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Hi, This procedure can be very effective if the person doing the procedure has experience and can do it without too much discomfort. The procedure...

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Hi, The discharge in pregnancy is usually a bit more than usual. Try not to worry too much, if you have had a similar experience with your last pr...

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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, You may be a little busy to notice the subtle movements just yet. See how you go over the next week or so and the movements should become more...

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Hi, This can be normal at this stage. Try not to worry too much just yet and if you do not want to fall pregnant you should be using contraception...

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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, Don’t worry, this happens sometimes especially if the placenta is at the front. If the cord beat was picked up then the baby’s hea...

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Hi Jess, If there is a family history of twins then you are definitely a high chance for twins. Signs of twins are bad morning sickness and extrem...

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Hi Angel, Yes this can occur in pregnancy due to the extra pressure on your blood vessels. They will fade after the pregnancy. Best wishes, ...

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Hi Stacey, It may be either the placenta pulsing or you may be aware of the baby’s heart beat. It is not anything to worry about. Some women...

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Hi, If you are not happy with your care it is best to try to find someone that you feel more comfortable with. Please go through the channels that...

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Hi, Some women cannot feel movements as much as others. Sometimes this is due to the placenta being at the front of the uterus. Try not to worry t...

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Hi, You need to tell your doctor that you are pregnant and they will advise on the best type of anaesthetic for you. Best wishes, Alex

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Hi Ang, Having an anterior placenta does not carry any extra risks. Most women having their first babies start to feel movements at around 20 week...

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Hi Carole, It is fine to sleep where you are comfortable. Sleep is important in pregnancy and it will not harm the baby if you sleep more on one s...

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Hi, It is normal to have an increase in vaginal discharge during pregnancy. IF there is any discomfort or the discharge is green you may need to h...

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Hi, With your first baby you tend to start to feel slight movements from around 20 weeks. These start as little flutters and then become more defi...

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Hi, You can sleep in any position that you feel comfortable. It will not harm the baby. Best wishes, Alex

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Hi Jess, You may need to go to your GP for a check up as I am not sure if you mean fluid or bruising. It is better that you have yourself checked....

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Hi, You can try doing some yoga for pregnancy as this will help. Also swimming and regular long walks can also help. Best wishes, Alex

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Hi, It is best that you try to talk to someone about how you are feeling. You may need to visit your GP who can refer you on to counseling service...

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Hi, In early pregnancy you can feel bloated and be aware of stretching pains. This is very common and to be expected. Best wishes, Alex

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Hi, You need to try to remember your dates as this is the best indication of how far along you are. You can have an early ultrasound that can be u...

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Hi, Yes there are many hormonal changes during pregnancy. You can lose hair from your head and gain it in other areas you can also have noticeably...

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Hi Christie, If you fall ill you need to see your GP for a check up. Otherwise it should be fine there is very minimal risk to you or your baby. ...

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Hi, Your iron levels may be low. It may be worthwhile seeing your GP soon for a check up. Best wishes, Alex

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Hi Karen, Try not to be too concerned about your weight. Try eating a healthy diet and drinking plenty of water. Sometimes if a woman is overweigh...

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Hi, In early pregnancy you can have this problem. It should settle as you enter the second trimester. Best wishes, Alex

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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