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  Commonly known as ‘fertility awareness’, the Natural Family Planning (NFP) method if one strategy couples you to manage falling pregnant (or not falling pregnant!). NFP is practiced in Australia using several methods from the Billings method to monitoring one’s ...
Prenatal appointments are appointments that you have with your healthcare provider (an obstetrician, a general physician, or a midwife) during your pregnancy. These appointments help to monitor and record your health status and that of your growing baby throughout your pregnancy.   The ...
    Naturally, you gain weight as your baby grows. However, you may gain less or more than recommended in pregnancy which can have adverse effects on both you and your unborn baby. What is the normal weight gain? Normal weight gain in pregnancy depends on your weight or body ...
As a pregnant woman, you often look forward to lying down and having a well-earned rest. Not long into your pregnancy though you may find that lying down comes with an added bonus: heartburn! Heartburn is very common during pregnancy and affects some women in later trimesters but can spring up ...
Chronic pelvic pain is mostly seen in women and can affect up to 15% of women. Many women will experience pelvic pain in pregnancy, commonly called Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) or Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD). The good news is that it does not harm your baby. The less good news is that it can ...
  At the end of their maternity leave, many mums return to the workforce. For many working mothers, returning to work poses new challenges above the usual workload. Breastfeeding mothers may not find it as convenient as before, and new strategies may have to come into play. Breastfeeding ...
  Being a support person involves providing physical and mental help and support to a woman in labour. It comes with its good and bad sides, and you need to be ready for whatever it will take. Who is a support person? A support person is that individual that is present when a woman is ...
In Australia, about eight per cent of babies are born prematurely every year. The average age for a full-term pregnancy is 40 weeks as pregnancy normally spans from 38 to 42 weeks. If a baby is born before 37 weeks gestation, they are considered premature. The Stages of Prematurity Most ...
Blood Tests in Pregnancy Blood tests are carried out during pregnancy as an important part of antenatal care. These tests are performed to check for anything that may cause problems throughout pregnancy, during labour and after birth for you and/or your baby.   Some of these tests are ...
There are certain situations when your doctor may want to monitor your baby during the later stages of pregnancy and/or labour. At this point, you may hear words like ‘fetal heart rate’  or 'CTG' amongst other things.    What it is  Electronic fetal monitoring is the process of ...
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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