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Hi Mel, You need to have a check up with your GP. It may be nothing but it is best to be sure. Best wishes, Alex

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Hi Kristy, It is fine to continue to breast feed during the pregnancy and you can even feed two children of differing ages very successfully once ...

Answered: 22 Feb 2009
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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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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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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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Hi Kelly, You need to look after yourself during the pregnancy and eat well and exercise regularly. You have a good chance of having a natural bir...

Answered: 22 Feb 2009
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Hi, This sounds fine. Try not to be too concerned about your weight. As long as you eat a healthy diet and get some regular exercise you should be...

Answered: 22 Feb 2009
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Hi Laura, I`m a midwife dealing with pregnancy, childbirth and newborns. It`s best to direct your sleep related questions to Maree, or see your Ea...

Answered: 22 Feb 2009
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Hi Alesha, You could be pregnant but you need to wait until you have missed a period so that the pregnancy test can be accurate. Best wishes, ...

Answered: 22 Feb 2009
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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....

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Hi, There are medications available that can treat HSV if it may be active around the time of the birth. If there is no activity at the time of th...

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Hi Ash, Twins are normally carried on the female side of the family. Twin pregnancies can sometimes be indicated by an overwhelming tiredness, mor...

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Hi Bronwyn, All pregnancies are different and once you have had one pregnancy the next one is always a little different. At this stage there is no...

Answered: 15 Feb 2009
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Hi Amelia, Pressure is very common in women that have had a baby before. You need to try to continue pelvic floor exercises during pregnancy as th...

Answered: 15 Feb 2009
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Hi, Pregnancy is not a time to lose weight. If you are overweight you need to try to not gain too much weight during the pregnancy. The baby can u...

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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...

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Hi, I would think that it may be best to closely monitor the pregnancy the next time and to make a decision as the pregnancy progresses. Shoulder ...

Answered: 15 Feb 2009
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Hi, If you are not getting a period when breast feeding you are still considered being fertile. If you think that you may be pregnant it is advisa...

Answered: 15 Feb 2009
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Hi Melissa, It is most common to only have one ultrasound, usually around 19 weeks. Unless there are complications there is no reason to do anothe...

Answered: 15 Feb 2009
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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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Hi, Midwives are usually very approachable and friendly! Don’t worry about being nervous once you start talking you will be fine. If you do ...

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Hi Debbie, You may still have colostrum from your previous births and it may not be related to a pregnancy. Colostrum can be present in very small...

Answered: 15 Feb 2009
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Hi, You really need to talk to your fertility expert about the possibility of transferring two embryos and the consequences of this. With your his...

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Hi, There are medications available that can treat HSV if it may be active around the time of the birth. If there is no activity at the time of th...

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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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Hi, I am very sorry to hear your news. This is truly a very difficult decision for you and your family. A congenital abnormality is something that...

Answered: 08 Feb 2009
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Hi Debbie, It is fine to go on the excursion. You need to ensure that you have plenty to drink for the whole day and not get overheated. If it is ...

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

Answered: 08 Feb 2009
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Hi, This may be nothing but it is still advisable to visit your GP for a check up. You may need an ultrasound scan to see what is happening. B...

Answered: 08 Feb 2009
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Hi, It is advisable to talk to the company that you are contracting to do the spraying. There are some products that are less toxic than others. T...

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