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Member Advice on Tests During Pregnancy

(+) Peace of mind that your child is normal (-) Heart-wrenching decision if all is not well (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2000)

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member advice on toilet training

(+) Saves money on nappies, gives your child independance. (-) Can be stressful and time consuming. (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2002)

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Should one parent stay at home full-time?

(+) see review (-) see review (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2002)

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Member Advice on Dealing with a Stalker

(+) It's flattering...for about 2 minutes! (-) You end up hating the person (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2003)

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Members Advice on Buying Toys

(+) Buying the right bike makes it a less frequent event (-) It only starts with buying the bike - what about knowing how to ride it? (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2001)

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Member Advice on Communicating with your Child

(+) can open up communication, spare awkwardness (-) can cause awkwardness, not direct (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2001)

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Member Advice on Coping When a Loved One is in Prison

(+) not a lot of them really (-) travelling and upset (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2002)

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Member advice on cot death

(+) None (-) Death of a baby & life after. (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2006)

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Member Advice on Living with an autistic child

(+) A very loving child (-) Social problems, very difficult to live with, the list goes on.... (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2002)

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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 Caring

(+) Caring, closeness, rewarding (-) Hugely frustrating, disappointing, shattering (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2002)

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Member Advice on Attracting Women

(+) sex, love, marriage, friendship (-) black widow after effects, stds, slahed tyres (just kidding) (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2002)

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Member Advice On Being A Mistress

(+) for most people none (-) most things (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2004)

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Member Advice on Open Relationships

(+) You may laugh (-) You may eat ice cream (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2003)

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Member Advice on Coping With Colic

(+) see review (-) see review (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2004)

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Member Advice on Separated Families

(+) Two lots of presents, happier parents (-) Tearful times (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2002)

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Member Advice on Being a Good Dad

(+) Watching them grow and mature. (-) Watching as they get hurt. (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2002)

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Getting Engaged

(+) Finding your partner can still be romantic after 9 years together (-) Hangover from the champagne (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2004)

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Member Advice on Antenatal Classes

(+) Plenty of opportunity to discuss hopes & fears (-) May have to pay a fee (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2000)

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Member Advice on Preparing for your Baby's Arrival

(+) This'll tell you everything you could possibly want to know (-) It'll also tell you a hundred and one things you don't (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2001)

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Member Advice on Age Gaps

(+) Nothing matters when love is true. (-) sometimes you have to let go. (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2004)

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Members advice on your drink being spiked

(+) you need to be warned (-) that you should have to be warned (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2005)

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Cellulitis

(+) No matter how small if you have a proble - get it checked out! (-) .. (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2005)

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Member Advice on Dealing With Harassment

(+) eerm?? (-) feeling tainted (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2003)

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Member Advice on Bottle Feeding

(+) Anyone can feed, gives you a little more freedom. (-) The way people judge you, the lack of help and support avaliable. (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2003)

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Member Advice on Female Sterilisation

(+) No worries about getting pregnant (-) Bitter, bitter regrets (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2001)

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Nuisance Telephone Calls

(+) No more junk calls! (-) Premium lines (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2007)

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Member Advice on Philandering

(+) Fun and sex if thats what you want, and are unhappy. (-) Loss of partner, home, security, respect, other peoples lives destroyed. (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2003)

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Member advice on Sheltered Housing for the elderly

(+) Ideal independent living for the over 60's - in theory. (-) In practice it may prove the worst move you ever make. (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2011)

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Member Advice on Ectopic Pregnancy

(+) None (-) The Whole Experience (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2001)

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Testing, Testing, One, Two, Three

Advantages: Peace of mind that your child is normal
Disadvantages: Heart-wrenching decision if all is not well

On the day that I suspected I might be pregnant with baby number two, I went out and bought a Clearblue Digital Pregnancy Test. I got it home, read the instructions, and, as soon as I was ready, went to the bathroom and ‘used’ it. I think the stick ...

Valliann 25.10.2004 · Read full review
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Just my experience.

Advantages: See op
Disadvantages: See op

When I was pregnant with my youngest son, 14 years ago now, there were only a small selection of tests available, far fewer than there are now. I went for the regular blood tests, scans and the like, not realising then that I did not HAVE to have these ...

kazziebears 14.07.2001 · Read full review
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The silent illness

Advantages: Everything to gain
Disadvantages: None

It kills up to 500 babies a year in the UK and around 4 women every year. The symptoms can be only too obvious and painful or completely invisible. It can strike from the 20th week or sometimes during labour. It may run in the family or it may not. I ...

minigrile 12.11.2003 · Read full review
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Pots Of Wee And Lots Of Pricks

Advantages: tests are extremely useful in finding any potential health problems in the mother or baby
Disadvantages: Sometimes it can feel like you have no choice - but you do

Being a mother of four children, I have experienced many tests throughout pregnancy. Thankfully, I had only minor problems and ended up with four healthy babies born in 1990, 1992, 1993 and 1996. The amount of tests can seem rather daunting at first. ...

KarenUK 04.07.2001 · Read full review
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Obstetric Cholestasis what's that.

Advantages: none
Disadvantages: none

The doctor looked up from his papers; ”your results have come back, the test was positive, your pregnant”. I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry, my little boy Jake, was only 12 months old. I was still getting into the routine of bein ...

misslook 13.06.2001 · Read full review
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