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Hi Jo, It is always preferable to go into labour naturally. If there are medical concerns for the mother or baby for the pregnancy to continue the...

Answered: 22 Jan 2009
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Hi, Yes twins will grow and develop at the same rate. Usually with subsequent pregnancies you start feeling movements at 16 weeks. You may be feel...

Answered: 22 Jan 2009
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Hi, Yes you may go into labour before your due date if there is a family history. If you have periods that are under 28 days apart you are more li...

Answered: 22 Jan 2009
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Hi, Try not to worry too much; ultrasounds are not too accurate at predicting birth weight at this late stage. Your first labour and birth sounds ...

Answered: 22 Jan 2009
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Hi, The longer glucose tolerance test is usually done after a special diet so it may be worthwhile rechecking this – some things are done di...

Answered: 22 Jan 2009
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Hi, This should be fine. You can check with the travel advice to this area and if there are any immunizations that you may need and this may affec...

Answered: 22 Jan 2009
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Hi, If you are giving birth in a public hospital and are covered by medicare then everything is free. The doctors will start to look at setting th...

Answered: 22 Jan 2009
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Hi, It is advisable to go to a baby shop where you can have a better look at them and try them out. If you want to use it form birth then it may b...

Answered: 22 Jan 2009
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Hi Megan, 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 Jan 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 Diane, Firstly I recommend you have a feed/play/sleep routine this will help him to get more wind up before bedtime and also you will be able t...

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Hi, Yes this can happen after sex. This baby may be carrying a bit lower in your uterus so you may be more aware of the contractions. After an org...

Answered: 15 Jan 2009
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Hi Michaela, Cramping in early pregnancy is very normal and common as the uterus stretches and your hormones are changing. If you start to bleed t...

Answered: 15 Jan 2009
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Hi, Here is a link to safe eating during pregnancy. http://www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au/consumers/life-events-and-food/pregnancy/ Best wishes,...

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Hi, Please talk to your pharmacist about what is suitable. Cortisone creams are generally not advisable during pregnancy. Best wishes, Alex

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Hi Christine, You will continue to have problems with your cervix if you decide to have another baby. You will more than likely give birth early a...

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Hi, Please read the information on the packaging of these products to check that they are fine. Most of these products are. Best wishes, Alex

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Hi Kirsten, If you are experiencing severe morning sickness then it is worthwhile taking the medication in the short term. You could try weaning y...

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Hi, Unfortunately it is best to take the course of antibiotics. A UTI during pregnancy can cause lots of problems with you and the baby, such as p...

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Hi, The bleeding may be from the edge of the placenta that can sometimes separate from the uterus. The blood that you are losing is your blood so ...

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Hi, Thanks to your question to Glenda about your baby and your concerns about his screaming. Certainly you have taken the right step by asking mor...

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Hi Brenda, I`m sorry that your little man is struggling to feed. Is your doctor aware of the difficulties you are having? If not, then I would adv...

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Hi, Around 8 months baby experiences separation anxiety so hopefully it`s just a phase he is going through. Try not to create any unwanted settlin...

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Hi, I`m a midwife dealing with pregnancy, childbirth and newborns. It`s best to direct your feeding questions to Leanne, or see your Early Childho...

Answered: 08 Jan 2009
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Hi Leonie, Everyone is different when there normal menstrual cycle returns after giving birth. Some women have their cycle return after 6 weeks ot...

Answered: 08 Jan 2009
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Hi Tarron, Hormonal headaches can be quite common in early pregnancy. These should ease soon. You could try drinking lots of water and also taking...

Answered: 08 Jan 2009
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Hi There D, Well done to you for researching so well and for looking at dietary intervention. Probably a good place to start is with the allergy ...

Answered: 08 Jan 2009
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Hi, I`m sorry that things are so difficult for you all and your baby is so uncomfortable. I`m sorry too that you had so much trouble getting your...

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Hi, You need to check this with the hospital. Usually formula is supplied at the hospital for your stay but sometimes you do need to supply it. ...

Answered: 15 Dec 2008