Zzzzzzz – Baby Asleep

Teresa LawsDr Rod says

    Sounds like a dream come true? Still at 21 years later a small chord of resentment strikes whenever new Mums talk about their “dream sleepers sleeping 6 hour stretches at 6 weeks!” Anyone who’s suffered through what feels like years of sleepless nights wrestling a baby that refuses ... Read More

What Not To Say to a Pregnant Woman

Teresa LawsDr Rod says, pregnancy

First Rule – when in doubt DON’T COMMENT! It’s a mistake we usually only ever make once but better not to make it at all – if you’re unsure re the gestational status of a woman –don’t ask. There is nothing worse for both questioner, (“when are you due?”)  and ... Read More

Another new toy – for you!

Teresa LawsDr Rod says

To start your Parenting memories we now have funky new USB's to save all your scans (especially the great new 3D ones from the whiz bang new Ultrasound). Get one at your first Obstetric visit or ask for one now. You can get a head start on that baby book ... Read More

Dr Allen has a new toy!!!

Teresa LawsDr Rod says, pregnancy

    And no it’s not the sports car he’s been dreaming about for 4 years; it’s a state of the art new 3D ultrasound machine. The Philips ClearVue 650 ultrasound system is an elegant machine which produces best-in-class image quality. Not only is it an advance diagnostic tool for ... Read More

How knowledgeable are you about your own body?

Teresa LawsDr Rod says

Biology students are taught the basics of reproduction, menstruation and birth. And most of us have had to sit through some awkward sex ed talks at school, but other than that many of us have quite limited knowledge about our own bodies. Try this simple test to see how informed ... Read More

Great Interview re MonaLisa Touch therapy

Teresa LawsDr Rod says

Please take 10 minutes to watch this fantastic interview with eminent American Gynaecologist Dr Mickey Karram on Huffington Post Live re the MonaLisa Touch machine we have had in our rooms since November. We have been truly achieving some amazing results for women of all ages. These women in the ... Read More

Bringing home baby….

Teresa LawsDr Rod says, pregnancy

We all focus so intently on conception, pregnancy and birth we often give little thought to the reality of life with a new baby. Probably with good reason!! If you thought about it for too long you would run screaming into the night (alone). But the truth is it can ... Read More

Exciting New Treatment

Teresa LawsDr Rod says

Although it seems strange to be using the adjective “exciting” when talking about a medical treatment there is no doubt that the news of a new non-invasive, pain free and long lasting remedy for many of the symptoms of menopause is exciting news!!! Unfortunately the reality is that most women ... Read More

As long as you get a healthy baby….

Teresa LawsDr Rod says, pregnancy

There is often media, and particularly social media debate about the best way to fall pregnant, birth, feed and raise babies. However the short answer is there is no best way – every woman, every pregnancy and every baby is different. What may have been a miraculous empowering natural birth ... Read More

NSW winning again?

Teresa LawsDr Rod says, pregnancy

Come on Qld – NSW are now leading the fertility rates as well as beating us in the State of Origin! NSW is in the midst of its biggest baby boom in over 40 years. There were over 100 000 babies born last year which is the third time since ... Read More