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Leann...
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Hi There, It can be very daunting when the life and development of a little person seems to fall entirely on your hands. I would recommend first...

Answered: 15 Nov 2008
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Hi, Cramping is very common in early pregnancy. IF there is no bleeding then it is treated as normal. If it is causing discomfort you can take par...

Answered: 08 Nov 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi, Congratulations. I understand your concerns. It is best to try to have a healthy pregnancy by keeping fit and eating well. Regular exercise is...

Answered: 08 Nov 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi Sarah, Midwives do help to teach you how to look after your baby after it is born and you can also attend childbirth education classes later in...

Answered: 01 Nov 2008
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Hi Hannah, Cramps are very common in early pregnancy and it is not a sign of any problems. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 29 Oct 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi, You need to check the manufacturer’s recommendations for the product. If it is not on the packaging that was supplied with the product y...

Answered: 08 Oct 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi, This pain may be ligament pain form the uterine ligament being stretched as the uterus grows. You are also more prone to pulling muscles durin...

Answered: 08 Oct 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi, Everyone is different and every pregnancy is different. You may start to feel symptoms straight away to they may develop over a few weeks. Try...

Answered: 08 Oct 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi, The size of your baby will probably be quite similar with this one. It is not recommended to restrict your intake to get a small baby as they ...

Answered: 08 Oct 2008
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Hi, You do not mention if you have attended the midwives clinic? This may help settle your anxiety? If you are able to see one or two midwives on...

Answered: 01 Oct 2008
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Leann...
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Hi Kate, You have done some good research. Yes baby`s digestive enzymes are still developing but you will find that he is likely to handle st...

Answered: 01 Oct 2008
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Hi, Almond oil is safe to use throughout pregnancy. Other oils are safe to use in small amounts later in pregnancy. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 22 Sep 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi, This can be quite common. You could try gently pressing a small towel or pad over the scar when you need to cough to provide some support. Tal...

Answered: 22 Sep 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi, A first pregnancy can sometimes look much smaller than it actually is. Your midwife will be checking the size and growth of your baby at each ...

Answered: 22 Sep 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi, It is really up to you if you wan to go ahead or not but you do really need to decide. If you had a good recovery from the first birth then yo...

Answered: 22 Sep 2008
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Hi, It is common not to put on much weight in the first half of the pregnancy but you will gain more weight after 20 weeks as this is when the bab...

Answered: 15 Sep 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi, If the ultrasound has not picked up any abnormalities then you should think that everything is fine. Sometimes there are fibroids present that...

Answered: 15 Sep 2008
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Hi Carmen, The long term use of this type of medication is not recommended in pregnancy. It is best to try to use them only for a short time when ...

Answered: 15 Sep 2008
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Hi, You need to remember the first day of your last period as this is the most accurate date when checking the dates of the pregnancy. If you have...

Answered: 15 Sep 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi, It sounds as if you have had a really difficult time with the birth of your first child. You really need to talk to a specialist gynaecologist ...

Answered: 22 Aug 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi, This is very normal for your first pregnancy. It is always difficult when other people say that you are not showing much or you are not very bi...

Answered: 22 Aug 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi, If there were no complications with the caesarean then when you are ready is enough time. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 08 Aug 2008
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Hi Charna, All midwives in Australia are fully qualified and registered to practice. You can ask them anything that you wish; from the expected ca...

Answered: 08 Aug 2008
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Hi Kath, It is always advisable to try for a natural birth. You and the baby are at risk of fewer complications this way. Women with high blood pr...

Answered: 08 Aug 2008
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Hi, It is not usual to show quite so soon. If you have accurate dates then this is the most reliable way of knowing what stage of pregnancy you ar...

Answered: 01 Aug 2008
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Hi Cathie, I’m sure that you will do really well. It can be routine to give an epidural with a twin birth so that the birth is a little slow...

Answered: 29 Jul 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi, I am sorry but there is not really enough information for me to go on. It is advisable to contact the hospital where your daughter was born an...

Answered: 29 Jul 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi Ros, It is unfortunate that you are having these symptoms. It will not harm the baby at all, even though you can feel lousy. You can try sippin...

Answered: 29 Jul 2008
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Hi, Hormone level checks are not really accurate at predicting the health of the pregnancy. They are usually compared to other previous levels and...

Answered: 22 Jul 2008