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Hi K, Thanks for your question. Generally when your baby first begins to sign, they do start using that one sign for everything. A similar thi...

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Hi, A placental abruption is very rare and usually there is not much warning. It tends to be an urgent and sudden occurrence where the woman exper...

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Hi Angie, More than likely your baby has descended a bit further into your pelvis in readiness for labour and birth. Hopefully you will go into la...

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Hi Amanda, It is very common to have a low lying placenta in early pregnancy and there is no reason to limit exercise that you feel comfortable wi...

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Hi, You need to use the first day of your last menstrual period to calculate your pregnancy dates rather than the conception date. The conception ...

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Hi Tracy, There is a multiple births association that is fantastic for providing lots of information and support for parents of twins or more. The...

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Hi, This is a very common side effect of pregnancy. More than likely they will disappear after the baby is born. You may need to visit your GP for...

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Hi, It is very normal to worry about the health and well being of your baby. Try not to worry too much; your midwife is probably being more cautio...

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Hi, I am sure that it is fine. Please inform them that you are pregnant and they will advise if there are any extra precautions for pregnant women...

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Hi, It is very common to have aches and pains in the early few weeks. This is nothing to be concerned about. If you do experience bleeding you nee...

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Hi, Tender nipples are very common in early pregnancy and nothing to be concerned about; unfortunately it is another thing to endure. However, if ...

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Hi, This is very common in later pregnancy and it is just your body getting ready for the birth but it does not indicate that it will be early. It...

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Hi, You should really have a check up with your GP or midwife. You may have a blocked duct in your breast. If it becomes infected you will need an...

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Hi, Your pregnancy is still relatively early and it is difficult to determine if there will be any long term affects of the bleeding. Try not to w...

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Hi There, You may like to chat to your CHN about this, but in my opinion I would sit tight a bit longer before making any changes. If baby has g...

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Hi Michelle, Ideally your best guide is your baby. Most breastfeed bubs consume about 800mls over 24 hours, formula feed bubs differ greatly from...

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Hi Brooke, Exactly what bubs should eat and how much to be honest is still a bit of a mystery, there isnt a great deal of science behind infant fe...

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Hi Lorraine, It can be stressful when you know you have to get back to work and need bub to take formula. You have done the right thing in tryi...

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Hi Amanda, It sounds like you are doing a great job – you have obviously tried a lot of different things already, in the quest to find some ...

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Hi Christine, In relation to baby sign language delaying speech, this is not the case. Research has highlighted that baby sign language actually a...

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Hi, This may be ligament stretching or possibly bowel pain. It is very common to feel the odd ache and pain in pregnancy. If it is severe or const...

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Hi, Your baby can turn up to about 34 – 36 weeks. There is also a technique called external cephalic version that is quite successful at tur...

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Hi, I`m a midwife dealing with pregnancy, childbirth and newborns. It`s best to direct your feeding questions to Leanne, or see your Early Childho...

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Hi, Many medications are not recommended in pregnancy. This is usually because they have not studied the effects on pregnant women of these medica...

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Hi, Breastfeeding does use up lots of a mother’s energy. Your weight sounds fine but if you do feel as if you are still losing weight you ma...

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Hi, It may be worthwhile visiting your GP for a second opinion as they may have knowledge of your previous illness. It may not be pregnancy relate...

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Hi, I`m a midwife dealing with pregnancy, childbirth and newborns. It`s best to direct your sleep related questions to Maree, or see your Early Ch...

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Hi Jodie, It can be worrying when you experience complications during pregnancy. It sounds as if you are doing everything that you can to ensure t...

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Hi, I`m a midwife dealing with pregnancy, childbirth and newborns. It`s best to direct your sleep related questions to Maree, or see your Early Ch...

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Hi, This is a very common cause of bleeding in early pregnancy. There is no placenta until the baby is 12 weeks. If the clot is unchanged then thi...

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