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Hi, Usually your periods will return when your baby becomes established on solids and will have less breast feeds. SOmetimes your periods may be dl...

Answered: 08 Dec 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, You need to talk to your carers from the first pregnancy about what happened. You may need an X-ray to check the size of your pelvis to see if ...

Answered: 08 Dec 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, Hopefully this won't happen this time. You need to find out if there were any problems that may have caused this to occur and then you may have...

Answered: 22 Nov 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, It is great that you are exploring all of your birth options. Homebirth is a choice for women in Australia and can work well for women that pla...

Answered: 22 Nov 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, If you are concerned you need to contact your local maternity unit for a check up. Sometimes it can be a little confusing but if it is the wate...

Answered: 22 Nov 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, You can contact the maternity unit at any time when you are in labour or before. Best wishes, Alex.

Answered: 22 Nov 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, You need to talk to your maternity unit about your care. If you are experiencing a lot of difficulties usually a decision will be made about yo...

Answered: 22 Nov 2011
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Hi, You need to make sure that you have regular check ups and blood tests to check your antibody status. If you are closely monitored many of the c...

Answered: 22 Nov 2011
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Hi, You do have an increased chance of needing assistance with your next birth. However this is not definite. To increase your chances of going int...

Answered: 22 Nov 2011
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Hi, Water birth is becoming very popular these days and it is very safe. You need to talk to your maternity unit if they offer this service. The wa...

Answered: 22 Nov 2011
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Hi, Unfortunately if you went overdue with your first you are at an increased chance of going over with this baby. You can try long walks, swimming...

Answered: 22 Nov 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, This does seem a little unusual. If you feel that you don't want this attended you are within your rights to refuse. Best wishes, Alex.

Answered: 17 Oct 2011
Avatar Tinei...
Sarah...
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Hi, THere is no reason why you cannot have a natural birth next time. Best wishes, Alex.

Answered: 17 Oct 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, You can have a chekc up and an X-ray of your pelvis to determine if there is a problem wiht its shape and this may affect your ability to give ...

Answered: 17 Oct 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, You are at an increased chance of having problems again, however, as your history is known you will probably be given some extra medication to ...

Answered: 17 Oct 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, If you have chills you need to visit your GP for a check up. Best wihses, Alex.

Answered: 17 Oct 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, YOu need to look at the persons award structure so that this can be determined. Best wihses, Alex.

Answered: 17 Oct 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, I tis best that you talk to your midwives about your birth. Twins does tend to complicate the birth a little as there are two babies to check. ...

Answered: 17 Oct 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, YOu have a very good chance of having a natural birth this time. You need to try to be as fit as possible and not get too tired when you are ne...

Answered: 17 Oct 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, THis is not unusual and nothing to worry about. Your period will return soon and you may still be fertile during this time. Best wishes, Alex.

Answered: 17 Oct 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, THis is a realtively new use of this drug and it is used as a patient controlled anaesthesia. It can be effective during the first stage of lab...

Answered: 17 Oct 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, This is very normal and try not to worry about it. Everything will return once you feel a bit less tired and more on top of things. Best wishes...

Answered: 17 Oct 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, You will be advised of this when oyu attend your childbirth classes. SOme hospitals will provide everyhting and others don't so you may need to...

Answered: 12 Sep 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, Your hostpial will be able to give you this information. Some hospitals provide everything for the mother and baby and others don't so contact ...

Answered: 12 Sep 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, No you or the baby will need to have a reason. It is a major abdominal operation with more risks to you and the baby than a vaginal birth. Best...

Answered: 12 Sep 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, When you attend childbirth classes they usually give you a list of suggested requirements. Usually it is not too much as the baby grows quite q...

Answered: 12 Sep 2011