Expert panel: Childbirth

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Sarah...
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Hi, If you are worried you need to contact your local hosptial and go in and have a check up. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 31 Oct 2012
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Sarah...
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Hi, This is your decision and you can request that she not be present at the hospital by using the hopital staff to monitor who is allowed to visit...

Answered: 31 Oct 2012
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Sarah...
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Hi, Some women do continue have periods when breast feeding. However if your periods are very heavy and go on for a long time there may be a proble...

Answered: 25 Jul 2012
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Sarah...
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Hi, It sounds as if you are being closely monitored. If the baby's size does not go over your first hopefully they will wait for natural labour and...

Answered: 25 Jul 2012
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Sarah...
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Hi, This may be from medication that you have had such as antibiotics. If it continues you will need a check up. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 25 Jul 2012
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Hi, At around 6 weeks post partum if you have had no complications your body has mostly healed. At most gyms there are return to fitness programs a...

Answered: 25 Jul 2012
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Sarah...
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Hi, It is great to plan early for the birth of your baby. Talk to midwives and friends about their experiences. It is also good to have an open min...

Answered: 25 Jul 2012
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Sarah...
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Hi, Your weight gain seems to be great at 31 weeks. It also seems that you are closely monitoring what you eat and checking your sugar levels. If y...

Answered: 25 Jul 2012
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Sarah...
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Hi, Hopefully your caesarean will be booked at around 38 weeks. From your history this would be more likely. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 25 Jul 2012
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Sarah...
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Hi, The combined pill should regulate your cycle. If this is not happening you need to return to your GP for a check up. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 25 Jul 2012
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Hi, You do need to speak with the hospital administrators about your care at this time. Usually every effort is made to make sure that you are comf...

Answered: 25 Jul 2012
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Sarah...
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Hi, THe antibiotics that are given do act very quickly so usualy the baby is covered. The problems associated with this bacteria are very rare and ...

Answered: 25 Jul 2012
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Sarah...
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Hi, Usually your stay in hospital is around 4 days. You may be given the option of early discharge and a midwife will visit you at home for a few m...

Answered: 25 Jul 2012
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Hi, It is still early enough to try to turn the baby. If a practitioner is well practised at this it can be very effective. It is workth trying fir...

Answered: 22 May 2012
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Sarah...
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Hi, If you have low iron you are more prone to bleeding in childbirth so it is better to have a vaginal birth rather than a caesarean as it has a h...

Answered: 22 May 2012
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Sarah...
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Hi, The pregnancy hormones should be starting to soften and stretch your vagina by now. Labour and birth will stretch and soften even more. Perinea...

Answered: 22 May 2012
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Hi, There are no current recommendations from health care professionals regarding pregnant mothers taking castor oil. As an old wives tale, it used...

Answered: 11 May 2012
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Sarah...
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Hi, This is very common. The back pain could be from your anaesthetic such as an epidural. If this does not settle you will need to visit your GP f...

Answered: 08 May 2012
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Sarah...
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Hi, Some women do go overdue, especially if they had irregular periods or longer cycles between periods. THis is to be expected. If a decision was ...

Answered: 08 May 2012
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Sarah...
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Hi, If you think that oyu may be pregnant it is advisable to do a pregnancy test. It is not unusual to have no period when you are breast feeding a...

Answered: 08 May 2012
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Sarah...
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Hi, It is normal for pregnancy to go at least to term - 40 weeks and many women will give birth in the 41st week. Try not to be too concerned and k...

Answered: 08 May 2012
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Sarah...
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Hi, It usually takes around 6 weeks for the body to repair itself after a caesarean but if there were complications it can take a bit longer. Your ...

Answered: 08 May 2012
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Sarah...
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Hi, The good news is that if you have high blood pressure it tends to increase the chances of a shorter labour. It can be a tricky situation trying...

Answered: 08 May 2012
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Sarah...
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Hi, The condition that the baby is at risk of is very rare however, many doctors still prefer to use antibiotics in labour as a precaution. Usually...

Answered: 08 May 2012
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Sarah...
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Hi, It does seem that you have had a very rough time with the birth of your first baby. The good news is that more than likley if you opt for a vag...

Answered: 08 May 2012
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Sarah...
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Hi, You can visit a GP in your area who may be able to give you some advice on costs for care. Your local hospital can also inform you of the costs...

Answered: 08 May 2012