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Hi Candice, You need to visit your health professional or your local maternity unit for a check up. They will be able to check what is happening. ...

Answered: 08 Dec 2008
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Hi, Leg cramps are more common in pregnancy. They can be relieved by raising your legs in the evening before bed, eating bananas to increase your ...

Answered: 01 Dec 2008
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Hi Gill, It is fine to continue driving the tractor. Your baby is very well protected and the noisy bumpy ride will cause no problems. Go for it! ...

Answered: 01 Dec 2008
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Hi, Mint jelly is fine. Here is a link to safe foods in pregnancy: http://www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au/consumers/life%2Devents%2Dand%2Dfood/pregn...

Answered: 01 Dec 2008
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Hi Belinda, When you are pregnant there is a limit on what you can take. Paracetemol is safe and you may find inhalations may help. Otherwise enqu...

Answered: 01 Dec 2008
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Hi, You can start at any time. It is always good to be prepared so sooner rather than later is good. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 01 Dec 2008
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Hi, It means the soft serve ice cream and not the ice cream that you serve up at home. Here is a link to safe foods in pregnancy: http://www.fooda...

Answered: 01 Dec 2008
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Hi Katherine, You have indigestion which is very common in pregnancy. There are many preparations available to help ease the symptoms. Please enqu...

Answered: 01 Dec 2008
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Hi, Yes sausages are fine. If they are heated and cooked through this is fine. Here is a link to safe foods: http://www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au/c...

Answered: 01 Dec 2008
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Hi, If the minipill was not actually digested then you are at risk of being fertile. The minipill if not taken as directed has a higher chance of ...

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Hi, This is fine. Please read the instructions on the packet or inform your hairdresser that you are pregnant. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Hi, If your baby is checked by ultrasound late in pregnancy as to its size it is really on an approximation. Your baby will continue to grow but i...

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Hi, HCG levels do vary and if this is your second pregnancy the levels can rise faster. It can also be high with a twin pregnancy. Try not to worr...

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Hi Mel, Every pregnancy is different so this is fine. Try not to worry too much everything will be more definite in the next few weeks. Best w...

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Hi, You need to find out if you are pregnant. If so you need to have the depo provera removed. It will not harm the baby in the short term as your...

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Hi Hayley, This is the colostrum. IT can be dark, especially the first bits to be expressed. Don`t worry this is normal. You can express some of t...

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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Hi, If the discharge is creamy white then this is normal. If it is green or offensive then you need to have a check up. If it is blood stained you...

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Hi, This will cause no harm to your baby. Try to get on top of it early so that you don`t get any sicker. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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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, There are some babies who just prefer sleeping on their tummy. You really need to be following SIDS safety guidelines. You may want to try our...

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Hi, This can happen at times during pregnancy as your muscles are stretched a bit more than usual. It is nothing to worry about but try to rest th...

Answered: 15 Nov 2008
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Hi Joanne, This is usually a developmental cyst that is part of the development of the brain. In a repeat scan in a few weeks the cyst has more th...

Answered: 15 Nov 2008
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Hi, You need to also check your iron levels as low levels can make you feel tired and dizzy. You also need to try to drink plenty of water each da...

Answered: 15 Nov 2008
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Hi, It depends on what effect the mood swings have on you and what sort of moods you develop. If you are crying a lot and feel that you are unable...

Answered: 15 Nov 2008
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Hi, It is fine to sleep in a position that is comfortable. Sleeping on your back in later pregnancy can make you feel faint as the weight of the b...

Answered: 15 Nov 2008
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Hi Jo, It is very difficult to predict when labour will start. The majority of pregnancies are close to 40 weeks so more than likely you will cont...

Answered: 15 Nov 2008
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Hi Deb, This is one of the most common causes of bleeding in pregnancy. The problems may continue or it all may settle and the pregnancy can conti...

Answered: 15 Nov 2008