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Hi K, Thanks for your question. Generally when your baby first begins to sign, they do start using that one sign for everything. A similar thi...

Answered: 15 Jul 2009
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Hi, Breastfeeding does use up lots of a mother’s energy. Your weight sounds fine but if you do feel as if you are still losing weight you ma...

Answered: 08 Jul 2009
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Hi, You may only be experiencing mild symptoms but as long as you have some sign of pregnancy then this is good. At 6 weeks the heart is only just...

Answered: 01 Jul 2009
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Hi, A baby’s heart rate is regarded as normal if it is between 120 and 160 beats per minute. It is often slower when the baby is at rest. Th...

Answered: 01 Jul 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: 01 Jul 2009
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Hi, This is something that is on the outside of your cervix and should not affect the pregnancy at all. You may experience further mild bleeding d...

Answered: 01 Jul 2009
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Hi Erin, It can seem like such an eternity trying to have a baby and sometimes you can experience problems and delays. More than likely you will f...

Answered: 01 Jul 2009
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Hi Racheal & Deedan, I’m also glad you found a support group – dealing with reflux can be really difficult, and it’s often made ...

Answered: 01 Jul 2009
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Hi Chantelle, It`s hard to say why the sudden change. Do be guided by tired signs and act on those for her day time nap at this age she would stil...

Answered: 29 Jun 2009
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Hi, This means that there is bleeding before gestation. It may be the start of a miscarriage but it is not a definite sign of problems. Best w...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi, It is not unusual to have periods of less movement at this gestation. Try lying down and having a cold drink to see if you can feel any flutte...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi There, Sounds like you are going along great, if you have a good eater at two then you have done really well. I can recommend the Huggies re...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi, To be honest she is not doing too bad, it would be great if we could all have a text book baby but it is unrealistic. What is realistic though...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi, This means that you have had a bleed around the time of gestation. This does not say why it happened. Try not to worry too much. You have had ...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi Laura, It does not necessarily indicate that you will need a caesarean. If you go over 32 weeks you have a good chance of having a vaginal birt...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi Amanda, yes, possible just transitory. If he is passing a normal poo, it could just be that he is beginning to become more aware of what is go...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi, Your baby may be born at an above average weight (average being 3.5kg). This is not unusual and nothing to worry about. Babies grow very quick...

Answered: 22 May 2009
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Hi Melissa, This is a sign of increased fluid. It is very normal in late pregnancy. Try to raise your feet when you are sitting down and this shou...

Answered: 15 May 2009
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Hi Melka, You still have a little longer to go. Generally beyond 4 months is a minimum for solids as baby`s healthy intestinal bacteria haven`t r...

Answered: 15 May 2009
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Hi There, I am taking it that you are asking how to introduce cows’ milk and which cows’ milk is best? A great way to transition to c...

Answered: 15 May 2009
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Hi, Pap smears are not usually recommended during pregnancy because they can be inaccurate. However, at 5 weeks it has a greater chance of finding...

Answered: 01 May 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 Carolyn, It is common that about this age bubs go through a bit of a growth spurt and can seem to feed far more often. However, I would reco...

Answered: 08 Apr 2009
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Hi, If you and your partner are relaxed people your baby has a greater chance of being relaxed. It is up to the genes and also if the parents have...

Answered: 01 Apr 2009
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Hi Gina, Well done on getting rid of the bottles it can be a difficult step to take, a little like swinging from a branch to another one you cant ...

Answered: 01 Apr 2009
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Hi There, It sounds like you have had great support in the past with therapits and you would expect that any oral issue would have been picked up....

Answered: 01 Apr 2009
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Hi Rebecca, It can be very uncomfortable in late pregnancy, especially with other children to care for and being a bit older. Try to hang in there...

Answered: 22 Mar 2009
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Hi There, I think if there is any concern about your daughters frame and growth it is best to pop into your GP and have him or her look things ov...

Answered: 22 Mar 2009
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Hi There, You are going just as you would expect, both of you. You are totally on the ball! Thickening baby`s formula is not ideal as it can ca...

Answered: 22 Mar 2009
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Hi Siobhan, This is quite common in pregnancy and nothing to worry about. If you try to express both nipples you will find that there is colostrum...

Answered: 15 Mar 2009