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Hi Melissa, It is best that you talk to your carers bout what options may be available to you. It is always better for the mother and baby to try ...

Answered: 15 May 2009
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Hi Melissa, This is a sign of increased fluid. It is very normal in late pregnancy. Try to raise your feet when you are sitting down and this shou...

Answered: 15 May 2009
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Hi Kate, This means that you are having a baby! A ‘single’ means one and ‘viable’ means that it is alive. Best wishes,...

Answered: 15 May 2009
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Hi, The tightenings are Braxton hicks which are a normal part of pregnancy. They can be uncomfortable at times. If you are getting a lot of pain y...

Answered: 15 May 2009
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Hi Marinela, This should be nothing to worry about but you should have a quick check up with your GP. Any bleeding in pregnancy is regarded as abn...

Answered: 15 May 2009
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Hi, Diarrhea or fluid loss is not considered normal during pregnancy. You need to see your GP for a check up. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 15 May 2009
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Hi, You could try doing some regular exercise such as walking or swimming as this can assist sleep. It is also good for muscle pain. Yoga during p...

Answered: 15 May 2009
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Hi There, Yes it should be fine, while regular sour cream is high in fat, just a little bit on occasions would be fine. Such dairy products are m...

Answered: 15 May 2009
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Hi, These sorts of exercises are great during pregnancy. It is good to try to use these muscles during pregnancy as they help strengthen your back...

Answered: 08 May 2009
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Hi Danni, I`m a midwife dealing with pregnancy, childbirth and newborns. It`s best to direct your feeding questions to Leanne, or see your Early C...

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Hi, Any medications need to be checked with your pharmacist or GP during pregnancy. SO please check with them. Warm baths are fine during pregnanc...

Answered: 08 May 2009
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Hi Kellie, Sometimes there are sleeping difficulties during pregnancy. You could try to get some regular exercise such as walking or swimming and ...

Answered: 08 May 2009
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Hi, More than likely it is not pre-eclampsia. This condition is more common in first pregnancies and quite often there are no obvious symptoms oth...

Answered: 08 May 2009
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Hi, Lower abdominal cramping and bloating is very common in early pregnancy. If it is not severe and there is no associated bleeding then it is fi...

Answered: 08 May 2009
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Hi Bec, At this stage in the pregnancy this enlargement can be present. It may be an indication of a problem with the heart but usually it is diff...

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Hi, Pap smears are not usually recommended during pregnancy because they can be inaccurate. However, at 5 weeks it has a greater chance of finding...

Answered: 01 May 2009
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Hi Nicole, I`m a midwife dealing with pregnancy, childbirth and newborns. It`s best to direct your question to Leanne, or see your Early Childhood...

Answered: 15 Apr 2009
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Hi, If you think that you may be pregnant you need to do a pregnancy test or visit your GP ASAP for a check up. If you are pregnant you need to ha...

Answered: 15 Apr 2009
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Hi, If you think that you may be pregnant and have missed a proper period by a week or more you can do a pregnancy test. They are very accurate if...

Answered: 15 Apr 2009
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Hi, Your tiredness may be caused by a low iron level. Check your blood results and if you are low in iron you may need to take a supplement. Other...

Answered: 15 Apr 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...

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Hi, Many medications are not recommended during pregnancy and breast feeding so it can be difficult to find anything that can treat your problem t...

Answered: 15 Apr 2009
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Hi Natalie, It sounds as if you are being very closely monitored for any possible signs of danger. You are very close to term so if anything more ...

Answered: 15 Apr 2009
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Hi, It takes usually about 6 to 8 weeks for your wounds to heal after a caesarean section unless you had ongoing infections of the wound. It is ve...

Answered: 15 Apr 2009
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Hi, Cramping and aches and pains are very common in early pregnancy. However, bleeding is not. It is advisable to visit your GP for a check up jus...

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Hi Mel, You can sleep in any position that you find comfortable. The only reason sleeping or lying on your back is considered dangerous is that th...

Answered: 15 Apr 2009
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Hi Jo, Usually the changes in pregnancy make it difficult to get a proper sample for testing on a smear test so it is better to wait. The swabs ar...

Answered: 15 Apr 2009
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Hi Amber, It is normal to have an increase in vaginal discharge during pregnancy. However, if there is an offensive smell you may have an infectio...

Answered: 08 Apr 2009
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Hi, There is one theory that if you do eat a wide range of foods during pregnancy your child is less likely to develop allergies. However, this is...

Answered: 08 Apr 2009
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Hi, You don’t need to wait for a period in order to start the pill. Your period may not return for sometime, especially if you are breast fe...

Answered: 08 Apr 2009