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  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 ...
  Neural tube defects are defects in the development of the brain, spine, or spinal cord. Of the several types of neural tube defects, the two most common ones are spina bifida and anencephaly.   What is a neural tube defect? According to a UNSW report, neural tube defects (NTDs) ...
While very pregnant woman wants their baby delivered safely and the majority of women plan to have their babies via vaginal birth, there are times things do not go as planned and the safest option is to deliver by caesarean section.   What it is An emergency caesarean section is a ...
Pregnancy comes with diverse kinds of discomforts. These are primarily due to hormonal changes. Some may be for a trimester, others may last for longer periods. Some happen early in pregnancy, others occur in mid or late pregnancy.   Common discomforts during pregnancy are highlighted ...
Pregnancy comes with several changes to a woman’s body system. In Australia, gestational diabetes is on the rise and affects thousands of pregnant women. It is said that 12-14% of pregnant women will develop diabetes in pregnancy, usually around the 24th to 28th week of pregnancy.   What it ...
  Yes, you can exercise when you are pregnant. It is beneficial to you and your unborn baby. Exercise helps reduce glucose levels, the risks of Caesarean section or instrumental deliveries and maternal weight gain. It is recommended that expecting women get 150 minutes of moderate-intensity ...
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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