What is Pre-Eclampsia in pregnancy?

Pre-eclampsia is a condition that affects some pregnant women usually during the second half of pregnancy (from around 20 weeks) or immediately after birth of their baby.

Women with pre-eclampsia have the following  symptoms:

  • high b...

"My best friend is also pregnant and due a month before me. This is her second baby and she is having a VBAC this time round,

What is a VBAC & what does this mean?"

What is a VBAC

Women who’ve had caesarean births are usually physically able to try vaginal birth next time...

A positive birthing experience is integral to the mother and baby’s well-being.

A major factor that can influence the mother’s perception of a positive experience is how supported she feels throughout childbirth. 

Sometimes a mother may not feel well supported because t...

Looking after yourself and getting to know your new baby

 is the most important part after any birth.

Following a caesarean section

caring for your wound and avoiding strenuous activity

is also part of a healthy caesarean recovery.

Going home after caesarean birth

After your...

Whilst you are glowing on the outside you may not be feeling so great on the inside,

fortunately some simple changes can often relieve your symptoms.

Always contact you treating Obstetrician or treating doctor if you have any concerns about these or any other health pro...

Heavy menstrual bleeding is considered

'excessive menstrual bleeding which interferes with a women’s

physical, social, emotional and/or material quality of life '

It is estimated to effect 20 > 50% of menstruating women in Australia.

A common cause of Heavy Menstrual...

“ There has been reported cases of

hand foot & mouth disease

at my child’s day care

and I think my child has been exposed to the infected child,

is it a threat to me or my pregnancy?”

What is hand, foot and mouth disease?
Hand, foot and mouth disease is generally a mild i...

Close you eyes, relax and picture crystal clear blue water, white sandy beaches & the sound of palm trees gently swaying in the breeze........

aaaaaahhhhh has the cold wet weather got you

dreaming of a Baby-moon?


maybe there is a destination wedding c...

August 7, 2018

What is cord blood?

Cord blood is the blood that remains in the umbilical cord and placenta after the birth of your baby. This blood is rich in stem cells and other unique cells. Stem cells are immature cells that can reproduce themselves and potentially convert into ot...

With the days getting shorter, nights getting colder and the Winter coats emerging from the wardrobe again.…we know that Winter is on its way.  

During pregnancy the cool weather can be a welcomed change from the hot summer days spent in front of the air conditioner how...

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