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Hi, It is fine to dye your hair. Please check the label on the packaging for more information. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 01 Oct 2008
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Hi, Braxton hicks are not usually painful. They can be uncomfortable as your uterus tightens. If you are experiencing lots of pain you need to vi...

Answered: 01 Oct 2008
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Hi, This can be quite common at your stage of pregnancy. The placenta may also be at the front of the uterus which can make the movements harder t...

Answered: 22 Sep 2008
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Hi, Yes it is possible. If you do not want to fall pregnant it is advisable to use a reliable form of contraception. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 22 Sep 2008
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Hi, If your symptoms have been prolonged without improvement it is advisable to take a course of antibiotics. The antibiotics will be safe for you...

Answered: 22 Sep 2008
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Hi, It can be difficult adjusting to pregnancy. Hopefully everything will settle soon and not get any worse. You may want to try elevating your fe...

Answered: 22 Sep 2008
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Hi Melissa, It can be very difficult to cope with a cold during pregnancy as there are not many medications that are safe to take. Keep taking ant...

Answered: 22 Sep 2008
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Hi Bianca, If your period was only 2 weeks ago it is too early to show up a positive pregnancy test. It may also be too early to be pregnant just ...

Answered: 22 Sep 2008
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Hi, Any bleeding in pregnancy is regarded as abnormal. Please visit your GP for a check up. If it is has stopped it is a good sign but you still n...

Answered: 22 Sep 2008
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Hi Mel, Many of the oils are not recommended in the early weeks of pregnancy but are fine after 12 weeks. Peppermint oil is small amounts is fine....

Answered: 22 Sep 2008
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Hi, The week following the amnio is the time to check for any problems. If it is after this time then everything should be fine. The test results ...

Answered: 22 Sep 2008
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Hi, Almond oil is safe to use throughout pregnancy. Other oils are safe to use in small amounts later in pregnancy. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 22 Sep 2008
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Hi, Please talk to your local pharmacy about a suitable medication during pregnancy. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 22 Sep 2008
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Hi Em, You probably need to visit your GP for a check up. It may be nothing but is better to be sure. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 22 Sep 2008
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Hi Narelle, There are several studies that prove that long term breast feeding does improve a baby’s immune system. However, with a strong f...

Answered: 22 Sep 2008
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Hi Maureen, Many companies do not recommend the use of the tablet during pregnancy. Talk to your GP for advice as there may be one that is safer t...

Answered: 22 Sep 2008
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Hi, You need to have a check up. You may have a urinary infection that is causing the cramps or you may have an irritable uterus. Talk to your car...

Answered: 22 Sep 2008
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Hi, The movements are 10 active movements during the day, that is, 10 kicks/rolls/stretches/pokes. It is not 10 minutes every hour. Best wishe...

Answered: 22 Sep 2008
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Hi, It is probably a little early to try to sort this out just yet as the baby has probably lots of room still to move about. If you are concerned...

Answered: 15 Sep 2008
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Hi, If the ultrasound has not picked up any abnormalities then you should think that everything is fine. Sometimes there are fibroids present that...

Answered: 15 Sep 2008
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Hi Rachel, As long as you inform your hairdresser that you are pregnant, then it is fine. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 15 Sep 2008
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Hi, It is safe to assume that it may be just general dry skin and stretching from the pregnancy first rather than thinking of PUPPS. If you have h...

Answered: 15 Sep 2008
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Hi Lauren, This sounds very normal. During pregnancy your normal discharge tends to be a bit thicker and of a greater quantity. Best wishes, ...

Answered: 15 Sep 2008
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Hi, Any bleeding in pregnancy is regarded as abnormal. You probably need to visit your GP for a check up. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 15 Sep 2008
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Hi Cath, You may have dislodged some extra vaginal discharge. If it settles then everything should be fine. IF you are experiencing any cramping o...

Answered: 15 Sep 2008
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Hi, You may have pulled a muscle in your abdomen recently. If there is no cramping then it should be fine. Otherwise if you are worried it is advi...

Answered: 15 Sep 2008
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Hi, The movements can be irregular at this stage of pregnancy as the baby still has lots of room to get into a position where the movements aren`t...

Answered: 15 Sep 2008
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Hi, Having a termination does not increase the possibility of miscarriage. Try not to worry too much, 1 in 4 pregnancies do miscarry so it was jus...

Answered: 08 Sep 2008
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Hi Tanya, Any bleeding in pregnancy is regarded as abnormal. You need to visit your GP for a check up just to be sure. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 08 Sep 2008
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Hi Laura, Here is a really good web page that discussed all safe foods during pregnancy. The ricotta should be fine as long as the pasta is heated...

Answered: 08 Sep 2008