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Hi Tammy, A spinal block is very similar to an epidural. It carries similar risks and it is also very effective. It really depends on the doctor a...

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Hi, At 24 weeks it is not uncommon for the baby’s movements to be not as prominent at times as the baby can move into a posterior position w...

Answered: 22 May 2009
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Hi, It really is far too early to work out if it is anything long term. If you are getting strong pain in that area when the swelling increases it...

Answered: 22 May 2009
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Hi, If you have had a full normal period and had no sex after this then you are not pregnant. If you think that you may be pregnant do a home preg...

Answered: 22 May 2009
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Hi, This is nothing to worry about. It is normal to lose a little weight early in pregnancy and not to gain too much in the first 20 weeks and the...

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Hi Helen, It is common to get a bleed around 3 weeks as the scar heals and the scab lifts off the wound. If the bleeding settles and is not smelly...

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Hi, This sounds as if your body is getting ready to go into labour. Try not to be too concerned. Get plenty of rest and eat well. You could also t...

Answered: 22 May 2009
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Hi, These days Vitamin K tends to be almost routine. There are no real side effects to the drug and it does prevent a serious problem (bleeding in...

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Hi Kristy, No this will have no ill effects on your baby. Look after yourself and try to get over it as soon as you can. Best wishes, Alex

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Hi, A show at the end of pregnancy is a sign that your body is getting ready to go into labour. The labour can take sometimes up to a week or more...

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Hi There, It sounds to me as though you are blessed with a great little eater. If you bub is happily eating his solids and they aren`t interferin...

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Hi Bek, You don`t mention the age of baby? So just keep in mind I am writing this without a very important piece of info. Oh, sorry I take that ...

Answered: 22 May 2009
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Hi Pamela, It sounds to me that you and Matthew are going great! Around 8 months most bubs will be on 2-4 solid meals a day, which are offered be...

Answered: 22 May 2009
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Hi Anita, Just to reassure you, the current findings in regards to solids is now suggesting that the rise in allergies in developed countries may ...

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Hi There, Well done to you for keeping a watchful eye over what your little one eats. You haven`t mentioned the age of your daughter so I am going...

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Hi Tania, It can be frustrating and stressful when to you things just aren`t right and yet you are being told there is nothing that can be done. ...

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Hi Shae, You could make the move from bottles to cups from now onwards. Generally sipper cups are preferred for tots as they are better for their...

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Hi Cassie, Thanks for contacting our organisation. I’m sorry that things are so tough right now, but please keep looking for answers for you...

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Hi Liat, Thanks for contacting RISA Inc. It sounds like you are having a difficult time with your little boy, and I hope I can help give you some...

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Hi Renee, You could try this link www.birthinternational.com/product/equip/be001.html Or you could enquire locally through the antenatal clinic ...

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Hi, Varicose veins are quite common in pregnancy, especially in the vaginal/pelvic region. There is not really much treatment available for them b...

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Hi, She really needs to be seen by a pediatrician to sort her condition out. There is a preparation that can be given to soften the bowel movement...

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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...

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Hi, Most pregnancies are very close to 40 weeks or 41 weeks. Try not to get too anxious that the baby is ready to come otherwise it can be a long ...

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Hi Melissa, It is best that you talk to your carers bout what options may be available to you. It is always better for the mother and baby to try ...

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Hi Kayhla, This product is not mentioned in any SIDS literature. I would hold off purchasing this. A flat head occurs in most babies at a young ag...

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Hi Melissa, This is a sign of increased fluid. It is very normal in late pregnancy. Try to raise your feet when you are sitting down and this shou...

Answered: 15 May 2009
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Hi, It can take a normal healthy couple at least 6 months to get pregnant and sometimes it can take up to 12 months. Try not to worry too much jus...

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Hi Mel, Your baby probably has what is called ‘intra uterine growth retardation’. This cause of this condition is generally unknown bu...

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Hi, You could try doing some regular exercise such as walking or swimming as this can assist sleep. It is also good for muscle pain. Yoga during p...

Answered: 15 May 2009