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Hi, This is fine. Please read the instructions on the packet or inform your hairdresser that you are pregnant. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi, No it is never too late. The sooner you do it the better so that you can be more familiar with them and they are aware of your needs. Best...

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Hi, This can happen at times during pregnancy as your muscles are stretched a bit more than usual. It is nothing to worry about but try to rest th...

Answered: 15 Nov 2008
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Hi Jo, It is very difficult to predict when labour will start. The majority of pregnancies are close to 40 weeks so more than likely you will cont...

Answered: 15 Nov 2008
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Hi, Colostrum is the first substance that is present in your breasts before the milk comes in after the birth. Colostrum is present from around 18...

Answered: 15 Nov 2008
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Hi Jo, If you have no history of problems with low folic acid then you need 0.4–0.5mg of folate daily. The best way to make sure you get thi...

Answered: 08 Nov 2008
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Hi, It is quite common with first babies to not look as big as expected. The best indication of size is your midwife checking the baby’s gro...

Answered: 08 Nov 2008
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Hi, There are many changes to your body after birth and these will continue up to six weeks. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 08 Nov 2008
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Hi, Antibodies can sometimes develop in your blood and mostly they do not cause any problems. They can sometimes be the cause of jaundice in newbo...

Answered: 08 Nov 2008
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Hi Nicola, Your baby is still cephalic (head down) and the midwife state that it may be sitting with its spine alongside your spine. This position...

Answered: 01 Nov 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi, I am sorry but I am not sure of this abbreviation – it may be Day 1 & Day 2. If it was P1, P2 this is parity or pregnancies? Please ask ...

Answered: 01 Nov 2008
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Hi, It may not be related to your pregnancy or you may be constipated. If the pain returns please contact your midwife for a check up. Best wi...

Answered: 01 Nov 2008
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Hi, I am not able to recommend a particular brand. It is a matter of taste and preference. Try them on and feel which one feels the most comfortab...

Answered: 29 Oct 2008
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Hi Jo, You probably need to talk to other women who are in a similar situation as you. You may also be feeling a bit anxious about what lies ahead...

Answered: 29 Oct 2008
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Hi Emma, If you are worried then it is worth contacting your midwife again to explain your situation. Otherwise you could visit your GP. Best ...

Answered: 22 Oct 2008
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Hi, Canned tuna is fine to eat in pregnancy. Here is a link to safe foods during pregnancy: Food Authority. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 22 Oct 2008
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Hi Lisa, This still may be hormone related and it may be a blocked duct. Don’t over stimulate the lump by touching it or massaging it. See i...

Answered: 22 Oct 2008
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Hi, If there were no long term complications from the first caesarean then there is really no set time frame for waiting. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 15 Oct 2008
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Hi, There is no set age just whenever you feel the time is right, if you need the cot for a new baby then that`s the right time. My son was 3yo an...

Answered: 15 Oct 2008
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Hi, You should not touch a baby’s foreskin at all. The foreskin is actually still attached to the end of the penis and if it is pushed back ...

Answered: 08 Oct 2008
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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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Hi, It is very difficult for me to work out what may be happening. If you are concerned you need to contact your midwife or caregiver for a check...

Answered: 01 Oct 2008
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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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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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Hi, Please talk to your local pharmacy about a suitable medication during pregnancy. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 22 Sep 2008
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Hi, Some babies do prefer sleeping on their tummy and she has only known this way but you really do need to persist with turning her onto her back...

Answered: 22 Sep 2008
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Hi, It is probably a little early to try to sort this out just yet as the baby has probably lots of room still to move about. If you are concerned...

Answered: 15 Sep 2008
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Hi Lauren, This sounds very normal. During pregnancy your normal discharge tends to be a bit thicker and of a greater quantity. Best wishes, ...

Answered: 15 Sep 2008
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Hi, This is related to the haemorrhoids. This condition is difficult to treat but will disappear after birth. Inform your carer at your next visit...

Answered: 15 Sep 2008