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Hi, You need to contact the hospital where you have your operation and enquire if the medication is safe during pregnancy. The surgery should have...

Answered: 01 Jul 2008
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Hi, It is best that you visit your GP for a check up and you can discuss your concerns with them and perhaps arrange an appointment at the hospita...

Answered: 01 Jul 2008
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Hi Angela, With subsequent births you can often have runs of contractions as your body gets ready to go into labour. Usually they are not regular ...

Answered: 01 Jul 2008
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Hi, Please contact your local hospital antenatal clinic for support and advice. Many clinics have a young mums support group and even clinic days....

Answered: 01 Jul 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...

Answered: 01 Jul 2008
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Hi, You need to see your GP for a check up as you may need treatment and referral to a specialist. Best wishes, Alex

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Hi, I`m a midwife dealing with pregnancy, childbirth and newborns. I`m sure if you direct your feeding question to Leanne, the Nutritionist on the...

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Hi Rennee, Labour is when contractions are painful and very regular. They can be in the back and this can be related to the position of the baby a...

Answered: 22 Jun 2008
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Hi Melissa, You need to check your daughter’s immunisation record and also at your GP’s surgery to check if she had the correct inject...

Answered: 22 Jun 2008
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Hi, This really has no ill affects on the baby at all. Sometimes it can make the mother more prone to felling faint and sometimes they can faint i...

Answered: 22 Jun 2008
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Hi Catherine, While you are at an increase risk of having complications during pregnancy again it is not a definite indication of a caesarean birt...

Answered: 22 Jun 2008
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Hi, It does sound like thrush. Please visit your pharmacist for treatment. With an irritable uterus it is best to do regular not strenuous exercis...

Answered: 22 Jun 2008
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Hi, It is safe to take paracetemol during pregnancy. If it is not effective it is advisable to see your GP for advice. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 22 Jun 2008
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Hi, Try not to worry too much it will engage soon. Try sitting on the floor with your legs crossed and go for some long walks or perhaps a swim. I...

Answered: 22 Jun 2008
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Hi Renee, It is not recommended to use castor oil. It was used many years ago so it was thought that a woman needed an empty bowel to give birth b...

Answered: 22 Jun 2008
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Hi Sam, Antenatal classes are held from about 34 - 36 weeks and run for about 4 weeks. It depends on where you live as to how popular the classes ...

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

Answered: 22 Jun 2008
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Hi, Some women can get morning sickness again at the end of pregnancy. Ketones in the urine mean that your body needs some more fluids. Best w...

Answered: 22 Jun 2008
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Hi Katie, 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 Jun 2008
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Hi There, There can be many reasons why a child won’t eat chunky foods; I have found the people best able to assist are paediatric speech pa...

Answered: 22 Jun 2008
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Hi, This can sometimes occur during pregnancy due to the increased load on your body. You need to be checked for any signs of a bladder infection ...

Answered: 15 Jun 2008
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Hi, Usually the fibroid does not grow too big as the baby tends to take over. It can cause extra discomfort later in the pregnancy but generally i...

Answered: 15 Jun 2008
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Hi Kirst, It is best that you discuss your care with your specialists. They may be able to offer another solution or better pain relief. Best ...

Answered: 15 Jun 2008
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Hi, Talk to your doctor about this as I am sure that they will have a preference that they will use. Sometimes a gel only is used and other times ...

Answered: 15 Jun 2008
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Hi, Thanks for telling us your experience. You must be relieved it is all over. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 15 Jun 2008
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Hi Leonie, Ask at your pharmacy for other liquid antacids that may also provide good relief. Try sleeping on your side with a pillow under your be...

Answered: 15 Jun 2008
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Hi, This is just the normal process that the cord goes through as it dries up and drops off. Clean the area well with a cotton bud and dry well af...

Answered: 15 Jun 2008
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Hi, It may be that you are prone to sore and cracked nipples. You can try to express the colostrum on to the nipple a few times a day during pregn...

Answered: 15 Jun 2008
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Hi Laura, It is possible but it will be difficult to find a carer that is willing to take you. Enquire at your local birth centre or through an in...

Answered: 15 Jun 2008
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Hi, There are a few tricks that you can try to assist your body to get ready to go into labour. You can try sex, nipple stimulation, long walks, o...

Answered: 15 Jun 2008