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  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. ...
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 ...
  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 ...
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 ...
  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. ...
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.

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.

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