Sydney Hospitals

Sydney Hospitals Inner West RPA - Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Missenden Rd, Camperdown, 2050 ph: (02) 9515 6111 Public hospital: public, private and birth centre West Auburn Hospital Norval Street, Auburn, 2144 ph: 02 9563 9678 Public hospital: public and private care Blacktown Hospital Blacktown Road, Blacktown, 2148 ph: (02) 9881 8000 Public hospital:


What is Gestational Diabetes?

What is Gestational Diabetes? By Hannah Dahlen Gestational Diabetes is a form of diabetes that occurs during the pregnancy and then goes away after the baby is born. Around 3-8% of pregnant women will develop Gestational Diabetes at around 28 weeks of pregnancy, as this is the time that most women are tested. Certain


Understanding Fertility and Infertility

Understanding Fertility and Infertility By Hannah Dahlen Many of us take our fertility for granted. We presume that one day when we choose to we will be able to have a baby. We envisage one or two months of pleasurable ‘trying’ before pregnancy is achieved. This is not an unreasonable expectation considering the considerable


Understanding IVF

Understanding IVF By Hannah Dahlen Since Louise Brown, the world’s first IVF baby, was born in England in 1978 it is estimated that over a million babies have been born worldwide using some form of assisted reproductive technology. In Australia and New Zealand 6816 babies were born in 2002 as a result of assisted


Herpes and Pregnancy

Herpes and Pregnancy By Hannah Dahlen One in eight Australians…… Genital herpes is an extremely common disease with one in eight Australians carrying the virus. There is a lot of misinformation in the community about genital herpes and this means the psychological impact of the disease often outweighs the physical effects. Here are some


Help for Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy

Help for Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy Up to 80% of women experience nausea in pregnancy. Just over 50% of pregnant women experience vomiting. Known as ‘morning sickness’ the nausea or vomiting can occur at any time of the day. Starting about the 5th week of pregnancy, 50% of women report their nausea and/or


Pregnancy with Triplets Video

Pregnancy with Triplets Video Have you ever pondered multiple pregnancy and wondered how a woman’s body can accommodate more than one growing baby. While many of us may have encountered a friend, a family member or even a stranger carrying twins, triplet pregnancies are substantially rarer. This touching video, encapsulating 35.1 weeks of pregnancy