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Hi, It is recommended that you have a check up as you may be starting to go into labour. If this is the case your baby is still a bit early so you...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi, You do sound like you are in quite a bit of discomfort. I am sure that your partner would understand and there are other ways to find pleasure...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi Jules, This can happen sometimes and it is just bad luck. However, you need to do lots of pelvic floor exercises to strengthen that area. This ...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi Simone, Any bleeding in pregnancy is regarded as abnormal so you should have a check up. It may be nothing so try not to worry too much. You ha...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi, It is safe to continue to breast feed as long as you wish. You can also safely breast feed a newborn and an older toddler if you wish. Your bo...

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Hi Des, Your uterus is healed from 8 weeks after birth. You will need to find a health care professional who will be happy to care for you and try...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi, This is nothing to worry about. As the baby grows it will run out of room so will have to head down towards the pelvis. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi, You really need contraception at all times if you do not want to fall pregnant even if you are breast feeding and had problems conceiving firs...

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Hi Em, This is fine but make sure that you have some fresh air in the bathroom as you may feel dizzy if the shower all steams up. Best wishes,...

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Hi, You are at an increased risk of some problems due to your age. You will be offered testing for the baby to check that everything is healthy an...

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Hi, You need to see your GP or midwife for a check up as soon as possible. This is not a normal discharge in pregnancy so needs to be checked. ...

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Hi Louise, Yes, constipation can be very upsetting especially where it is associated with discomfort. That bub is having pebble-type poos does t...

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Hi There, Fussy eating can really have you pulling your hair out! I have a six year old who is showing signs of coming out of it, but only glimps...

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Hi There, Sorry to hear that the wet bed hasn`t improved. I cant recall if you said you had been to a doctor about it, but if not it probably wo...

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Hi There, It is quite common for bubs to drop their intake of formula and really it is a case of `leading a horse to water`. So, baby is taking...

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Hi Caroline, Yes you can make things like custard and of course add a tiny bit of vanilla essence. You can make it as per a normal custard, thou...

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Hi Virginia, From 12 months onwards you can begin to make a full transition to food and water (and milk snacks) alone. In most cases as long as...

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Hi Olivia, I wonder if it might help to start with the bottles that use sipper cups as the teat? Like the Avent ones, where you can use the bott...

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Hi There, it`s hard to say what might be happening here. It can be multiple sensitivities or even mechanical (though this most likely would have...

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Hi, Sometimes when baby is unwell we naturally offer extra comfort to baby and this can create some habits that baby is not willing to give up so ...

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Hi Nicki, 3 hours is a long nap, what you need to keep in mind is that children thrive on routine and having boundaries set for them. A regular ...

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Hi Alex, Her body clock is in a different time zone and you need to adjust it so she is not sleeping so long during the day, the 4.5hrs in the mor...

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Hi, It is always better to try for a vaginal birth as it has fewer complications for you and your baby. However, you need to contact the hospital ...

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Hi, Your baby is starting to make its way into the pelvis. The pelvis descent is around 5 cm so that is why it is measured this way. Don’t w...

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Hi, You probably need to visit your GP for a check up. They can prescribe stronger medicine that should help relieve the swelling. Best wishes...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi, If you are breast feeding you will need to use a mini pill as the combined pill is not compatible with breast feeding. You will need to visit ...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi Bec, Cramping is very common in the early weeks of pregnancy. If there is no bleeding then treat this as normal. With eating it may be best to ...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi, You can count the miscarriage as the first day of your cycle, that is, the first day of your period. However, your cycle can be a little longe...

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Hi, Your dizziness may also be due to low blood pressure. Try to drink plenty of water to help increase it a bit and always get up slowly when you...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi, I`m a midwife dealing with pregnancy, childbirth and newborns. It`s best to direct your sleep related questions to Maree, or see your Early Ch...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009