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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 birth. This is never an easy decision, and one that […]

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 obstetrician confirm your due dates for delivery, how many babies […]

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.  Remove any alcohol from you diet and if concerned about […]

You may have heard of a caesarean section (or c-section) before. Your mother may have had one, or maybe you or your partner expect to have one. But there is a lot that most people don’t know about this surgery, and a lot that might inform you in the future. Read on for Dr Skinner’s […]

Hyperemesis Gravidarum is one of the most debilitating issues that can affect you during your pregnancy. It can occur at any stage but most commonly occurs during the first trimesters. For 90% of women, it disappears by 14 weeks gestation, and only occasionally is relentless throughout the pregnancy. It occurs more frequently in the evenings […]

Making the decision to have a family is an exciting time. Choosing an obstetrician that you can trust to guide and care for you throughout the pregnancy, and one that can assist you in the delivery of your baby, is key to ensuring a safe and happy pregnancy and birth. This is never an easy […]

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 status as a coping and capable person.  Untreated, there is […]

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 important reasons for our patients to have their baby at […]

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 potential issues for both the mother and the baby. How […]

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 often the hidden cause of significant morbidity in new-borns and […]