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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. Your care and treatment during an induction depends on your doctor. It is always advisable to break your waters b...

Answered: 22 Jan 2008
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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. Any bleeding during pregnancy is regarded as abnormal and needs to be checked. Mostly at 37 weeks everything is n...

Answered: 22 Jan 2008
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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. Perineal massage has been shown to be quite effective in preventing perineal tears so it is worthwhile trying. Wa...

Answered: 22 Jan 2008
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Hi Skye, Thank you for your enquiry. Cramping and odd aches are very normal in early pregnancy as is increased wind. If you are not bleeding and ...

Answered: 22 Jan 2008
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Hi Kylie, Thank you for your enquiry. If you do suffer significant trauma to your abdomen during pregnancy it can trigger early labour, however, ...

Answered: 22 Jan 2008
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Hi Renae, Oh my goodness, it sounds like things are really tough for you, and I`m sure you must be absolutely exhausted by now!! It sounds like t...

Answered: 22 Jan 2008
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Hi, Toddlers will teeth until 3yo but so long as there is no fever and you can make him comfortable no need to alter the settling routine. If he ...

Answered: 22 Jan 2008
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Hi Rebecca, It seems you have tried many things and I get the impression you have put a lot of effort in with little result. I really would advis...

Answered: 22 Jan 2008
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Hi , He is so reliant on your comfort to sleep that he simply knows no other way. I would strongly recommend you ask your health nurse for a refe...

Answered: 22 Jan 2008
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Hi Jasmine, Thank you for your enquiry. It is really up to you when you start Maternity leave and it does also depend on your health. Some women ...

Answered: 15 Jan 2008
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Hi Bridgette, Thank you for your enquiry. The baby does start to grow much faster in the second half of the pregnancy. It may be advisable to try...

Answered: 15 Jan 2008
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Hi Simon, Thank you for your enquiry. The most accurate sign for the expected date of birth is a reliable date of the last menstrual period. A pr...

Answered: 15 Jan 2008
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Hi Emma, Thank you for your enquiry. You need to visit your maternity unit at your local hospital and discuss your symptoms and concerns with the...

Answered: 15 Jan 2008
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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. Your sleeping position sounds fine. If it is comfortable for you then there is no problem with the baby. Best w...

Answered: 15 Jan 2008
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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. An epidural is a local anaesthetic that is injected into the epidural space in your spinal cord to block sensatio...

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Hi , Thank you for your enquiry. An early scan can sometimes miss a multiple birth. If you are experiencing severe morning sickness and tiredness...

Answered: 22 Dec 2007
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Hi , Thank you for your enquiry. Third degree tears are very painful and can take a long time to heal. However, it does not mean that you will ex...

Answered: 22 Dec 2007
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Hi Sophie, Thank you for your enquiry. If you body has laboured before it has had some practice. If your cervix only dilated a small amount your ...

Answered: 22 Dec 2007
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Hi Jas, Thank you for your enquiry. Water aerobics is a great way to exercise during pregnancy but inform your instructor that you are pregnant a...

Answered: 22 Dec 2007
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Hi Rena, Thank you for your enquiry. This bleed is in the sac that holds the baby. More than likely the placenta has bled a very small amount at ...

Answered: 22 Dec 2007
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Hi Petrea, Thank you for your enquiry. If the cramps are painful and regular (every 5-7 minutes) then you need to contact your carer or hospital ...

Answered: 22 Dec 2007
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Hi , Thank you for your enquiry. Sorry pimples can occur at any time during pregnancy and don’t really indicate that something may be happe...

Answered: 22 Dec 2007
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Hi , Thank you for your enquiry. Your baby may have a condition called Intra Uterine Growth Retardation (IUGR) or it could be just small for date...

Answered: 22 Dec 2007
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Hi Jacqui, Thank you for your enquiry. Cream is safe to eat in small quantities. Here is a link to safe foods during pregnancy: http://www.foodau...

Answered: 22 Dec 2007
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Hi , Thank you for your enquiry. You can get constipated during pregnancy and you can also get some ligament discomfort as the uterus is growing....

Answered: 22 Dec 2007
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Hi Sue, I am just wondering how your milk supply is now? Would it be possible to express a feed in between one of his feeds each day (freeze the...

Answered: 22 Dec 2007
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Hi There, I am not exactly sure what is at issue here, but if he had such a bad gastro that he was hospitalized then this is your main focus, per...

Answered: 22 Dec 2007
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Hi Carol, Thank you for your enquiry. It is advisable to be checked over by your GP for further treatment and advice. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 15 Dec 2007
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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. Firstly, gestational diabetes is not a reason alone for inducing labour. Please ask your carers to explain their ...

Answered: 15 Dec 2007
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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. Once you have had one labour and birth your body has had experience with this and so the next time it tends to be...

Answered: 15 Dec 2007