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Pregnancy expert Zita West answers your questions

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Zita West has decades of experience as a midwife and pregnancy adviser – which means she knows everything there is to know about getting ready for birth! If you missed our Twitter chat with her, check out our round-up of the best questions.

Do you have any advice on giving birth to a baby whose head is measuring very large on my latest scan? I’m slightly terrified now!

Firstly don't panic! Many women can be frightened when they receive scan results, especially if it's your first time! Put this in your birth plan so your midwife knows about it. Remember your body is designed to help you give birth and will help you along the way.

Have you got any advice for older mums planning a second pregnancy?

It takes a good year to get over the birth of your first baby. Breastfeeding can also cause delays in your periods returning. Check with your GP for any underlying medical factors. And don't forget to have plenty of sex!

Are there any ways to prevent morning sickness – or at least make it easier to deal with?

Seventy per cent of women suffer from nausea/sickness during pregnancy. Tiredness and sickness go together. Eat little and often and rest! Read tried-and-tested morning sickness tips here

Will breastfeeding prevent me from getting pregnant again?

Breastfeeding won't stop you from becoming pregnant, so take precautions if you don't want to get pregnant again.

I’m 36 and thinking of starting to try for a baby soon. My mother had an early menopause in her forties – can this affect me?

This is a really good question. If your mother had an early menopause this could affect you. It's a good idea to start sooner rather than later, especially if you want to have more than one child. Read more about when to have a baby here

I have to give birth in theatre. Will I be able to wear my glasses? I won't be able to see a thing without them!

Yes, you will be able to wear your glasses in theatre as long as you’re not under general anaesthetic.

For more advice during your pregnancy, pick up Zita West’s new book Your Pregnancy Companion at Tesco. Buy it here