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Hi, Weight gain in the first 20 weeks is minimal and some even lose weight. The majority of weight is gained after 20 weeks. Spotting during pregn...

Answered: 01 Mar 2009
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Hi Courtney, You may need to see your GP or midwife as you may have a small hernia that is causing you discomfort. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 01 Mar 2009
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Hi, You can try regular swimming and walking and perhaps a regime that is developed at your local gym. Pregnancy is not a time to lose weight but ...

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Hi, It is now routine to offer anti D injections during pregnancy at vital stages. IF you have missed an injection you need to have a blood test t...

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Hello Parag, I am sorry for your loss. You really need to talk to your wife’s health care professional who will be able to explain what happ...

Answered: 22 Feb 2009
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Hi, Everything sounds great and to be expected. This does not indicate that the baby will be born early. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 22 Feb 2009
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Hi, Your due date is always only an estimation and your baby can be born up to 2 weeks after this date and still be born at term. If you want to a...

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Hi M, It is very common to have cramps in early pregnancy. You may just have to wait another week or two to see if the discomfort settles. If it c...

Answered: 22 Feb 2009
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Hi Rob, Having a problem with the shoulders with your first birth is not really an indication for a caesarean birth next time. It is always prefer...

Answered: 22 Feb 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...

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Hi, If you want to assist your body with going in to labour you can try going for regular long walks, eating a curry or two, regular nipple stimul...

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Hi, In early pregnancy there are huge hormone changes as your body adapts to the pregnancy. The placenta has not formed and is not functioning so ...

Answered: 22 Feb 2009
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Hi, Your body may be getting ready to go into labour. Many of these symptoms are related to late pregnancy. The numbness in your arms is related t...

Answered: 22 Feb 2009
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Hi Kelly, You need to look after yourself during the pregnancy and eat well and exercise regularly. You have a good chance of having a natural bir...

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Hi Laura, I`m a midwife dealing with pregnancy, childbirth and newborns. It`s best to direct your sleep related questions to Maree, or see your Ea...

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Hi Bianca, It is advisable to try to eat and drink regularly as it will help you feel better. The baby can get everything it needs from you but it...

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Hi There, I am not sure how old bub is but I am guessing under 12 months. In which case yes, definitely you can use baby`s formula in meal pre...

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Hi Evelyn, It`s easy to create unwanted new habits when baby is unwell we naturally do anything to comfort baby and it only takes 3 days to create...

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Hi, There are medications available that can treat HSV if it may be active around the time of the birth. If there is no activity at the time of th...

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Hi, Strep B is normal bacteria that are present in many women. It can cause a very rare illness in babies if they are exposed to it during birth. ...

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Hi Ash, Twins are normally carried on the female side of the family. Twin pregnancies can sometimes be indicated by an overwhelming tiredness, mor...

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Hi Bronwyn, All pregnancies are different and once you have had one pregnancy the next one is always a little different. At this stage there is no...

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Hi Amelia, Pressure is very common in women that have had a baby before. You need to try to continue pelvic floor exercises during pregnancy as th...

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Hi, Pregnancy is not a time to lose weight. If you are overweight you need to try to not gain too much weight during the pregnancy. The baby can u...

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Hi, I would think that it may be best to closely monitor the pregnancy the next time and to make a decision as the pregnancy progresses. Shoulder ...

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Hi, There are differing degrees of a bicornuate uterus. If you have had minimal complications then you more than likely only have a minor conditio...

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Hi Melissa, It is most common to only have one ultrasound, usually around 19 weeks. Unless there are complications there is no reason to do anothe...

Answered: 15 Feb 2009
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Hi Michelle, Aches and cramps are quite common in early pregnancy. If you do start to bleed or have really strong cramping then you need to see yo...

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Hi Stacey, It may be advisable to try to see your GP for a check up. You may also enquire at your local pharmacy for something that may be able to...

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Hi, There are medications available that can treat HSV if it may be active around the time of the birth. If there is no activity at the time of th...

Answered: 15 Feb 2009