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Hi, Renal pelvic dilatation is not related to Downs Syndrome. It is related to a condition called Renal reflux that can cause kidney damage from re...

Answered: 04 Aug 2010
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Hi Amanda, It is very common to have a low lying placenta in early pregnancy and there is no reason to limit exercise that you feel comfortable wi...

Answered: 15 Jul 2009
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Hi Katrina, I know that it can be really hard to suffer a miscarriage and to have a second seems unbearable. However this is sometimes part of pre...

Answered: 08 Jul 2009
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Hi Hayley, You really need to talk to your health care professionals. There are many reasons for an emergency caesarean. You may have a small outl...

Answered: 01 Jul 2009
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Hi, You have exactly the same chances falling pregnant as you did with your first pregnancy and it is the same with a miscarriage. Even though you...

Answered: 01 Jul 2009
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Hi, It does sound as if everything is good with the pregnancy; however, any bleeding in early pregnancy does carry a risk of miscarriage. Unfortun...

Answered: 01 Jul 2009
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Hi, Now is a good time to work out what sort of care you want for your pregnancy. You can enquire through your local hospital what services are av...

Answered: 01 Jul 2009
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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 ...

Answered: 29 Jun 2009
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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...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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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...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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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...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi, It is difficult for me to say what may be happening. It is advisable to wait for a few days and if there is no sign of a period do a pregnancy...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi, You can count the miscarriage as the first day of your cycle, that is, the first day of your period. However, your cycle can be a little longe...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi, Your dizziness may also be due to low blood pressure. Try to drink plenty of water to help increase it a bit and always get up slowly when you...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi Parker, good work, you sound like you have done really well! Really, you can take any recipe and alter it to suit your needs, instead of sugar...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi, Congratulations! One cup of tea per day is fine but if you do want to cut out all caffeine you need to have decaf. Runny eggs are fine. Here i...

Answered: 22 May 2009
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Hi, This is nothing to worry about. It is normal to lose a little weight early in pregnancy and not to gain too much in the first 20 weeks and the...

Answered: 22 May 2009
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Hi, It can take a normal healthy couple at least 6 months to get pregnant and sometimes it can take up to 12 months. Try not to worry too much jus...

Answered: 15 May 2009
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Hi Bel, Yes breastfeeding and weaning can affect your cycle. See how it goes over the next few months and if it stays irregular you may need to se...

Answered: 08 May 2009
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Hi Tania, It is really up to you when you start to try for another baby. If you are breast feeding this may affect your ovulation so it may take a...

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, You experience many changes in your breasts during pregnancy. The size of your breasts does not indicate if you will provide enough milk for t...

Answered: 08 Apr 2009
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Hi, There is no real reason to wait except for dates. This may not seem an issue now but it can be when you are pregnant. If you do not want to wa...

Answered: 08 Apr 2009
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Hi Nannette, You may either be having twins or you may have conceived during a longer cycle so the pregnancy is less far along than you had expect...

Answered: 01 Apr 2009
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Hi, Lavendar oil is safe to use later in pregnancy. Some essential oils are not recommended in the first trimester of pregnancy. Best wishes, ...

Answered: 01 Apr 2009
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Hi, Essential oils are fine for use in later pregnancy. Some oils are not recommended in the first trimester. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 01 Apr 2009
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Hi, If you are not happy with your care it is best to try to find someone that you feel more comfortable with. Please go through the channels that...

Answered: 22 Mar 2009
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Hi, Everything should be fine for you to start to try for your next baby. Check that your iron levels were good after your first birth. Good luck!...

Answered: 22 Mar 2009
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Hi, Please read the information on the packaging of the product and if nothing is mentioned then it is fine. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 15 Mar 2009