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Leann...
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Hi Johanna, Yes it can really have you running in circles when they opt not to eat, and it is very much a case of leading a horse to water. You m...

Answered: 22 Mar 2008
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Hi, When you follow a settling program it can take just one small thing you might be doing wrong for it to not work. You need to be sure you are...

Answered: 22 Mar 2008
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Hi Karly, Thank you for your enquiry. Bending over is fine, you may find that it helps if you spread your legs a little to make room for your bel...

Answered: 15 Mar 2008
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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. Yes the mucous discharge is a bit thicker and there is more during pregnancy. It has nothing to do with any assoc...

Answered: 15 Mar 2008
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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. It is not unusual to have changes in your periods after childbirth. Condoms can also not be effective in preventi...

Answered: 15 Mar 2008
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Hi Tara, Thank you for your enquiry. It is quite common to feel very tired in early pregnancy and when you get into the second trimester you can ...

Answered: 15 Mar 2008
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Hi Trudy, Demand feeding is encouraged for healthy full term babies. Usually the baby is alert straight after birth and early breast feeding is a...

Answered: 15 Mar 2008
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Hi Jana, Thank you for your enquiry. A caesarean carries with it many risks as opposed to a natural birth for you and your baby. Only if there is...

Answered: 15 Mar 2008
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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. This feeling is very normal but it tends to be a passing thought than a full anxiety. If you feel that you are be...

Answered: 15 Mar 2008
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Hi, This may not be related to the pregnancy. In early pregnancy you can get the odd cramp and stretching feeling usually in the abdomen. Best w...

Answered: 15 Mar 2008
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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. As with all herbal medicines the dosages and strengths vary so it is difficult to say a definite yes or no. Guaran...

Answered: 08 Mar 2008
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Hi Juanita, Thank you for your enquiry. You have an excellent chance of having a natural birth. The uterus does heal quite quickly and it should h...

Answered: 08 Mar 2008
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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. Varicose veins can be a complication of pregnancy and can be worse if there is a family history. They may cause so...

Answered: 08 Mar 2008
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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. Abnormally low platelet levels can be caused by many blood disorders including thrombocytopaenia, thalassaemia, si...

Answered: 08 Mar 2008
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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. This procedure is done in the maternity unit and the woman is closely observed for a few hours afterwards to see i...

Answered: 08 Mar 2008
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Hi Amanda, Thank you for your enquiry. You need to talk to your pregnancy carers for more advice on this. You need to learn as much as you can abo...

Answered: 08 Mar 2008
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Hi Ashleigh, Thank you for your enquiry. A mild cramping feeling in early pregnancy is very common. It does not indicate any problems. The nail fu...

Answered: 08 Mar 2008
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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. Paracetemol is safe to take during pregnancy. You take it as prescribed and it is safe for you and the baby. B...

Answered: 08 Mar 2008
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Hi Candice, Thank you for your enquiry. There is risk of uterine rupture during the pregnancy as the uterus thins out close to term. IF there is a...

Answered: 08 Mar 2008
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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. If you are overweight at the start of the pregnancy it is not unusual not to gain much if any weight. The baby is ...

Answered: 08 Mar 2008
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Hi Cathy, In the majority of cases the contractions will start first. These may be only very mild and 10 – 15 minutes apart. You may then ta...

Answered: 08 Mar 2008
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Hi Danielle, Thank you for your enquiry. It may the position of your baby. Check with your midwives if the baby is breech or it may be a hand caus...

Answered: 08 Mar 2008
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Hi Linda, Thank you for your enquiry. If the diarrhoea continues past one day you need to see your doctor or hospital again. You can try using a z...

Answered: 08 Mar 2008
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Hi, At present he doesn`t know any other way and to change his routine won`t be an easy task. I would go straight to a toddler bed if you want to...

Answered: 08 Mar 2008
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Hi Leigh, Thank you for your enquiry. You are at an increased risk of having another premature birth with your history. It is probably worthwhile ...

Answered: 01 Mar 2008
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Hi Jessica, Thank you for your enquiry. Your belly is measured at each visit and this usually equals around the same size as you are weeks –...

Answered: 01 Mar 2008
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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. Pineapple is fine during pregnancy but not too much – one or two serves per week is fine. Best wishes, ...

Answered: 01 Mar 2008
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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. Braxton Hicks are present from around 20 weeks so you may be experiencing some of these and they may be causing so...

Answered: 01 Mar 2008
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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. Green tea is safe to drink during pregnancy but it does contain caffeine so it is best to limit it or use decaffei...

Answered: 01 Mar 2008
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Hi Bec, Thank you for your enquiry. They are checking for a condition called renal reflux. This is where some of the urine does not drain down to ...

Answered: 01 Mar 2008