While pregnancy is a special and exciting time, we understand that it can also cause feelings of uncertainty, especially for new mothers. Dr Guy Skinner is a pre-pregnancy specialist in Melbourne and believes in a thorough approach when planning and preparing you for your birth. You can be sure that under his care and supervision, you will be properly prepared and the safety and health of both mother and baby will be a priority at all times.

Our specialities include, pre-pregnancy, natural delivery, gynaecology, twin delivery, breech and caesarean delivery. Dr Guy Skinner has extensive experience across obstetrics and gynaecology. He is passionate about his patients and the high level of medical care he provides.

Tips during pregnancy

Exercise during pre-pregnancy can be beneficial, however you should try and keep sessions to 20 to 40 minutes maximum, three times per week. You don’t want to over exhaust your body but some exercise can be good. You will find that your dietary intake, as opposed to your exercise, will have a greater role in minimising your weight in pregnancy.

Morning sickness is something else you may experience during pregnancy. The severity of these symptoms varies from patient to patient but there are a few things you can do to help while experiencing these symptoms, which usually last for the first 12-16 weeks of pregnancy. Having vitamin B6 supplements as well as sipping soda water or lemonade can help you feel better. Ingesting dry biscuits in the morning before you get up out of bed can also help reduce symptoms you will experience later in the day. You may also find that if you eat 4-6 smaller meals during the day as opposed to 3 large meals, this may help as your sugar levels will be kept more consistent.

Fainting and dizziness is also common during pregnancy, and you can try to avoid these symptoms through a few different ways. One is to avoid getting up in a hurry, or standing for long periods of time. If you start feeling lightheaded or dizzy, sit down quickly. You should also avoid lying flat on your back in the later stages of pregnancy.

Always here to help

If you are experiencing any issues or need advice, Dr Guy Skinner is always here to help. An expert in the field, contact him if you have any concerns.

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