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Maree...
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Hi, My specialty is dealing with babies` sleep issues. It`s probably best to direct your question to Alex the midwife on our panel, as she has lot...

Answered: 01 Mar 2009
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Sarah...
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Hi, You can try regular swimming and walking and perhaps a regime that is developed at your local gym. Pregnancy is not a time to lose weight but ...

Answered: 22 Feb 2009
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Sarah...
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Hi, Your due date is always only an estimation and your baby can be born up to 2 weeks after this date and still be born at term. If you want to a...

Answered: 22 Feb 2009
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Hi Sian, You probably need to have a check up. You may have an infection that is causing the bleeding. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 22 Feb 2009
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Sarah...
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Hi M, It is very common to have cramps in early pregnancy. You may just have to wait another week or two to see if the discomfort settles. If it c...

Answered: 22 Feb 2009
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Sarah...
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Hi, In early pregnancy there are huge hormone changes as your body adapts to the pregnancy. The placenta has not formed and is not functioning so ...

Answered: 22 Feb 2009
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Sarah...
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Hi, If you think that you may be pregnant you need to do a pregnancy test. There is a chance that you may have been fertile and possibly be pregna...

Answered: 22 Feb 2009
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Sarah...
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Hi, Your body may be getting ready to go into labour. Many of these symptoms are related to late pregnancy. The numbness in your arms is related t...

Answered: 22 Feb 2009
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Sarah...
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Hi Karli, You may be miscarrying or you may have an infection of some kind. You need to see your GP for a check up and you may need an ultrasound....

Answered: 22 Feb 2009
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Sarah...
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Hi, You need to have a check up with your health care professional. You may be leaking fluid from around the baby or it may be urine (which is qui...

Answered: 22 Feb 2009
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Sarah...
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Hi, You need to see your GP for a check up. You may need to have an ultrasound. It may be your appendix or gall bladder that is causing the pain. ...

Answered: 22 Feb 2009
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Hi Bianca, It is advisable to try to eat and drink regularly as it will help you feel better. The baby can get everything it needs from you but it...

Answered: 22 Feb 2009
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Hi There, Constipation is very common when bubs start off on solids. Babies kidneys are still developing and find it hard to process food bi-p...

Answered: 22 Feb 2009
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Sarah...
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Hi, You are at an increase chance of having another tear but you may not. You need to try to assist the birth by controlling the birth of your bab...

Answered: 15 Feb 2009
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Sarah...
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Hi, Ankle swelling in late pregnancy is to be expected. If it is going up to your knees then this is a little more severe than expected. If it doe...

Answered: 15 Feb 2009
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Sarah...
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Hi Michelle, Aches and cramps are quite common in early pregnancy. If you do start to bleed or have really strong cramping then you need to see yo...

Answered: 15 Feb 2009
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Sarah...
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Hi, You may need something stronger to assist you. Please contact your GP for a check up. You may have restless leg syndrome that is a condition w...

Answered: 15 Feb 2009
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Hi Stacey, It may be advisable to try to see your GP for a check up. You may also enquire at your local pharmacy for something that may be able to...

Answered: 15 Feb 2009
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Hi Shanti, It sounds like things are really tough for you and your bub right now. Have you talked to your doctor about it snce he has suggested th...

Answered: 15 Feb 2009
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Maree...
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Hi, The use of a dummy is entirely a parents choice and can be a life saver in alot of cases. However if the dummy does becomes a sleep associatio...

Answered: 15 Feb 2009
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Hi Anna, Try to follow a feed/play/sleep routine so you can feed when she wakes and then play and then watch for tired signs and settle her awake ...

Answered: 15 Feb 2009
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Hi Loretta, If you think that the bleeding may have come form your vagina then you need to have a check up just to see if everything is OK. If you...

Answered: 08 Feb 2009
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Sarah...
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Hi Wendy, I am not really sure what you may be feeling. There are many changes that occur in pregnancy and some nerves and ligaments are pulled an...

Answered: 08 Feb 2009
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Sarah...
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Hi, It is advisable to go see your health care professional for a check up. If you have no noticeable fetal movements for one or two days you need...

Answered: 08 Feb 2009
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Sarah...
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Hi Amy, I`m a midwife dealing with pregnancy, childbirth and newborns. Leanne may be able to offer you some advice, otherwise please consult your ...

Answered: 08 Feb 2009
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Hi Kylie, It is very common to feel the pulling and stretching of the ligaments in early pregnancy. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 08 Feb 2009
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Sarah...
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Hi, This can happen later in pregnancy as your body prepares for the birth. If you continue to feel unwell it is advisable to see your health care...

Answered: 08 Feb 2009
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Sarah...
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Hi, Aches and discomfort is very common in pregnancy and can be related to lots of things from the position of the baby to the pressure on your ot...

Answered: 08 Feb 2009
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Leann...
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Hi Tracey, It isnt likely that you have a problem with your milk if you havent had one before. What you may find is that during growth spurts o...

Answered: 08 Feb 2009
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Glend...
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Hi, Unfortunately it is common to notice periods like you have described. There can be many reasons for this – it may be that she needs her ...

Answered: 08 Feb 2009