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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, 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, 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 may be ligament pain from the uterus stretching or you may have pulled a muscle at some stage. If it continues or becomes worse it is advis...

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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 Joyce, There are no real guidelines on things like ham, having said that generally most ham is high in sodium so 12 months onwards is likely to...

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Hi There, It doesn`t sound like a problem to be honest, but you may like to just slowly move your toddler along with increasing textures in the ve...

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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 tryin...

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Hi Sarahn, Thank you for your question. It sounds like your little one is still unwell. I believe it is important for parents to talk to a doctor ...

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Hi, Thanks for your question. Reflux can affect children in lots of different ways, and it is possible that she is refluxing so much even talking/...

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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, 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, Cramping and aches and pains are very common in the early weeks. The uterus is growing and stretching. If there are no signs of bleeding then ...

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Hi, It is possible to revisit morning sickness later in pregnancy. However, this may not be related to pregnancy. If it continues you need to visi...

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Hi Sandy, Measuring of the belly can be quite inaccurate at times and especially at 36 weeks as this is when the baby starts to engage. An ultraso...

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Hi Katrina, I know that it can be really hard to suffer a miscarriage and to have a second seems unbearable. However this is sometimes part of pre...

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Hi, You are at an increased risk of having problems with the placenta, however, more than likely you will not have placenta praevia this time. Thi...

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Hi, Sometimes when you are a bit older and pregnant you can feel a bit more tired and have a few more aches and pains. From what you have describe...

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