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Visitor policy updates

Visitor policy updates

Both hospitals have recently updated their visitor policies Norwest Private Hospital In labour 1 support person only allowed. Can’t change support person during labour. Postnatal ward  Maximum of 2 visitors in the patient’s room at a time would include counting the...

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Swaddle eligibility rules change on 1st December

Swaddle eligibility rules change on 1st December

“New eligibility criteria starting 1 December 2021 require HCF members to have held pregnancy and birth related cover with HCF for 12 months by the date of the baby's birth.” If you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant very soon and planning to take advantage of...

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COVID vaccination hesitation in pregnancy

COVID vaccination hesitation in pregnancy

The large majority of patients tell me at their antenatal visit how they are fully COVID vaccinated, had their first shot or have their appointment for their first shot. CONGRATULATIONS! There is a small minority who have decided not to be vaccinated while pregnant or...

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SAN Swaddle update

SAN Swaddle update

The Hospital advises… After 1 December 2021, patients must have held obstetrics cover exclusively with HCF for 12 months prior to their baby's birth to qualify for the Swaddle program. Previously, patients have been able to switch from a different health fund into HCF...

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Increased risk of COVID infection in pregnancy

Increased risk of COVID infection in pregnancy

While most patients are either already vaccinated against COVID or keen to be vaccinated ASAP, there are some patients who are hesitant. My understanding, after discussion with hesitant patients, is this hesitancy has a lot to do with believing nonsense negative...

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COVID precautions for maternity admissions 28th July 2021

Both Norwest Private Hospital and the Sydney Adventist Hospital have increased their COVID precautions because of the increasing number of COVID case in the community. There are differences between the hospitals precautions because each is a privately owned hospital...

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I strongly encourage you to get vaccinated against COVID

An increasing number of patients are asking me about COVID vaccination in pregnancy. I strongly suggest you arrange to be vaccinated against COVID. Safety of COVID vaccination in pregnancy Some patients are saying they are worried about safety especially for their...

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From tragedy to triumph

From tragedy to triumph

When I first met Lauren, my heart went out to her because of her tragic pregnancy history. With her first she miscarried at 9 weeks She lost her second baby at 17 weeks. A boy. She presented to hospital with ruptured membranes. In view of the presentation, she agreed...

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COVID vaccination now recommended for pregnant women

RANZCOG statement extract: "RANZCOG and ATAGI recommend that pregnant women are routinely offered Pfizer mRNA vaccine at any stage of pregnancy. This is because the risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19 is significantly higher for pregnant women and their unborn baby....

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Baby Orlando is born

Baby Orlando is born

Last Monday evening Emily, our second daughter, gave birth to a beautiful baby boy who she and her husband Jeremy have named Orlando. Orlando is their second and has an older brother Hudson. Orlando is our 10th grandchild. All went well with Orlando’s birth. Mother...

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Berry holiday

Berry holiday

Each two years we take the family on a family holiday. We recently did this. We stayed at a large home just outside Berry. It was found by our daughter-in-law, Tanya. There were enough rooms / beds for everyone. There was enough space for the grandchildren to play...

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Avoiding significant perineal trauma with childbirth

Avoiding significant perineal trauma with childbirth

Rosemarie saw me for management of her first pregnancy. The pregnancy was uneventful. She was admitted to hospital in spontaneous labour when she was 39 weeks gestation. She had an epidural for pain relief in labour. In second stage labour there was slow progress with...

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Norwest Hospital Maternity feeding room now open

Norwest Hospital Maternity feeding room now open

Norwest Private Maternity is excited to announce that the Feeding Room (formerly the Well Baby Nursery) is now open and ready to welcome mothers. It will be a place where new mums can go to relax, get support and feeding advice. The Feeding Room will not just be for...

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“I have itchy hands and itchy feet”

“I have itchy hands and itchy feet”

Bronwyn presented at 10 weeks pregnancy for management of her second ongoing pregnancy. Her first ongoing pregnancy had been complicated by preeclampsia (requiring medication to control her blood pressure) and intrauterine foetal growth retardation. She had a...

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Norwest Hospital news

Norwest Hospital news

More midwives are being appointed so that there is a higher staff to patient ratio and better support of new mums. Dedicated Postnatal Lactation Consultant Service commencing 10 May. Breastfeeding room reopened. Maternity / Birth Unit tours have recommenced. Tours are...

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Happy Easter

Happy Easter

We wish you and your family a very happy Easter. It is a hugely different Easter compared to Easter 2020, which was soon after the start of the COVID pandemic. Last year my wife Robyn and I watched Good Friday and Easter Sunday church services online via Facebook in...

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Determination

Determination

I was pleased to see Marelle again for pregnancy care. She was understandably nervous at her initial visit for this pregnancy because of her obstetric history. She had first trimester miscarriages in 2018 and 2019. Later in 2019 she had another unsuccessful pregnancy....

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