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What is it? The term irritable uterus relates to uterine contractions that do not produce any changes to the cervix.  These contractions can be extremely painful but fortunately, they are not enough strong to produce cervical modifications. The contractions are similar to Braxton-Hicks but are ...
What is an incompetent cervix? Before pregnancy, the cervix is normally closed and firm. As pregnancy advances towards the time of labour, the cervix slowly becomes soft, decreasing the length and may even open slightly. When the cervix is unable to stay closed during the pregnancy and opens ...
    What is the vulva?   The vulva is the external part of the female genitals. It protects a woman’s sexual organs, urinary opening, vestibule, and vagina and is the center of much of a woman’s sexual response. The outer and inner ‘lips’ of the vulva are called ...
  What is PMS?   Premenstrual syndrome, or PMS, refers to the range of physical and emotional symptoms that many women experience in the lead up to a period (menstruation). Symptoms generally resolve during the woman’s period and there is usually at least one symptom-free week ...
  Many couples often assume that it should be straightforward to fall pregnant. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. If you and your partner have been trying to conceive for more than twelve months, and there have been no developments, you should seek medical advice. You may also want ...
  You may be surprised to learn that it's quite common to experience bleeding when you are in the first three months of a pregnancy. If the bleeding is light, or simply spotting, it is most likely an implantation bleed and it is highly likely that the pregnancy will continue as normal. ...
COMMON DISCOMFORTS DURING PREGNANCY When you fall pregnant, there are several changes that will happen to your body which can lead to some forms of discomfort. While these discomforts may be completely normal during pregnancy, it’s important to know when to perhaps seek medical attention. ...
PREPARING FOR THE BIRTH There are few things more exciting for an expectant mother than the pending arrival of her baby. As the baby’s delivery date approaches, there are a thousand and one thoughts that will run through your mind, especially if it is your first time. Often women may find ...
  Regular exercise is good for general well being and this is no different with pregnant women. By maintaining a regular exercise routine throughout pregnancy physical and mental wellbeing can be optimised. Engaging in regular exercise during pregnancy has been linked with the improvement of ...
BLEEDING DURING  EARLY PREGNANCY Pregnant women are most likely to experience vaginal bleeding in their first trimester (i.e. the first three months of pregnancy). This phenomenon is reasonably common - in fact it is believed that about 20% of all pregnant women will experience spotting or light ...
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Greenslopes Obstetrics & Gynaecology is closely aligned with the Greenslopes Private Hospital which opened Brisbane’s newest maternity facility in February 2013.

Pregnancy Pearls
Pregnancy Pearls

There are many questions and common issues that arise during pregnancy. Here are some short and helpful articles on many common pregnancy issues.

Pregnancy Checklist
Pregnancy Checklist

Congratulations on your pregnancy! If you would like some help thinking through some of the things you need to organise, I've put together a checklist to make sure the important things aren't missed.

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