Ask the Midwife

Is My Body Playing Tricks on Me?

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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Dear Midwife,
I'm hoping you can put my mind at rest. I came off the pill in February 2008 and my periods have been some what erratic since but seem to settle down toward the end of last year. My last normal period was 2 December 2008. I say normal because I'm not sure that my next period which rather unusually for me only lasted for 2 days ( This was on the 7th January).

When Does Baby Engage

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
Hi I'm 33 weeks this Sunday and this is my first baby so exciting, but this week I have been having pain in my pelvis especially on the left hand side like hes pushing down and the occasional pain which feels like a knife stab pain which can make me stop for a little while but only lasts a few minutes then gone.

Please can you tell me what this is and if its all normal.

Thanks

Think I Have a Cold...Is It Ok to Take Day-quil?

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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Dear Midwife,
I am going to be 8 weeks tomorrow according to the doctor. I am trying to avoid being extremely stressed out. But the last few days I haven't feeling good, and that is stressing me out more than anything else. My doctor didn't tell me to avoid stress I just know my mom had to, So I wanted to just to make sure nothing goes wrong.

Discharge

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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Dear Midwife,
I am nearly seven weeks pregnant, over the last week (not every day) I have noticed only when wiping after a wee, a thick discharge, white/yellow in color and only a small amount. I have had no pain or cramping and discharge does not smell. I am paranoid about miscarrying to the point me and my partner haven't celebrated the news yet?

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