Expert panel: Childbirth

Many of readers seek information on giving birth the second time around particularly if they had a cesarean birth the first time. We also receive many questions about the signs of labour. If you have a question about child-birth - take a look at our previously answered expert questions. Or, submit your question to be answered by out expert team. Your question and expert answer will be posted on the Huggies 'Ask an Expert' page and shared with other readers just might share the same concern as you.

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Questions about Childbirth

Avatar Miaro...
Sarah...
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Hello Miarosesmith85, congratulations on your upcoming birth. Here is some information to have a look at which will answer your questions: https:/...

Answered: 04 Jul 2016
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Jane ...
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Hi, If you have a caesarean section delivery, one of the assessments made by the obstetrician is where exactly the placenta is located. They don't ...

Answered: 04 Jun 2016
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Sarah...
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Hello Ashakgratton, it is very hard to answer this question based on the information you have given. For example, if you have an extremely small pe...

Answered: 12 Apr 2016
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Jane ...
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Hi, It would be useful for you to have a referral to a specialist. Perhaps an endocrinologist who specialises in hormonal imbalances. There are all...

Answered: 14 Mar 2016
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Jane ...
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Hi, This really depends on the reasons why your first baby was "stuck". The position of the baby's head, the size of the mother's pelvis, progress ...

Answered: 30 Jul 2015
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Jane ...
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Hi, Have you spoken with your maternity care provider about your fear? It's important that they know how you are feeling and provide you with indiv...

Answered: 30 Jul 2015
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Jane ...
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Hi, Your experience and feelings are not unusual, you're just being very honest about how you feel. For many women, it's not until the baby is born...

Answered: 11 Jul 2015
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Jane ...
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Hi, In a general sense, shows are not an indication of true labour but they can be a sign that the cervix is dilating and getting ready for labour....

Answered: 09 Mar 2015
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Jane ...
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Hi, Most women don't require vacuum extraction or forceps when giving birth vaginally. Statistics vary according to whether a midwife or doctor is ...

Answered: 28 Feb 2015
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Sarah...
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Hi, Here is a link to statistics collected in Australia: http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=60129542376 If you are a low risk first tim...

Answered: 16 Dec 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, Generally not but be aware that most/every maternity hospital has a policy on length of stay following birth and depending on the type of birth...

Answered: 23 Nov 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, Yes it is possible to have a vaginal delivery after two previous caesareans but it's really important to have the labour well monitored. It's a...

Answered: 06 Nov 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, This depends on how your labour is monitored and your BP throughout your labour. Being induced for hypertension is not uncommon especially when...

Answered: 06 Nov 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, This really depends on what your maternity care provider says. They know you and your pregnancy course and how you as an individual are. There...

Answered: 06 Nov 2014
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Jane ...
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Hello, Castor oil used to be an old recommendation for initiating labour. It helps to soften poo and can start contractions of the bowel which was ...

Answered: 24 Oct 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, It is true that induction can lead to a higher risk of other complications and interventions during delivery. I would be asking the obstetricia...

Answered: 25 Oct 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, Jane here, you are completely within your rights to question and make enquiries around your labour and delivery however, the staff will only re...

Answered: 12 Oct 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, The best person to ask this question is your maternity care provider. They will have all of your obstetric history to review and importantly, t...

Answered: 20 Sep 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, The general advice from healthcare professionals and maternity care providers is to have a responsible adult on hand to care for toddlers and d...

Answered: 31 Jul 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, I can totally understand that you're fed up with the ongoing issues you've had post partum. When you say granulated tissue I'm guessing you mea...

Answered: 20 Jul 2014
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Jane ...
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Hello, I'm not familiar with these bath pads and suggest you speak with your maternity care provider. You may be limited as to what you can use giv...

Answered: 06 Jul 2014
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Jane ...
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Hello, It sounds like your waters may have broken and if this is the case then yes, you do need to be checked by a midwife and/or doctor. Having a ...

Answered: 28 Jun 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, I suggest you follow the recommendations of your maternity care provider who knows you and your obstetric history and will be able to provide y...

Answered: 21 Jun 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, For specific information you will need to speak with your maternity care provider who will know your individual history. But in a general sens...

Answered: 14 Jun 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, Sorry for the delay in responding to your email. I can only offer you general advice on the limited information that I have. But if you are bei...

Answered: 21 Aug 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, I'm not sure, the only people who can answer your question are your maternity care providers; your midwife and/or obstetrician. Speak with them...

Answered: 24 May 2014