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Maree...
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Hi, I can`t even begin to imagine the stress you must have endured and you would have had no option other than to completely comfort your daughte...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi, The risk of any damage from this would be extremely rare as the baby is very well protected at this stage. Talk to your GP for further reassur...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi Hayley, Cramps are very common in early pregnancy. If they are not associated with bleeding and are not severe and continual then everything sh...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi Huzna, You have developed some mild antibodies. These usually do not cause any problems with the pregnancy. They may check your baby a bit more...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi Lis, An increased discharge is to be expected in pregnancy. If it is smelly or green then you need a check up. If you are itchy in your vaginal...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi, This means that you have had a bleed around the time of gestation. This does not say why it happened. Try not to worry too much. You have had ...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi Amanda, Things like this can be a bit different after birth and it does take some months to sort itself out. However, if you feel tha tit is mo...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi, You need to have a check up with your GP. They can order a scan and blood tests. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi, You will be much more aware of labour next time around. Try not to worry too much there is usually lots of time to plan these things and every...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Alex ...
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Hi, It is not unusual to have a couple of due dates. Remember it is an EDC (estimated date of confinement) and babies are born at term from 38 wee...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi, As long as you are not getting drunk now that you know that you are pregnant. Babies are very well protected in the early weeks so try not to ...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi, You have an increased chance of developing problems this time too, however, your symptoms may not be as severe as the first time. You may not ...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi, It is always best to find out you are experiencing problems with your pregnancy as soon as possible. However, you will have a scan to check th...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi, The descent of the baby’s head is measured in 5the s so if the head is 3/5 above the brim, 2/5 is into the brim of the pelvis. When the ...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi Katrina, I can imagine you must feel like your feet have barely touched ground! I can tell you that babies kidney`s don`t reach full function...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi Wendy, Glad you have posted your question to both experts! Firstly, on the issue of constipation, you are very likely on the right track with ...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi Jason, We certainly do! At the Huggies Bookclub, we sort our books into age groups, so you can find the best book every time. Simply visit us...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi, I’m sorry that things are so tough for you and your little boy. I’m sorry too that your doctor doesn’t seem to understand or...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi Kate, These are all really big decisions and they really have to be decided between you and your partner. There are for and against sides to al...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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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...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi, It is not recommended to have an planned caesarean before at least 38 weeks because of the risk of complications. Try not to worry too much if...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi Neelima, It is advisable to visit your GP for a check up to check if there are no long term problems with the wound or the area. If everything ...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi Huzna, The presence of this antibody is quite common and it does not usually cause any problems during pregnancy. You may have the levels check...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi Laura, It does not necessarily indicate that you will need a caesarean. If you go over 32 weeks you have a good chance of having a vaginal birt...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi Cat, You will need to contact your local hospital to notify them of your symptoms and some hospitals require you to have a check up if you thin...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi There, Just on the point about intestinal bacteria and c-sections. It is my understanding that babies guts are sterile upon birth (irrelevant...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi There, If Caitlin is on 3 bottles of milk a day it is possible that this is interfering with a range of things. I would recommend seeing a f...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi There, No you aren`t loosing your mind, if you are not getting much sleep you will feel like it, but I can vouch for this being a very common ...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi Anita, Yes it is true, generally fussy eating passes, though what few tell you is that it`s not until the latter years of primary school. Mos...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Leann...
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Hi Kelly, Not too bad, though I have caught a flu from my 3 year old, ugh! But thank you for asking. There is a lot of information now to supp...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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