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Hi, There are risks of more complications the more caesareans that a woman has but there is not really a limit. If you have had a caesarean you ca...

Answered: 22 May 2008
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Hi, If everything goes well with the birth they are able to travel almost straight away. If you intend to go overseas you will need to organise a ...

Answered: 22 May 2008
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Hi Char, The feeling that you are describing may be the baby having hiccups. This is very common and no cause for concern. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 15 May 2008
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Hi Bec, This is very common in the early months when you are experiencing many changes in your lives. You will be tired and be occupied with thoug...

Answered: 15 May 2008
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Hi, The discomfort may be due to an increase in fluid around your joints which is very common. You can try elelvating your feet when resting. This...

Answered: 15 May 2008
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Hi Jeena, You can enjoy a healthy sex life during pregnancy. Sometimes you can get uncomfortable in certain positions so it is up to you to work o...

Answered: 15 May 2008
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Hi, If you are concerned it is advisable to be checked by your midwife. Otherwise it may be something like a stich or pulled muscle that will ease...

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 Melinda, It is always good to start early so that you can be sure of your decision. Go for it. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 15 May 2008
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Hi, An expected blood loss is around 500ml. Your loss is more so it is considered to be a post partum haemorrhage. It is more common with caesarea...

Answered: 08 May 2008
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Hi Jeannee, It is normal to feel a bit teary at times after birth. If you think that it may be more than this, please talk to your GP about possib...

Answered: 08 May 2008
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Hi Tess, Thank you for your enquiry. You child will grow out of this condition. Hang in there it will go away. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 08 May 2008
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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. It is advisable to have your iron levels checked as this can make you feel lousy. Here are some links to sites on ...

Answered: 08 May 2008
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Hi, We have members from R.I.S.A. on the Huggies Help Panel who answer questions about reflux. It`s better if you direct this question to Glenda a...

Answered: 08 May 2008
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Hi, It is advisable to see your GP for a check up. It is difficult for me to say what it may be. If it is on your skin it may be a skin problem b...

Answered: 08 May 2008
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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. If you have a 21 day cycle you will ovulate around day 7 of your cycle (around 12th May). Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 08 May 2008
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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. You are at risk of having another high risk pregnancy but you also may have a trouble free pregnancy. You will mor...

Answered: 01 May 2008
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HI, Paracetamol is safe to take as directed during pregnancy. This should provide some relief. Best wishes, Alex.

Answered: 01 May 2008
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Hi Thank you for your enquiry. It is possible but there is usually difficulty in finding a doctor or maternity unit that will take you. Ask around...

Answered: 01 May 2008
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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. There is no extra risk to your baby if you have a natural birth. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 29 Apr 2008
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Hi Kerry, It does sound as if you did have a poor experience but it seems that it was just bad luck. More than likely you can have an epidural ana...

Answered: 29 Apr 2008
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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. It is not really advisable to take herbal preparations during pregnancy as there is no real standard doseage. You ...

Answered: 29 Apr 2008
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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. At 34 weeks your baby may stay in the breech position for the birth. However, there is a technique that your docto...

Answered: 22 Apr 2008
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Hi Roxsy, Thank you for your enquiry. You need to request this at the hospital and you also may need another adult to look after her when you and ...

Answered: 22 Apr 2008
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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. You will still need to be monitored for signs of scar rupture but otherwise you will be able to have more vaginal ...

Answered: 22 Apr 2008
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Hi Danielle, Thank you for your enquiry. Not many babies are born on their due date, most are born in the week before or the week after. If you ha...

Answered: 22 Apr 2008
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Hi Mandi, Thank you for your enquiry. It is unfortunate that you have had this experience as now that you have had two caesareans it is very diffi...

Answered: 22 Apr 2008
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Hi, Sorry you`re having problems seeing the new answers. Alex answers all of her questions each week, and new answers are posted on the site each ...

Answered: 15 Apr 2008
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Hi Natalie, Thank you for your enquiry. Braxton hicks do start to be felt around this time and you may be more sensitive to feeling them. Try not ...

Answered: 15 Apr 2008
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Hi Tamara, Thank you for your enquiry. Some women’s periods do go straight back to normal immediately after the birth. If it is heavier, how...

Answered: 15 Apr 2008