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5 ways to prepare yourself for birth
16th Mar

2015

The pregnancy is progressing, your baby is kicking and your antenatal visits are getting closer together.  The countdown to the end of the pregnancy can creep up on you before you realise!  Here are our top 5 ways to prepare yourself for birth: ...

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 ...

Ovarian Cancer
25th Feb

2015

Ovarian cancer is an uncommon cancer with 1500 Australian women diagnosed with this disease each year.  This means a 1% lifetime risk for Australian women and makes it about ten times less common than breast cancer. Unfortunately, there is no effective ...

Is having an ultrasound examination safe for my baby?
16th Feb

2015

Ultrasound has been used for over 50 years in obstetrics.  Initially it helped answering basic questions like: Is there a pregnancy and is the baby alive? Is there only one baby? Where is the placenta? Over the years the technology of this modality has ...

Ovarian Cysts
9th Feb

2015

Women in their reproductive years are constantly producing ovarian cysts – in fact every month a cyst (or the correct technical name follicle) develops in the ovary and may be seen on an ultrasound.   Many women worry about an ultrasound diagnosis of ...

The gender debate… is a male or female Obstetrician a better choice?
27th Jan

2015

In private obstetric practice you choose your Obstetrician and therefore who looks after you during your pregnancy and delivers your baby.  Recommendations can come from friends, colleagues or your GP.  One of the considerations for many women is ...

Advanced Maternal Age
26th Jan

2015

These days many women are delaying childbearing into their 30’s and it is not uncommon to be over 35 when having a baby.  Previously the term given to these pregnancies was “geriatric” but the updated (more politically correct) name is Advanced ...

Ectopic Pregnancy
18th Dec

2014

Ectopic pregnancy is where the developing pregnancy occurs outside the cavity of the uterus, most commonly in the fallopian tube. There are other places where an ectopic pregnancy can occur including on the ovary, in the wall of the uterus or caesarean ...

Peri-operative implications for use of complementary and alternative medicines
8th Dec

2014

There is enormous public enthusiasm for complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) with studies reporting 70-85% of the population regularly using CAM therapy.  Women are the biggest users of CAM with many citing that they want a more natural treatment ...