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Hi, This means that there is bleeding before gestation. It may be the start of a miscarriage but it is not a definite sign of problems. Best w...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi, It is not unusual to have periods of less movement at this gestation. Try lying down and having a cold drink to see if you can feel any flutte...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi Suzi, A big congrats to you!!!! Most research out now tends to encourage a diverse diet during pregnancy as it may help avoid allergies in i...

Answered: 22 Jun 2009
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Hi, This means that you have had a bleed around the time of gestation. This does not say why it happened. Try not to worry too much. You have had ...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi, It is always best to find out you are experiencing problems with your pregnancy as soon as possible. However, you will have a scan to check th...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi, Your baby may be born at an above average weight (average being 3.5kg). This is not unusual and nothing to worry about. Babies grow very quick...

Answered: 22 May 2009
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Hi Lauren, You may have an irritable uterus that is causing you some discomfort. If you are sure of your dates then you are 24 weeks and the baby ...

Answered: 15 May 2009
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Hi Michelle, This all sounds to be expected for this condition. The blood that you are losing is your blood and not the baby’s so there is n...

Answered: 08 Feb 2009
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Hi, I am sorry but this does not really provide enough information for me to decipher what the problem may be. She can contact the Maternity unit ...

Answered: 22 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 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, If you have had a high number of miscarriages you need to see a specialist obstetrician to have some further tests. If you are a negative bloo...

Answered: 22 Nov 2008
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Hi There, Congratulations on your new bub and welcome to parenthood, its quite a job without a manual. I would imagine by the time you get this ...

Answered: 22 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 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, You may want to talk to an independent midwife in your area. Midwives can provide one on one care to you and your family and you tend to have ...

Answered: 08 Oct 2008
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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. It is very early days for you in the pregnancy. You may need to wait a bit longer before your doctors can tell you...

Answered: 08 Sep 2008
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Hi Ally, If you were a little overweight before you fell pregnant then this can sometimes happen and the baby still has enough stores for itself d...

Answered: 01 Sep 2008
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Hi Teressa, It is great that you are enjoying motherhood. Your blood loss sounds very normal and to be expected. If it does increase or become sme...

Answered: 15 Aug 2008
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Hi, I am sorry but you will need to talk to your specialist about the levels that you are describing. This is a specialist area and I am not famil...

Answered: 01 Aug 2008
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Hi Tracey, An endocrinologist is a specialist for diabetes so it is best to follow their advice on your diabetes. Usually if a random blood sugar ...

Answered: 22 Jul 2008
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Hi, It is best to try to remember your dates as this is more reliable for now. You must be very early 5 – 7 weeks. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 15 Jun 2008
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Hi, If you have a longer cycle it will add the days (over 28) to your gestation. So if you have a 35 day cycle it will add one week to the pregnan...

Answered: 15 Jun 2008
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Hi Molly, This is very common in pregnancy. There are many drugs that haven’t really been tested during pregnancy but are thought that they ...

Answered: 22 May 2008
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Hi Sharlene, You do have a high risk of developing diabetes again. You will be monitored and tested in the next month for signs of diabetes and pe...

Answered: 01 May 2008
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Hi Thank you for your enquiry. It is possible but there is usually difficulty in finding a doctor or maternity unit that will take you. Ask around...

Answered: 01 May 2008
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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. All that you have described sounds perfectly normal. Over the next few weeks you will notice more definite signs o...

Answered: 29 Apr 2008
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Hi There, With all the hormones in your body running wild at the moment you can expect lots of changes. That’s fine if you don’t feel...

Answered: 29 Apr 2008