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Hi, Sometimes you can experience an implantation bleed in early pregnancy and sometimes this can be mistaken as a period when in fact you are alre...

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Hi Jenny, It is always less risk having a vaginal birth for the mother and baby. If your doctor is recommending a caesarean, however, he may not r...

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Hi, Your baby may be positioned in an unusual place that is placing pressure in that area for now. Hopefully they will move soon and you will feel...

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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...

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Hi Jeena, You can enjoy a healthy sex life during pregnancy. Sometimes you can get uncomfortable in certain positions so it is up to you to work o...

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Hi, You need to visit your GP and get a referral for your local hospital. The hospital more than likely will be unable to offer a partner a place ...

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Hi, Your vaginal discharge does get thicker and there is more of it during pregnancy. If the smell is offensive or the colour is green you need to...

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Hi, You can have intercourse for as long as you feel comfortable. Some women find side lying more comfortable. It won’t trigger early labour...

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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...

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Hi Stacey, The level looks fine for early pregnancy. I am not sure why he want you back soon but it may be for more tests or to recheck the ones t...

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Hi, You can successfully feed but it helps if you prepare your nipples during pregnancy. You can wear shields inside your bra to help and you can ...

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Hi, There have been some studies that have found that they can have a small beneficial effect on the length of labour. However, there are many pre...

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Hi, This may be a sign of early labour. Check if the pains are regular if they aren’t then try to get some rest and wait and see. Best w...

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Hi Nicole, There is treatment for haemorrhoids available at your pharmacy. The haemorrhoids won’t affect the birth. Best wishes, Alex

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Hi, This does not definitely indicate that you will go into early labour. Talk to your carers as you may need a check up. Best wishes, Alex

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Hi, You can successfully feed but it helps if you prepare your nipples during pregnancy. You can wear shields inside your bra to help and you can ...

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Hi There, Sounds to me as though you are on the right track, you have introduced a bottle so that is one hurdle dealt with. Now it is a matter of...

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Hi Simone, Yes avoiding dairy is generally what is recommended when there is a cow’s milk protein allergy. An allergy to milk is when babie...

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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, Thank you for your enquiry. The cramping that you are feeling is probably strong Braxton Hicks. All of this is helping your body to get ready ...

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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. You need to visit your GP as you may have an infection. It is difficult for me to be sure but it may be a urinary ...

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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. Unfortunately I am unable to recommend an individual midwife to you. Try to talk to any women that you may know th...

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Hi Kylie, I`m a midwife dealing with pregnancy, childbirth and newborns, so it`s probably better for you to consult your GP or Early Childhood Hea...

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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. It is very common to have aches in unusual places during pregnancy. Groin pain is very common and it can be from t...

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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. Women who experience high blood pressure and minor pre-eclampsia often experience quick labours so do well with a ...

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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. Engagement can occur at any time but sometimes it doesn’t happen until early labour with subsequent pregnanc...

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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. Spotting in early pregnancy is quite common but you still need to have a check up. You have some definite signs of...

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Hi Betsy, It does sound as if you are having a few problems. You could try some yoga as this helps the sciatic pain and also your flexibility. It ...

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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. There are some devices these days that help perineal stretching before birth. This is very beneficial for scarring...

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Hi Tess, Thank you for your enquiry. You child will grow out of this condition. Hang in there it will go away. Best wishes, Alex

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