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Hi Hayley, Around 8 months babies experience 8 month separation anxiety and this may be the cause. I would be inclined to leave her to resettle he...

Answered: 29 Apr 2009
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Hi Tracey, Yes carrying extra body fat around the waist is associated with health concerns, but only in overweight individuals. That`s because t...

Answered: 22 Apr 2009
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Hi Haley, Yes certainly teething can influence their eating habits, swollen gums can of course lead a toddler to want soft foods for a time. But...

Answered: 22 Apr 2009
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Hi, If your baby is born premature it will not have developed all of its lining in its lungs so the breathing is what is most difficult for them a...

Answered: 15 Apr 2009
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Hi Nicole, I`m a midwife dealing with pregnancy, childbirth and newborns. It`s best to direct your question to Leanne, or see your Early Childhood...

Answered: 15 Apr 2009
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Hi, If you are worried it is advisable to visit your local hospital for a check up. It is not unusual at only 21 weeks for the movements to be not...

Answered: 15 Apr 2009
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Hi Rebecca, The risks of complications are far higher in births that are induced or in a caesarean birth. It is always better for mother and baby ...

Answered: 15 Apr 2009
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Hi, Your tiredness may be caused by a low iron level. Check your blood results and if you are low in iron you may need to take a supplement. Other...

Answered: 15 Apr 2009
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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: 15 Apr 2009
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Hi, Many medications are not recommended during pregnancy and breast feeding so it can be difficult to find anything that can treat your problem t...

Answered: 15 Apr 2009
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Hi, It takes usually about 6 to 8 weeks for your wounds to heal after a caesarean section unless you had ongoing infections of the wound. It is ve...

Answered: 15 Apr 2009
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Hi, Cramping and aches and pains are very common in early pregnancy. However, bleeding is not. It is advisable to visit your GP for a check up jus...

Answered: 15 Apr 2009
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Hi, They will put a drip or a cannula in so that they have access to a vein so that they can give you medications quickly and effectively. The dri...

Answered: 15 Apr 2009
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Hi Jo, Usually the changes in pregnancy make it difficult to get a proper sample for testing on a smear test so it is better to wait. The swabs ar...

Answered: 15 Apr 2009
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Hi, Castor oil is not recommended as it can cause diarrhea and it is not what you want during labour. You could try nipple stimulation – reg...

Answered: 15 Apr 2009
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Hi Debbie, It sounds like your little guy is very uncomfortable still – and the choking episodes can be so scary!!! My little one also did t...

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Hi Amber, It is normal to have an increase in vaginal discharge during pregnancy. However, if there is an offensive smell you may have an infectio...

Answered: 08 Apr 2009
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Hi, There is one theory that if you do eat a wide range of foods during pregnancy your child is less likely to develop allergies. However, this is...

Answered: 08 Apr 2009
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Hi, Everything that you have described sounds very normal and to be expected late in pregnancy. The baby’s head is engaged which is what the...

Answered: 08 Apr 2009
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Hi, There are many changes that occur in your breasts during pregnancy and size is just one of them. Try not to worry too much. Talk to your healt...

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Hi, It is advisable not to try to lose weight when you are pregnant. The best thing to do is to try not to gain much weight as the baby will be ab...

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Hi, You experience many changes in your breasts during pregnancy. The size of your breasts does not indicate if you will provide enough milk for t...

Answered: 08 Apr 2009
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Hi, You need to be really sure about your dates and then you can go up to 14 days past your due date quite safely. You may need some extra checks ...

Answered: 08 Apr 2009
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Hi, The antibiotics may not have been strong enough to stop the infection or they may have been the wrong ones. You need to visit your GP or local...

Answered: 08 Apr 2009
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Hi Kylie, I`m a midwife dealing with pregnancy, childbirth and newborns. It`s best to direct your feeding questions to Leanne, or see your Early C...

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Hi Angie, If you are worried and there is discomfort, you should either call your health care professional or visit your local hospital for a chec...

Answered: 08 Apr 2009
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Hi, Lavendar oil is safe to use later in pregnancy. Some essential oils are not recommended in the first trimester of pregnancy. Best wishes, ...

Answered: 01 Apr 2009
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Hi, There is a one percent chance of falling pregnant when using the pill and this is usually when it is not taken as recommended. If you are ill ...

Answered: 01 Apr 2009
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Hi, It is not recommended that a baby be induced unless there is an underlying medical condition of the mother or baby. Inductions carry a higher ...

Answered: 01 Apr 2009
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Hi, I`m a midwife dealing with pregnancy, childbirth and newborns. It`s best to direct your question to Leanne, the nutritionist on our Panel, or ...

Answered: 01 Apr 2009