Pregnancy and childbirth stories

Was it cervical incompetence?

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Cervical Incompetence in Pregnancy

Trish saw me with her husband for the management of her second pregnancy. Sadly, her first pregnancy ended at 20 weeks gestation (pregnancy). She said she had spontaneous rupture of membranes and light contractions before delivering a stillborn little girl. I had not managed that pregnancy. The hospital she attended told her the presentation was […]

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Preeclampsia presenting as liver pain and tenderness

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Preeclampsia - Newborn Baby

Carolyn had an uncomplicated first pregnancy until she was 35 weeks 6 days gestation (pregnancy). She phoned the Birth Unit as she had pain in her right upper abdomen.  She was asked to come in to be assessed. I attended to see her. She was slightly tender in the right upper abdomen and her blood […]

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A successful VBAC after two previous Caesarean section deliveries

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Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC) - Newborn Baby

I met Francine, her husband Bonaventure and their first three children at her first antenatal visit with me when she was 33 weeks pregnant. Francine and her family had just arrived in Australia from the Congo in Africa. Bonaventure was here for his PhD studies at the University of NSW. Francine only spoke and understood […]

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