Holiday
Obstetric Excellence
by Dr Gary Sykes
1M ago
I will be on holidays with my wife on an Antarctica Cruises from tomorrow, 21st February, until Monday 18th March. I have an excellent obstetrician colleague covering if needed. The office is open while I am away. My secretaries Kylee and Lauren will be available to make new pregnancy bookings for when I am back and for pregnancy questions and concerns. Also, the Birth(ing) units of the hospitals has midwives on duty 24 hours per day. The post Holiday appeared first on Obstetric Excellence ..read more
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Whooping Cough and Pregnancy
Obstetric Excellence
by Dr Gary Sykes
1M ago
Whooping Cough and Pregnancy Pertussis (whooping cough) is caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis. There is no evidence that if you develop whooping cough in pregnancy your baby will be harmed while it is inside you. The risk to your baby has to do with once your baby is born. The disease is highly infectious and most serious in babies under the age of 12 months. In young babies less than six months of age, the symptoms can be severe or life-threatening. Some of the complications of whooping cough in young babies include haemorrhage (bleeding), apnoea (stopping breathing for peri ..read more
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Headaches in pregnancy
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by Dr Gary Sykes
2M ago
Sadly, headaches can be common in early pregnancy. Why this is so is not known for certain. It is thought it may be because of hormone changes and increased blood volume in pregnancy. As well though pregnancy can be a time of anxiety and stress, fatigue, poor sleep, and these can be contributing factors. If a woman stops her usual coffee (no need) then she can experience caffeine withdrawal headaches. In early pregnancy morning sickness with nausea and vomiting can cause a degree of dehydration which can also bring on a headache. Hunger and low levels of blood sugar can trigger headaches. Sinu ..read more
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My daughter Mandy
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by Dr Gary Sykes
2M ago
My daughter Mandy Witt is a therapist. I have given her use of an office in my rooms to see clients. Her business is called Mandy Witt Therapy. Information is at  https://mandywitt.com. So, if you see someone you don’t know working in my rooms or non-pregnant people in the waiting room you will know what it is all about. The post My daughter Mandy appeared first on Obstetric Excellence ..read more
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Miscarriage
Obstetric Excellence
by Dr Gary Sykes
3M ago
What is a miscarriage? Miscarriage which is also called spontaneous abortion is defined as the loss of a pregnancy before 20 weeks of gestation. In the first third of pregnancy, a miscarriage is called a first-trimester miscarriage. A miscarriage that occurs in the second third of pregnancy up to 20 completed weeks is called a second-trimester miscarriage. After 20 completed weeks in Australia a baby is considered to be legally viable and so a woman does not miscarry but rather experiences a preterm delivery.   Classification of miscarriage When t ..read more
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Dad During The Pregnancy – What Is Your Role?
Obstetric Excellence
by Dr Gary Sykes
4M ago
What is my role in the pregnancy? You are a very important person! During pregnancy the mother of your baby is likely to be more tired, uncomfortable and emotional than usual. You can give her the extra support, attention, understanding, encouragement and love that she needs. Make her feel beautiful and special. Tell her how attractive she looks. Complement her outfits. Help more around the house. Take her out to dinner. Flowers are a good idea! Take her on a surprise romantic weekend away. Arrange a baby sitter if you have children. It is a good idea if you can attend the antenatal classes s ..read more
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Travel in Pregnancy
Obstetric Excellence
by Dr Gary Sykes
4M ago
When is it good to travel? The best time to travel is when you are between 20th to 32nd weeks of your pregnancy. At this time of your pregnancy, you should out the other end of all the initial pregnancy concerns with miscarriage, nausea, etc and have completed all the early pregnancy testing. Between these weeks you are far enough away from term gestation that labour is unlikely and you are not so big that you will be too uncomfortable, have lots of swelling, excessive tiredness and possible pregnancy complications that are more common in advanced pregnancy. Unexpected and unpredictable devel ..read more
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How do I stay healthy during my pregnancy?
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by Dr Gary Sykes
4M ago
Pregnancy is an exciting time when you have new life (your baby) developing and growing in your uterus. I am regularly asked “what can I do?”, “what can’t I do?”, “what can I eat?”, “what can’t I eat?” etc. A mother-to-be wants to look after her precious cargo in her own special incubator and do everything she can to have the best pregnancy outcome possible. In the “Keeping Healthy” section I have information that will help you stay healthy in your pregnancy. I always endeavour to convey correct information and answers to questions in a way the mother-to-be can understand and be reassured. On ..read more
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Can I exercise in pregnancy?
Obstetric Excellence
by Dr Gary Sykes
4M ago
Exercise and Activity Walking is an excellent idea. As well, antenatal exercise classes are available through the hospital and privately. You can inquire about the hospital classes when you book. See also in link section exercise in pregnancy. Working Normally I am not concerned about you working during the pregnancy. If you are coping then there is usually no reason why you cannot work as long as you wish. You have to accept though that your exercise tolerance level will decrease and tiredness increase as the pregnancy advances and you may be more emotionally labile. There may ..read more
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Having A Healthy Diet In Pregnancy
Obstetric Excellence
by Dr Gary Sykes
4M ago
A healthy diet It is very important to endeavour to be in optimal nutritional health before you conceive and in pregnancy. When you are pregnant you are feeding two not one! Because of chemical additives in the food you buy in the supermarket, etc. it is very had to eat well in pregnancy. Learn to read food labels (you will get a lot of surprises) and try to focus on the right foods. Avoid fast foods, take-away, junk food and soft drinks. Weight gain during pregnancy varies among women. It is normal to gain 12-14kg during pregnancy. Not only can excess weight gain have an adverse impact o ..read more
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