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Taking time off

Taking time off

My last blog It is good to be back prompted a Facebook comment from an old patient who moved overseas to live after her first pregnancy. I have Donna’s permission to repost her comment: “I love how dedicated you are Gary and it makes a huge difference to people. I...

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It is good to be back

It is good to be back

My wife Robyn and I arrived home on Saturday night after a wonderful four-week holiday. We spent two weeks cruising in France and then almost two weeks visiting old friends in the United Kingdom. These friendships were kindled when we lived in the United Kingdom (two...

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Resuming work this weekend

Resuming work this weekend

I have decided I am well enough to resume deliveries from Saturday 9th February and office consultations from Monday 11th February. I have made a faster recovery from my severe pneumonia than anticipated. My respiratory physician is very pleased with my recovery and...

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My recent health

My recent health

On Tuesday 8th January I was admitted to ICU with a very severe and unusual type of pneumonia. Through God’s grace, the excellent care of the doctors and nurses looking after me and the right medications I am on the road to a full recovery. My recovery so far has been...

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I have an unpredictable life

I have an unpredictable life

Last week was very busy. So, my wife Robyn and I decided to relax and see a movie on Sunday afternoon. We decided to see ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’. In case a patient went into labour, I didn’t book the tickets until 10.00am on Sunday. I had to do an online...

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Please avoid getting pregnant in the next month

Please avoid getting pregnant in the next month

I will be away on holidays between Saturday 4th May 2019 and Saturday 1st June 2019.  That means I will not be available to deliver your baby between those dates. You will not be able to book with me for pregnancy care if your EDC is in this time period. Working back...

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I am an obstetrician

I am an obstetrician

My business/practice focus is now pregnancy and childbirth management. Over 90% of patients see me because they are pregnant and want me to be their obstetrician. Women phone my office to make appointments to see me about gynaecology problems. My secretary will say is...

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Last Sunday afternoon

Last Sunday afternoon

Last Sunday afternoon my wife and I went to see the movie ‘The Accountant’. Nothing was happening so I thought it was safe. I always sit by the aisle just in case. Two-thirds of the way through the movie I had a call. I left my wife in the cinema and attended quickly...

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A unique job

A unique job

Recently Samantha wrote a wonderful post on my personal Facebook page. The words and photo gave me such joy and led me to reflect on what a wonderful job I have. It is quite a unique job. As an obstetrician, I am supporting a woman and her husband/partner during one...

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Why I am an obstetrician

Why I am an obstetrician

I am often asked why I am an obstetrician The decision to become an obstetrician goes back to medical school when I was doing a term in obstetrics. One of the students in our tutorial group asked the obstetrician tutor why he was an obstetrician. His replied: "it’s a...

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The first antenatal visit

The first antenatal visit

It is so exciting to have the first antenatal visit with a couple during their first pregnancy. By their expressions and their words, you can tell their incredible excitement and expectation that it is such a joyful time. But they have never been on this incredible...

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More about me

More about me

I am a fully accredited specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist based in Sydney,  Australia. My consulting rooms are in Norwest, a subdivision of Baulkham Hills which is the next to Castle Hill. I have admitting rights to the Norwest Private Hospital, Bella Vista...

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About me

About me

This Blog site is all about pregnancy, pregnancy care, childbirth, and the joy of having a baby. Conceiving, carrying and delivering a baby remains one of life's greatest miracles. While childbirth is a highly personal experience, it is one that is shared with others....

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This is my first blog!

This is my first blog!

This is my first blog! Blogging is an excellent way for me, a passionate obstetrician gynaecologist doctor, to communicate. I am very excited about technological enhancements to how we communicate and can see a huge future for them in medicine. To enhance my obstetric...

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