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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...

Answered: 15 Jul 2009
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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...

Answered: 15 Jul 2009
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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 ...

Answered: 15 Jul 2009
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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...

Answered: 08 Jul 2009
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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...

Answered: 08 Jul 2009
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Hi Emma, It is not unusual to feel cramps and stretching pains in early pregnancy. This is nothing to worry about. If the bleeding continues or ge...

Answered: 08 Jul 2009
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Hi Deb, Well done to you both, sounds like solids has been a real hit! The current guidelines recommend whole egg from 12 months, there are som...

Answered: 08 Jul 2009
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Hi Melanie, you are right solids before 16 months isn’t recommended. In fact there is substantial research to show that a baby’s loc...

Answered: 08 Jul 2009
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Hi Deb, Well done to you both, sounds like solids has been a real hit! The current guidelines recommend whole egg from 12 months, there are som...

Answered: 08 Jul 2009
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Hi Melanie, you are right solids before 16 months isn’t recommended. In fact there is substantial research to show that a baby’s loc...

Answered: 08 Jul 2009
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Hi, Thank you for your question. It sounds like your little one is very uncomfortable and I’m glad you are looking for ways to make her feel...

Answered: 08 Jul 2009
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Hi, This is a lot of sleep I must say. At this age you would expect 7pm to 7am with one good early afternoon nap of 11/2 to 2 hours. I always thi...

Answered: 08 Jul 2009
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Hi Selina, Often a baby`s sleep pattern will change with the onset of 8 month separation anxiety when new and unwanted habits can be formed easily...

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Hi Hayley, You really need to talk to your health care professionals. There are many reasons for an emergency caesarean. You may have a small outl...

Answered: 01 Jul 2009
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Hi, This means that the baby is about 2/5 into the brim of the pelvis. The baby is starting to engage but is still more at the top. This is great,...

Answered: 01 Jul 2009
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Hi Lana, Offering baby smaller but more regular meals is likely to reduce the `load` at any one meal time. The main thing to keep in mind is his ...

Answered: 01 Jul 2009
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Hi There, it`s hard to say just what is going on, but I have listed a few things to consider below. If none of them work I would pop into see you...

Answered: 01 Jul 2009
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Hi Antonette, Sounds like you are doing a great job with your little daughter Alana and sorry to hear that you have been going through a tough tim...

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Hi, Sometimes that baby can position itself quite low and it can cause discomfort. It does not indicate that the baby will come early. There is al...

Answered: 29 Jun 2009
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Hi, It may just be extra fluid that is causing your tummy to bloat. If your previous periods were normal before you fell pregnant then your dates ...

Answered: 29 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: 29 Jun 2009
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Hi, This is not unusual as the baby is starting to rise out of the pelvis and if you are carrying extra fluid then even more so. As long as you ar...

Answered: 29 Jun 2009
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Hi, You can sleep on your belly for as long as it is comfortable for you. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 29 Jun 2009
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Hi There, Congratulations on baby George! I am just wondering when you say you give him a bottle and it has cows` milk, do you mean a formula bas...

Answered: 29 Jun 2009
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Hi Jessica, Just on the easier of the topics, water, I would keep offering him water, as often as you can over the day. It took my son till 11 mo...

Answered: 29 Jun 2009
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Hi, You might want to give our It`s Time To Sleep settling techniques a go they are all hands on and no leaving baby at this age but teach baby to...

Answered: 29 Jun 2009
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Hi, It is recommended that you have a check up as you may be starting to go into labour. If this is the case your baby is still a bit early so you...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi Jules, This can happen sometimes and it is just bad luck. However, you need to do lots of pelvic floor exercises to strengthen that area. This ...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi, It is best that you visit your GP for a check up. You may need some mild medication to ease your discomfort. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi Des, Your uterus is healed from 8 weeks after birth. You will need to find a health care professional who will be happy to care for you and try...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009