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Hi Phill, Unfortunately the only accurate way that you can check paternity of a baby is to have a DNA check after the birth. A woman with a 28 day...

Answered: 22 Jul 2008
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Hi, There are usually some funny feelings in early pregnancy. Everyone experiences something different. Cramps and stretching discomfort is normal...

Answered: 22 Jul 2008
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Hi, It is expected that with your first child you will feel movements from around 20 weeks. So don’t worry just yet you will start to fell s...

Answered: 15 Jul 2008
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Hi, I am not aware of a special diet that is required to produce a boy. The male is the one that determines the sex of the baby. If you are trying...

Answered: 15 Jul 2008
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Hi, You can experience an implantation bleed that will be similar to a very light period. This may be what you have experienced. Best wishes, ...

Answered: 15 Jul 2008
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Hi There, I think you would be best posing this question to the midwife. As a mum I can totally understand what you are saying, and I remember fe...

Answered: 15 Jul 2008
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Hi, Talk to your carers to discuss your options and their reasons that you had problems with your first birth. You can also try a birth centre or ...

Answered: 08 Jul 2008
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Hi, Yes this is very common in early pregnancy and it is not a sign of any problems. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 08 Jul 2008
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Hi, This antibiotic is safe to take during pregnancy. It is always advisable to inform your doctor that you are pregnant. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 08 Jul 2008
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Hi Coral, Unfortunately this can be normal and it can be abnormal. Sometimes some signs of pregnancy do stop and this does not indicate that there...

Answered: 01 Jul 2008
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Hi, It can be common to have lots of cramping in the early weeks. It can also be your ligaments that support your uterus stretching that can cause...

Answered: 22 Jun 2008
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Hi Kat, It may be that you are anxious for a period that it has not arrived. If you do not want to be pregnant it is advisable to use a more relia...

Answered: 22 Jun 2008
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Hi, You may have some mild changes that you are not really aware of. If you are overly worried visit your GP for a check up and they probably will...

Answered: 22 Jun 2008
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Hi Kristin, The skipping of the sugar pill and having a period when you are on the pill is really only a false period as the pill overrides your c...

Answered: 15 Jun 2008
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Hi, If you have a longer cycle it will add the days (over 28) to your gestation. So if you have a 35 day cycle it will add one week to the pregnan...

Answered: 15 Jun 2008
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Hi, Don’t worry too much this may be an implantation bleed. See how the test goes when you have missed a period. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 15 Jun 2008
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Hi, A normal heart beat is between 120 and 160 beats per minute. It can be higher if the baby is actively moving. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 15 Jun 2008
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Hi Kellie, The use of this soap should be fine. The levels that are present in most of these products are very very low. If you are concerned plea...

Answered: 08 Jun 2008
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Hi, Stress can affect you and the baby but really it is only in the short term. The baby is very well protected in the early weeks so there will b...

Answered: 08 Jun 2008
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Hi, It is very common to feel anxious and concerned about the health of your baby. If you feel that it may be more than this you need to talk to y...

Answered: 08 Jun 2008
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Hi Tracey, If your pregnancy is continuing as normal then there is no affect on your baby. If you have a 35 day cycle this will add 7 days to your...

Answered: 08 Jun 2008
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Hi, I am not sure. See if you can read the ultrasound report. You may have conceived twins but only one may be a viable pregnancy. Talk to your ca...

Answered: 08 Jun 2008
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Hi, The discomfort that you are describing could be due to the ligaments supporting your uterus stretching. This should ease very soon. Otherwise ...

Answered: 01 Jun 2008
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Hi Kay, This can be very normal. Your appetite may not increase until after 20 weeks. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 01 Jun 2008
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Hi Kayla, If you have had a small baby before this may be the case again. They need to check if the baby is small because you just have small babi...

Answered: 01 Jun 2008
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Hi Nichole, Congratulations. These early cramps are very common and are not signs of any problems. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 01 Jun 2008
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Hi Josie, The colostrum is normal and will stay until the baby is born as the birth of the placenta is what gives your body the signal to make mil...

Answered: 01 Jun 2008
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Hi, You will start to feel movements very soon. If it doesn’t happen visit your GP for a check up and they can listen to the baby’s he...

Answered: 01 Jun 2008
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Hi Jenny, If you have a cycle that is longer than 28 days then the pregnancy time is increased (by up to 5 days in your case) as you ovulate and c...

Answered: 22 May 2008
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Hi, The results appear to be average for the details that you have given me. It does appear that it is a higher risk having an amnio test. You nee...

Answered: 22 May 2008