Ask the Midwife

Pregnant?

I had my period 16 days ago. I have been off the pill for nearly 1 year and been trying to conceive only since my last period. I am feeling nauseous today and have had tender breasts for a few days. I did a pregnancy test today and it was negative. Could it be too early to detect bHCG? Is it possible that i still may be pregnant? I know i will soon know, if my period does not come.

Home Birth

I have noticed a lot of the articles and pregnancy books in general, little is said about the option of home birthing. Most articles/books talk about hospital procedure, what to expect etc. Being a first time mom, I thouroughly researched my birthing options.

Bleeding at Six Weeks

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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QUESTION

Hello,
I am 6 weeks pregnant with my second child. I have been having some vaginal bleeding. I am wearing a liner but the blood is only there when I wipe. I'm not having cramps or any bad discomfort, just the normal feelings when your tummy is preparing itself.

Please can you advise me if I need to seek help or advise or if I'm just being over sensitive?

Thanks,
Mel

Rectocele

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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QUESTION

Hi,
I hope you can offer me your opinion on a problem that's suddenly gotten worse almost 3 years post-partum. I'm having some sort of prolapse. A rectocele, I think, that's been there since birth has suddenly gotten much worse over the past three weeks. It never bothered me or showed very much before now.

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