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Expert panel: Pregnancy

Are you pregnant and feeling tired - but having difficulty sleeping? Many of our readers struggle with the physical demands of pregnancy on their body. Sometimes it can be hard to know which pains are normal and which need to be discussed with your doctor or midwife. Thankfully our experts have lots of advice and tips to help you get more comfortable and can advise when you should get more help. Take a look at some of our previously answered expert questions, you might find your answer there. Or, why not ask your own question and have it answered by our pregnancy expert. Your question and expert answer will be posted on the Huggies 'Ask an Expert' page.

Please note questions are not answered live. If you are at all concerned about your health or your bubs contact your doctor immediately.

Questions about Pregnancy

Avatar Mauled06
Jane ...
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Hi, As long as you don't have any bleeding or other signs of concern then this may just be due to pelvic congestion in early pregnancy and the fact...

Answered: 24 Jun 2015
Avatar Cr9578
Jane ...
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Hi, Not necessarily. Sometimes the mother has a weight loss in the third trimester but as long as the baby is still growing that's important. Are y...

Answered: 24 Jun 2015
Avatar JBLQ
Jane ...
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Hi, This could be due to an infection so it's important that you have the rash examined by a health care professional. Don't feel embarrassed about...

Answered: 24 Jun 2015
Avatar Janin...
Jane ...
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Hi, It would be worthwhile you speaking with your maternity care provider about this. Perhaps you need to have a urine test done to see if you have...

Answered: 24 Jun 2015
Avatar Arani...
Jane ...
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Hello, If you are worried then I suggest you speak with your GP or maternity care provider. Any bleeding during pregnancy warrants a check. This ma...

Answered: 08 Jun 2015
Avatar Brook...
Jane ...
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Hi, Gentle, low impact exercises are all considered safe during low risk pregnancy. However, if you've had a bleed then you need to be guided by yo...

Answered: 31 May 2015
Avatar Taylo...
Jane ...
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Hi, It's great that you've always had such a supportive relationship with your sister. But perhaps your pregnancy is a big change for her. Perhaps ...

Answered: 31 May 2015
Avatar Ncs90
Jane ...
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Hi, I appreciate it's some days since your question. It does sound as if you've had a mucous "show" but this is not a sign of true labour. Ruptured...

Answered: 31 May 2015
Avatar Heidi...
Jane ...
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Hello, To the best of my knowledge there isn't anything you can do. There are a number of factors which influence foetal engagement in the mother's...

Answered: 14 May 2015
Avatar Priya...
Jane ...
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Hi, When you say your uterus was open, do you mean your cervix? The cervix needs to dilate to 10cms to allow the baby to be born. But you say 4mm-...

Answered: 14 May 2015
Avatar HayzNZ
Jane ...
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Hi, Your questions are so specific that they would be best answered by the specialist who you've been referred to. It's not unusual to need to wait...

Answered: 14 May 2015
Avatar Iacva...
Jane ...
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Hi, It sounds like you are worried in which case check with your maternity care provider to see if they feel another scan is necessary. It's not un...

Answered: 14 May 2015
Avatar Angsnz
Alex ...
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Hi, As with any teas, Jasmine tea does contain caffeine so it should be only drunk in small amounts. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 05 May 2015
Avatar Alana...
Alex ...
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Hi, You will need to be seen by a midwife or a GP. Any bleeding in pregnancy is regarded as abnormal and needs to be checked. Best wishes, Alex

Answered: 05 May 2015
Avatar Angsnz
Alex ...
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Hi, Yes more than likely these are fine to take in pregnancy and may help with your symptoms. As with any medication you should read the advice on ...

Answered: 05 May 2015
Avatar Coll_...
Jane ...
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Hi, Without you having a pregnancy test, either with a home pregnancy test with your urine or going to your GP and getting a blood test at the path...

Answered: 19 Apr 2015
Avatar Naomi...
Jane ...
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Hi, For a more accurate assessment of the baby's gender the general recommendation is to wait until the 18-20 week screening scan. However, it is p...

Answered: 15 Apr 2015
Avatar R_Ing...
Jane ...
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Hi, If you are worried then I suggest that you check with a doctor and/or your maternity care provider. This is especially important if you are ble...

Answered: 19 Apr 2015
Avatar Quint...
Jane ...
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Hi, Your question ran out before you'd finished. I'm not sure what your asking, I am sorry. But I think you're saying that your baby would have bee...

Answered: 30 Mar 2015
Avatar Member
Jane ...
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Hi, I appreciate that it's a few days since you sent your email. If you are still concerned and having symptoms then I strongly urge you to have a ...

Answered: 30 Mar 2015
Avatar Gyanunav
Jane ...
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Hello, If you have pain I suggest you see your doctor or maternity care provider. This is not a medical advice service and the symptoms you're desc...

Answered: 30 Mar 2015
Avatar Dubsky96
Jane ...
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Hi, The test is quite accurate but it is important to remember that this is just a screening test. If there is any doubt with the result you may be...

Answered: 22 Mar 2015
Avatar Sameoner
Jane ...
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Hello, I'm sorry but I don't understand what "the rode and jab" mean - do you mean the rod and injection?? Both of these are a form of hormonal con...

Answered: 22 Mar 2015
Avatar mum1987
Jane ...
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Hi, As you're finding, there is no absolute answer to this query. The issue with a classical scar is that there is a greater risk of uterine abrup...

Answered: 22 Mar 2015
Avatar Thats...
Jane ...
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Hi, I suggest that if you are concerned then a check with a doctor would be helpful. Lower pelvic pain can indicate problems but not always. Of cou...

Answered: 15 Mar 2015
Avatar Kim_J...
Jane ...
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Hi, I suggest that you go back to the doctor who ordered the scan in the first place. They will be able to provide you with specific and individual...

Answered: 09 Mar 2015
Avatar Ahaly...
Jane ...
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Hello, I'm sorry but I don't understand your question. I'm not familiar with any gel type oil. But I suggest that you speak with your midwife, doct...

Answered: 09 Mar 2015