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Hi, Once you feel ready then it is fine. Don`t stress yourself and make sure that you feel up to traveling but the baby won’t mind at all an...

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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 ...

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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, You usually feel movements from around 20 weeks with your first. It will start as a faint flutter and then over a few weeks it will become mor...

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Hi Amanda, As the baby gets close to maturity and more so after maturity the placenta can start to not function as effectively. The showing of dep...

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Hi Tammy, There isn’t really anything that you can do to prevent a miscarriage. Quite often a baby miscarries because there was a problem wi...

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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...

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Hi, Rubella is a very mild illness and the majority of adults have been immunized so will not get the illness. Shingles is the chicken pox virus s...

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Hi Beck, A blood test will not show that you have miscarried just yet. Try not to worry for now as unfortunately there is not much that you can do...

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Hi, Generally you can’t fall pregnant when you are menstruating unless you have a very short cycle. The egg is usually released day 14 of yo...

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Hi, You can sleep on your belly for as long as it is comfortable for you. Best wishes, Alex

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Hi, This is really something that you need to sort out with your dentist and your midwife. If it is causing you so much distress you need to revis...

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Hi There, It sounds like you have tried all the usual options and it may be worth chatting to someone about this. I have a fussy eater and it can...

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Hi Chantelle, It`s hard to say why the sudden change. Do be guided by tired signs and act on those for her day time nap at this age she would stil...

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Hi, I am wondering how you are settling her when she wakes during the night? She is probably experiencing 8 months separation anxiety at this time...

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Hi, It is best not to take any medication that is not recommended during pregnancy. You need to visit your GP for a check up to see if you really ...

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Hi Bronwyn, Differences in measurements are quite common in scans. The measurements are based on averages – so if you have short legs in you...

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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...

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Hi Simone, Any bleeding in pregnancy is regarded as abnormal so you should have a check up. It may be nothing so try not to worry too much. You ha...

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Hi, It is not uncommon to experience cramping in the early weeks. If it has settled and there is no bleeding then it is regarded as normal. Be...

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Hi, It is safe to continue to breast feed as long as you wish. You can also safely breast feed a newborn and an older toddler if you wish. Your bo...

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Hi, It is not unusual to have periods of less movement at this gestation. Try lying down and having a cold drink to see if you can feel any flutte...

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Hi Nicole, There tends to lots of varying information about the development during pregnancy. Try not to worry too much as the measurements may ha...

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Hi, Yes this may be pregnancy related but if it persists you need to have a check up with your GP. Best wishes, Alex

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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...

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Hi, You really need contraception at all times if you do not want to fall pregnant even if you are breast feeding and had problems conceiving firs...

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Hi, Try not to think about it too much – about three times per week is fine and check your mucous for signs of ovulation and check your mens...

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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. ...

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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,...

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Hi Emma, Ovarian cysts can cause bleeding throughout the pregnancy. Try not to worry about the bleeding for now as long as it is not heavy and you...

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