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Hi, It is always best that you inform your doctor that you are pregnant. This antibiotic is safe during pregnancy. Best wishes, Alex

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Hi, The placenta is still regarded as low lying. You may need another scan later – say at 36 weeks that may show improvement. Otherwise you ...

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

Answered: 01 Jun 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 Jacqui, There is no serious risk to your unborn child. You can enquire at you pharmacy for a worming treatment that is safe during pregnancy fo...

Answered: 01 Jun 2008
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Hi, This can be used quite effectively and it is of minimal invasion to the mother and baby. If you are only just due now there is not really any ...

Answered: 01 Jun 2008
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Hi Josie, The colostrum is normal and will stay until the baby is born as the birth of the placenta is what gives your body the signal to make mil...

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Hi, This is very common. Over the next few weeks the movements will become more definite. Best wishes, Alex

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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 Melissa, You need to try to find someone who will care for you during the pregnancy that will support a trial of labour. Contact your local bir...

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Hi Stephanie, Your weight gain sounds fine. The baby may in a different position at the moment where you can’t feel it as much. If the baby ...

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Hi Emily, Infections are quite common in caesarean scars. Take the course of antibiotics and return to your doctor as you may need another course ...

Answered: 22 May 2008
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Hi Bel, The quietening of the baby can be a sign that your body is getting ready to go into labour. If you are worried please visit your local hos...

Answered: 22 May 2008
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Hi, Any bleeding is not normal in pregnancy. It is classed as a threatened miscarriage in early pregnancy. Many women do go on and have a healthy ...

Answered: 22 May 2008
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Hi Molly, This is very common in pregnancy. There are many drugs that haven’t really been tested during pregnancy but are thought that they ...

Answered: 22 May 2008
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Hi, It is always advisable to try for a VBAC. There is less risk to the mother and baby with a vaginal birth. Try to plan for this and get support...

Answered: 22 May 2008
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Hi, The lungs are developed but are not mature until the last weeks of pregnancy. This is one of the last things to mature before the birth and it...

Answered: 22 May 2008
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Hi Mj, It does tend to be the norm to rule out a VBAC for a classical scar but don’t give up. Enquire through birth centres or independent m...

Answered: 22 May 2008
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Hi, I`m a midwife dealing with pregnancy, childbirth and newborns. Please direct your sleep related questions to Maree, or see your Early Childhoo...

Answered: 22 May 2008
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Hi Summer, I`m a midwife dealing with pregnancy, childbirth and newborns. Please direct your feeding questions to Leanne, or see your Early Childh...

Answered: 22 May 2008
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Hi, It`s best to direct this question to Maree, or see your Early Childhood Health Centre. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 22 May 2008
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Hi Christie, Your level is on the lower range of normal. Try not to worry. Your carers will monitor your levels during the pregnancy to avoid any ...

Answered: 22 May 2008
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Hi Sharon, Ultrasounds use averages to measure the size of the baby and some are born larger and some are born smaller than the average. They can ...

Answered: 15 May 2008
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Hi Char, The feeling that you are describing may be the baby having hiccups. This is very common and no cause for concern. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 15 May 2008
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Hi, I`m a midwife dealing with pregnancy, childbirth and newborns. Please direct your feeding questions to Leanne, or see your Early Childhood Hea...

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Hi Melinda, It is advisable to take it slowly. Eat lots of fresh fruit and vegetables and continue to drink lots of water. It will get better. You...

Answered: 15 May 2008
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Hi, Sometimes your body isn’t ready to go into labour and perhaps your cycle is longer than the average that will extend pregnancy time. If ...

Answered: 15 May 2008
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Hi, Strep B is a normal bug that is present in many women at various stages of their lives. There have been some rare cases where the baby is expo...

Answered: 15 May 2008