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Hi everyone, let me tell you about my angel x x x
Sun 30-Oct-11
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zeta
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Good morning everyone,

i am 36 and gave birth too my beautiful baby angel Sana on the 06/03/2011 12 weeks early. Went into labour at work didn't have anything packed as i had so much time and had a month before i was due for maternity leave and ante natal classes booked at the end of April 2011. Sana is my first born.

After 18 hours of labour no gas no air and no pain relief as the midwives did not believe i was actually in labour until i reached the hysterical stage and i was screaming at my husband either kill me or please help me. That i was taken into a tiny cramped cubicle were as i got onto the trolley i blacked out and when i woke up was surounded by the obstetrician who had ignored me the whole day the midwife said i was being a big baby and had called security too remove my husbabnd from the labour ward. My poor husband pushed too one side  as there was physically no room for him near me. Covered in blood and had been cut open one side down below with pain so intense it took my breath away.My husband looking like a ghost as he thought i was dead, my daughter was delivered by forceps. She breathed straight away took a look around then cried after they took her away from us. i saw her for all of 20 secs. All my husband said was you are soo strong and my response to him was my faith in God was my pain relief. i discharged myself from the hospital 6 hours later and went home to my bed. As Sana was taken to another hospital as she needed specialist intensive care not availabe were she had been born. But she was discharged 6 weeks later and came home. She weighed 850 grams when she was born less than 2 Ilbs but perfect. i have been truelly blessed with sana but she has really  bad eczema that has just flared up all of a sudden. i am really reluctant too use steriods on her delicate skin. any suggestions ? x x x x

Sun 30-Oct-11
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Eczema is quite common in little ones, try sudocrem first of all or a gentle wash in cooled camomile tea, but if doesn't clear up soon do see the doctor as it can get nasty if left too long.

Welcome to the forum though and I hope the next few weeks are not too traumatic for you

Sun 30-Oct-11
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Welcome Zeta, and as Joanna says, we hope you enjoy the forum and it isn't too traumatic for you! smile

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Sun 30-Oct-11
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Welcome to the forum, and I hope the eczema settles down soon.

Try the Eczema Society (link here) for information, though the website could look better! A GP can prescibe aqueous cream or emulsifying ointment for Sana which you  use instead of soap, and there are lots of other non-steroid things to try before you go down that route.

My son had eczema as a toddler, and I remember making up a net bag with oatmeal in it and putting it in the bath, as oats are very soothing. Doctors don't think much of the idea, but it works. I found the Eczema Society helpful, both their newsletter and a local group which I went to for a while. I also made sure I used cotton clothes for him, and cotton bedding.

There are lots of companies that sell cotton clothes and bedding for babies if you need to go that route.  Allergy UK also has information, and The Healthy House is a business that sells dust mite proof bedding.

Mon 31-Oct-11
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if theyve been pumped full of various drugs as most premature babies need to be , its often a reaction that settles down after a few weeks ...i was one of those lucky babies many many years ago, so was one of my sons , its not pleasant but sometimes if they are on formula it can be a reaction to that , my son had to change to lactose free and he healed in 7 days ....just ask the professionals its nothing your doing wrong even little people are all different

Sun 13-Nov-11
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First of all congratulations on the birth of your child and I'm so glad she got to come home.   

 

I don't know how you are feeding her but it could be a milk allergy - cow milk that is.  When I had my second to last child he had bad excema on his face and when I switched to goats milk product (milk, cheese, yogurt, etc)  for myself, it cleared up his excema.   If you are bottle feeding you might try what kayerunrig suggested about changing the formula - either go with goat's milk formula or a completely milk-free one. 

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