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Hi Bronwyn, Differences in measurements are quite common in scans. The measurements are based on averages – so if you have short legs in you...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi, She really needs to be seen by a pediatrician to sort her condition out. There is a preparation that can be given to soften the bowel movement...

Answered: 15 May 2009
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Hi, This is a very common feeling in first time mothers. Every woman has to learn how to look after their baby and be a mother. If you do feel tha...

Answered: 22 Mar 2009
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Hi, Ankle swelling in late pregnancy is to be expected. If it is going up to your knees then this is a little more severe than expected. If it doe...

Answered: 15 Feb 2009
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Hi, This is very common with your first pregnancy. Try not to worry. See if your fundal height is still below expected at your next visit and wait...

Answered: 15 Jan 2009
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Hi Joy, If the baby is low it does not indicate that the baby will be early. It just likes ot be there. The varicose veins are unfortunate but the...

Answered: 01 Dec 2008
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Hi, This is very common in the early weeks of pregnancy. You still need to have a check up with your GP and perhaps an ultrasound. Best wishes...

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Hi, Cramping is very common in early pregnancy. It is to be expected but strong cramping and bleeding is not normal and needs to be checked. B...

Answered: 15 Nov 2008
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Hi Alison, Swimming is great during pregnancy and is very safe for you and your baby. The baby is very well protected and there is no risk of infe...

Answered: 15 Nov 2008
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Hi, This can be quite common. You could try gently pressing a small towel or pad over the scar when you need to cough to provide some support. Tal...

Answered: 22 Sep 2008
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Hi, Here is a link to safe eating and foods during pregnancy: http://www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au/consumers/life-events-and-food/pregnancy/ There...

Answered: 08 Sep 2008
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Hi Liza, An amnio carries a 1% chance of miscarriage. If you do not wish to act on any possible problems with the pregnancy if it arises then is n...

Answered: 01 Sep 2008
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Hi, You need to talk to your GP about some possible advice and treatment. There is a lot of help available but you do have to seek assistance thro...

Answered: 15 Aug 2008
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Hi Jackie, You can try acupuncture but talk to the practitioner beforehand as to their success rate. You may also wan to enquire at the hospital o...

Answered: 15 Aug 2008
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Hi Kristen, Don’t worry about the baby it will be fine. Try to nibble on some dry crackers and take sips of water. You will recover in a few...

Answered: 08 Aug 2008
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Hi Nadia, The scan will be more accurate at checking the baby’s size for your dates. If the baby’s growth has slowed you will be close...

Answered: 29 Jul 2008
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Hi, Morning sickness is a terrible feeling and it feels like it is around to stay for the whole pregnancy. Luckily at around 12 – 16 weeks i...

Answered: 22 Jul 2008
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Hi, You really need to talk to your carers in more depth at your next appointment. They can refer you to a teen pregnancy clinic and to more speci...

Answered: 22 Jul 2008
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Hi Letitia, There is a very good chance that the pregnancy will continue. This is a bleed under the placenta and it is very common. The blood that...

Answered: 01 Jul 2008
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Hi, It can be common to have lots of cramping in the early weeks. It can also be your ligaments that support your uterus stretching that can cause...

Answered: 22 Jun 2008
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Hi, It may be that you are prone to sore and cracked nipples. You can try to express the colostrum on to the nipple a few times a day during pregn...

Answered: 15 Jun 2008
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Hi, This may be from fluid collecting in your hands and feet which is very common in pregnancy. You could try cool compresses (washers) on your fe...

Answered: 22 May 2008
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Hi, The home pregnancy tests are usually quite accurate if used as directed. Discuss the results with your doctor as they may be able to provide m...

Answered: 22 May 2008
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Hi Christie, Your level is on the lower range of normal. Try not to worry. Your carers will monitor your levels during the pregnancy to avoid any ...

Answered: 22 May 2008
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Hi, You may not be ovulating as yet but you can still try for another child. You need to wait at least 2 weeks after intercourse before taking a p...

Answered: 15 May 2008
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Hi, You can successfully feed but it helps if you prepare your nipples during pregnancy. You can wear shields inside your bra to help and you can ...

Answered: 15 May 2008
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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. If you are breast feeding the chances of falling pregnant are reduced but it can still happen. You may need to do ...

Answered: 08 Apr 2008
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Hi Donna, Thank you for your enquiry. If you are used to a lot of exercises then you r body can tolerate a higher level during pregnancy. It is re...

Answered: 08 Apr 2008
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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. Your blood pressure readings are fine but early pregnancy can cause your blood pressure to drop at times and this ...

Answered: 01 Apr 2008
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Hi Tarlia, Thank you for your enquiry. It is normal to get morning sickness in early pregnancy and then it lessens from 12 – 16 weeks. Partn...

Answered: 22 Mar 2008