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Re: Pregnancy : after delivery care for mamma

Yup.. you'll fall forward
Another secret.. we're mammals, and like all animals, we're capable of instantly recognizing the voice/cry of our own child, even in a crowded nursery.
The sound of that little cry, makes the body trigger lactation.
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Re: Pregnancy : after delivery care for mamma

these webshops are good

http://www.nursingbra-shop.co.uk/default.asp

http://www.nursingbra.co.uk/

I'd get some of those nursing tops from H&M for the first few weeks with breast pads and no bra - easier to get used to whipping them out

My boobs never changed shape at all, I wore the same bra all through pregnancy and could still wear it when my milk came in

Mélusine I am praying that when i stop nursing I'll suddenly lose the weight but to be honest I can't see it happening
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Yup.. you'll fall forward
Another secret.. we're mammals, and like all animals, we're capable of instantly recognizing the voice/cry of our own child, even in a crowded nursery.
The sound of that little cry, makes the body trigger lactation.
No joke
Don't wear silk shirts
Ooooh yes, that tingly sensation when your baby cries, and then you have a very damp T-shirt

Actually this feeling of being perpetually 'leakin' is a bit exhausting, but it doesn't last for too long
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Re: Pregnancy : after delivery care for mamma

i did not buy a breast pump.. i am not sure if i should buy one or not..
nursing bra are so expensive here ..i got few from my country one size larger ..on someone's advice...but they all are so big for me...
i did not buy any special nursing cloths either...are the routine cloths not ok for the same???
did not buy a baby carrier either. i plan to carry her in a pram for few months as someone advised . after that it will be good to check it for the baby with you.
i hope i am not going to be in trouble with all this...
also buying a pregnancy jeans was not a good idea either. ..i do fit in now but it actually pressed my lower part so hard while sitting that i was never comfortable..a little long top with leggings were the best
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i did not buy a breast pump.. i am not sure if i should buy one or not..
nursing bra are so expensive here ..i got few from my country one size larger ..on someone's advice...but they all are so big for me...
i did not buy any special nursing cloths either...are the routine cloths not ok for the same???
did not buy a baby carrier either. i plan to carry her in a pram for few months as someone advised . after that it will be good to check it for the baby with you.
i hope i am not going to be in trouble with all this...
also buying a pregnancy jeans was not a good idea either. ..i do fit in now but it actually pressed my lower part so hard while sitting that i was never comfortable..a little long top with leggings were the best
I don't think you will get into trouble in any way. Whatever you don't have you can buy when the baby is here (or send someone out to get for you). If you find you need a baby carrier, there's loads of time. I just found it useful if I wanted to get on with some household chores and I couldn't put my baby down otherwise he'd scream. You might be able to put yours down to sleep then you can do two hours ironing (there's an exciting prospect for you...).

As you can see from above - lots of people didn't buy a breast pump but you can either get one from your local pharmacy or the hospital.

Looking back on my own panic buying before the birth; I think you are doing it right. I bought a whole load of stuff I didn't need and I wish I'd waited until the baby had been born and had been home for a week or 10 days so I could see what I really need rather than had been the panic-buy based on someone else's advice.

You'll see - you'll be fine.

Edit: I would check with the underwear department of a shop to see what size bra you should be buying. They say wait until near the birth to buy them because that's pretty much the size you will need. Buying a "one-size bigger" bra sounds a bit arbitrary and you might not need it. If you've still got the labels on the bras, why not take them back?

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Re: Pregnancy : after delivery care for mamma

My advice for a new mom (and I don't mean to scare you!) is to be careful with your abdominal muscles for the first few months after birth. Always get out of bed sideways. I have 4 kids and after the first one was born I was lying on my back having finally gotten the baby to sleep on my chest and I didn't want to wake her up, so tried to go from lying flat to sitting up and felt my stomach muscles rip. I ended up with separated abdominal muscles (can't remember the medical term). They were sewn up after my 2nd child was born, but separated again just due to my 3rd pregnancy.

I know it doesn't happen to everybody, but it doesn't hurt to be aware!

I also think it's great to leave some shopping til after the baby's born. It gets you out of the house (and it feels good getting all those ooh's and ahh's about your newborn)!
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Re: Pregnancy : after delivery care for mamma

thanks to all of you for your advice! I'm 5 months pregnant and it's my first one. If any of you live near to Bern, let me know. I don't speak Swiss Germand and sometimes it's not easy to socialize! Thanks xx
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Re: Pregnancy : after delivery care for mamma

Don't buy a pump, the apoteke and doctors can rent them out to you if you need one. Also my hospital in Basel gave me a prescription to cover the costs on insurance if I need one, or I can come back and get one from there.

