Incompetent Cervix

Incompetent Cervix In a normal pregnancy, the cervix remains tightly shut throughout the pregnancy sealed with a mucus plug. This means your growing baby is held safe and secure in your uterus. However, a cervix that is “incompetent” cannot handle...

PROM

Premature Rupture of Membranes (PROM) The rupture of the amniotic sac prior to the start of labour is called a PROM. As part of a full term delivery, this rupturing of the membrane is a natural part of the delivery....

Placental Problems

Placenta Praevia Placenta Praevia happens when the Placenta forms unusually low in the uterus and covers all or part of the cervix. The first sign that there is a problem is bright red bleeding, painless bleeding that occurs between the...

HELLP

HELLP I tell people my pregnancy problem was pre-eclampsia plus lots extra. HELLP has all the symptoms of Pre-eclampsia, high blood pressure, protein in the urine, oedema (fluid retention and swelling) but also develops severe blood and liver problems. The...

Pre-Eclampsia

Pre-Eclampsia Pre-Eclampsia (high blood pressure in pregnancy) is the most common reason for women needing treatment and hospitalisation for complications in pregnancy. It is the most common reason for babies to need neonatal intensive care. About 4,000 women in Australia...

Twin To Twin

Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome – TTTS TTTS is a condition affecting approximately 15% of identical twins that are sharing one placenta. It occurs when there are abnormal blood vessels in the placenta connecting one baby to the other. Normally,...

Multiple Pregnancy

Multiple Pregnancy Between 40 – 65 % in twin and 80-95% of triplet pregnancies will end with a Preterm Birth. Multiple pregnancies also carry a substantially increased risk of a variety of problems for both the woman and the babies,...

Preterm Labour

Preterm Labour is when you go into labour before the 37th week of the pregnancy – 3 or more weeks before your due date. This will result in your baby being premature. Early recognition of the possibility that you are...

Bed Rest

Bed Rest For most pregnant women, being told that you are to go home and stay in bed and rest is the hardest thing they will be told to do. We live such busy lives and to be told that...

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