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Sarah...
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Hi, You need to talk to your health care providers about your fear so that they are aware and a plan can be put into place for your care. You may h...

Answered: 01 May 2013
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Jane ...
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You may deliver early given your obstetric history but this is not a guarantee. Every pregnancy is unique. Be very careful about your oral hygiene,...

Answered: 14 Mar 2013
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Jane ...
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Abolutely, particularly if you've had problems before with birth. Some apprehension is normal and healthy and just serves to prove that women have...

Answered: 14 Mar 2013
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Jane ...
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Easy to digest snacks are fruit, bread, dry crackers and some vegetables. Soups, broths, yoghurt and dairy desserts are also easy to digest. Heavy ...

Answered: 14 Mar 2013
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Jane ...
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There is no one right answer to this, every mother and her pregnancy are unique. The issue of a mother's height, the size and gestaton of her babi...

Answered: 14 Mar 2013
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Sarah...
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Hi, You can always get a second opinion. Talk to your GP about a referral to an alternate specialist. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 01 May 2013
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Sarah...
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Hi, A caesarean is a more complicated surgical operation and holds more risks to women and their babies than a normal birth. This is why it is reco...

Answered: 01 May 2013
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Sarah...
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Hi, It does seem as if you need to have a check up. You may not be induced then but plans need to be put in place in case you get ill or natural la...

Answered: 05 Mar 2013
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Sarah...
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Hi, I am sorry but I am not aware of this statisitc. On average twins weigh less than a single baby as they have to share the room. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 05 Mar 2013
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Sarah...
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Hi, It is very dfficult for me to diagnose what happened. You may be able to access your medical records so that you can consult with a midwife or ...

Answered: 05 Mar 2013
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Sarah...
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Hi, There is an increased chance of you having a casarean birth but that is not definite. A caesarean is an operation where the baby is cut out of ...

Answered: 05 Mar 2013
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Sarah...
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Hi, You will find it very difficult to find a doctor or midwife who will be able to support you with your care. However, it may be possible. You wi...

Answered: 05 Mar 2013
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Jane ...
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No I do not have any suggestions other than very clearly, you need to see a doctor and be assessed. The cause for your vomiting needs to be determi...

Answered: 15 Dec 2012
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Jane ...
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We can only provide you with general advice, every mother and her pregnancy is different and no two mothers are identical. If you are being advised...

Answered: 15 Dec 2012
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Sarah...
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Hi, THis is very common and it may not indicate that the baby will come early. You can check if your contractions are regular or if they are gettin...

Answered: 27 Nov 2012
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Sarah...
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Hi, Your hospital will be able to advise this. Every hospital is different with some providing everythign for the baby and others you need to provi...

Answered: 27 Nov 2012
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Sarah...
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Hi, It may be very difficult for you to find a practitioner who is willing to try for a vaginal birth with 3 previous caesareans. You need to talk ...

Answered: 27 Nov 2012
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Sarah...
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Hi, You need to enquire through your local Maternity units or the Australian Society of Independent midwives may be able to assist. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 31 Oct 2012
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Sarah...
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Hi, If opiod drugs are given close to the birth usually a reversal drug is given to the baby if there are any problems. SOmetimes the babies can be...

Answered: 31 Oct 2012
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Sarah...
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Hi, You are at increased risk of bleeding during the birth and of having problems with your placenta after the birth. However, there are many women...

Answered: 31 Oct 2012
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Sarah...
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Hi, There is no known cause for this condition though it occurs more often in women who have had caesareans. It should not much up your menstrual c...

Answered: 31 Oct 2012
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Sarah...
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Hi, You can visit your GP over the next few weeks to get routine blood tests attended. They ca also discuss your birth options. You can also talk t...

Answered: 31 Oct 2012
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Sarah...
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Hi, You are entitled to decline an induction as long as you are aware of the risks. You may need extra monitoring while you wait for labour to begi...

Answered: 31 Oct 2012
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Sarah...
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Hi, If you have had a previous caesarean then it is best to wait until normal labour begins rather than an induction. You will be closely monitored...

Answered: 31 Oct 2012
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Sarah...
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Hi, You will need to talk to your midwife about your birth options. If your first caesarean was for a problem with the birht and not a problem with...

Answered: 31 Oct 2012
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Sarah...
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Hi, This is quite common and more than likely the baby will sort itself out and you will be able to plan for a vaginal birth. If it does not turn t...

Answered: 31 Oct 2012
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Sarah...
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Hi, I am very sorry that you have had such a bad experience wiht the birth of your first child. It can be very difficult to make decisions whether ...

Answered: 31 Oct 2012
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Sarah...
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Hi, If this result is when the baby is very small and it is early in the pregnancy more than likely the placenta will move away from the os as the ...

Answered: 31 Oct 2012