I have said all along that i will go in with an open mind as ive never given birth so have no idea what to expect!
i just dont like the idea of having an epidural and being strapped to the bed unable to move! also we were told that only a third of women with an epi give birth without assistance which i dont like the idea of either!
having said all that if i need one believe me ill be having one
welcome caz. i can only second what the other girks have said, you just need to wait it out, i was 7 weeks ish before first af....
pink glad to hear your ok and baby is super active! hope you got some sleep.... i think its because our lo is transverse but if i lay onto my tummy at all she pokes me until i move
Yeah it is more likely Betty but more and more are doing mobile epidurals so you still have movement. I stood with mine for a little time. And even if you have one wher you dont move you will be sitting upright so gravity still works =o)
dunno if your trust has the option but remi fentanil is a good alt without the epi risk.....but it's quite new so not all do it x
Isn't the Cambridge diet a meal replacement type thing with shakes and stuff? Surprised a doctor would recommend that. Have you tried slimming world?
Yep it's a meal replacement one, and she said you can talk to someone one on one whenever too. I can't afford it though. I've tried slimming world and weight watchers a few times but again there's a cost involved albeit a lot less than what she suggested. She actually said to me that my only other option than meal replacement was a gastric band but she suggested trying meal replacement first. I can't say I fancy having an op plus I can't see the nhs giving me one anyway as I think you probably have to be even heavier than I am.
Hi : ) I hope you don't mind me chipping in! I haven't read your previous posts so don't know what you've already tried. I'm using My Fitness Pal - www.myfitnesspal.com - to count my calories and get support losing weight. I'm finding it really helpful and have lost nearly 30lbs since Jan 12th just counting calories and upping my activity, more walking, using my cross trainer etc. The website is free and has a LOT of members, you can make "friends", use the forum, blog..... My username is cherrypie606 if you join and want some support x
Thank you for your kind words ladies, only been off it two
weeks so know I could have a long way to go. I was on it for 9 months but was on other pills constantly before that - never really found one that suited. Possibly because they are all awful!!
i think im the only one who liked cerazette when i was on it! i felt fine no side effects etc and no probs with sex drive.
we have been out today walking. had a great time but i did have to stop twice to sit down as my back and hips were hurting. got kicked in belly by a dog wasnt really hard he just jumped up on me. i asnt mad at the dog or owner- was my fault for petting him!
LO has been ver quiet today but I think it is because we have been walking / driving so i dont notice in car due to the bumps and walking i think he went to sleep. did feel him this morning and had a few good kicks tonight so think hes fine jsut a bit quieter.
have to admit I do really like being pregnant. i love my bump (even tho it may just look like fat to people) i love feeling LO move around and am just so excited about the whole thing. i think thats hwy i get so worried and nervous as I love him so much already i just want to look after him and for him to be well.
hope everyone is feeling ok-the whole pain relief thing is a mind boggler! I need to ask the consultant next time I go if I need to discuss it with somebody as I dont know if I would qualify for an epi if i wanted one as i dont know if they would manage to find things right with my size. i dont have a vastly fat back though so not sure. to be honest they scare me a bit too!!!
i dont really like the sound of anything! theres so many which make you feel sick and i have a ridiculous sick phobia and i think il not like gas and air as it makes you a bit woozy and spaced out-i dont like that feeling either! i know though il jsut take anything and everything when im in pain!
ive a couple of friends who managed with nothing (not through choice!) but i dont think im that brave! my biggest fear (aside from complications, stillbirth etc) is ending up under general for an emergancy section! as they say though- the best laid plans dont always come together so il jsut go witht he flow xxxxx
yeah gas and air made me so sick and so did diamorphine i projectile vomited and it went straight to other side of room, if midwife had of come in the door i would have got her haha didnt think it was poss to vom that far only on movies haha!!
betty i dont think i could have moved anyway!
samie it wasnt that long with me, but i do sometimes now it feels like my pubic bone or something is really tight its really painful at times.
i literally couldnt feel anything with epi and nrly fell over trying to get up afterwards as cudnt feel my leg lol. but when it wore off god the pain of the stitches and swelling was unreal!
caz it was 8 weeks with me too, so just got to wait im afraid
glad ur well pink!
allister rolled over today, totally by accident though i think he wondered wht the hell was going on haha. i put him on his front and then he pushed himself up, and then he ended up on his back he didnt do it again anyway! lol
Oh wow it's lovely to pop back here from time to time and see the new pregnancies! Congratulations Betty14!
It seems like forever ago that I started this thread all worried that I'd never get pregnant after taking cerazette now here I am, my baby girl is 1 tomorrow
Howe time flies!
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