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Avatar Katlj...
Sarah...
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Hi, The risks are similar where you have had only one caesarean when compared to 2 previous caesareans. There are increased risks when you have had...

Answered: 27 Jan 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, I am sorry but more than likley there will be no health care professional who would be willing to support you with this. You could try independ...

Answered: 27 Jan 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, It is best that you have a check up. You can get your period after the post birth bleeding has stopped at around 6 weeks but this may be relate...

Answered: 27 Jan 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, Unless you had a premature birth with your first baby more than likely you will go to term. Best wishes, Alex.

Answered: 12 Jan 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, The low lying placenta and having it retained are not connected at all. You are at an increased chance of having a retained placenta again but ...

Answered: 12 Jan 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, It is very common to have spotting when you first start on the minipill. It should settle down over the next few months. If not please visit yo...

Answered: 12 Jan 2011
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Sarah...
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Hi, It may be worthwhile looking online for the product. Best wishes, Alex.

Answered: 12 Jan 2011
Avatar Tahli...
Sarah...
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Hi, You will bleed heavily for around 2 weeks and then much lighter for a few more weeks. Best wishes, Alex.

Answered: 21 Dec 2010
Avatar Amesh...
Sarah...
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Hi, Either way it is intervention. If you are induced you increase your chances of intervention and you may end up with a caesarean. IT is best to ...

Answered: 21 Dec 2010
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Sarah...
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Hi, More than likely your next baby will be of similar size. Best wishes, Alex.

Answered: 21 Dec 2010
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Sarah...
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Hi, THis can be a very difficult time and I can see that you are trying very hard to do the right thing. One good way to cope is to get some exerci...

Answered: 14 Dec 2010
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Sarah...
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Hi, More than likely this is from the position of the baby at the moment. There may be increased pressure on your cervix that is causing the discom...

Answered: 08 Dec 2010
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Sarah...
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Hi, It is always better for you and your baby if you wait for labour to begin naturally. I know that it does get very uncomfortable in late pregnan...

Answered: 08 Dec 2010
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Sarah...
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Hi, Many women do not get their periods back until 6 - 12 months after the birth, especially if you are breast feeding. THis is to be expected but ...

Answered: 08 Dec 2010
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Sarah...
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Hi, More than likely your hospital will have a list of items that they would like you to bring. You need to bring some clothes for you and the baby...

Answered: 08 Dec 2010
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Sarah...
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Hi, You can enquire through the homebirth australia website or you could approach your previous midwife for a recommendation. Best wishes, Alex.

Answered: 30 Nov 2010
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Sarah...
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Hi, The best advice is to look after yourself & stay fit & healthy so that your body can cope with labour and birth. Keep exercising and don't sit ...

Answered: 30 Nov 2010
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Sarah...
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Hi, More than likley it will be similar to your second birth so plan for around 4 hours. Best wishes, Alex.

Answered: 30 Nov 2010
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Sarah...
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Hi, You need to discuss your history with your helath care porfessionals so that they can advise you on this pregnancy and what possible complicati...

Answered: 17 Nov 2010
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Sarah...
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Hi, You may have an infection in your bladder fromt he catheter. It may be worthwhile visiting your GP for a check up. Also make sure that you are ...

Answered: 09 Nov 2010
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Sarah...
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Hi, You can always be optimistic but more than likely it will be quite similar to your others. Your age has also increased a bit so you tend to not...

Answered: 02 Nov 2010
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Sarah...
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Hi, Yes you are at an increased risk of having bleeding problems again but you will be closely watched and probably given some extra medication at ...

Answered: 02 Nov 2010
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Sarah...
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Hi, The risks of trialing a vaginal birth after a second caesarean are similar to those following one caesarean. You may find to difficult to convi...

Answered: 02 Nov 2010
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Sarah...
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Hi, More than likely the birth will be much more straight forward. You are much less likely to need instrumental assistance with the birth. You are...

Answered: 02 Nov 2010
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Sarah...
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Hi, More than likely everything will go well. You may notice the pregnancy and labour more as you are a bit older! There is a higher chance of bree...

Answered: 02 Nov 2010
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Sarah...
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Hi, It may be a period or if you are using the minipill as contraception this can cause break through bleeding during your cycle. If it continues y...

Answered: 25 Oct 2010
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Sarah...
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Hi, The good news is that a second labour and birth is always much better than the first. Try not to discount a vaginal birth the next time if you ...

Answered: 25 Oct 2010