola

Nicola

FIND OF THE WEEK

Mamas-to-be are raving about this Lush bar to help with stretch marks. Have you tried it?

https://uk.lush.com/products/massage-bars/therapy

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Nicola

Nicola

emily_l
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Looks so nice... Is it a soap?

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Nicola
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It's a massage bar with cocoa and shea butter. Mums are raving about it to use on stretch marks.

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Holly B
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Holly B

Looks fab. I used Bio Oil but not convinced it made much difference to my tiger stripes ????

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marialev

marialev

How are you preparing for birth? I love One Born Every Minute but I don't know if it's too scary to keep watching real birth experiences...

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marialev

marialev

Nicola
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Both my kids were born before this series hit the screens and, in a way, I'm glad. But I also think that they do show lots of very real and varied experiences of labour and might have prepared me more. But, even today, I cross my legs when it comes to the final push and the babies are born. I always wonder whether a certain amount of ignorance was bliss when I had my first baby. Or whether watching programmes like this would have helped me be more prepared. I'd love to know what other mums think.

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Nicola

Nicola

Some cute replies ????

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Nicola

Nicola

Nicola

What do you call your little one in your bump? I used to call mine Peanut when I was pregnant

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Nicola

Carselea
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Carselea

I called mine Bean ????

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Sophia N
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Sophia N

We called ours a nugget ????

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Holly B
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Holly B

We named ours Munchkin. Still use it now!

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