Pelvic Instability

Pelvic instability is a common condition in pregnancy, generally occurring in the latter half of pregnancy. It is characterised by sharp, shooting pain either in the pubic area, hip joint or lower back. In some women it can be quite debilitating leading to difficulty walking and sometimes requiring crutches in severe cases. It is often […]

Exercise in Pregnancy

One of the most commonly asked questions at the first visit is ‘can I exercise in pregnancy and what exercise can I do?’. My first response is ‘what exercise would you normally do when you are not pregnant?’ Some factors that are important is the stage of pregnancy that you are at. Generally, in the […]

Slinda: New Contraceptive Pill

Slinda (Drospirenone) is a new progesterone only oral contraceptive pill which was released onto the Australian market last week. What’s so special about Slinda? Prior to last week there was only one other progesterone only pill available on the market called Microlut (Levonorgestrel) which has been available for many years. Microlut has the problem of […]

Covid Vaccination in Pregnancy

The good news is that over 120,000 pregnant women in USA have received either Pfizer or Moderna vaccines In Australia there are currently 2 vaccines approved for use – Astra Zeneca – a viral vector vaccine Pfizer – an mRNA vaccine Soon to be Moderna – an MRNA vaccine The current advice from RANZOG and […]