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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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Diabetes in pregnancy

Diabetes in pregnancy

There are two types of diabetes encountered in pregnancy. On most occasions it is gestational (pregnancy induced) diabetes. This is diabetes that has its onset in pregnancy and usually resolves after delivery. Gestational diabetes is a relatively common adverse...

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COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy. 

COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy. 

Last week a pregnant nurse patient and a pregnant GP patient asked me whether they could have the COVID-19 vaccine while pregnant. In the vaccine rollout they are category 1b because of their professions. I advised them, with there being no local COVID-19 cases for so...

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Perseverance

Perseverance

I first met Alison for management of her most recent pregnancy. I took a past obstetric history from her… 2003 14wks MC D&C 2003 12wks MC D&C 2004 36wks Bleeding in pregnancy, spontaneous onset of labour, SVD*, healthy boy Birth weight 3515gms. 2005 8wks MC no...

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Antenatal visits COVID update

Antenatal visits COVID update

In view of the AMBER alert reintroduced by the NSW Government only your husband/ partner can accompany you for your antenatal visit. Children, other family members and friends are not allowed to be in the office including in the waiting room.

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Thank you

Thank you

It is essential I have the support of other people in making my busy obstetric practice successful and providing patients with quality, caring pregnancy care. In this post I would like to acknowledge and thank the wonderful people who have supported me. Secretarial...

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Northern Beaches COVID outbreak

Northern Beaches COVID outbreak

This has resulted in new restrictions at Norwest Private and Sydney Adventist Hospitals. These include: Both have reintroduced mask wearing Screening on entry to both hospital, social distancing and hand hygiene practices will continue As well at the San Maternity...

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Coffs Harbour holiday

Coffs Harbour holiday

Because of COVID international border closures my wife Robyn and I had to cancel our holiday next February. Instead we are taking a shorter break at Coffs Harbour. I will be back on duty on the 5th December. Kylee and Emily are still working at the office if you have...

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Low platelet count (thrombocytopenia) in pregnancy

Low platelet count (thrombocytopenia) in pregnancy

Ede recently saw me for management of her second pregnancy. Her pregnancy was progressing well. She had her routine blood testing at 27 weeks. The results were normal except her platelet count was  below the normal range  at 131 x10^9/L  (normal range  150 – 450). Her...

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My professional opinion

My professional opinion

I arrived at the office on a recent Friday morning. My secretary told me there was a message left on the answering machine the night before from a solicitor in the United Kingdom. He did not give any details except he wanted my email address as he wanted to send me an...

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Norwest Private Hospital COVID update

Norwest Private Hospital COVID update

Norwest Hospital COVID update Norwest announced today the Hospital will again allow siblings to visit Maternity for one hour once a day, The San Hospital had not changed their policy - Partner only and no children

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COVID and baby photos with me

COVID and baby photos with me

It is popular for patients to ask for a photo of me with baby, mum, and dad immediately after birth, or while in hospital postnatally or at the 6-week postnatal visit. Sadly, for the present unless I am wearing a face mask, this is not possible. Social distancing is...

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NSW COVID-19 alert now amber

NSW COVID-19 alert now amber

NSW Health on 24th July has upgraded NSW COVID-19 alert to amber (moderate transmission risk) Consequently… In hospital… All staff must wear a surgical mask if social distancing not possible (viz. within 1.5m of patients). Husbands/partners must bring and wear their...

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COVID -19 outbreak in NSW in July 2020

COVID -19 outbreak in NSW in July 2020

Sadly, there are now more COVID -19 infections in NSW. These are community spread cases and so pose a risk to the general community. It is reported the origins of the outbreak are in Melbourne. It is reported this has happened because of gross quarantine mismanagement...

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My HOLIDAY 2021

My HOLIDAY 2021

In view of the ongoing COVID concerns and associated challenges my wife and I have decided not to book a holiday in 2021 for the time being. Rather we plan to take a couple of short breaks for a few days at times when there are no patients due.

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Pain relief in labour

Pain relief in labour

There are a variety of options for pain relief in labour.  Which one a woman chooses depends on variables such as her background wishes, expectations, labour and childbirth history, her fears, how quickly her labour progresses and developments in the labour. There is...

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