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Testing for the Health of Your Unborn Baby

Obstetrics

After the excitement of finding out you are pregnant it is common to naturally think about the health of your unborn baby. There are a number of tests we can do to check the baby's health.

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Pregnancy and Infant Loss; The Difficult Discussion and Help for Parents

Obstetrics

One of the most difficult parts of working in maternity care is having to bring up discussions surrounding Pregnancy and Infant Loss.

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IUD for Birth Control

Gynaecology

Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are small contraceptive devices that are put into the uterus (womb) to prevent pregnancy. Learn about different types of IUDs and if it's the right method of birth control for you.

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Fertility and Natural Conception

Fertility

Some of the do's and don'ts of making a baby. General lifestyle and health advice to optimise pregnancy chances.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Gynaecology

PCOS is a complex hormonal condition that can be associated with multiple problems including irregular and abnormal menses, infertility, skin and hair problems. 

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Recovery after a Ceasarean Section

Obstetrics

At Create Health we work very closely with our patients and most women who are  seeking a vaginal birth are safely able to do so. However, in some cases, a C-section may be necessary.

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Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM)

Obstetrics

The National Diabetes Week runs from 12 – 18th July this year and we want to take the opportunity to shed light on Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM).

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Nutrition Preconception

Fertility

Why do we want to start a family? What drives us to have a child? What do we want for our child?

We want to procreate, to start a family, for many reasons. But ultimately, we want to give the best for our next generation. If it is within our control to give them the very best right from the very start – why won’t we?!

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5 ways Physiotherapy can help if you suffer from Persistent Pelvic Pain

Gynaecology

Most women with PPP find it challenging to understand and describe their condition. Investigations performed by health professionals can come back clear and leave you feeling helpless, however it is important to know that there is help and you are not alone.

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Preparing your bags for hospital

Obstetrics

Preparing for your hospital stay would possibly be easier if we knew exactly when it were to happen, however as it is commonly reported, only approximately 5% of babies are born on their actual due date. So when is a good time to pack your bags and what exactly should you be bringing to hospital?

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Second Trimester of Pregnancy Your Action List

Obstetrics

Now that the first three months of your pregnancy are over, you’re probably feeling a little more settled. Create Health Obstetrician Dr Mei Cheah shares with you her action list to guide you through the second trimester of pregnancy.

Adenomyosis

Adenomyosis

Gynaecology

Do you suffer from heavy or painful periods, or pelvic pain? You may have Adenomyosis.

Adenomyosis is a medical condition where the uterine lining (Endometrium), that comes out as menstruation, is also found growing inside the muscle part of the uterus (Myometrium). 

Pregnancy and birth during a pandemic

Pregnancy and birth during a pandemic

Obstetrics

All you need to know to keep you and your baby safe.

The covid-19 pandemic has made a dramatic impact on the way we currently live our lives. Particularly during pregnancy this can cause quite a lot of anxiety around what is safe and not safe to do.

Bringing your baby home during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Bringing your baby home during the COVID-19 Pandemic

General

Heading home from hospital after having a baby, although an exhilarating and joyous occasion for most, can also be a strange and daunting time for many new parents. During these uncertain and unprecedented times of social distancing and self-isolation, it is understandable that many new parents can feel more alone than ever.

Telehealth is Available

Telehealth is Available

General

Here at Create Health, we are still open. We are very pleased to now offer telehealth O&G and midwife consultations for our women. You may not have used this service before as it provides remote health care services.

COVID-19 Patient Update

COVID-19 Patient Update

Gynaecology

This blog includes important information about COVID-19, commonly referred to as coronavirus. We know there is stress and anxiety in our community about this disease, and people have many questions regarding the health implications.

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What is Endometriosis

Gynaecology

Endometriosis is a common condition that affects women, typically from mid to late teens up to menopause. Some cases have been recorded even before the onset of the menstrual cycle and in some rare instances, cases were reported after menopause.

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Your first trimester pregnancy action list

Obstetrics

Feeling overwhelmed with all the new things to think about now that you’re pregnant? From choosing a doctor, arranging maternity leave to adjusting your diet, Obstetrician Mei Cheah’s action list will help guide you through the first trimester of pregnancy and tick off those important tasks.

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It's not all about IVF - understanding all your fertility treatment options

Fertility

Unfortunately, having trouble falling pregnant is common; one in six couples are not pregnant after 12 months of trying.

If you are having difficulty conceiving, it is important to make an appointment to see your GP for a check-up. You will most likely then be referred to a fertility specialist for further advice.

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Natural Fertility - How to maximise your chances of falling pregnant naturally

Fertility

It's an exciting time when a couple decides that they would like to ‘try for a baby’!

Most of us spend years trying not to fall pregnant, and then hope that a pregnancy will happen immediately once off contraception.

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How to choose an obstetrician for pregnancy?

Obstetrics

Finding out you are pregnant is one of the most exciting, joyful and exhilarating things you will experience in life. The dreaming, anticipation, imagining what will be; it can quickly become very consuming. From the moment your pregnancy is confirmed, planning can begin, and you rapidly learn that there are many choices and decisions to be made.

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Pregnancy myths

Obstetrics

Pregnancy is a wonderful and exciting time but women often get confused by all the conflicting information about what they “can and can’t do” This blog answers the most common questions that Dr Tom Manley gets asked in antenatal visits. Let’s bust some myths!