Greenslopes Obstetrics & Gynaecology has moved to a brand new location within Greenslopes Private Hospital. We are now located on level 7 of Nicholson Street Specialist Centre. The entire level of this new building is dedicated to Maternity services. Obstetricians, gynaecologists, fertility/IVF specialists, midwives, paediatricians, geneticists, obstetric physicians, diabetes specialists and baby ultrasound imaging services are all co-located on the same level. Our expanded new clinic has almost double the floor area of our old clinic. You can now see our paediatricians for your 6 week postnatal baby check-up at your 6 week visit with Dr Law, and see our pelvic floor physiotherapists at the same time. The building is conveniently attached to the main hospital carpark. Refer to the attached map to help you find our new clinic.
Think you might be pregnant or trying for a baby? Here are 5 signs that you might be pregnant: Skipped period The most common sign of pregnancy is missing a period. If you are a person that has a regular period and you miss one then it is a good idea to do a pregnancy test, especially if trying for a baby. Sickness They call it morning sickness but often sickness can be any time of the day and can occur very early in pregnancy. Eat small meals frequently, or drink ginger tea to begin with – and if it turns out you are pregnant, have a chat to your Obstetrician if you have severe sickness and they will be able to give suggestions as well as medication if needed. Tender breasts One early sign of pregnancy is tender breasts, including the nipple area – this is caused by increased blood flowing to your chest area. It is perfectly normal and many women experience it. The need to go to the toilet often After the embryo has implanted itself into the uterus, the body produces hCG hormone which releases progesterone and oestrogen into the body. All of this makes you feel the need to go the the toilet more frequently. This again is fairly common in early pregnancy – of course as your pregnancy progresses the need to go to the toilet increases! Extreme Tiredness Extreme fatigue is a common side affect of the first trimester. This occurs because of the body basically working hard to ensure that your baby is on track to fully develop over the next 9 months.
For some women, pregnancy seems to miraculously occur within weeks of making the decision to have a baby – or even without deciding at all! For others, however, it may not be quite so easy. If you’re trying to fall pregnant and need some ideas to speed things along, here are some tips to consider. 1. Book A Pre-Conception Consultation An appointment with an obstetrics and gynaecology clinic like ours can be an important first step towards successfully conceiving. This pre-conception consultation will allow you to find out how ready your body is to bear a baby. It is important to check that your immunisations are up-to-date, and if you are not immune to Rubella (German measles), vaccination prior to pregnancy is advised. Folic acid supplementation prior to conception is also important to prevent neural tube defects (e.g. spina bifida). You’ll also be able to discuss what steps you can take to increase your odds of falling pregnant. Greenslopes Obstetrics and Gynaecology offers infertility investigations as well, so you can determine if there may be anything with you or your partner that might be a barrier to getting pregnant the traditional way. 2. Schedule Your Conception Track your ovulation as accurately as you can when trying to fall pregnant. Once you’ve worked out a general pattern, you can schedule your attempts at conception to coincide with your most fertile time periods: typically the day of your ovulation and the three days prior. However, making love based on a timetable may not be so romantic, and may add stress to the relationship whilst trying to conceive. Furthermore, it is sometimes not possible to accurately track ovulation. So the best advice is to have regular unprotected intercourse in trying to conceive naturally. 3. Strengthen Your Partner’s Sperm It takes two to tango, and it definitely takes two to create a baby. There are a number of things your man can do to give his sperm an extra edge. Lifestyle changes your partner can make to help things along include: Reducing alcohol intake Cutting back on (or preferably quitting) cigarettes Boosting his […]