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Induction of Labour
15th May


By Dr Minke Burke, MBBS, MSC, FRANZCOG, DDU You have finally reached your Due Date and have been counting down the days for a while now.  It seems that time is slowing down. Everything is ready and you are ‘over it’.  Eating hot curries, going for ...

Long-acting Reversible Contraceptives
13th Dec


Long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) are options which last for long periods of time and don’t need to be remembered on a daily basis but are completely reversible. There are a number of such options on the market currently, including a rod ...

Love your labia!
20th Jun


Your labia are the skin folds that are external to the vaginal opening. Some women refer to these as the ‘lips’ or ‘flaps’. There are two parts of the labia, the labia majora (the outer folds of skin) and the labia minora (the inner, thinner ...

Constipation in pregnancy – Don’t get Stuck!
14th Mar


Constipation is described as infrequent of difficult bowel motions, and it is estimated that between 10 and 40% of women suffer from constipation at some stage in their pregnancy.  Around 40% suffer from this at 15 weeks gestation. Why do women suffer ...

Adjusting to Parenting
14th Sep


By guest blogger Dr Wendy Roncolato, Clinical Psychologist and Director of Cloudberry Clinic.   Becoming a parent is a major life event.  It’s an exciting time that changes life in lots of ways—and this transition requires numerous ...

Chronic Pelvic Pain
24th Jul


Chronic pain affects 20% of adults and although back pain is a common culprit, for many women it is chronic pelvic pain which is the problem. Chronic pelvic pain is defined as pain which occurs in the pelvic region and is present on most days for more ...

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
11th Jul


Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a condition that occurs during pregnancy when a woman is unable to respond to the changing hormonal environment caused by the growing baby and placenta. As a result she has blood glucose levels which are elevated ...

Food allergy awareness
8th Jun


Up to 40% of children in Australia and New Zealand will suffer from allergies at some time in their childhood, the majority being food allergies, eczema, asthma and hay fever.  While for many children the symptoms may be mild and pass as they grow older, ...

Endometriosis and getting the information right
29th Feb


It is Endometriosis Awareness week during 3-9th March and Alana Healthcare for Women is actively involved in managing the pain and fertility issues for women with endometriosis who struggle with this consuming and debilitating disease.  Our specialist ...

Air Travel and Pregnancy
15th Feb


Many women need to travel while pregnant.  Other women are keen to book a last holiday away together (“babymoon”), and enjoy some time with their partner.  Here are some important facts regarding air travel and pregnancy. When to travel? The general ...