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    Janie - I can only hope you are right (check out the parenting forum ) but it isn't the sleeping. It is the busy, alert, interactive, highly intelligent (I know - biased ) explorer stuff that kills me. There is no down time. He needs the interaction and stimulation that wears me out (on top of the lack of sleep) and he is in to EVERYTHING at the moment. More than 3 of them would cause me to lose the plot completely!!! Having said that - I wouldn't swap it for anything


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    Okay you guys, this thread is making me very clucky. DD is nearly 8 months old and I cant wait to be UTD again. I desperately want a VBAC as I do not even know what labour feels like
    My OB had said she prefers 12 months between pregnancies and I'm trying to hang out that long but a couple of you guys have now got me wanting to start TTC next month!

    Does anyone else have an occasional sore feeling where your scar is though?

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    Yep - the occasional sore spot and being pregnant again it seems to be pulling a little more but that could just be scar tissue. Did your OB mean 12 months between pregnancies or deliveries???? I am seeing my specialist on Thursday to discuss the options for this pregnancy.

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    Hi Michelle,

    She mean't 12 months between pregnancies. She said she recommends this whether you've had a caesar or not - just to give your whole body time to recover.
    I have actually just been getting a bit of a sore feeling over the past week or so. Nothing really bad and yeah it's probably scar tissue but it makes me wonder if it's a sign to give my body a bit more time before TTC again. Mind you, Bubs is 10.5 kilo's so it's got to put a bit of a stain on my lower back and tummy lugging her around especially when I lift her up in the air to play supergirl.

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    Charli'smumma, I saw your other thread about the pain around the scar - I would go with Holly's advice and get it checked, especially before TTC. It's probably totally normal, but best to be sure

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    Yes, going to doc's on Thursday and while I'm there will let her know I want to start TTC soon. I bought some antenatal vitamins today. Getting sooo excited!

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    Charli'smumma,

    Howd you go at drs?? OMG you bought the vitamins already!! I have some folate at home, and i was tempted to start taking it JIC we had an 'accident' as we have not been using protection since DD was born (very naughty I know) but I went and got my pill script filled, so just waiting for AF so i can get started..

    BOL with TTC #2!

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    Hi Lisa,

    Everything went well at the Dr's she said it was just my previously severed nerves re-attaching themselves. Haven't really had any pain the last few days either. So when are you going to start TTC?

    Yes I have started taking the vitamins. I've decided to give the Blackmores Conceive Well a go. They say it's good to start taking the vits (especially folate) up to 3 months before TTC. I am tempted to start TTC after next AF too but that would mean about 17.5 months between births or even less if the next one came early. I suppose my OB can't force me into another caesar. The risk of rupture wouldn't be that great with 17 months between births surely???

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    Good luck hun, from what I can gather 17 months is enough time to try a VBAC. But your OB should be able to provide advice. Is your OB pro VBAC? I know mine isnt too keen, but she did let me go through an extra few hours of labour because she knew how much it meant to me.

    Im going pack on the pill until the end of the year, then Ill figure out what to do from there.

    Good luck and hope your ttc journey is short and sweet. Ill be keeping my eye on you....

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    You ladies are a crack up!!!! I missed all these posts until today!
    Charlismumma- I will have a little less than 17mths and it hasn't really even been brought up as an issue for my VBAC hun, so you should be fine! I think the minimum most prefer is 18mths from one c/s to another birth although some prefer longer etc. The risk is minimal anyway and the increased risk is just slightly higher again, ( I don't have the figures handy but will chase them up for you) the % changes depending on your individual case too, for eg. My official line was "failure to progress" but she was posterior, and my cervix was high and posterior. However I got to 9 cms (how 9 cms is failure to progress I do not know) so my chances are a bit better than if I only go to 3 cms if that makes sense! I also found a bunch of info on another site, plus the lovely Carrie just sent me the Birthrites stuff as well, which is fantastic reading.
    Good luck with TTC girls!!!!

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    Thanks lisa & Tan

    I am actually starting to think that I may already be UTD due to the fact that we used the withdrawal method twice as we'd run out of condoms (sorry TMI)

    I am only 11 DPO atm but I've had tender boobs, and been headachy. Dusted off the maybebaby this morning and wacked a bit of saliva on it out of curiosity as it says on the instructions if you are preg you can continue to have full ferning. Well OMG I had full ferning 11 DPO, so I'm really starting to think I am UTD. Either that or my cycle is totally stuffed. If I AM pg ther will only be about 16.5 months between births

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    As silly question, what if you fell pregnant and ur scar is still healing, will the streching be an issue?? My scar is still a little sore and its still half pink half white but i want to TTC soon if i can... anyone tried that soon after?

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    Hi Buzzie, I know someone who fell preg only 3 months after her CS and her scar was fine. She was not allowed to VBAC though, but her OB let her have a maternal-assisted caesarean. It's a funny co-incidence, the lady I'm talking about has her own belly casting business too

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    oh kewl, where abouts in QLD?

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    Any updates Charlismumma?? BTW Im back on the pill, so dont have to worry about that VBAC just yet...

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    Buzzie, the woman who does the belly casting up here lives on the Gold Coast.

    Lisa, I got AF a few days ago
    Probably a blessing is disguise though as I saw my endochrinologist about my graves disease and she say's it would be best to have had a difinative treatment (I am on meds atm but can't stay on it forever). So it looks like I will be having a thyroidectomy before TTC again now. I get my referal to the surgeon next week so should know how long I have to wait for the op soon. Not too long I hope

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