Having just had baby 3, I can only say how wonderful the hospitals are here, in Basel at least. They take great care of you, bring you food and medicines and give you lots of advice. I've had the physio lady round with lists of post-baby exercises to rebuild the muscles, the breastfeeding support lady, nurses reminding me how to give the wee one a bath (even on the third baby I've completely forgotten!), and just general information and ideas for you and your little one that you would never think of and its always good to be reassured. Definately stay in until your milk comes in as it can be painful and hard work and they have lots of tips and ideas on helping you to be comfortable.

So stay in for as long as you can to recover and bond with your little one. Its been lovely having 5 days of sitting in a quiet bed looking at her, and having people to help when I need advice or help.

I have to go home tomorrow - back to the real world "gulp"!
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Re: Pregnancy : after delivery care for mamma

It's normal for your nipples to get a little sore the first few days of breastfeeding, as the grip from the baby's mouth is incredibly strong and you're not yet ver good at finding the right position. You can even get some crevices, which are a bit painful.

The lactation nurse at the CHUV brought me samples of a healing cream that is absolutely wonderful: it's called Onguent Raphael, and is made in Israel. It contains Lanolin plus some plants. It's totally natural, baby can eat it when it's on your nipples, and it works wonder! It can be bought in Sunstore.
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It's normal for your nipples to get a little sore the first few days of breastfeeding, as the grip from the baby's mouth is incredibly strong and you're not yet ver good at finding the right position. You can even get some crevices, which are a bit painful.

The lactation nurse at the CHUV brought me samples of a healing cream that is absolutely wonderful: it's called Onguent Raphael, and is made in Israel. It contains Lanolin plus some plants. It's totally natural, baby can eat it when it's on your nipples, and it works wonder! It can be bought in Sunstore.
A friend of mine had laser treatment on her nippes when they were cracked and sore and it really healed them fast - the Hirslanden offered her this treatment - I dont think its available in the public hospitals
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A friend of mine had laser treatment on her nippes when they were cracked and sore and it really healed them fast - the Hirslanden offered her this treatment - I dont think its available in the public hospitals
At the CHUV they apply boiled cabbage leaves on your breasts if they are too painful when the milk comes, so I guess laser treatment is not to be expected

P.S. It's a good trick, cabbage really helps a lot
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Re: Pregnancy : after delivery care for mamma

Ok so I had my first baby in May this year. My overwhelming problem afterwards was that I had terrible problems going to the toilet (sorry if TMI!).

I had a lot of codeine in the hospital as painkillers in the beginning stages of the contractions, and I had so much codeine that it blocked me up.

When I was discharged from hospital and sent home I wasn't warned at all, I was in bed recovering from the birth for about a week and then tried to go to the toilet. It was dreadful.

I am planning on having more babies (it didn't put me off!) and next time I am going to get a prescription for Movicol which my doctor gave me after I had gone to see him in agony about a month after coming home from the hospital. If I had that before I went in and had taken it immediately after birth for those few weeks I doubt I would have been in that terrible situation.

Take lots of big black pants to the hospital as well for afterwards. I bought a size up of black pants and took them in with me for use with the massive sanitary pads they give you!!

Hope this doesn't scare you, it's not meant to, it's supposed to help you so you don't get the shock like I did. My baby girl is now 16 weeks old and each passing day I forget the negative parts of the birth experience more and more
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Re: Pregnancy : after delivery care for mamma

At the CHUV they don't let you go home if you haven't had a bowel movement. And they readily give you a suppository of glycerine called Bulboid (what a name...) which 'mollifies' everything and makes going to the lavatory a much easier experience!
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Re: Pregnancy : after delivery care for mamma

Hello and congrats

You have received excellent advice already and I just want to add my 2 cents from another angle...

That is what you and your partner "may" experience in your relationship. I say "may" as not all go through this but I have and a fair number of my friends too so I will share what I wish someone would have shared with me

When you have a child it literally knocks you sideways, all of a sudden you are not 2 but 3 and you as the mom may find yourself with the most burden of broken nights, screaming baby etc. You may become resentful of your husband having such a "happy" life. You may feel like a single mother for he doesnt/cannot help you. You may hate him for "causing" this.

He in return may wondder "who is this woman" who cries a lot, cannot get put of pjs by 4 pm, has dubious body hygiene for lack of time and baby spit, is always angry at him.

You may start silly (but very important when you are having them) arguments of "who is more tired" "whose life is worse" "who has more free time"

This happened to us and I think was worsened by the fact that since my pregancy was so easy, we just thought the baby would just "fit in' our lifes and were really shocked at the "havoc" it caused.

