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Hi, All pregnancies are at risk of miscarrying in the first 12 weeks. Then the risks are less after this. About 1 in 4 pregnancies miscarry. IF yo...

Answered: 22 Jan 2009
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Hi, This should be fine. You can check with the travel advice to this area and if there are any immunizations that you may need and this may affec...

Answered: 22 Jan 2009
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Hi Kylie, This is quite common in late pregnancy and even more so in warmer weather. Try to elevate your legs when sitting and it should also go d...

Answered: 22 Jan 2009
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Hi, Please read the information on the packaging of these products to check that they are fine. Most of these products are. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 15 Jan 2009
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Hi, The second trimester should be an improvement so try to enjoy it. You will start to notice your size as you get into the later months of the p...

Answered: 15 Jan 2009
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Hi Clare, This all sounds perfectly normal. You may notice your symptoms are a little more pronounced as you are a bit older this time. Best w...

Answered: 15 Jan 2009
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Hi, It is fine to wear underwire bras until you start to notice that your breasts are noticeably larger and you need new bras. Then it is good to ...

Answered: 08 Jan 2009
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Hi, It is best to enquire at your pharmacy for some medication. You usually can’t use a strong treatment during pregnancy so it may take a w...

Answered: 08 Dec 2008
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Hi, You should try taking the iron tablets with orange juice as this increases absorption. You may need iron injections if you are not absorbing e...

Answered: 08 Dec 2008
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Hi Martina, A baby normally has two arteries and one vein in the cord. Sometimes there are only one artery and one vein (two vessels). The reason ...

Answered: 08 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, 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, 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 Belinda, Colostrum is present in your breasts from around 16 weeks. It can cause leaking at any time from then and some women do not leak at al...

Answered: 22 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 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
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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...

Answered: 15 Nov 2008
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Hi Sue, It can be hard to assess with expressing how much your baby will drink, I would recommend you try expressing off a whole feed, so express ...

Answered: 15 Nov 2008
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Hi Leigh, This is tough 4.30 is just tooooooooo early 5am maybe but some babies are just early risers. I would let him go to see if he can go back...

Answered: 15 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...

Answered: 08 Nov 2008
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Hi Nicole, Teaching him to settle awake and independently is the best tip this way he will be able to sleep anywhere really. I would avoid him sle...

Answered: 08 Nov 2008
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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...

Answered: 01 Nov 2008
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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 Sarah, It may be from the uterine ligaments stretching as your uterus grows. This is very common and nothing to worry about. Best wishes, ...

Answered: 01 Nov 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, Your breasts should even up when you wean. It may take a few months but it should be fine. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 22 Oct 2008