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Hi, Pelvic pain is quite common in late pregnancy and it is caused by a hormone that is released at this time to soften the joints. Talk to your h...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi, You need to check your iron levels as this can sometimes cause dizziness. You need to also ensure that you drink enough water during the day. ...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi Em, This is fine but make sure that you have some fresh air in the bathroom as you may feel dizzy if the shower all steams up. Best wishes,...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi, You need to see your GP or midwife for a check up as soon as possible. This is not a normal discharge in pregnancy so needs to be checked. ...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi Louise, Yes, constipation can be very upsetting especially where it is associated with discomfort. That bub is having pebble-type poos does t...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi Robyn, There can be a few reasons why a toddler has a distended belly, often it is quite normal as their tummy muscles aren`t well developed. ...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi There, I love that, `licking the floor`, I caught my nephew licking a fence the other day. Generally, sterilising of equipment ceases around ...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi There, It is quite common for bubs to drop their intake of formula and really it is a case of `leading a horse to water`. So, baby is taking ...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi Caroline, Yes you can make things like custard and of course add a tiny bit of vanilla essence. You can make it as per a normal custard, thou...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi There, When you start out on solids, it is generally good to begin water in a sipper cup at the same time. Babies need more water than we do ...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi There, There`s good reason for your confusion. In developed countries we have long been avoiding allergy foods, and sadly the allergy rates h...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi Olivia, I wonder if it might help to start with the bottles that use sipper cups as the teat? Like the Avent ones, where you can use the bott...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi There, I do know of one gluten-free baby rusk, Baby Mum-Mum, website of the same name, though I haven`t seen them about for a while. The othe...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi There, it`s hard to say what might be happening here. It can be multiple sensitivities or even mechanical (though this most likely would have...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi Ceon, It`s always difficult to change baby`s sleeping habits without upsetting them, this is the way they know how to sleep. You may want to s...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi Megan, He would be fine to go into a bed now and you will be able to purchase safety side rails from a baby store no problem. You could also le...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi, This is his sleep association and to change this you would need to teach him to sleep independently. Our It`s Time To Sleep controlled comfort...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi Alex, Her body clock is in a different time zone and you need to adjust it so she is not sleeping so long during the day, the 4.5hrs in the mor...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi, It is normal for the uterus to contract during an orgasm. This occurs also when you are not pregnant but you may be more aware of this now tha...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi, It is normal to have some concerns in pregnancy and the further along you are the more relaxed you will feel. Try to eat a healthy diet; here ...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi Ema, Try not to use any soaps on your breasts. You can use an everyday moisturizer in small amounts without any problems. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi, Your baby is starting to make its way into the pelvis. The pelvis descent is around 5 cm so that is why it is measured this way. Don’t w...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi Fiona, It is very common in subsequent pregnancies to have far more tightenings and to be more aware of the Braxton hicks contractions. It is n...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi, If you are breast feeding you will need to use a mini pill as the combined pill is not compatible with breast feeding. You will need to visit ...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi, If you are breast feeding it is not recommended to introduce a dummy too early. However, if the baby is well established with feeding and doin...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi Nikkii, Your doctor needs to confirm that you are pregnant. In the early weeks many problems can occur and they need to be ruled out. Sometimes...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi, It is difficult for me to say what may be happening. It is advisable to wait for a few days and if there is no sign of a period do a pregnancy...

Answered: 15 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: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi, If you wan to increase the supply in one side you need to feed more often from that breast. You can offer that breast first when the baby is h...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi, Morning sickness can continue throughout pregnancy but it usually decreases around 12 – 16 weeks. Don’t worry about it too much it...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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