Is 12 months gestation possible?
In Australia, the chance of pregnancies going beyond 42 weeks gestation is in the order of less than five per cent.
Jackie Chan has claimed he was born three months overdue, spending a total of 12 months in his mother’s womb.
“It’s highly unlikely that you would have a pregnancy that would go beyond 10 or 11 months. Highly unlikely…”
Read all the details at Mamamia
Take time, take a break
Taking a short break to refresh is great for everyone’s health.
One of the most important things to myself and my amazing team is being here for my patients.
Whether that is a chat in the waiting room as we learn more about you and your family or being on
standby for emergencies and baby deliveries.
I am on call 24/7.
I recently had a chat with the Herald Sun about taking lunch breaks and what it means in my practice.
Recent studies have shown that just 28% of workers take a lunch break.
“The nature of my business means I’m pretty flat out during the course of the day, so lunch breaks, unfortunately, might not be available to me… the most important thing is to take those small, short breaks, even five minutes just to sit down, relax, collect your thoughts and recuperate.”
Read more about it here…
World first – baby carried by two mothers
In a world first, a baby has been ‘carried’ by two mothers.
The process which is similar to IVF, involves fertilising eggs with sperm in a lab, incubating them, and transferring the resulting embryos into the uterus. Through this, an American same-sex couple has been able to share the experience of carrying their baby.
“… I think any contribution is awesome.” says Dr Joe.
Not something that is currently available in Australia, however, Dr Joseph Sgroi says “I think it’s technology that we’d no doubt investigates for the future,”
Meghans baby destined to ace A Levels.
A big congratulations to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their pregnancy news.
There has been a lot of questions, especially around Meghan’s age… as the average age around the world for first-time mums is 30.
FACT: Did you know that babies born to mothers older than the age of 35 have better neuro-developmental outcomes…
Shortage of donor eggs
Why women are heading overseas for donor eggs.
We have a very limited access to a registry of women who donate their eggs in Australia and with almost 1200 women currently accessing donor sperm each year, we need a well-regulated egg bank here in Australia also.
View the Nine News clip below:
Women aged 40 and IVF.
Dr Joe Sgroi with IVF baby Rudy Opray Stewart discussing all things IVF for women over 40. Genetic screening of embryos has improved the chances of older women becoming pregnant.
“Women are delaying pregnancy these days until they feel financially, emotionally, physically and socially ready…”
Recent research into taking fish oil supplements during pregnancy.
New studies have shown that women who take fish oil supplements or eat plenty of oily fish during the second half of pregnancy are more likely to have stronger babies. Dr Joseph Sgroi speaks to Channel 7 about the studies.
Ectopic Pregnancy – everything you need to know
An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilised egg implants itself outside of the uterus. In a normal pregnancy, a fertilised egg would travel through the fallopian tube before implanting in the uterus.
“Imagine you’ve got a pipe and you’re running balls down that pipe, but then imagine if, in that pipe, you have a little bit of rust deposit – now when you try to run this ball through the pipe, it gets stuck, so it stays there. If for whatever reason there’s scarring [in the tube], and the embryo gets stuck, then obviously it can continue to grow there.” says Dr Joseph Sgroi – obstetrician, fertility specialist and gynaecologist.
Unwelcome side effects of pregnancy
Dr Joseph Sgroi tells Mamamia that while it’s very common for women to experience increased hair growth during pregnancy, along with thicker hair on your head, “it’s often an unwelcome side effect when hair appears on your tummy, bottom, nipples or face.”
He also confirmed that pregnancy hormones can make hair return, even after laser hair removal.