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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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Holiday 2021

Holiday 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has meant we have had to change our holiday plans in 2021. I will now be away from Saturday 6th March 2021 to Monday 22nd March 2021. That means if you conceive with your LMP between 30th  May 2020 and 15th June 2020 I will not be available to...

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Wonderful outcomes after tragedy in the first pregnancy

Wonderful outcomes after tragedy in the first pregnancy

I first met Annie for management of her second pregnancy. Her first pregnancy had an incredibly sad outcome. She delivered at 25 weeks a little boy named Aiden who died soon after birth. I asked Annie to provide me with details of what had happened in her first...

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It is safe to fall pregnant

It is safe to fall pregnant

There has been a lot of fear in the community about conceiving doing the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. I am pleased to advise as a specialist obstetrician doctor that I consider it is safe to conceive and embark on that very wanted pregnancy. Each day there is...

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Happy Easter

Happy Easter

We wish you and your family a very happy Easter. It has been very different and very quiet Easter for us this year because of coronavirus. Besides visiting postnatal patients in hospital and delivering a baby on Easter Sunday I have been at home with my wife Robyn. We...

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Keep calm and stay at home

Keep calm and stay at home

There is so much anxiety and fear in the community, including amongst my patients, about COVID-19 (coronavirus). It is impossible to turn on the radio, TV or social media without being confronted with negative COVID-19 information. My daughter refuses to watch the...

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  • Thursday alternate afternoons 2.00pm to 4.30pm
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  • Friday afternoon 2.00pm to 4.30pm
  • Saturday mornings 9.30am to 12.00 midday*

*Saturday morning appointments are not available for initial antenatal visit.