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Avatar Shannonv
Sarah...
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Hi, More than likely this time around will be a much better experience. The pushing phase is usually much faster and requires less effort than the ...

Answered: 05 May 2011
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Sarah...
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Hiu, It can take a while for everything to feel better in this area. However, this area is designed to have this sort of trauma and it should heal ...

Answered: 05 May 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, With your history of a delayed second stage of birth it is perfectly reasonable to request an epidural this time. You may also find talking abo...

Answered: 05 May 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, Of course you can. Most hospitals are quite accepting of whatever you find comforatble to wear in labour. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 05 May 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi Ellyse, Try not to worry. After the birth your body can take up to 6 months for this area to heal up and look a bit more like it used to. It is ...

Answered: 05 May 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, The birth weight of the baby tends to be hereditary and the midwife should be also able to tell if it is big in late pregnancy by feeling it th...

Answered: 05 May 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, You are at an increased chance of your next baby being born at a similar time but it is not definite. Best wishes, Alex.

Answered: 05 May 2011
Avatar Kiri6
Sarah...
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Hi, THere may be an infection that is causing a problem. However, when you start the minipill you can have breakthrough bleeding for a few months. ...

Answered: 05 May 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, You need to have a chek up as soon as possible. You may have something still in there that is causing the problem of an infection that needs tr...

Answered: 05 May 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, You will need to be very regularly checked for any signs of premature labour and perhaps you will need to be admitted to hospital for rest. Onc...

Answered: 05 May 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, You can request to see an obstetrician if you wish and if the midwife won't agree then you can visit your GP for a referral. However, bladder p...

Answered: 05 May 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, This may happen again as it is relatively common, especially if you are overdue. Usually a second birth is much less complicated that a first b...

Answered: 05 Apr 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, It is always best for the mother and baby to have a natural birth if possible. This should be the case with you too. You need to talk to your G...

Answered: 05 Apr 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, It is best to contact the hospital as they should have a list of requirements. Some need you to bring in everything for the baby and others pro...

Answered: 05 Apr 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, Most of what you need for the baby is provided except what you need to take the baby home in. Usually you will need everything for your self. Y...

Answered: 21 Mar 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, The amount of weight that you gain in pregnancy does not determine the size of the baby. Many woemn gain lots of weight and have a small baby a...

Answered: 21 Mar 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, The average weight of a 33 week gestation baby is around 2 - 2.2 kg. Best wishes, Alex.

Answered: 21 Mar 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, It does sound as if you have had a poor experience giving birth. However, the posiiton of the baby is very unusual and difficult to diagnose ac...

Answered: 08 Mar 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, Unfortunately no health care professional will be willing to try for a natural birth following two previous caesareans. The risks are similar t...

Answered: 08 Mar 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, There is no evidence to suggest that identical twin boys are born earlier than any other twin birth. Twins do tend to be born earlier as two ba...

Answered: 08 Mar 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, You need to discuss this with your health care professionals as they should be planning now if you do need another caesarean. You can have test...

Answered: 08 Mar 2011
Avatar Amber...
Sarah...
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Hi, If you feel that you are in labour please contact your local maternity hospital. SOmetimes you can get stronger Braxton Hicks contractions clos...

Answered: 08 Mar 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, It can depend upon the reason for the caesarean as to the risks of trying for a vaginal birth the next time. Talk to your health care professio...

Answered: 08 Mar 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, You are at risk of going into labour early with this pregnancy too so you should notify the hospital if you have any signs of labour. Talk to y...

Answered: 08 Mar 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, More than likely the baby will not turn now so you should plan for an elective caesarean. It is unfortunate but it seems as if you have tried e...

Answered: 08 Mar 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, You are at an increased risk of going overdue and perhaps an induction next time. Try to be really accurate with your dates and if you have a l...

Answered: 09 Feb 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, You need to discuss what happened with your health care professional about the birth and if the delay was from the size of the baby, the size o...

Answered: 09 Feb 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, Try not to be too hard on yourself it is not your fault. At least 15% of all pregnancies need intervention and a surgical birth. You need to ta...

Answered: 09 Feb 2011