We often get asked about the value of pre-pregnancy planning. Many couples find it can be a useful tool for them as it provides an opportunity to work through any health concerns they may. It provides couples with the chance for a specialist to investigate
Is caused when a milk duct becomes blocked and the milk behind the blockage flows into the surrounding tissue causing inflammation and infection. Frequent contributing factors can be due to your breasts are too full, you have an oversupply of milk, you have large breaks
The placenta provides a growing baby with nutrients, oxygen and produces hormones to support your pregnancy whilst also removing waste the baby produces to the mother’s bloodstream. The placenta connects to your baby via the umbilical cord. Placenta praevia is when the placenta implants itself
Burning, stabbing or deep pressure around the chest area are some of the ways pregnant women describe the oesophageal reflux or heartburn they suffer at any stage in their pregnancy. Reflux is not only caused by the rapidly expanding uterus pushing upwards, but also the
Ligament pains are common in pregnancy from 15 – 40 weeks. It is usually felt as unilateral lower abdominal pains that start suddenly and tend to become worse when moving around with daily activities. They often will be severe enough to stop you in your
Research suggests Australian women retain up to one third of their pregnancy weight for life. This is also true for each subsequent pregnancy. It is one of the many challenges a new mother faces, and not necessarily the greatest, but can be the most annoying.
Just found out you’re pregnant? A lot of changes happen to your body during pregnancy. If you’re a bit unsure of what to expect during and after pregnancy read on for some quick and easily digestible information addressing five things we are commonly asked about.
Making the decision to have a family is exciting and choosing an obstetrician that you can trust to guide and care for you throughout your pregnancy and assist you in the delivery of your baby is key to ensuring a safe and happy pregnancy and
Ultrasounds are performed during pregnancy generally at key stages of a baby’s development. The first scan will be at your first visit with your Obstetrician in their rooms when the baby is between 7 – 10 weeks gestation. This scan is usually to help your
Firstly, celebrate, this is a wonderful and very exciting time in you and your partners life. Ensure you have started taking pregnancy folate tablets, these can be purchased from a chemist and will start to build your reserves for the growth needs of your baby.