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Hi, You have an increased chance of having problems again but your carers will be aware of your history. They will be watching you very closely and...

Answered: 25 Aug 2010
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Sarah...
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Hi, If your first baby was born close to term then this baby will too. IT is very common to have a lot more pressure and irregular contractions wit...

Answered: 11 Aug 2010
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Sarah...
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Hi, This procedure does not affect your ability to give birth vaginally. There are no increased risks of complications if the procedure was without...

Answered: 11 Aug 2010
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Sarah...
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Hi, More than likely a vaginal birth will not make anything worse. You will need to talk to your doctor about the scarring that has formed and disc...

Answered: 04 Aug 2010
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Sarah...
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Hi, You really need to talk to someone about your experience. You can go to your local GP for support and they may suggest that you contaact the ho...

Answered: 04 Aug 2010
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Sarah...
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Hi, You should have a full medical assessment before you go to theatre. The epidural is usually put in in the theatres. Best wishes, Alex.

Answered: 04 Aug 2010
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Sarah...
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Hi, You may have an increased chance that you will have problems again with labour and birth. Talk to your previous carers about what your difficul...

Answered: 04 Aug 2010
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Sarah...
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Hi, This is very unusual but it does happen, especially if you are induced. Inductions do increase the risk considerably plus you had 3 previous ch...

Answered: 28 Jul 2010
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Sarah...
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Hi, It does depend on the type of stitches that are used as to how long they take to dissolve. Most of them are gone by 3 - 4 weeks and sometimes t...

Answered: 20 Jul 2010
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Hi, Regular exercise is a very good preparation for birth. If you are feeling heavy later in pregnancy swimming is also great for relaxation and ex...

Answered: 20 Jul 2010
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Sarah...
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Hi, It may be worthwhile finding out about some pregnancy classes in your area. You may also want to read some birthing books that may be able to p...

Answered: 20 Jul 2010
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Sarah...
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Hi, You need to ask at the hospital if they supply any nappies. If so you will only need about 3 to get you home. If they don't you will need about...

Answered: 20 Jul 2010
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Sarah...
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Hi, You do need to have this checked out as you may have an underlying problem. If it is diagnosed as just the baby getting bigger you will find th...

Answered: 12 Jul 2010
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Sarah...
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Hi, If you had a relatively fast labour first time around it is usually a similar time the next time around. Don't worry it won't "fall out" but mo...

Answered: 12 Jul 2010
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Sarah...
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Hi, Please remember that a pregnancy is meant to last for 40 weeks so that you and your baby are ready for the birth. Sex can help your body get re...

Answered: 01 Jul 2010
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Sarah...
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Hi, THe show can occur late in pregnancy and can signal that your body is getting ready to go into labour. However, it usually is not straight away...

Answered: 01 Jul 2010
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Sarah...
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Hi, This chances of this type of problem occurring with your next prengancy are quite low. If you had high blood pressure or pre eclampsia then you...

Answered: 01 Jul 2010
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Sarah...
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Hi, It is always best for the mother and baby for a prengnacy to go full term. If you start to try to make labour start early it can become very di...

Answered: 01 Jul 2010
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Sarah...
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Hi, It can be uncomfortable and you will feel some pressure but it should not be painful. It can sometimes assist your body to go into labour and s...

Answered: 23 Jun 2010
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Sarah...
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Hi, Usually if you have a very fast labour you more than likley will have another quick one next time but it should be around the same time or some...

Answered: 23 Jun 2010
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Sarah...
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Hi, SOme women have longer cycles and their labour may not be ready to start until over 42 weeks but the large majority of health professionals do ...

Answered: 23 Jun 2010
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Sarah...
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Hi, It is really good to try to plan for what may lie ahead with your next labour and birth. It is good to try to be as fit and well as possible so...

Answered: 23 Jun 2010
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Sarah...
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Hi, Any form of regular exercise will help prepare your body for labour and birth. Walking and swimming are really great during pregnancy as you ca...

Answered: 23 Jun 2010
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Sarah...
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Hi, It is great that everything is ready for you to go into labour. However, you still have a few more weeks until your due date so you will probab...

Answered: 23 Jun 2010
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Sarah...
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Hi, Preparation for birth is very important. It is good to try to be as fit and healthy as possible to give yourself every chance at a normal birth...

Answered: 09 Jun 2010
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Sarah...
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Hi, I am sorry that you have had some complicaitons with the birth. The good news is that even though it can take many months to heal it should rep...

Answered: 09 Jun 2010
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Sarah...
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Hi, If this is your first baby and you live relatively close to the hospital (under 30 mins), you can stay at home for a long time and not make you...

Answered: 31 May 2010
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Sarah...
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Hi, You can start preparing your breasts for feeding now by expressing some colostrum a few times a day. You only need a small amount and then rub ...

Answered: 31 May 2010