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Hi, I`m a midwife dealing with pregnancy, childbirth and newborns. It`s best to direct this question to your Early Childhood Health Centre. Best ...

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Hi, It is recommended to take the higher dose of iron as you are at an increased risk of bleeding if your iron levels stay low. Excess iron is exc...

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Hi, You need to continue on the minipill when breast feeding. Reducing the breast feeds is what is causing the return of your period, although som...

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Hi Melissa, It really depends on the type of anesthetic that you have for the operation. Some are better than others and some may suit you more th...

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Hi Tiffany, Everything that you have described sounds normal at 34 weeks. The baby will start to get a little quieter and the movements will be on...

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Hi, This can be very frustrating as you do feel like something is close to happening. You need to try to get some rest and eat some regular snacks...

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Hi Casey, This position of the placenta is fine. It can sometimes affect the movements of the baby that you feel, it can be less pronounced as the...

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Hi, This tends to be hospital policy or doctors preference. It is usually fine but you need to check with your hospital or doctor. Best wishes...

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Hi Chelsea, I`m a midwife dealing with pregnancy, childbirth and newborns. It`s best to direct your sleep related questions to Maree, or see your ...

Answered: 15 Nov 2008
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Hi Amy, You may have an underlying viral infection that is making you feel unwell. You may also have developed a form of diabetes in pregnancy tha...

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Hi Jo, It is very difficult to predict when labour will start. The majority of pregnancies are close to 40 weeks so more than likely you will cont...

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Hi, Colostrum is the first substance that is present in your breasts before the milk comes in after the birth. Colostrum is present from around 18...

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Hi, If you have had a baby before your body will practice going in to labour so you can get runs of contractions, especially in the evening. It is...

Answered: 15 Nov 2008
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Hi Lee, 3/5 is how far the baby is sitting above the brim of the pelvis. So your baby is 3/5 above the pelvis and 2/5 into the pelvis which is fin...

Answered: 15 Nov 2008
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Hi, If you have had a baby before you will have runs of contractions late in pregnancy but this does not indicate that the birth is close. More th...

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Hi Kristi, A baby is always best left in the uterus until it is ready to be born. If you do induce it earlier you may need more intervention than ...

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Hi, It certainly sounds like you are having a lot of difficulties with your son, even though you have been trying lots of different things. Ref...

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Hi Trina, Weight gain in pregnancy does not affect your ability to give birth. Some women do gain quite a bit of weight during pregnancy but it ca...

Answered: 08 Nov 2008
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Hi, I`m a midwife dealing with pregnancy, childbirth and newborns. I`m sure if you direct your sleep related question to Maree, she will be able t...

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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, You will relive the birth for sometime as it is a major event in your life. If you feel that you are getting over anxious about it talk to you...

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Hi Anna, This does sound like your body getting organised to go into labour. This will all help make the labour more effective when it does start....

Answered: 08 Nov 2008
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Hi, Congratulations. I understand your concerns. It is best to try to have a healthy pregnancy by keeping fit and eating well. Regular exercise is...

Answered: 08 Nov 2008
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Hi Anita, Folic acid has been shown to prevent spinal cord abnormalities in babies if it is taken by the mother up to 3 months before conception a...

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Hi, This colour change is from hormone changes during pregnancy. It will change back to pink after the birth. Best wishes, Alex

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Hi, There are many changes to your body after birth and these will continue up to six weeks. Best wishes, Alex

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Hi Sarah, Midwives do help to teach you how to look after your baby after it is born and you can also attend childbirth education classes later in...

Answered: 01 Nov 2008
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Hi Debbie, I`m a midwife dealing with pregnancy, childbirth and newborns. It`s best to direct your sleep related questions to Maree, or see your E...

Answered: 01 Nov 2008
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Hi Nat, Some babies are very active and this may continue after the birth. You may also be mistaking bowel activity for baby movements? Best w...

Answered: 01 Nov 2008