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Avatar Wheatley
Sarah...
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Hi, No your body won't forget and you will labour as if you have done it before. However, you wil notice that you may feel a bit older this time ar...

Answered: 12 Sep 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, I am sorry but you need to enquire through your local health service. Every service is different with differing rules. You may also want to con...

Answered: 17 Aug 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, You need to talk to your midwife from your first birth so that you can discuss what actually happened. Did the baby's head descend or not? Was ...

Answered: 17 Aug 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, You need to visit your GP. It is unusual to have upper back pain. Did you have an epidural during labour as this may be causing some problems. ...

Answered: 17 Aug 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, I am sorry I am unable to advise on water births at this hospital. You need to contact them directly. Best wishes, Alex.

Answered: 01 Aug 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, You are at an increased chance of having your baby late again. Try not to get too impatient as your workload will increase after birth. I know ...

Answered: 26 Jul 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, At 36 weeks the baby is border line premature but he will be closely checked by your midiwfe and the doctors for any signs of problems. Once he...

Answered: 26 Jul 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, It is very common not for your periods to return until the baby is around 6 months old due to breast feeding. Breast feeding causes the delay a...

Answered: 26 Jul 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, Yes more than likley this is your period returning. This is very common as well as normal for some women and you need to use contraception if y...

Answered: 29 Jun 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, You could try to birth on all fours as this take some pressure off your pelvis at birth. You may also need to shift your weight from leg to leg...

Answered: 29 Jun 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, The spotting is breakthrough bleeding from commencing the minipill and should settle over the coming weeks. The pulling could be your body stil...

Answered: 29 Jun 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, It is always best to try for a vaginal birth and hopefully the baby will not get distressed before you are ready to give birth. You may labour ...

Answered: 22 Jun 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, This sounds like pre labour and this can go on for a week or more before labour starts. It is very important that your body does this and when ...

Answered: 22 Jun 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, It does tend to rely on how far from the os your placenta is lying. During labour your cervix will open so the placenta will move up further. S...

Answered: 08 Jun 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, You may be getting your period as this can return at this time. If it settles very quickly it may be still related to the birth but if it goes ...

Answered: 08 Jun 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, A second planned caesarean birth will be very similar to your first. You will have a recovery time of around 6 weeks where you are encouraged t...

Answered: 08 Jun 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, You are at an increased risk of bleeding again but you will be very closely monitored during the pregnancy and birth for any signs of complicat...

Answered: 08 Jun 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, You may have done some ligament damage during the birth that is taking a long time to heal. You could try visiting a chiropractor who may be ab...

Answered: 08 Jun 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, It is advisable to talk to your maternity hospital and they will assist you inpreparing for any complications. They may be able to provide you ...

Answered: 08 Jun 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, Yes you can apply pressure if you want. Also ice packs may help. It can be uncomfortable but usually the pushing phase is quite quick. You will...

Answered: 27 May 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, You can research this on the internet. I cannot recommend one over the other. Best wishes, Alex.

Answered: 27 May 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, If you are using the minipill for contraception then this can happen while your body is adapting to the change. If you are getting lots of peri...

Answered: 27 May 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, Luckly it is still early enough for the bayb to turn. Try not to be too anxious about this and start doing the exercises and also sitting on th...

Answered: 27 May 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, This is very bad luck and it may take quite a few months to heal and feel normal. It does not indicate that you will need a caesarean next time...

Answered: 27 May 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, It is always advisable to try for a natural birth. You need to find out the reason for yur first caesarean to determine if there was a problem ...

Answered: 12 May 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, It is great to plan ahead for your next birth. Perineal massage is very benefcial in helpig to reduce perineal trauma during birth. Your partne...

Answered: 12 May 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, THe more caesareans you have the higher the risk of complications. IT is best that oyu talk to your doctor about this as they have access to yo...

Answered: 05 May 2011
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Jane ...
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Around 3.5 kilograms, but this is dependent on gender, genetics, environment, maternal health and age, the baby's gestation and maternal ante-natal...

Answered: 29 Apr 2011