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What is Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT)?

Most women will go on to have a healthy pregnancy, however sometimes a baby can be at risk of chromosomal disorders.  The Non-Invasive Prenatal Test (NIPT for short) is offered in the first trimester to provide a pregnant woman with more information about her unborn baby. In particular, the NIPT

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Understanding Health Insurance

It all begins: 1975 and Medicare is introduced to Australia, offering universal health care for all Australians. Suddenly going to the Doctor was no longer going to be a drain on your finances, and neither was going to the hospital. Services were going to be covered by the federal government.

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How to Combat Morning Sickness We provide an intravenous therapy service for our patients who are having bad days with morning sickness. This service is useful if your usual remedies aren’t working. In severe cases of morning sickness (Hyperemesis Gravidarum), we can administer intravenous fluids in our rooms to provide

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Morning Sickness and how IV Therapy can help

How to Combat Morning Sickness We provide an intravenous therapy service for our patients who are having bad days with morning sickness. This service is useful if your usual remedies aren’t working. In severe cases of morning sickness (Hyperemesis Gravidarum), we can administer intravenous fluids in our rooms to provide

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Pregnancy & Skin

Let’s be frank. There is no avoiding your skin changing during and after pregnancy. Your body suddenly has a huge surge of hormones pumping through it, as well as tiny life moving in for nine months. Acne, stretch marks, chloasma (sister to melasma) it’s gonna happen. You may get lucky

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A guide to your menstrual cycle

Did you know the menstrual cycle doesn’t end when the bleeding stops? While you’re counting down the days until you can live free of pain and a bloody mess, your body is prepping for more acrobatics. There are four phases of the menstrual cycle: menstrual phase follicular phase ovulation phase

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Coronavirus and Our Practice

What we are doing to keep you, and us, safe Updated – 09:40 27th May 2020 With all the information on the news and social media about the COVID-19 precautions, we’ve kept ourselves quiet to reduce the noise and clutter. It’s hard enough keeping up to date without repetitive information.

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Influenza Update 2020

Pregnancy and Influenza do not play well with Coronavirus Flu season is fast approaching and for pregnant women this means taking precautionary steps to prevent contracting this virus. This year it is especially important due to the emergence of novel Coronavirus. Why Is it more important this year? Influenza during

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Reflux in Newborns: Signs and Symptoms

Caring for a baby with reflux can be an emotionally stressful time. Parents are sleep deprived and baby is irritable. Reflux can challenge the dynamics of the family unit, and can often cause isolation and postnatal depression. Presentation of reflux Reflux is often associated with projectile vomiting after or during

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