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yULeYSEES Wed 16-Nov-05 12:19:48

They've just been talking about PND on This morning and mentioned midwivesonline. It's a site online with midwives!

I'll try to put a link on this thread for anyone who may be interested.

yULeYSEES Wed 16-Nov-05 12:20:56

midwives online

kirsty22 Mon 25-Jun-07 20:41:18

Am i pregnant?

my period is 5 days late, i took a test and it came up with a really fate pink line so i did another one with a different test but nothing came up, does this mean i am pregnant but my hCG is weak?

birthball Mon 16-Jul-07 15:53:10

I am curious, is anyone out there who is giving advice on this site a registered midwife?

birthball Mon 16-Jul-07 15:54:27

Just to clarify by this site I mean mumsnet not midwives online!

lulumama Mon 16-Jul-07 15:56:27

yes birthball...there are a number of midwives on here...Mears, mintpurple, stripeyknickersspottysocks, helenshismadwife ...and plenty of doulas and other knowledgeable women !

birthball Mon 16-Jul-07 16:14:01

Thanks, I am also a midwife...It's good for us to know what information women are getting and who they are getting it from! A very interesting site!

lulumama Mon 16-Jul-07 16:15:18

think there are others...but those are the ones i can remember off the top of my head

birthball Mon 16-Jul-07 16:16:49

So are you a doula? Which area do you work in?

lulumama Mon 16-Jul-07 16:20:13

yes, am in merseyside , just done my first two births....was inspired to start having had a VBAC almost 2 years ago.. didn;t know such a thing existed , until i started researching how to help have a better birth experience.. have not stopped reading and learning since! my goal is to train as a midwife, when my children are older ....

birthball Mon 16-Jul-07 16:21:33

Go for it, it's a wonderful job! Thanks for your help...

lulumama Mon 16-Jul-07 16:24:10

ellasmum1 Mon 16-Jul-07 16:29:27

And me! I am a registered Midwife. Nice to meet you!

birthball Mon 16-Jul-07 16:30:51

Hi! It's a facinating site isn't it...

ellasmum1 Mon 16-Jul-07 16:34:10

Had a look at Midwivesonline- Think its better to ask us questions free on mumsnet rather than "pay a small fee" per question!

ellasmum1 Mon 16-Jul-07 16:38:48

Mumsnet is THE best site in the world! I use it mostly as a mum and over the last 3 years have had unbelievable advice and support every time I have had a question/worry etc.
I recommend it to the new mums I care for too!
Love being a midwife myself- I work on a low risk birth unit at the moment and its lovely. Have worked on an awful understaffed postnatal ward before though and it really got me down. Are you a hospital midwife then?

birthball Mon 16-Jul-07 16:43:09

God no! I work for a caseload community based team. I registered out of professional interest. I think it's really important for midwives to know what women are saying to each other and what they think of the service although that can be a bit depressing...

lulumama Mon 16-Jul-07 16:46:14

sorry to miss you out ellasmum1 !

birthball Mon 16-Jul-07 16:49:49

Nice talking to you both. Have to sign out now MSLC meeting to attend...a midwives' work is never done ha ha

ellasmum1 Tue 17-Jul-07 23:08:50

Don't worry Lulumama
I'm not well known as a midwife on here because I rarely post advice/go near the pregnancy threads etc. Someone else usually gets in there first(like Mears, she seems great!). And like I said, I (selfishly) use mumsnet for my own needs as a parent to one glorious dd!

lisamariexx Wed 12-Sep-07 10:25:42

i am 33 weeks and i am getting really bad pivils pain and i am spotting can u help

RobbiesGirl Thu 20-Sep-07 12:13:24

Just wondered if anyone could help me....i am 25 weeks pregnant, with my second child (first was a girl and this time i am having a boy)...i have had one miscarriage at 13 weeks before my first child, and i have been put on the sick by my doctor for 6 weeks, although he doesn't think i will be going back to work this side of me having the baby, as i was having aching in my lower tummy and back, so he made me lie on the bed and he felt my tummy and listened to the baby, which everything was fine, and he said it was probably the baby lying funny, so i mentioned it to my midwife to be sure, as she might know a bit more, but she just agreed, and said also it could be that my little girl was less than a year old when i concieved this time, and that my body didn't have the chance to recover from my first pregnancy. but now, i am still having the pains, and also now in my back passage, sometimes the pains are sharp sometimes they are dull like an ache, paracetamol work for a while, but i seem to be living on them, i amhaving sleepless nights because of the pain, and am worried something is wrong with me....and hoping i am just being paranoid, (which i have a tendancy of being anyway) and that i just have piles, trapped wind and my ligaments are stretching, as i cannot walk anywhere for long periods of time(by long i mean 20 minutes) as i get aches and pains in my side.....please can someone advise me and put my mind at rest as it's really getting me down and depressed....thanks all for reading my boring complaints.....

WorriedMum26 Wed 31-Oct-07 13:04:22

hiya, im new here was wondering if someone could help me. Im nearly 9 weeks pregnant but i suffered a miscariage nine weeks ago. Do the midwives treat you differently after a miscarriage due to me not having a period inbetween getting pregnant again. DO i have a incresed chance of miscarrying again.

PLease help me


Worried Mum 26

imopop Thu 01-Nov-07 19:01:52

Any health professional should not treat you any differently. It is your choice when you choose to try again. Having had 6 miscarriages I think your risk is only higher once you have over 3 miscarriages. Many people get pregnant straightaway after miscarriage and go on to have perfectly healthy pregnancies. Congrats and I wish you the best of luck.
Ps I am a nurse not a midwife

g26 Wed 17-Sep-08 10:50:02

my lmp began 9th Aug. If i had sex on the 15th Aug then again on the 20th Aug again on the 6th Sept and on the 15th Sept still no period. i tested on the 14th Sept and again on the 17th Sept could i be pregnant from any of the 2 times in aug or would it more likely be the 6thSpt or maybe even the 15th Sept? sorry so many dates flying around.

Pse help G26

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