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Hi Jules, This can happen sometimes and it is just bad luck. However, you need to do lots of pelvic floor exercises to strengthen that area. This ...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi Simone, Any bleeding in pregnancy is regarded as abnormal so you should have a check up. It may be nothing so try not to worry too much. You ha...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi, This means that there is bleeding before gestation. It may be the start of a miscarriage but it is not a definite sign of problems. Best w...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi, It is not uncommon to experience cramping in the early weeks. If it has settled and there is no bleeding then it is regarded as normal. Be...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi, It is safe to continue to breast feed as long as you wish. You can also safely breast feed a newborn and an older toddler if you wish. Your bo...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi, It is not unusual to have periods of less movement at this gestation. Try lying down and having a cold drink to see if you can feel any flutte...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi Des, Your uterus is healed from 8 weeks after birth. You will need to find a health care professional who will be happy to care for you and try...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi Nicole, There tends to lots of varying information about the development during pregnancy. Try not to worry too much as the measurements may ha...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi, Yes this may be pregnancy related but if it persists you need to have a check up with your GP. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi, Pelvic pain is quite common in late pregnancy and it is caused by a hormone that is released at this time to soften the joints. Talk to your h...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi, You need to check your iron levels as this can sometimes cause dizziness. You need to also ensure that you drink enough water during the day. ...

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Hi Em, This is fine but make sure that you have some fresh air in the bathroom as you may feel dizzy if the shower all steams up. Best wishes,...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi, You need to talk to your health care professional about this so that you can get the right help as soon as the baby is born. Sometimes this pr...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi, You need to see your GP or midwife for a check up as soon as possible. This is not a normal discharge in pregnancy so needs to be checked. ...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi, Your dates are the most accurate prediction of due date. If you don’t have this information the next best thing is an early scan. So thi...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi There, Iron is a tricky one, it isn`t quickly lost from the body so it can be over-dosed easily, which is why it is often best to test levels ...

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Hi, If the wakeful period is middle of the night then I would consider keeping him up a bit more during the day but if it is early evening then th...

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Hi Alex, Her body clock is in a different time zone and you need to adjust it so she is not sleeping so long during the day, the 4.5hrs in the mor...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi, It is normal for the uterus to contract during an orgasm. This occurs also when you are not pregnant but you may be more aware of this now tha...

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Hi Ema, Try not to use any soaps on your breasts. You can use an everyday moisturizer in small amounts without any problems. Best wishes, Alex

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Hi, Your baby is starting to make its way into the pelvis. The pelvis descent is around 5 cm so that is why it is measured this way. Don’t w...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi Fiona, It is very common in subsequent pregnancies to have far more tightenings and to be more aware of the Braxton hicks contractions. It is n...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi Nikkii, Your doctor needs to confirm that you are pregnant. In the early weeks many problems can occur and they need to be ruled out. Sometimes...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi, It is difficult for me to say what may be happening. It is advisable to wait for a few days and if there is no sign of a period do a pregnancy...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi, You can count the miscarriage as the first day of your cycle, that is, the first day of your period. However, your cycle can be a little longe...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi, I`m a midwife dealing with pregnancy, childbirth and newborns. It`s best to direct your sleep related questions to Maree, or see your Early Ch...

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Hi, Morning sickness can continue throughout pregnancy but it usually decreases around 12 – 16 weeks. Don’t worry about it too much it...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi Melanie, This feeling is from the increased fluid that is circulating in your system during pregnancy. You need to try to elevate your limbs wh...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi Christine, I would pop into see your GP with this, there are a few reasons why young children, especially around this age, can start to urinate ...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi Lisa, 5 months is a good time to start! I love avo as a starter for bubs, it has a similar composition of fats to breastmilk and is a lovely fo...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009