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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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4 reviews

Member Advice on Being a Step Parent

(+) Can Be Very Rewarding, You Can Get Lots More Love, You Can Help The Children Grow (-) Can Be Very Hard Work, The Children Can Be Resentful, Ex-Partners Can Make Life Difficult (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2000)

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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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9 reviews

Member advice on Caring

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

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8 reviews

Cellulitis

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

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3 reviews

Member Advice on Sibling Rivalry

(+) Can make you a stronger person. (-) Can damage you for life. (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2001)

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18 reviews

Member Advice on Baby Stages

(+) They should have a different template... (-) ... for Cafe opinions. (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2001)

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7 reviews

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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8 reviews

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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9 reviews

Art Activities For Babies and Very Young Children

(+) You and your child have fun, wonderful artwork covering your walls, extra special gifts for family (-) Absolutley None (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2011)

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1 Review

Is there life after fifty ?

(+) Fifty years experience (-) depends. (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2004)

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5 reviews

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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10 reviews

Member Advice on Vaccination

(+) Saves lives. Lots of them (-) A lot of largely ill-informed hysteria (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2001)

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14 reviews

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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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 Coping With Colic

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

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3 reviews

Member Advice on Long Distance Relationships

(On Ciao since: 01/2005)

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7 reviews

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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5 reviews

Member Advice on IVF - Invitrofertilization

(+) If it works you achieve your dreams. (-) It's very lucky if it works first time. Can be heartbreaking if none of your goes work. (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2002)

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9 reviews

Member Advice on Trying to Conceive

(+) *** (-) *** (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2004)

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1 Review

Should one parent stay at home full-time?

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

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12 reviews

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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6 reviews

Member Advice on Not Wanting Children

(+) See review (-) See review (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2004)

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1 Review

When your child leaves home

(+) A fantastic opportunity (-) Feeling a bit sad (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2007)

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1 Review

Member Advice on Positive Parenting

(+) You should end up with a well behaved child (-) You will have a headache. The exact technique may not work for every child (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2008)

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1 Review

Parent Teacher Association

(+) Being involved with your childrens school (-) Being at school too much! (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2006)

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1 Review

Member Advice on Teen Suicide

(+) I can't think of any (-) Depression, ruins your life if you let it. (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2003)

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10 reviews

Coping With Not Being Able to Have Children

(+) no periods post hysterectomy... (-) longing, heartache when you see a baby, loss of self worth... (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2007)

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1 Review

Member Advice on Ectopic Pregnancy

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

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3 reviews

Member Advice on Maternity Wear

(+) A whole new wardrobe .... (-) Expensive and short lived! (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2005)

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Bittersweet regrets

Advantages: No worries about getting pregnant
Disadvantages: Bitter, bitter regrets

This is painful for me to write about. Before my current, very happy relationship I was married to someone who was extremely violent and threatening. We married when I was 20 and within a few months he insisted that I be sterilised as he did not want chil ...

aurian 24.03.2003 · Read full review
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Hysterectomy. Wish I'd done it earlier!

Advantages: an end to monthly traumas, you may feel younger afterwards
Disadvantages: takes some time to recover from it

Having a hysterectomy..something I thought I'd never have to do and when you're young it seems to only happen to older ladies. I had to consider it at 38. To be honest, hysterectomy and things related to "womens' bits" has been shrouded in mystery by ...

ginger59 12.11.2003 · Read full review
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Sexual Freedom or Bad Decision

Advantages: No surprise pregnancies
Disadvantages: A decision you may later regret

At 31, I suffered a miscarriage. I believe that it was Mother Nature's way of letting me know that something was seriously wrong with the baby I was carrying. I was on a tricyclic antidepressant and an anti-anxiety medication at the time, and I believe ...

Pelenya 02.09.2001 · Read full review
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A Big Mistake

Advantages: No more babies
Disadvantages: regrets

I was 17 yrs old when I had my first daughter in Nov 1986 she was the best thing that could of ever happen. But my husband wanted a boy. Two yrs later I gave birth to another daughter in Nov 1988 and she was beautiful another little girl. Then in J ...

fabrik1 28.06.2006 · Read full review
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One Step At A Time

Advantages: Can Be Very Rewarding, You Can Get Lots More Love, You Can Help The Children Grow
Disadvantages: Can Be Very Hard Work, The Children Can Be Resentful, Ex-Partners Can Make Life Difficult

I have been a stepparent for the last 13 years and although I can’t say unlucky 13, I’ve had more up’s and downs than a championship yoyo! My story is quite a long one and it has caused me many a year of heartache, desperation, excitement and happiness ...

criple 03.07.2002 · Read full review
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