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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, 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, Your pelvis may have some separation at the pubic bone. This can happen in late pregnancy from the influence of hormones that help the ligamen...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi, This is very normal and to be expected. It is from the ligaments that support your uterus stretching. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi, You may be more sensitive to movements or it may be your bowel movements that you can feel. IT is not usually until around 16 weeks that oyu s...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi Shannyn, An ultrasound scan is best performed at around 20 weeks. This is the best time to have a close look at the baby and all the organs hav...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi, This means that you have had a bleed around the time of gestation. This does not say why it happened. Try not to worry too much. You have had ...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi, You need to have a check up with your GP. They can order a scan and blood tests. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi, Every pregnancy is different. As long as you are getting one or two signs of pregnancy then this is fine. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi, You have an increased chance of developing problems this time too, however, your symptoms may not be as severe as the first time. You may not ...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi, You may also want to look at some alternative positions or to walk more during the labour so that the pushing sensation is reduced. Warm baths...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi, Cramping in the early weeks of pregnancy is normal. If it is not associated with bleeding and is not severe pain then this is fine. Best w...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi, Braxton Hicks are a good sign of a healthy pregnancy. If they do become painful it is advisable to have a check up. Where only a 60% chance of...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi Liz, It might be worthwhile having a check up. You may have a hernia or have pulled some muscles. It may be nothing but it is better to be chec...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi Lisa, There are stronger medications that can be used at night to assist you to get a better night’s sleep. Please visit your GP. Bes...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi, Please read the label on the packaging and if there are no warnings then it should be fine. Best wishes, Alex

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Hi Katie, You may need to have a check up as you may have a urinary tract infection or similar that needs treating. If nothing shows up this pregn...

Answered: 22 May 2009
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Hi Tammy, A spinal block is very similar to an epidural. It carries similar risks and it is also very effective. It really depends on the doctor a...

Answered: 22 May 2009
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Hi, This is fine. You can start to have a small amount of colostrum present from only a few months of pregnancy. You can use this to gently rub in...

Answered: 22 May 2009
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Hi, If you have had a full normal period and had no sex after this then you are not pregnant. If you think that you may be pregnant do a home preg...

Answered: 22 May 2009
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Hi, You may be more aware of these with a subsequent pregnancy. These are very normal and signs of a healthy pregnancy. You also tend to niggle mo...

Answered: 22 May 2009
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Hi, Any smoking in pregnancy does damage to you and the baby. Try to stop as soon as you can so that the baby can grow and be healthy. There are s...

Answered: 22 May 2009
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Hi, Usually the medication is really the only thing that will actually stop the itching. Otherwise you can try pinetarsol products that can ease t...

Answered: 22 May 2009
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Hi Melissa-Rose, If you are sure of your dates then it is quite easy to work out your due date. If your LMP was 26th Dec then your due date is 6th...

Answered: 22 May 2009
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Hi, A show at the end of pregnancy is a sign that your body is getting ready to go into labour. The labour can take sometimes up to a week or more...

Answered: 22 May 2009
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Hi There, I would recommend you check with your CHN on this. Central to any decision is how baby is growing. If Emmy is moving along the percent...

Answered: 22 May 2009
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Hi Chloe, When you are having you first baby you usually are not aware of movements before 20 weeks. Early ultrasounds do not usually show much mo...

Answered: 15 May 2009
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Hi, It does sound as if you are in a difficult situation. You need to visit your GP and tell them of your concerns. They can refer you and your hu...

Answered: 15 May 2009
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Hi Kate, This means that you are having a baby! A ‘single’ means one and ‘viable’ means that it is alive. Best wishes,...

Answered: 15 May 2009
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Hi, It is always good to involve them as much as possible with the new baby. Two year olds are very self-centred but if you include him it is his ...

Answered: 15 May 2009