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Jacki...
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Hi Sarah, Thank you for your email. There are lots of different resources available. Usually the best place to start is your state deaf society,...

Answered: 08 Oct 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi, If you have regular periods on a 28 day cycle there is a moderate risk of being fertile at this time. You need to visit your GP as soon as pos...

Answered: 08 Oct 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi, This pain may be ligament pain form the uterine ligament being stretched as the uterus grows. You are also more prone to pulling muscles durin...

Answered: 08 Oct 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi, You may want to talk to an independent midwife in your area. Midwives can provide one on one care to you and your family and you tend to have ...

Answered: 08 Oct 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi, It is best that you contact your local hospital for prenatal classes or join yoga for pregnancy classes. You can also talk to your Early Child...

Answered: 08 Oct 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi, The use of rescue remedy is fine during labour. It may also be worthwhile thinking about other things that may help such as warm baths, walkin...

Answered: 08 Oct 2008
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Maree...
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Hi, Feed/Play/Sleep means you feed baby when they wake (and due) then you play and watch for tired signs, as soon as baby shows tired signs you ...

Answered: 08 Oct 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi Sel, Ovarian cysts can cause bleeding at any time. It will need to be checked regularly and if it is causing problems after the birth you may ...

Answered: 01 Oct 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi, If you are feeling over tired then it is worthwhile having your iron checked as it can drop unexpectedly in pregnancy. If you do need supplem...

Answered: 01 Oct 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi, Talk to your GP. It is quite common for GPs trained in pregnancy care to assist with the care during pregnancy. Your GP will let you know if ...

Answered: 01 Oct 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi Julie, YES you can see a midwife. There are either midwives clinics at the local hospital, birth centres run through the local hospital that a...

Answered: 01 Oct 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi Melanie, Your vaginal discharge does increase during pregnancy. If it is smelly or itchy then you may have an infection or thrush. Talk to you...

Answered: 01 Oct 2008
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Leann...
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Hi There, I totally understand the confusion. When the literature talks about the rarity of breastfed bubs having constipation it generally re...

Answered: 01 Oct 2008
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Maree...
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Hi, Give me a bit more information on his day time sleep routine and what time he is waking in the morning. You would expect him to be down by abo...

Answered: 01 Oct 2008
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Maree...
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Hi Lee, An overtired baby is harder to settle so you would be better to follow a feed/play/sleep routine and settle as soon as he shows tired sign...

Answered: 01 Oct 2008
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Maree...
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Hi, The techniques can be hard to do and not for everyone. Baby will fight you but you need to be persistent with the techniques if you want to wi...

Answered: 01 Oct 2008
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Maree...
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Hi Jacqui, I suggest you follow a feed/play/sleep routine so you can watch for tired signs and act on them. You would still expect to be feeding 4...

Answered: 01 Oct 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi, Yes it is possible. If you do not want to fall pregnant it is advisable to use a reliable form of contraception. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 22 Sep 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi Melissa, It can be very difficult to cope with a cold during pregnancy as there are not many medications that are safe to take. Keep taking ant...

Answered: 22 Sep 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi Mel, Many of the oils are not recommended in the early weeks of pregnancy but are fine after 12 weeks. Peppermint oil is small amounts is fine....

Answered: 22 Sep 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi, The week following the amnio is the time to check for any problems. If it is after this time then everything should be fine. The test results ...

Answered: 22 Sep 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi, Almond oil is safe to use throughout pregnancy. Other oils are safe to use in small amounts later in pregnancy. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 22 Sep 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi, Please talk to your local pharmacy about a suitable medication during pregnancy. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 22 Sep 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi, A first pregnancy can sometimes look much smaller than it actually is. Your midwife will be checking the size and growth of your baby at each ...

Answered: 22 Sep 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi Lily, You can have another vaginal birth with your next baby. It is advisable to visit your doctor for a check up to see if everything has heal...

Answered: 22 Sep 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi Maureen, Many companies do not recommend the use of the tablet during pregnancy. Talk to your GP for advice as there may be one that is safer t...

Answered: 22 Sep 2008
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Sarah...
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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: 22 Sep 2008
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Maree...
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Hi, As this is now his routine it will be stressful making changes. Vomiting is not uncommon it is a power play to get your attention and it work...

Answered: 22 Sep 2008
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Maree...
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Hi Michelle, He clearly is tired and I would suggest you follow a feed/play/sleep routine so you can catch his tired signs and act on them. Try fo...

Answered: 22 Sep 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi, It is always very hard to cope with bad flu and pregnancy. Unfortunately there are not many really good medications that are fine to take duri...

Answered: 15 Sep 2008