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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...

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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...

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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...

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Hi There, This is just as one mum to another, but I seem to remember reading somewhere that baby bottles and drink bottles last at the most 18 mo...

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Hi, You don’t mention how old your child is, or what medication he is on, but I hope your son’s reflux is now under control. It can s...

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Hi Vivien, Yeouch, twins with reflux- I found it difficult with just one baby, so my heart goes out to you on that. I would recommend you talk to...

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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...

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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...

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Hi, You don’t need to wait for a period in order to start the pill. Your period may not return for sometime, especially if you are breast fe...

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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...

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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...

Answered: 08 Apr 2009
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Hi Sarah, this is as one mum to another, I have a friend who use EBM via bottle for both her boys so she could work and they all went just dandy!...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Hi, Essential oils are fine for use in later pregnancy. Some oils are not recommended in the first trimester. Best wishes, Alex

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Hi Amanda, Try not to worry at this stage. The differences in the dates are only a week which is nothing at this stage. You may notice some signs ...

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Hi, You need to have a check up if you are still bleeding. Please notify your health care professional. Best wishes, Alex

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Hi Melissa, If it is clear or milky then this is fine. The vaginal discharge is usually increased during pregnancy but if the discharge is smelly ...

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Hi, During pregnancy your metabolism is faster so you can experience more perspiration in certain areas. This sounds fine. Best wishes, Alex

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Hi, I am very sorry that you are experiencing problems. If you are experiencing heavy bleeding then you are at a very high risk of miscarrying. A ...

Answered: 22 Mar 2009
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Hi Kristy, If you are seeing the same midwife each visit then it is a better indication of the baby’s growth. They will be able to tell you ...

Answered: 22 Mar 2009
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Hi Brooke, Feta cheese is fine during pregnancy. Here is a link to healthy eating in pregnancy. http://www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au/consumers/lif...

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Hi, You need to ensure that you maintain some exercise during pregnancy so that you lower the risk of injury to your back. Also try to remember to...

Answered: 22 Mar 2009
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Hi Selina, You need to give birth in a facility that is able to collect the blood (or have access to someone who can come & collect the blood). It...

Answered: 22 Mar 2009
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Hi, The decision is up to you and your partner. The baby may still turn as your pregnancy progresses so don`t worry too much yet. The tendency tod...

Answered: 22 Mar 2009
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Hi, It is very common to feel cramping and stretching in early pregnancy. You may also be feeling the changes in your ovaries in early pregnancy a...

Answered: 22 Mar 2009
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Hi Candice, Your baby is not in any pain. It is important to be aware that the kidneys are enlarged so when the baby is born he will need more tes...

Answered: 22 Mar 2009