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Hi Kathy, I feel that you may have received a bit too much information for now. Try not to worry about all the possibles for now and just see how ...

Answered: 01 Dec 2008
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Hi Bec, A low placenta in early pregnancy usually causes no problems to mother or baby. You may need another ultrasound at around 34 weeks to chec...

Answered: 01 Dec 2008
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Hi, I am sorry that you are experiencing problems. The hospital may be looking at your history and are probably aware that you went into labour sp...

Answered: 01 Dec 2008
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Hi Teressa, It is always best to try to let your body go into labour naturally. IF you were late with your first then you will probably be late wi...

Answered: 01 Dec 2008
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Hi Kris, This is a small adhesion that can sometimes form in the uterus. They can grow or shrink at any time but usually don’t cause too muc...

Answered: 01 Dec 2008
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Hi, I`m a midwife dealing with pregnancy, childbirth and newborns. It`s best to see your Early Childhood Health Centre for advice. Best wishes...

Answered: 01 Dec 2008
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Hi, You can start at any time. It is always good to be prepared so sooner rather than later is good. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 01 Dec 2008
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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, Here is a link to safe foods during pregnancy: http://www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au/consumers/life%2Devents%2Dand%2Dfood/pregnancy/ If the me...

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Hi Heather, Cats during pregnancy can cause problems if they have a disease called Toxoplasmosis which does not greatly affect the cat but it can ...

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Hi, This is very common after birth and you need to be very vigilant about doing your pelvic floor exercises. After about six weeks everything wil...

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Hi Kelly, I can understand why you feel confused; reflux is a difficult condition to understand and it can present in lots of different ways. It s...

Answered: 01 Dec 2008
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Hi, Reflux is common in babies, but even more so in premature babies and it sounds as though you have had a difficult time of it. It is good to he...

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Hi, We don`t recommend wrapping after 3 months but try a sleeping bag instead. Cheers, Maree

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Hi Michelle, This can sometimes happen and you may continue to bleed on and off for the pregnancy. The blood that you are losing is your blood and...

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Hi, I`m a midwife dealing with pregnancy, childbirth and newborns. It`s best to direct this question to your Early Childhood Health Centre. Best ...

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Hi, This is fine. Please read the instructions on the packet or inform your hairdresser that you are pregnant. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Hi, You need to continue on the minipill when breast feeding. Reducing the breast feeds is what is causing the return of your period, although som...

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Hi Bec, This is very common during pregnancy, especially early pregnancy. You can try using some relaxation techniques or even doing some regular ...

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Hi, This can be very frustrating as you do feel like something is close to happening. You need to try to get some rest and eat some regular snacks...

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Hi, This tends to be hospital policy or doctors preference. It is usually fine but you need to check with your hospital or doctor. Best wishes...

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Hi, Spotting in early pregnancy is very common. It can happen when the placenta separates a tiny bit at the edge and this causes a small amount of...

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Hi Kelly, Well done to you for getting informed, you are likely to find that you become more knowledgeable about your bub and his condition than s...

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Hi Chelsea, I`m a midwife dealing with pregnancy, childbirth and newborns. It`s best to direct your sleep related questions to Maree, or see your ...

Answered: 15 Nov 2008
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Hi, This can happen at times during pregnancy as your muscles are stretched a bit more than usual. It is nothing to worry about but try to rest th...

Answered: 15 Nov 2008
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Hi, You need to also check your iron levels as low levels can make you feel tired and dizzy. You also need to try to drink plenty of water each da...

Answered: 15 Nov 2008
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Hi Jo, It is very difficult to predict when labour will start. The majority of pregnancies are close to 40 weeks so more than likely you will cont...

Answered: 15 Nov 2008
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Hi Kirby, If you are concerned about the pain you need to visit your GP for a check up. I am not sure what it could be and it may be worthwhile ha...

Answered: 15 Nov 2008