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The Importance of Iron in Pregnancy

Whilst the media and marketing machines of large companies have an obsession with trying to get pregnant women to consume their vitamin products, it is the poorer cousins, the minerals, that often get forgotten. We regularly see iron and calcium deficiency through the course of

How Endometriosis Affects Pregnancy

Endometriosis is one of the more common issues for women in the fertile age range, and while many women may be unaware of its presence, conversely, women who have had it diagnosed are often very concerned for its future impact.  Endometriosis is a condition where

Fibroids in Pregnancy

Fibroids are one of the most common gynaecologic problems we see frequently cause issues in pregnancy. Up to 40% of women in the fertile age range have fibroids, being even more frequent in some Asian and African women. Before becoming pregnant, many women will not

What is a High Risk Pregnancy?

A commonly used term I hear far more often is ‘high risk pregnancy’. A pregnancy can be described as high risk as a result of pre-existing problems before the pregnancy, or from problems arising during the course of the pregnancy. It commonly relates to issues

What is the Role of a Midwife in Private Practice?

Many people assume midwives only work in a hospital environment, either in labour wards, postnatal care or special care nurseries. However, midwives are becoming an integral part of private obstetric practices. In our practice we feel it is important to provide our patients with the

What is pregnancy planning?

This is something we often get asked.  Pregnancy planning can be a useful tool for many couples as it is an opportunity to look at issues or concerns you may have and allow a specialist to explore other issues that can improve your chances of

What Should I Eat During Pregnancy?

In a sea of information, it is easy to drown in mixed information about the “essential “and “necessary” intake of foods and vitamin products being pushed in front of you, even from the pre-pregnancy stage. Few elements have been consistently found in high quality research

What You Should Know About Delayed Cord Clamping

The umbilical cord provides for all of the transport of oxygen and nutrients to your baby, from 5 weeks gestation, until the time it is cut after delivery. The baby’s blood is much more concentrated whilst in utero and progressively dilutes in the first days

Prenatal Screening (NIPs TEST)

Non-invasive prenatal screening (N.I.PS test) has been available to Australian women through their Private Obstetrician for more than three years and has revolutionised the way to screen for conditions such as Down’s Syndrome.  The test was initially processed in California for a fee of nearly