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Hi Emma, You may need to talk to your pharmacist to enquire about another form of iron supplement. There are some that are gentler than others. If...

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Hi Casi, You probably need to contact your carer to discuss what is happening. It could be the water leaking or it may be form thrush. Either way ...

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Hi Laura, Here is a really good web page that discussed all safe foods during pregnancy. The ricotta should be fine as long as the pasta is heated...

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Hi, If you are in early labour the pain will be regular and be increasing in intensity. The pain will not go away when you lie down. If you are co...

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Hi, During pregnancy your hormones are at very high levels so you may find that you feel quite emotional at times and cry quite a bit. In early pr...

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Hi, It certainly sounds like your bub is uncomfortable! I think it would be best to talk to your doctor again about what is going on. Did you not...

Answered: 08 Sep 2008
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Hi, This can happen sometimes and it can lead to labour but it does seem still a bit early but there is still a chance of labour starting soon. ...

Answered: 01 Sep 2008
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Hi, I`m a midwife dealing with pregnancy, childbirth and newborns. It`s best to direct your question to your Early Childhood Health Centre. Sorry...

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Hi, This length is perfectly normal at 20 weeks. It generally becomes shorter close to term. Best wishes, Alex

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Hi, Inductions do tend to be shorter labours but they can also be more intense. It does depend on how you are induced; if the gel is only used the...

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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 Sam, Please read the manufacturer’s guidelines on the packet when using these products and it will list if it is unsafe during pregnancy....

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Hi, You may have pulled a muscle in your abdomen and it can cause the discomfort you are describing. You may also have signs of gall bladder irrit...

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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...

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Hi Joyce, Try not to worry just yet. A baby can still be born at term at 42 weeks so you still have a bit longer for labour to start. Try going fo...

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Hi Katie, If you have had a bit of labour before then this will help. It is also advisable to approach a birth centre in your area as they offer a...

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Hi, Paracetemol is safe to take during pregnancy. Also try to drink plenty of water. Best wishes, Alex

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Hi, Sometimes there are not very clear answers to your questions. If you do go into labour now it does depend if your cervix starts to dilate as t...

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Hi, I can understand your fears as you do tend to know what you are in for. You are at an increased risk of bleeding again this birth but if your ...

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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...

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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, This sensation is from all the exertion that you have been doing during the birth. You feel exhausted all of your muscles have been tense and ...

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Hi There, Allergies can be tricky and it can certainly make meal times a bit harder too. Below are the links I have found very useful and two h...

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Hi Rachae I`m a midwife specialising in childbirth and newborns. Please see your Early Childcare Health Centre for advice. Best wishes, Alex

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Hi Sharon, The numbness may be from an epidural anaesthetic or it may be from the baby. The good news is that it should return to normal over the n...

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Hi, It is probably best to visit your pharmacy for treatment of your thrush so that you can get some quick relief. You may have a bit of fluid rete...

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Hi, It is probably both of these things. You can quite often feel too tired and too uncomfortable for sex for quite a few months after having a bab...

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Hi Shorny, The advice and research is that it is always best to fully treat your asthma during pregnancy and continue to use your medication during...

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Hi Linda, Sometimes in early pregnancy you can have some bloating which can look like you are further along than you actually are. Also with a seco...

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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. You may find it helpful to talk to your carers or clinic about your feelings so that you can talk to others who may...

Answered: 22 Aug 2008