Expert panel: Childbirth

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Avatar Manjo...
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Hi, Your question can only be answered by the healthcare professionals who are managing your care and know your history. You are entitled to reques...

Answered: 24 May 2014
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Hi, THis may be the return of your period or it still could be from the birth. You will be able tot ell soon which one it is. If the bleeding is he...

Answered: 08 Apr 2014
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Because you are young then you are at the best age physically to have your babies. Having said that, unless you recovered fully after your first ba...

Answered: 02 Mar 2014
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Your email is an interesting one, low iron levels are generally a symptom rather than an isolated issue on their own. Bleeding, low dietary intake ...

Answered: 23 Feb 2014
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I'm not sure about the legal ramifications and responsibilities to be honest, but I would imagine they would be much the same as in Australia. Ther...

Answered: 07 Feb 2014
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You may bleed during labour depending on lots of factors. Most women have a slight blood loss at some stage but this depends on if their membranes ...

Answered: 18 Jan 2014
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You will need to contact them directly and ask to speak with their maternity section. They will be able to provide you with the information you are...

Answered: 12 Jan 2014
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No, after 12 months it is too late to have stitches. What you are describing may just be a normal enlargement of the vaginal opening which occurs a...

Answered: 28 Dec 2013
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Depending on the cause for the post partum haemorrhage then perhaps you may be more at risk of it happening again. But if the cause was unique to y...

Answered: 16 Dec 2013
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This is really a decision which needs to be made by yourself in consultation with your maternity care provider. It is true than each consecutive ba...

Answered: 30 Nov 2013
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I cannot say and no one else can who does not know your full obstetric history. This is a conversation you need to be having with your GP or your m...

Answered: 30 Nov 2013
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It can be, but I suggest you check with your maternity care provider or doctor just to ensure that all is well. I cannot say whether this is a norm...

Answered: 15 Nov 2013
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Hi, The hernia will not be more painful during labour or birth. It could cause discomfort at times as it does now but usually it does not affect th...

Answered: 29 Oct 2013
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As you'd appreciate, it's impossible to predict how fast this labour will be. Each baby and each pregnancy and each mother is so unique that a pres...

Answered: 07 Oct 2013
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What breast pump a mother prefers is very individual, in fact some women find hand expressing better than using a pump. I can't recommend one pump ...

Answered: 14 Sep 2013
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You will need to speak with your maternity care provider about your specific and individual needs. I cannot say if you will be able to have a vagin...

Answered: 31 Aug 2013
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Hi, Usually the baby will turn even if you have had a previous breech. They will check again closer to 34 weeks and then you can be hopefuly reassu...

Answered: 29 Oct 2013
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Hi, Giving birth in Australia usually is by informed consent. You are informed of your options and the risks involved and it is your decision as lo...

Answered: 29 Oct 2013
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Some women just do resume menstruating earlier than others, despite exclusive breastfeeding. Some health practitioners view this as a sign of good ...

Answered: 22 Jul 2013
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I cannot offer you any specific advice regarding the Casey Hospital, but recommend you direct your queries to their maternity unit. As a health car...

Answered: 14 Jul 2013
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You need to speak with your doctor about this and get some specific and individual advice. Irregular periods can be a sign of a number of different...

Answered: 16 Jun 2013
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Hi, If your scoliosis is in your upper spine you should have very minimal problems. If it is lower you may develop an increase in back pain as the ...

Answered: 03 Jun 2013
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Hi, Try not to over worry. I am sure that your doctor is taking every care with your pregnancy. It is always better to let your body decide when it...

Answered: 03 Jun 2013
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For women who are very small, with a small pelvis and who are having a large baby then yes, there can be issues with cepahopelvic disproportion - w...

Answered: 11 May 2013
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Not necessarily, first time mothers tend to have the experience of their baby engaging in the last few weeks of pregnancy but this is not definite ...

Answered: 27 Apr 2013
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Hi, If you develop similar complications you may be induced again. It is always better to let your body decide when to give birth as the labour is ...

Answered: 03 Jun 2013
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Sarah...
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Hi, You should be able to find a health care professional who will prepare you for a vaginal birth. Talk to your local hospital or an independant m...

Answered: 01 May 2013