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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 ...
  What is gestational diabetes? Gestational diabetes or GDM is a form of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy. Most of the time, GDM gets better on its own without any medications after pregnancy, but in some females, it may persist even after pregnancy. Gestational diabetes is diagnosed ...
Is pregnancy massage safe?   Pregnancy or prenatal massage may be used to reduce swelling in arms and legs, reduce stress and is known to relieve muscle and joint pain in a pregnant woman. It can involve many massaging techniques but usually involves a gentle massage.    Pregnancy ...
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. ...
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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