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Members Advice on Labour And Birth

(+) Positive Birth IS Possible! (-) None. (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2001)

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Hyperhidrosis

(+) A light at the end of a very wet tunnel... (-) It can make life awkward and embarrassing... (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2006)

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Member Advice on Bereavement

(+) None see below. (-) So many and with you for life...... (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2001)

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88 reviews

Member Advice on Having Children

(+) You will have a baby at the end of this (-) This is a huge responsibilty, not to be taken lightly (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2001)

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9 reviews

Member advice on Asthma

(+) There are many natural remedies that help to control asthma. It doesn't have to hold you back !!! (-) A potentially life threatening condition that prevents many people from living life to the full. (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2001)

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Laparotomy

(+) A means of ruling out cancer; Got rid of a huge cyst; Quicker recovery than I expected; (-) Being in hospital for 2 or 3 days; it's major surgery therfore painful; General anaethesia (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2006)

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Member Advice on Hysterectomy

(+) No more dreaded Periods (-) The re-couperation period (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2001)

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Member Advice on Depression

(+) This may just help one person, and may help others to share how they are feeling. (-) Not enough people are knowledgeable about this illness, and it is kept in the dark. (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2001)

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Member Advice on Organic Food Shopping

(+) See Advice (-) See Advice (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2001)

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Member advice on how to deal with being mugged

(+) May help you through the ordeal (-) See review (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2004)

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Member Advice on Bulimia

(On Ciao since: 11/2003)

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Member Advice on Healthy eating

(+) This Program Works and Makes Sense (-) For me, absolutely nothing!!!! (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2004)

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5 reviews

Member Advice on Weight,Image and Personality

(+) None (-) Too many to list (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2001)

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19 reviews

Member Advice on MRI Scanning

(+) MRI - painless, important, accurate; I got House season 7 & lovely lillies for being brave! (-) MRI - claustrophobic, disconcerting noises; Arthrogram - just a bit minging all round! (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2003)

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Member advice on organ donation.

(+) SAVE MY LIFE (-) NONE (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2003)

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9 reviews

Member Advice on Eczema

(+) You probably won't ever get acne (-) ...... just too many..... (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2001)

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18 reviews

Member Advice on Diarrhoea

(+) Gets rid of the toxins in your body (-) Highly infectious. (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2003)

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3 reviews

Member Advice on Downs Syndrome

(+) Having a brother with great character! (-) Difficult at times! (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2002)

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4 reviews

Member Advice on Weight Loss

(+) Lose weight, feel healthier, less pain (-) There are none (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2003)

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7 reviews

Member Advice on Tattoos

(+) Looks nice,sexy and attractive (for some) (-) Once you have 'em they can never be removed (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2001)

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73 reviews

Members Advice On Dislocation

(+) You feel excrutiating pain like no other (-) You feel excrutiating pain like no other (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2005)

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Member Advice on Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

(+) None (-) All listed in the review. (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2003)

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4 reviews

Member Advice on Herbal Treatments

(+) A more natural way to help illnesses. (-) Can be expensive. (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2004)

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1 Review

Member Advice on Contributing to Science

(+) You get to test-drive the 95% of your brain you've been saving for a rainy day. (-) Having to take responsibility for your own beliefs, ideas and actions. (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2003)

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Members Advice on Home Birth

(+) Ability to birth rather than be delivered (-) Possible need to transfer in an unlikely emergency (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2001)

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Member Advice on Surviving an Accident

(+) You learn from your experiences and how to handle that should it ever happen again. (-) Damaged vehcile. Loss of no claims. Expense of excess. (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2003)

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Member advice on Mammograms

(+) Early detection of potential problems (-) Mobile units not suitable for the disabled (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2004)

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Member Advice on Giving Up Smoking

(+) Health! (And smelling better) (-) Occasionally wanting to gnaw your own arms off due to cravings.... (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2000)

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146 reviews

Member Advice on Varicocele

(+) When Testing for Varicoceles other diseases are also looked for ie, cancer (-) Pain, Embarrassment, Life long condition without surgery, Possible Infertility (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2010)

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Member Advice on Health - member advice on Root Canals

member advice on Root Canals

(+) gets rid of pain and infection (-) uncomfortable at times (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2006)

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Happy Horselips and Other Stories...

Advantages: Positive Birth IS Possible!
Disadvantages: None.

Positive Birthing There are always stories to be had about all the things that can go wrong during the birthing process. Negative stories abound in magazines and books, in canteen conversation - it seemed to me that as soon as people found out I was pr ...

phoenixgreen 26.11.2007 ˇ Read full review
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No-where near as bad as I expected!!

Advantages: A bundle of joy!!
Disadvantages: Painful stitches; some pain

I came across this topic when I read another member's review. I decided to write about my own experiences, as I feel it's important for expectant Mums (especially first time Mums like myself), to have as many different viewpoints as possible. When I fo ...

nessie3105 10.09.2007 ˇ Read full review
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It's not the end of the world...

Advantages: Baby at the end, empowering!
Disadvantages: Pain!

If you are pregnant and already very nervous about giving birth, please feel free to skip over the bulk of my review and read just the last paragraph. My birth didn't go to plan, but it was still the best thing I've ever done. I said that minutes after go ...

CG1anon 28.03.2009 ˇ Read full review
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When things don't go as planned

Advantages: It is a wonderful feeling to see your baby for the first time
Disadvantages: Things don't always go to plan

Well my first child was due on the 18th May 2006 and I was very excited. I had been counting down the days to the big day. I wouldn't say I was ever really nervous about going into labour, even although I had been made aware in the antenatal classes that ...

saraha007 16.08.2006 ˇ Read full review
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Why does no one tell it how it really is?

Advantages: Finally get to meet your baby
Disadvantages: Pain you WILL remember forever!

Throughout pregnancy everyone inundates you with stories of their labours. Some are horror stories, some say they barely felt a thing and it was over before they knew it. Horror story or not they allhave one common factor too them, the minute it is over y ...

missixty 23.10.2004 ˇ Read full review
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