The good news is that 3 yrs on we are still married and had a second child, now 3 months

My advice is: start thinking about how hubby could help and be VERY specific. I.e. Can you hold the baby now? Can you change the diaper pls? Can you cook? Etc. Do not expect him to read ur mind, to know (as you may) instinctively what to do with babay etc as he may not.

I really do not want to offend any men out there who may do these things and be different than what I described, but I am sharing as I know a fair shares of females who experienced this and want to at least make you feel this is ok and no you did not marry a monster in case it happens to you!


Ciao and all the best, come tell us how it is going! And personally, feel free to pm me if you wish to have advice or rant

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Mélusine I am praying that when i stop nursing I'll suddenly lose the weight but to be honest I can't see it happening
It never happens by itself, really, longer after birth. I think when weaning is connected by starting work, or moving around more, having less time to eat, weight shifts much faster. But I think implementing little changes help the weight shift, expecially if one weans and does not start some work boot camp running around, etc. Long walks, lighter food, aerobic exercises. But it is true that for a lot of girls, weight is much more easily controlled once one weans, for sure. It gets back to the old balance of extra food, extra calories, extra podge ratio, less cals and more move, less podge. Before, when one nurses, there are more variables in the game, ie body retaining fluids, extra cals stocked since your body knows your baby needs you for nutrition, immuity.

Nursing bras from C&A and H&M were good, they cost nothing compared to Anita, for example, and were soft jersey, so they stretch should your supply be really big or you have to go for some time no nursing, and the pads soak up. I didn't like the undewire at all, for the 1st year, since the size really does changes. The soft bras easily adjust, plus I moved the straps, etc. Nursing tops are cool, since you can have that and a large cardi, you do not have to get all exposed when you nurse in public.

I also didn't really planned for baby wearing, but once baby is on you, and happy, it's much harder to rely only on a buggy, especially when you really want to make sure she/he will sleep. Buggies are not as efficient in making baby fall asleep, wearing baby isn't just a hippie thing, and warm nice pleasant experience, but most baby wearers, myself included did it for practical reasons, too.
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Re: Pregnancy : after delivery care for mamma

Hi there... not sure if I missed it or not, did you deliver yet? I gotta say, there is lots of good advises to find here...just follow your instincts!
I am working in OB (Wochenbett) here in Switzerland and also worked in the states for years, loved it there and still love it here! Got a little bit of experience , plus I am a mother of 2.

Just to defend some of the nurses... yes, some of us do panic for no good reason, sadly! But there is also some that just try to work with the natural process of having a baby and all of its little (that are not so little sometimes) extras... like breastfeeding, weightgain, loosing weight to the 10% limit etc.

Babies are such precious little gifts, and god forbid we forget something important...the parents wouldn't be happy either.... have heard too many times, "but nobody told me... "
Please listen to the nurses a bit, take the best and run with it! Listen to your intuition, nature still works... we gotta trust her to a certain extent

If you haven't delivered yet - I wish you good luck, if you already have - I wish you looooots of sleep and fast recovery

Oh yeah... ask at the hospital if they know any midwifes that speak english.... there should be quite a few around, that speak at least a bit of english. If not, I might be able to answer some of the questions... on a mom to mom basis of course
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Yup.. you'll fall forward
Another secret.. we're mammals, and like all animals, we're capable of instantly recognizing the voice/cry of our own child, even in a crowded nursery.
The sound of that little cry, makes the body trigger lactation.
No joke
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Yeah, but the funny thing is, you can also lactate when your's isn't crying... it is enough when "a" baby cries

So yes... no Silk shirts, unless you wear good Breast pads
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I used lanolin, Purelan100 from Medela. Can be bought at the chemists.

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I just found this link www.babyfein.ch.

The site is only in German but lets you test the various carriers before you have to buy them. One can also rent them.

http://www.babyfein.ch/index.php?cat...Testpaket.html

Unfortunately I just found out about it too late. There are so many options of how to carry your little one and
most of them are quite expensive. So why not test them before making the investment ?
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Re: Pregnancy : after delivery care for mamma

For sore nipples get some "Mother Mates". I got them in the hospital first time round and bought more from the apotheke this time. They are hydrogel pads which are amazingly soothing, esp in the first few days when the sore nipples can stick to the breast pads even with the lanolin cream, which makes them even more painful. These pad were amazing, they are cool and soothing and apparently create "a healing enviroment". I can't recommend them highly enough. Wear them under the breast pads, they are reusable for a while- which is just as well at 25chf a pair, but well worth the investment.

Knickers- the Basel hospital provides the equivalent of a string vest in disposable pants which are super comfy. Be sure to smuggle some out of hospital with you for the first few days! Hurrah for big pants!
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