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Hi Rebecca, Yes it is fine to have the scan at 19 weeks rather than 20 weeks. It is fine to travel overseas at 20 weeks. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Hi Casey, This position of the placenta is fine. It can sometimes affect the movements of the baby that you feel, it can be less pronounced as the...

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi, This is very common in the early weeks of pregnancy. You still need to have a check up with your GP and perhaps an ultrasound. Best wishes...

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Hi Ann, If you have stopped drinking and smoking everything should be fine with the baby. Many women are not aware that they are pregnant in the e...

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi, If you have had a high number of miscarriages you need to see a specialist obstetrician to have some further tests. If you are a negative bloo...

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Hi, Spotting in early pregnancy is very common. It can happen when the placenta separates a tiny bit at the edge and this causes a small amount of...

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Hi Jessica, Everything sounds pretty normal. In the early days a few tablespoons of baby food wont be sufficient to fill her up so solids wont in...

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Leann...
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Hi There, It sounds like you have a little man who has a strong will. Fussy eating can really have you pulling your hair out! I have a five year...

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Leann...
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Hi There, It may be a case of baby-led weaning which is just fine as he is eating a good, healthy and varied diet. There are plenty of children ...

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Hi Vee, Sounds like you and your bub are off to a great start. Routine wise it all looks good, baby is still have 4-5 milk feeds a day and they a...

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Leann...
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Hi There, Sounds like you have a very knowing little chap! You could try very slowly altering the ratio of pear to other foods until it gets down...

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Hi Charlie, Thank you for your question to RISA and your concern for your friend and her children`s health. With these first steps we hope you can...

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Hi Sam, It does sound like it`s time for the dummy to go. You could try our settling techniques they teach baby to sleep independently and offer a...

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Hi Kylie, The most important thing you can do is make sure he settles awake into the cot initially at night so he learns to sleep independently as...

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Hi, It does sound like she is tired and you would expect her to still require this nap for another month or so. Don`t make a battle out of the na...

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Leann...
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Hi Amanda, That`s great that bub is taking to water so well, good job!!! I can`t recall how old baby is but usually you will find that feeds beg...

Answered: 15 Nov 2008
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Hi There, Sounds like you are doing a great job, breastfeeding is one of the best things you can do for reducing the effects of allergies because ...

Answered: 15 Nov 2008
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Hi There, As I read your post two things came to mind. Firstly, that it might be really helpful if you friend popped into see an early childhood ...

Answered: 15 Nov 2008
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Hi There, Well done to you, you have discovered a good example of a bub who simply is over the mushy food stage (who can blame him). So yes finge...

Answered: 15 Nov 2008
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Hi There, What you have described is a very common occurrence. A couple of thoughts spring to mind, firstly that it is common for solids to inte...

Answered: 15 Nov 2008
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Hi, Thanks for your email to Glenda, it sounds like you are very in-tune with your baby and that you are following your instincts to find answers...

Answered: 15 Nov 2008
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Hi, It certainly sounds like you are having a lot of difficulties with your son, even though you have been trying lots of different things. Ref...

Answered: 15 Nov 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi, You may be pregnant or it may just be signs of your hormones changing in preparation for a period. Try not to get too worried about it until y...

Answered: 08 Nov 2008
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Sarah...
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Hi, You need to visit your GP for blood tests initially. An ultrasound is usually attended close to 20 weeks although one may be done earlier if t...

Answered: 08 Nov 2008
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Hi, Any bleeding in pregnancy is regarded as abnormal and should be checked. If you have had a check up and there are no extra signs of problems t...

Answered: 08 Nov 2008
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Hi Anna, This does sound like your body getting organised to go into labour. This will all help make the labour more effective when it does start....

Answered: 08 Nov 2008
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Hi Jodie, This sounds as if the scan was picking up your heart beat as well as the baby’s. A baby at 18 weeks heart will beat between 120 &n...

Answered: 08 Nov 2008
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Hi Goreth, Good question, fish is such a lovely food for bubs. I personally found tinned salmon perfect as a starting point, use the one in water...

Answered: 08 Nov 2008
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Hi Robin, I wouldn`t stress too much. It sounds like it`s just a period when you`re daughter`s showing an interest in books, but going through t...

Answered: 08 Nov 2008
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Hi Kate, The Huggies Bookclub has a great range of books for talking about a new baby in the family. There`s a `quick search` link at the botto...

Answered: 08 Nov 2008