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What you Need to Know About Pregnancy Ultrasounds

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

high-risk pregnancy

Great news , you are pregnant but what do you do now?

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.

Perinatal Mental Health

I see in my practice much anxiety and depression in both pre and post birth.  Mental health issues are often unfortunately put in the closet. This may be because of outward fear or rejection of having issues, shame and fear of change in relationships or

A Private Hospital Perspective

Our consulting suites are located on level 1 at St Vincent’s Private Hospital, overlooking the city.  Our easy access to public transport and proximity to the city is one of the many benefits for our patients. In addition, there are many lesser known but more

What You Need to Know About Pre-Eclampsia

What You Need to Know About Pre-Eclampsia   What is pre-eclampsia? Pre-eclampsia is a serious complication in pregnancy that rarely occurs before 20 weeks gestation, and more commonly occurs late in pregnancy.  It represents a severe reaction between the placenta and the mother, resulting in

CMV (Cytomegalovirus) and pregnancy

CMV (Cytomegalovirus) and pregnancy By Dr Guy SKinner   CMV is the most common damaging infection in pregnancy.  Many people are fearful of the risk of Listeria from contaminated food during their pregnancy, but this is actually a rare problem in pregnancy. CMV however, is