Recurrent Implantation Failure
30th Sep

2015

Following on from our recent Implantation blog, this post will look at implantation failure. Implantation is still not completely understood. There exists a complex cross talk between the embryo and the endometrium that requires a perfect  ...

The Oral Contraceptive Pill
15th Jul

2015

The combined oral contraceptive pill (COCP) contains both oestrogen and progesterone and has been used for many years for a number of indications including birth control, pelvic pain, heavy menstrual bleeding and acne.  Recent media coverage of ...

Medical Research Week
1st Jun

2015

Between May 28 and June 5 2015, Medical Research week will be celebrated in NSW.  The Australian Society for Medical Research hosts a series of events around the country to promote research but also to spread the results of research that has been done.  ...

Smoking – a global health issue
25th May

2015

The use of tobacco is a global health issue and it is important to highlight the issues associated with smoking and the damage it does to health – both to those who smoke and those around them.  It is estimated that the use of tobacco products is ...

Fibroids
19th Apr

2015

What is a fibroid? A fibroid (leiomyoma or just myoma) is a non-cancerous growth of the muscle that forms the walls of the uterus.  With an estimated lifetime risk of about 70%, most women will have a fibroid at some point in their life.  For the ...

Preterm Birth: Part 2 – What can we do?
12th Apr

2015

In Part 1 of our blog we learnt about what Preterm Birth is, the risk factors and detection.  In Part 2 we will explore treatment options for you should you find yourself at risk of preterm birth. Treatment options  Treatment options for preterm birth ...

Preterm Birth: Part 1 – Who is at risk?
7th Apr

2015

What is preterm birth? Preterm birth (PTB) is defined as delivery of your baby prior to 37 weeks gestation. Unfortunately, the majority of the time we cannot explain the mechanism for why PTB occurs.  In about 70% of cases, women break their waters ...

Adenomyosis
29th Mar

2015

Adenomyosis is a condition that affects the muscle of the uterus and is defined as the presence of the tissue that usually lines the uterus (called the endometrium) within the muscular wall of the uterus.  The uterus has a muscular layer and the lining ...

Multiple Births – the joys and the challenges
9th Mar

2015

Twins arrive in 1.5% of all births, with triplets or even more babies accounting for many fewer deliveries at 0.02%.  The numbers of twin pregnancies has initially risen over the past few decades due to increases in IVF rates, however this has decreased ...

Endometriosis Awareness Month
2nd Mar

2015

We all know that women are strong and resilient.  Perhaps it is these characteristics that have meant endometriosis – a disease as common as asthma or diabetes – has gone unnoted, unheard of and unrecognised by health carers, governments and ...