An article I wrote recently on twin pregnancies for the North Shore GP News Clinical Update on Women’s Health. For more information on having twins, see or call 1300 460 111 to schedule an appointment.
Many women wonder whether their pregnancy is “high-risk” or not. High-risk pregnancies usually require closer monitoring and should be managed by a Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist (high-risk obstetrician). Some women are absolutely “high-risk” and need to be cared for by an experienced obstetrician. These include: Women expecting twins and triplets Women with Type 1 or Type […]
Diabetes means that your body does not process sugar in the correct manner. Most diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2) develops outside of pregnancy and can affect both men and women. Gestational diabetes is a unique form of diabetes which only develops during a pregnancy and which disappears after the pregnancy. It is due to […]
Pre-eclampsia is one of the most common pregnancy complications we see, affecting 5-10% of women in their 1st pregnancy. Pre-eclampsia means high blood pressure which arises for the first time during a pregnancy – it is often associated with protein in the urine, abnormal blood tests and a small baby on ultrasound scan. Women with […]
About 1-in-30 babies are breech presentation at 37 weeks (this means that the baby is lying backwards in the womb – the feet or bottom are over the cervix rather than the head). In modern obstetrics, virtually all full-term breech babies are delivered by caesarean section as it has been shown to be safer than […]