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Sarah...
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Hi, You may have varicose veins in your vulval area. If you are prone to these they will occur if you have a caesarean or not. They may cause a li...

Answered: 15 Mar 2009
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Sarah...
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Hi, The clip is usually removed by a midwife before you are discharged from hospital. If you are on early discharge the midwife will look at it wh...

Answered: 15 Mar 2009
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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...

Answered: 15 Mar 2009
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Maree...
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Hi, Between 2 to 2 1/2 is the usual age depends on your circumstances really if you need the cot for another baby or not, my son went into a big b...

Answered: 15 Mar 2009
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Hi Tasha, If you think that you are leaking amniotic fluid you need to have it checked out. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 08 Mar 2009
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Leann...
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Hi There, Generally you can wean your little one from formula from 12 months. This is more so if your little one is eating a full, healthy and v...

Answered: 08 Mar 2009
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Sarah...
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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...

Answered: 01 Mar 2009
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Sarah...
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Hi, If you had a fast labour with your first you may have a similar experience this time. It`s more than likely will not be faster than 2 hours. ...

Answered: 01 Mar 2009
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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
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Hi Courtney, You may need to see your GP or midwife as you may have a small hernia that is causing you discomfort. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 01 Mar 2009
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Hi Jodie, Congratulations! Their sleeping arrangement is really up to you and how you think that you will cope. They will sleep through another ba...

Answered: 22 Feb 2009
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Sarah...
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Hi, You are at an increase chance of having another tear but you may not. You need to try to assist the birth by controlling the birth of your bab...

Answered: 15 Feb 2009
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Maree...
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Hi, My specialty is dealing with baby sleeping issues. It would be best to direct your birth related question to Alex our Midwife, as she will be ...

Answered: 15 Feb 2009
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Sarah...
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Hi, There is a 3 year direct entry Bachelor of Midwifery Course at UTS, Broadway. Please see our website: http://www.nswmidwives.com.au/education/...

Answered: 01 Feb 2009
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Hi, Any time from now on, my son went into a bed on his 3rd birthday and my niece is 21/2 and went into a bed last month. If you feel she is ready...

Answered: 01 Feb 2009
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Hi, These dates are only a few days apart and your due date is only an estimated due date. The most accurate date is your period date. If you can&...

Answered: 22 Jan 2009
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Sarah...
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Hi, If you are giving birth in a public hospital and are covered by medicare then everything is free. The doctors will start to look at setting th...

Answered: 22 Jan 2009
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Sarah...
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Hi, You will need to look at your records or get a medical professional that you trust to check your records to find out why you had the caesarean...

Answered: 15 Jan 2009
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Hi, Here is a link to safe eating during pregnancy. http://www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au/consumers/life-events-and-food/pregnancy/ Best wishes,...

Answered: 15 Jan 2009
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Sarah...
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Hi, Please talk to your pharmacist about what is suitable. Cortisone creams are generally not advisable during pregnancy. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 15 Jan 2009
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Sarah...
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Hi, Please read the information on the packaging of these products to check that they are fine. Most of these products are. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 15 Jan 2009
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Hi, It is fine to wear underwire bras until you start to notice that your breasts are noticeably larger and you need new bras. Then it is good to ...

Answered: 08 Jan 2009
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Hi Lyn, You will be advised after the birth of the appropriate exercises and the stomach exercises are the most beneficial. It is best to start s...

Answered: 15 Dec 2008
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Hi, It is more unusual to have swelling earlier in the pregnancy but it can be related to hot weather or lots of standing in one place. Contact y...

Answered: 15 Dec 2008
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Hi, It is really best to talk this over with your friend. A due date can be up to 2 weeks after the actual due date and the baby is still born at...

Answered: 15 Dec 2008
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Hi, It is best to enquire at your pharmacy for some medication. You usually can’t use a strong treatment during pregnancy so it may take a w...

Answered: 08 Dec 2008
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Hi Candice, You need to visit your health professional or your local maternity unit for a check up. They will be able to check what is happening. ...

Answered: 08 Dec 2008
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Maree...
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Hi Megan, There is no real age, whenever it suits you really. If he is growing out of it then change him to a bed now, a side rail is recommended....

Answered: 08 Dec 2008
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Hi, Leg cramps are more common in pregnancy. They can be relieved by raising your legs in the evening before bed, eating bananas to increase your ...

Answered: 01 Dec 2008
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Hi, Firstly you need to find a health professional that is willing to help you try for a natural birth. The risks for trying for a natural birth a...

Answered: 01 Dec 2008