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Preparing for pregnancy

Preparing for pregnancy

Below are some useful guides for when you are deciding to have baby. Decide if you will be private or public patient. There are huge differences between private and public pregnancy and childbirth care, with public being the inferior quality, poor cousin of private...

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Checklist for pregnancy care

Checklist for pregnancy care

We are often asked about ‘what happens when’ with pregnancy care. With that question on mind I have put together the table below as a guide. 8 Weeks First visit with me for most patients I will give you a referral for routine pregnancy tests, NIPT Screening (if...

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Checklist for when deciding to have a baby

Checklist for when deciding to have a baby

I am asked from time to time: “How can I prepare to have a baby?” So, I have put this checklist together which covers the points that are relevant before you start trying. Health fund. Make sure you have appropriate health fund cover that covers you for confinement in...

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Checklist for when baby is almost due

Checklist for when baby is almost due

I am asked from time to time in advanced pregnancy: “Baby is almost due – what do I need to do?” Pack Your Bag. By about 36 weeks pregnant have your hospital bags packed. Make a written note of last minute items you will need to add. It is better if you should have...

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Can I exercise in pregnancy?

Can I exercise in pregnancy?

Exercise and Activity Walking is an excellent idea. As well, antenatal exercise classes are available through the hospital and privately. You can inquire about the hospital classes when you book. See also in link section exercise in pregnancy. Working Normally I am...

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How do I stay healthy during my pregnancy?

How do I stay healthy during my pregnancy?

Pregnancy is an exciting time when you have new life (your baby) developing and growing in your uterus. I am regularly asked “what can I do?”, “what can’t I do?”, “what can I eat?”, “what can’t I eat?” etc. A mother-to-be wants to look after her precious cargo in her...

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When will my baby turn head down?

When will my baby turn head down?

When will my baby turn head down? As you progress through pregnancy the baby’s position becomes a more important consideration. At about 30 weeks about 25% of babies are not in a “cephalic” (head down) position. It is normal for the baby to turn head down even by...

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Breastfeeding Problems

Breastfeeding Problems

Below is information on the most common breastfeeding challenges. Engorged breasts The signs of engorged breasts are: Larger, heavier and tender breasts. Breasts hard and painful and warm to touch. Swelling of breasts. Firm nipples and areola. What can be done about...

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Vacuum and Forceps

Vacuum and Forceps

When are vacuum cups and forceps used when delivering a baby? For an operative vaginal delivery and sometimes with a Caesarean section delivery. Will I need an operative vaginal delivery? Hopefully not. Only about 12% of my patients need operative vaginal deliveries....

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Non-Invasive Prenatal Test (NIPT)

Non-Invasive Prenatal Test (NIPT)

Contents Non-Invasive Prenatal Test (NIPT) What is Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing? Who does the NIPT screening? What is the cost of the NIPT screening test? Who has NIPT screening? So I still need a 12-week ultrasound scan? Are there problems the NIPT...

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Armpit Lumps in Pregnancy

Armpit Lumps in Pregnancy

What are these lumps in my armpits? Lumps in both armpits or axillae at the same time is usually due to axiliary extensions (or tails) of breast tissue. As such they are typically more of an issue in advanced pregnancy and especially when your milk comes in....

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Engagement of your baby’s head

Engagement of your baby’s head

What does engagement of my baby’s head mean? Your baby’s head is engaged when the widest diameter of the head passes through the brim of your pelvis. A pregnant woman will often know this because of a very intense feeling of fullness in her pelvis. Some women have...

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Myths and Tales about Pregnancy

Myths and Tales about Pregnancy

Myths and Tales about Pregnancy Over the centuries there has been passed down many pregnancy tales (often called “old wives tales”) and myths. When a pregnancy outcome is consistent with the pregnancy tale the tale will often tend to be spread further and with...

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