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Hello Miarosesmith85, congratulations on your upcoming birth. Here is some information to have a look at which will answer your questions: https:/...

Answered: 04 Jul 2016
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Jane ...
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Hi, If you have a caesarean section delivery, one of the assessments made by the obstetrician is where exactly the placenta is located. They don't ...

Answered: 04 Jun 2016
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Sarah...
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Hello Ashakgratton, it is very hard to answer this question based on the information you have given. For example, if you have an extremely small pe...

Answered: 12 Apr 2016
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Jane ...
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Hi, It would be useful for you to have a referral to a specialist. Perhaps an endocrinologist who specialises in hormonal imbalances. There are all...

Answered: 14 Mar 2016
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Jane ...
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Hi, This really depends on the reasons why your first baby was "stuck". The position of the baby's head, the size of the mother's pelvis, progress ...

Answered: 30 Jul 2015
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Jane ...
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Hi, Have you spoken with your maternity care provider about your fear? It's important that they know how you are feeling and provide you with indiv...

Answered: 30 Jul 2015
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Jane ...
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Hi, Your experience and feelings are not unusual, you're just being very honest about how you feel. For many women, it's not until the baby is born...

Answered: 11 Jul 2015
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Jane ...
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Hi, In a general sense, shows are not an indication of true labour but they can be a sign that the cervix is dilating and getting ready for labour....

Answered: 09 Mar 2015
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Jane ...
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Hi, Most women don't require vacuum extraction or forceps when giving birth vaginally. Statistics vary according to whether a midwife or doctor is ...

Answered: 28 Feb 2015
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Hi, Here is a link to statistics collected in Australia: http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=60129542376 If you are a low risk first tim...

Answered: 16 Dec 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, Generally not but be aware that most/every maternity hospital has a policy on length of stay following birth and depending on the type of birth...

Answered: 23 Nov 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, Yes it is possible to have a vaginal delivery after two previous caesareans but it's really important to have the labour well monitored. It's a...

Answered: 06 Nov 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, This depends on how your labour is monitored and your BP throughout your labour. Being induced for hypertension is not uncommon especially when...

Answered: 06 Nov 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, This really depends on what your maternity care provider says. They know you and your pregnancy course and how you as an individual are. There...

Answered: 06 Nov 2014
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Jane ...
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Hello, Castor oil used to be an old recommendation for initiating labour. It helps to soften poo and can start contractions of the bowel which was ...

Answered: 24 Oct 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, It is true that induction can lead to a higher risk of other complications and interventions during delivery. I would be asking the obstetricia...

Answered: 25 Oct 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, Jane here, you are completely within your rights to question and make enquiries around your labour and delivery however, the staff will only re...

Answered: 12 Oct 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, The best person to ask this question is your maternity care provider. They will have all of your obstetric history to review and importantly, t...

Answered: 20 Sep 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, The general advice from healthcare professionals and maternity care providers is to have a responsible adult on hand to care for toddlers and d...

Answered: 31 Jul 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, I can totally understand that you're fed up with the ongoing issues you've had post partum. When you say granulated tissue I'm guessing you mea...

Answered: 20 Jul 2014
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Jane ...
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Hello, I'm not familiar with these bath pads and suggest you speak with your maternity care provider. You may be limited as to what you can use giv...

Answered: 06 Jul 2014
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Jane ...
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Hello, It sounds like your waters may have broken and if this is the case then yes, you do need to be checked by a midwife and/or doctor. Having a ...

Answered: 28 Jun 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, I suggest you follow the recommendations of your maternity care provider who knows you and your obstetric history and will be able to provide y...

Answered: 21 Jun 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, For specific information you will need to speak with your maternity care provider who will know your individual history. But in a general sens...

Answered: 14 Jun 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, Sorry for the delay in responding to your email. I can only offer you general advice on the limited information that I have. But if you are bei...

Answered: 21 Aug 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, I'm not sure, the only people who can answer your question are your maternity care providers; your midwife and/or obstetrician. Speak with them...

Answered: 24 May 2014