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Hi Penny, You can really take any supplement that you choose. If you have a healthy diet then really no supplement is required for your body or th...

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Hi, If you have had a baby before your body will practice going in to labour so you can get runs of contractions, especially in the evening. It is...

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Hi Lee, 3/5 is how far the baby is sitting above the brim of the pelvis. So your baby is 3/5 above the pelvis and 2/5 into the pelvis which is fin...

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Hi, Cramping is very common in early pregnancy. It is to be expected but strong cramping and bleeding is not normal and needs to be checked. B...

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Hi Alison, Swimming is great during pregnancy and is very safe for you and your baby. The baby is very well protected and there is no risk of infe...

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Hi, If you have had a baby before you will have runs of contractions late in pregnancy but this does not indicate that the birth is close. More th...

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Hi, Panadol is very safe to take during pregnancy and it is probably better to ease your discomfort. Swimming is great to ease the stress on your ...

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Hi There, It can be very daunting when the life and development of a little person seems to fall entirely on your hands. I would recommend first...

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Hi Shaybee, Well as they say `it never rains but it pours`. That`s great that you have had the iron deficiency and anemia picked up, once your en...

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Hi, It depends on what sort of support you are thinking about. Usually the best place to start is your GP or the local hospital or Early Childhood...

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Hi Jo, If you have no history of problems with low folic acid then you need 0.4–0.5mg of folate daily. The best way to make sure you get thi...

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Hi Trina, Weight gain in pregnancy does not affect your ability to give birth. Some women do gain quite a bit of weight during pregnancy but it ca...

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Hi, I`m a midwife dealing with pregnancy, childbirth and newborns. I`m sure if you direct your sleep related question to Maree, she will be able t...

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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...

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Hi Heidi, Having a cold sore will not harm the baby. You cannot use the stronger anti viral medication during pregnancy. It is best to see your GP...

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Hi, You will relive the birth for sometime as it is a major event in your life. If you feel that you are getting over anxious about it talk to you...

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Hi, You may want to talk to other mum’s to be or perhaps read a guide to pregnancy book that will help reassure you. Talk to your local hosp...

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Hi Katie, Numbness in hands and sometimes of the tongue is due to the increase of fluid in your body from the pregnancy. If you start to feel lots...

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Hi, Cramping is very common in early pregnancy. IF there is no bleeding then it is treated as normal. If it is causing discomfort you can take par...

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Hi, Congratulations. I understand your concerns. It is best to try to have a healthy pregnancy by keeping fit and eating well. Regular exercise is...

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Hi Kylie, Here is a link to safe foods during pregnancy. http://www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au/consumers/life%2Devents%2Dand%2Dfood/pregnancy/ It i...

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Hi, This colour change is from hormone changes during pregnancy. It will change back to pink after the birth. Best wishes, Alex

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Hi, Antibodies can sometimes develop in your blood and mostly they do not cause any problems. They can sometimes be the cause of jaundice in newbo...

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Hi There, Firstly, second opinions are not a bad thing particularly where intervention is being recommended. No disrespect to your current paedia...

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Hi, Any bleeding in pregnancy is regarded as abnormal and needs to be checked. Please organise a check up either with your carer or through the lo...

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Hi Debbie, I`m a midwife dealing with pregnancy, childbirth and newborns. It`s best to direct your sleep related questions to Maree, or see your E...

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Hi Kathleen, I`m a midwife dealing with pregnancy, childbirth and newborns. It`s best to direct your sleep related questions to Maree, or see your...

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Hi Nidhi, If you are 30 weeks pregnant your belly should measure 30cm so this is normal. You should have your baby checked at each visit and they ...

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Hi Colourfi, The placenta is at a good distance from the cervix and it will continue to move further up the uterus as the lower segment is formed....

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Hi, I`m a midwife dealing with pregnancy, childbirth and newborns. I`m sure if you direct your question to Leanne, she will be able to offer some ...

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