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  Infertility is a term that refers to the inability to get pregnant after one year of attempting to get pregnant (this is six months if a woman is 35years or older).  Pregnancy is the outcome of multiple processes with many steps.  To fall pregnant:     Ovulation must ...
The vaginal wall is covered by a thin lubricating layer of moisture. This coat provides an alkaline environment that sperm can endure in and move in for sexual reproduction. Normal vaginal secretions also lubricate the vaginal wall, decreasing friction during intercourse. With age, changes in ...
Optimising Fertility in Women   Many women try to do many things in order to optimise their chances of conceiving. It’s essential to remember that falling pregnant is not always something you can do right away, it can take time. It is entirely reasonable for the process to take a few ...
How to optimise Male fertility. Fertility refers to the ability to reproduce without the need for medical assistance. Male infertility is a common issue and refers to the situation when a man has a lower chance of getting his female partner pregnant. This usually depends on the quality of his ...
The round ligaments are cordlike structures in the female pelvis, which help support the uterus by joining the front of the uterus to the groin.   Pain in the location of the round ligaments can happen during pregnancy. Round ligament pain is more prevalent during the second trimester. ...
  Alcohol can harm an unborn baby, even in the smallest amounts. Increased and frequent use of alcohol during pregnancy can lead to a disorder called fetal alcohol syndrome. As there is no safe level of drinking during pregnancy, doctors recommend that not drinking at all is the safest ...
An episiotomy is a procedure that may be performed during the vaginal delivery of a baby. In this, local anaesthetic is instilled and a small cut is made to widen a woman’s vaginal opening. This is done to assist with the birth of the baby. An episiotomy is usually done if the baby shows signs of ...
A pregnancy where a placenta and sac grows, but a baby does not is called a blighted ovum or anembryonic pregnancy. As the name indicated, there is no developing baby or embryo inside the gestational sac in the womb. This may still show up as a positive urine pregnancy test because the placenta is ...
Group B streptococcus (GBS), is a common bacterium found in the intestines or lower genital tract. Group B strep is mostly harmless in adults, but it can cause serious illness in newborns.    Therefore, as a precaution, healthcare providers often recommend group B strep testing in the ...
Induction of labour is when a woman’s labour is medically commenced and is usually recommended when the benefits of baby being delivered outweigh the benefits of baby staying in. What is induced labour? Most spontaneous labours occur at any time between 37 and 42 weeks of pregnancy. The ...
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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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