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Hi Tina, If your blood pressure is low you need to try to drink plenty of water each day. You also need to have your iron levels checked as this c...

Answered: 15 Nov 2008
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Hi, You may have an infection, such as thrush. You need to visit your GP for a check up or if you have had thrush before you need to visit your ph...

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Hi, Pregnancy is counted from the first day of your last period. It is not counted from conception. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 15 Nov 2008
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Hi, Yes this is very common. Your hormone levels do fluctuate and this will cause your symptoms to feel worse one day and better the next. Bes...

Answered: 08 Nov 2008
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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 Jo, If you have no history of problems with low folic acid then you need 0.4–0.5mg of folate daily. The best way to make sure you get thi...

Answered: 08 Nov 2008
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Hi Natalie, Every pregnancy is different. If you are a twin then you do have an increased chance of conceiving twins. It is a matter of wait and s...

Answered: 08 Nov 2008
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Hi, This is a small bleed that has occurred outside the sac that holds the baby. If the pregnancy continues it will more than likely disappear and...

Answered: 08 Nov 2008
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Hi Sandy, Your baby is very well protected with your muscles and the fluid around the baby. A small child accidently kicking or elbowing your stom...

Answered: 08 Nov 2008
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Hi, If your blood pressure is not raised then there is no indication for more tests. Swelling later in pregnancy is very common and may not necess...

Answered: 08 Nov 2008
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Hi Katie, Numbness in hands and sometimes of the tongue is due to the increase of fluid in your body from the pregnancy. If you start to feel lots...

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Hi Michelle, It is advisable to wear gloves when handling this type of material. You have done the right thing with washing your hands quickly so ...

Answered: 08 Nov 2008
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Hi, You really need to see a doctor soon. They will do a small blood test and talk to you about the pregnancy and what to do next. You can talk to...

Answered: 08 Nov 2008
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Hi Amber, A baby’s heartbeat is usually between 120 – 160 beats per minute. So yours was spot on. Best wishes, Alex

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Hi, Antibodies can sometimes develop in your blood and mostly they do not cause any problems. They can sometimes be the cause of jaundice in newbo...

Answered: 08 Nov 2008
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Hi Nicola, Your baby is still cephalic (head down) and the midwife state that it may be sitting with its spine alongside your spine. This position...

Answered: 01 Nov 2008
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Hi, Any bleeding in pregnancy is regarded as abnormal and needs to be checked. Please organise a check up either with your carer or through the lo...

Answered: 01 Nov 2008
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Hi Mandy, You could try contacting the Crohns and Colitis Association for links to support groups. Their website is http://www.acca.net.au/ Otherw...

Answered: 01 Nov 2008
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Hi, I am sorry but I am not sure of this abbreviation – it may be Day 1 & Day 2. If it was P1, P2 this is parity or pregnancies? Please ask ...

Answered: 01 Nov 2008
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Hi, You may have a viral illness. If you do not feel better soon you need to visit your GP for a check up. Best wishes, Alex

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Hi, Colostrum is present in your breasts from around 16 weeks and sometimes this can leak from your nipples, it is a yellowish colour. It is still...

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Hi, It is very common to have mild cramping at this stage of pregnancy. It is the uterus and ligaments stretching. If it continues or gets worse p...

Answered: 01 Nov 2008
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Hi, It may not be related to your pregnancy or you may be constipated. If the pain returns please contact your midwife for a check up. Best wi...

Answered: 01 Nov 2008
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Hi, You need to check the product information on the packaging. If you are doing it professionally please ask the consultant if the product is saf...

Answered: 01 Nov 2008
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Hi Lee, Here is a link to safe foods in pregnancy information. The prawns should be fine. Best wishes, Alex

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Hi Donna, As the lower segment of the uterus forms in the third trimester the placenta will move higher up the uterine wall and the risk of bleedi...

Answered: 29 Oct 2008
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Hi Jo, You probably need to talk to other women who are in a similar situation as you. You may also be feeling a bit anxious about what lies ahead...

Answered: 29 Oct 2008
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Hi, Your body can cope with another baby. You need to have your pregnancy blood tests and check your iron levels. You need to be ready as well! ...

Answered: 29 Oct 2008
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Hi Emma, You would expect your son to be sleeping 7pm to 7am at this age and it may be about this time he could begin to drop the daytime nap. Eve...

Answered: 29 Oct 2008
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Hi, You may have a viral infection or it may be a bladder infection. If you have a history of bladder infections then you do need to see your GP a...

Answered: 22 Oct 2008