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  The Implanon is a contraceptive implant containing the hormone etonogestrel (a progesterone like hormone), commonly used in Australia. A contraceptive implant works in a similar way as an oral contraceptive pill.  The Implanon is about 3-4 cm long and made of plastic. It is inserted ...
  Oral contraceptive pills, commonly referred to as ‘OCPs’ are one of the most widely used methods of contraception. In Australia, two types of contraceptive pills are common, one being the “pill” which has both oestrogen and progesterone type hormones and the “mini pill” which ...
Managing the Common Cold and Flu in Pregnancy   One of the most common respiratory illnesses is the seasonal cold or flu. More than a million cases are seen in Australia alone. During pregnancy the chances of a woman contracting colds or influenza are higher than non-pregnant woman. This ...
Managing Leg Cramps in Pregnancy   Leg cramps are involuntary contractions of muscles that primarily affects the calf, foot or both. These cramps are quite common in pregnant women. Causes of leg cramps: Although these are quite common, it is still not clear what causes leg cramps. ...
Endometrial cancer arises from the lining of the uterus, also known as endometrium. It is the most common type of uterine cancer and is the most common gynecological cancer with 1900 Australian women diagnosed each year. Endometrial cancer is usually diagnosed at early stages. This is due to ...
Menorrhagia: Heavy menstrual bleeding. Heavy menstrual bleeding, medically known as menorrhagia can be alarming and can have a negative effect on a woman’s everyday life. With heavy menstrual bleeding, it can be difficult to keep up with usual activities because of constant bleeding and ...
Studies suggest that almost 2 of every 3 women will suffer from back pain during pregnancy. The simplest reason is that the weight of the baby in the abdomen causes downward pull and it pulls lower spine forward. This puts extra strain on the lower back, hence causing back pain. This back pain ...
Fibroids, or myomas are benign, non-cancerous growths that develop inside or around the womb (uterus). These growths are made up of muscles or fibrous tissue. These are also called uterine myomas or leiomyomas. Many women have no symptoms and often totally unaware that they are suffering from ...
  Obstetric cholestasis is not a common pregnancy condition.  Obstetric cholestasis is a liver disease of pregnancy that usually appears in the last trimester with a complex aetiology including different elements such as genetic, environmental and endocrinological factors.   It ...
Anaemia can be defined as a low count of red blood cells. It is a common condition during pregnancy secondary to a combination of dilution as fluid is retained and negative iron balance. Pregnant women should be evaluated carefully for anaemia during the first trimester and at around 28 weeks. The ...
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.

Consulting Rooms
Consulting Rooms

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.

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