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Hi, It is not just kicks that you are meant to be feeling so any sort of baby movement is included in the 10 per day. The baby does tend to quiete...

Answered: 08 Sep 2008
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Hi, This length is perfectly normal at 20 weeks. It generally becomes shorter close to term. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 01 Sep 2008
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Hi Sam, Please read the manufacturer’s guidelines on the packet when using these products and it will list if it is unsafe during pregnancy....

Answered: 01 Sep 2008
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Hi Joyce, Try not to worry just yet. A baby can still be born at term at 42 weeks so you still have a bit longer for labour to start. Try going fo...

Answered: 01 Sep 2008
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Hi Keryn, Once you have had one baby, when the labour starts it is usually quite straightforward and not like that first one at all. Sometimes that...

Answered: 22 Aug 2008
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Hi, I think that you will be fine. It is a good time to travel with a baby as they are still quite sleepy and you can relax a bit more on holidays...

Answered: 15 Aug 2008
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Hi, If there were no complications with the caesarean then when you are ready is enough time. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 08 Aug 2008
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Hi, Please do not worry too much just yet. I am sure that they have a reason for the wait. Try to contact your doctor to get a better explanation ...

Answered: 08 Aug 2008
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Hi, It is safe to drink green tea in small amounts during pregnancy (one or two cups per day). Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 08 Aug 2008
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Hi Katie, It is safe to use spas during pregnancy. Try to keep the temperature so that you are not feeling faint or thirsty as this is a sign that...

Answered: 01 Aug 2008
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Hi Lisa, Over the next six weeks you will notice that you are passing a lot more urine than before as your body loses the extra fluid that has bui...

Answered: 01 Aug 2008
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Hi, I am sorry if you can’t find the answers to the questions. Your answer from last week is on this page, 21 questions down :) As to a lo...

Answered: 22 Jul 2008
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Hi Cathy, It should be fine. If you are going to a hairdresser, please inform them that you are pregnant. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 01 Jul 2008
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Hi, It can take several months to start to feel back to normal after stitches. Try to do lots of pelvic floor exercises which will help. If you fe...

Answered: 01 Jul 2008
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Hi, This really has no ill affects on the baby at all. Sometimes it can make the mother more prone to felling faint and sometimes they can faint i...

Answered: 22 Jun 2008
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Hi Renee, It is not recommended to use castor oil. It was used many years ago so it was thought that a woman needed an empty bowel to give birth b...

Answered: 22 Jun 2008
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Hi Janina, It seems that you are getting good advice. The discomfort that you are feeling is very common in late pregnancy. If you are concerned y...

Answered: 15 Jun 2008
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Hi Kellie, The use of this soap should be fine. The levels that are present in most of these products are very very low. If you are concerned plea...

Answered: 08 Jun 2008
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Hi, It depends on where the fibroid is positioned. Many women have fibroids and they cause no problems to the baby or the birth. Talk to your care...

Answered: 08 Jun 2008
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Hi, You may need an X-ray of the area to check that you have not damaged your lower spine during the birth. Otherwise you may need some physiother...

Answered: 08 Jun 2008
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Hi, You should visit your GP for routine blood tests as soon as possible and then you can see your midwife at a time that suits you both. It is al...

Answered: 01 Jun 2008
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Hi, It is always best that you inform your doctor that you are pregnant. This antibiotic is safe during pregnancy. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 01 Jun 2008
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Hi, Sometimes scan can show up unusual signs that don’t really have any significance and will disappear as the baby matures. I am not really...

Answered: 01 Jun 2008
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Hi Kayla, If you have had a small baby before this may be the case again. They need to check if the baby is small because you just have small babi...

Answered: 01 Jun 2008
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Hi, You can get a period after finishing the bleeding after birth. However, if it continues for a long time or is very heavy you need to visit you...

Answered: 01 Jun 2008
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Hi, This can be used quite effectively and it is of minimal invasion to the mother and baby. If you are only just due now there is not really any ...

Answered: 01 Jun 2008
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Hi Hayley, Your older child will still be quite young when the next one arrives. You should include them in as much of the care as possible and st...

Answered: 22 May 2008
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Hi, You may have a viral infection. It is best that you discuss this with your carer if the condition persists. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 22 May 2008
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Hi, It is very common to have these fears and worries. Discuss them with your midwife and you will feel better. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 22 May 2008
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Hi Mj, It does tend to be the norm to rule out a VBAC for a classical scar but don’t give up. Enquire through birth centres or independent m...

Answered: 22 May 2008