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Hi, I did answer this query last week but I ma not responsible for posting on the site so I am not sure what happened. Antibodies develop in the m...

Answered: 29 Jun 2009
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Hi, This means that there is bleeding before gestation. It may be the start of a miscarriage but it is not a definite sign of problems. Best w...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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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...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi, This means that you have had a bleed around the time of gestation. This does not say why it happened. Try not to worry too much. You have had ...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi, It is always best to find out you are experiencing problems with your pregnancy as soon as possible. However, you will have a scan to check th...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi, Your baby may be born at an above average weight (average being 3.5kg). This is not unusual and nothing to worry about. Babies grow very quick...

Answered: 22 May 2009
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Hi Lauren, You may have an irritable uterus that is causing you some discomfort. If you are sure of your dates then you are 24 weeks and the baby ...

Answered: 15 May 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 Helen, When your blood sugar levels are tested your health care professionals will look at the general trend of your levels. If they remain hig...

Answered: 08 Mar 2009
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Hi Helen, It is great that you have been able to fall pregnant and carry the baby to 29 weeks. Hopefully you will be able to carry the baby as clo...

Answered: 01 Mar 2009
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Hi Michelle, This all sounds to be expected for this condition. The blood that you are losing is your blood and not the baby’s so there is n...

Answered: 08 Feb 2009
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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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Hi, I am sorry but I am not sure what this term is referring to. The normal heart rate for a baby at 8 weeks is between 120 – 160 beats per ...

Answered: 01 Dec 2008
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Hi, If you have had a high number of miscarriages you need to see a specialist obstetrician to have some further tests. If you are a negative bloo...

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Hi, This is a small bleed that has occurred outside the sac that holds the baby. If the pregnancy continues it will more than likely disappear and...

Answered: 08 Nov 2008
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Hi Sarah, The show or mucous plug tends to be thicker and may have old blood in it which is different to the normal vaginal discharge. Sometimes y...

Answered: 15 Oct 2008
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Hi Rhiannan, You may have gained more weight during pregnancy due to you not having any fat stores beforehand. You may lose the weight quickly aft...

Answered: 15 Oct 2008
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Hi Michelle, This is unfortunate that your condition was not diagnosed until now but fortunately you will be able to be effectively treated from n...

Answered: 15 Sep 2008
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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. It is very early days for you in the pregnancy. You may need to wait a bit longer before your doctors can tell you...

Answered: 08 Sep 2008
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Hi Ally, If you were a little overweight before you fell pregnant then this can sometimes happen and the baby still has enough stores for itself d...

Answered: 01 Sep 2008
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Hi Clare, This result is expected and normal for 6 weeks. The baby’s heartbeat does not start until 7 – 8 weeks. The report is great!...

Answered: 01 Sep 2008
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Hi, This is very common and fortunately the baby is very well protected in these early weeks. Try not to worry too much the baby more than likely ...

Answered: 01 Sep 2008
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Hi Odette, Caesarean sections are not recommended before 38 weeks as the baby can have problems with breathing if born earlier. Your doctor will s...

Answered: 01 Sep 2008
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Hi, I am sorry but you will need to talk to your specialist about the levels that you are describing. This is a specialist area and I am not famil...

Answered: 01 Aug 2008
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Hi Tracey, An endocrinologist is a specialist for diabetes so it is best to follow their advice on your diabetes. Usually if a random blood sugar ...

Answered: 22 Jul 2008
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Hi Laura, It is possible but it will be difficult to find a carer that is willing to take you. Enquire at your local birth centre or through an in...

Answered: 15 Jun 2008
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Hi, It is best to try to remember your dates as this is more reliable for now. You must be very early 5 – 7 weeks. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 15 Jun 2008
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Hi Lisa, It depends if your LMP is accurate. If you are under 8 weeks then this result is common. The scan will be repeated in 2 weeks and then yo...

Answered: 15 Jun 2008
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Hi, If you have a longer cycle it will add the days (over 28) to your gestation. So if you have a 35 day cycle it will add one week to the pregnan...

Answered: 15 Jun 2008