Gestational Diabetes: diabetes during pregnancy.

Understanding Gestational Diabetes Diabetes is a condition where too much blood glucose is travelling through the bloodstream. The hormone insulin moves glucose or sugar from your blood and into your body’s cells, where it is used for energy. Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes…

It’s Time to Choose a Gynaecologist

Are you experiencing reproductive system issues? Do you have intense cramps, heavy bleeding, or other symptoms that have you worried? Even if you are a perfectly healthy woman, it helps to receive regular checkups from a trusted gynaecologist to ensure you receive an exam from…

What Does an Obstetrician Do?

An obstetrician is a doctor that specialises in pregnancies, childbirth, and a woman’s reproductive system. [[1]] Although many doctors can deliver a baby, women see an obstetrician throughout the pregnancy to take care of themselves and the developing child. An obstetrician also provides follow-up care,…

Pregnant or planning to become pregnant? What we know about the COVID-19 vaccine.

The eagle has landed! The first batch of thousands of COVID-19 vaccines has arrived safely in Australia yesterday! Next week the first round of vaccinations will be provided to front line health workers and residents in aged care. What a relief! But what does this…

Microgynon 50

Are you currently taking Microgynon 50? As of January 2021, Doctors in Australia have been advised not to prescribe Microgynon 50 any longer. This is due to the larger dose of synthetic Estrogen in this particular contraceptive pill which puts women at a higher risk…

Endometriosis

March is Endometriosis Awareness month! Endometriosis occurs when some of the tissue similar to the lining of the uterus (womb), called the endometrium, grows outside of the uterus. Endometriosis is a progressive, chronic condition often causing pelvic pain. Symptoms may vary from woman to woman…