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Hi, Thanks for your question about your baby son, it does sound like you’ve had a challenging time these past few months. Certainly you have...

Answered: 08 Apr 2009
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Hi, It is not recommended that a baby be induced unless there is an underlying medical condition of the mother or baby. Inductions carry a higher ...

Answered: 01 Apr 2009
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Hi Agnes, Try not to worry too much as this test can be inaccurate. Your clinic will request a more comprehensive test that involves a special die...

Answered: 01 Apr 2009
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Hi, I`m a midwife dealing with pregnancy, childbirth and newborns. It`s best to direct your question to Leanne, the nutritionist on our Panel, or ...

Answered: 01 Apr 2009
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Hi Helen, You still need to treat the thrush. I am unable to predict how far along you will get. The labour could commence at any time. You need t...

Answered: 01 Apr 2009
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Hi, This condition occurs from an increase in a hormone called relaxin that is present in late pregnancy. It is not the baby opening your pelvis b...

Answered: 01 Apr 2009
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Hi, Your midwife is right. It is probably pre labour and this can go on for a couple of days before labour actually kicks in. Try to get some rest...

Answered: 01 Apr 2009
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Hi Kristy, If you are seeing the same midwife each visit then it is a better indication of the baby’s growth. They will be able to tell you ...

Answered: 22 Mar 2009
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Hi, If the bleeding is vaginal and you have had a check up and a scan where everything was checked then you can continue with everything as normal...

Answered: 22 Mar 2009
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Hi Selina, You need to give birth in a facility that is able to collect the blood (or have access to someone who can come & collect the blood). It...

Answered: 22 Mar 2009
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Hi, The decision is up to you and your partner. The baby may still turn as your pregnancy progresses so don`t worry too much yet. The tendency tod...

Answered: 22 Mar 2009
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Hi Candice, Your baby is not in any pain. It is important to be aware that the kidneys are enlarged so when the baby is born he will need more tes...

Answered: 22 Mar 2009
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Hi, It sounds as if you are a bit stressed out. You may need to look at your work schedule or perhaps ask friends or family to help out regularly ...

Answered: 22 Mar 2009
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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...

Answered: 22 Mar 2009
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Hi, Everything should be fine for you to start to try for your next baby. Check that your iron levels were good after your first birth. Good luck!...

Answered: 22 Mar 2009
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Hi Ang, Having an anterior placenta does not carry any extra risks. Most women having their first babies start to feel movements at around 20 week...

Answered: 22 Mar 2009
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Hi Mitsy, These feelings are very normal and to be expected. Try to have an open attitude to the birth and what happens will happen. Remember that...

Answered: 22 Mar 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: 22 Mar 2009
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Hi There, I think if there is any concern about your daughters frame and growth it is best to pop into your GP and have him or her look things ov...

Answered: 22 Mar 2009
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Hi There GM, Firstly, congratulations, its all very exciting and you are getting close now. Very good questions. To be honest, I rushed out an...

Answered: 22 Mar 2009
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Hi, Sometimes when the baby’s head engages you may feel a bit lighter in the tummy as the weight of the baby has shifted into your pelvis. M...

Answered: 15 Mar 2009
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Hi, If this is not your first baby(s) then it is fine for the baby’s head not to be engaged. The baby’s head does need to be down and ...

Answered: 15 Mar 2009
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Hi, You may have varicose veins in your vulval area. If you are prone to these they will occur if you have a caesarean or not. They may cause a li...

Answered: 15 Mar 2009
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Hi, If there were no complications from your recent surgery then it is fine to try when you are ready. It may be worthwhile waiting for one period...

Answered: 15 Mar 2009
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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...

Answered: 15 Mar 2009
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Hi, If your health care professionals are aware of your history of bleeding, you will have lots of close checking to ensure that you do not bleed ...

Answered: 15 Mar 2009
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Hi, If you are getting painful regular cramps you need to have a check up. If it is irregular then it tends to be more pre labour type cramps that...

Answered: 15 Mar 2009
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Hi Elexia, This can be worrying to be exposed to possible illness during pregnancy. However, you can be reassured that your baby is well protected...

Answered: 15 Mar 2009
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Hi Jodie, If you have had a labour before your next labour will be quicker and with fewer complications but if you are having your baby’s fa...

Answered: 15 Mar 2009
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Hi, Between 2 to 2 1/2 is the usual age depends on your circumstances really if you need the cot for another baby or not, my son went into a big b...

Answered: 15 Mar 2009