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Answers to commonly asked pregnancy questions

March 14, 2018

Googling medical symptoms, as temping as it is, can often send the sick into a state of panic. It’s something Dr. Joseph Sgroi sees a lot. He’s an obstetrician, fertility specialist

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In the Media ,Pregnancy ,Podcasts

This is the pregnancy phobia no one is talking about

March 5, 2018

Obstetrician Dr Joseph Sgroi at Epworth Freemasons in Melbourne says telling a woman she has tokophobia may actually make things worse. “I don’t label someone by saying, ‘I think you’re

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In the Media ,Pregnancy

Can you safely lose weight during pregnancy

March 1, 2018

Dr Joseph Sgroi tells Mamamia while he would never advise a pregnant woman to go on a shake diet, losing weight during pregnancy isn’t always a bad idea. “We’d be encouraging

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Women's Health ,In the Media ,Gynaecology

Why don’t we screen for ovarian cancer

February 28, 2018

Tragically, over 60 per cent of cases of ovarian cancer are diagnosed after the cancer has spread. That is why doctors like Melbourne obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Joseph Sgroi are crying out for

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In the Media ,Pregnancy

The mums who hand delivered their own babies

February 23, 2018

Of course, it’s not just during a C-section that you can be ‘hands on’ in delivering your baby. Women who have vaginal births can also assist, says Dr Sgroi. “Once

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In the Media ,Pregnancy

Can I still have sex during pregnancy

February 20, 2018

“There’s no reason to think that your sex life has to change just because you’re pregnant,” Dr Joe tells Mum Central. “Some women don’t feel as attractive during pregnancy and this

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In the Media

Did being pregnant help Serena Williams win the Australian Open

February 14, 2018

Melbourne obstetrician, gynaecologist and IVF specialist, Dr Joseph Sgroi, told Mamamia it is likely Williams’ pregnancy had a positive impact on her performance. And it’s not only because of red blood cells.

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Women's Health ,In the Media

The way pregnancy and the pill can reduce your risk of ovarian cancer

February 11, 2018

A regular menstrual cycle means a continual turnover of cells in the ovaries. Cancers are formed when the turnover of cells becomes disorganised,” Dr. Joseph Sgroi says. “If you can

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Women's Health ,Post Pregnancy ,Pregnancy ,Gynaecology

Pelvic floor exercises

February 1, 2018

This is the one of the most important things I remind all my patients that are preparing for pregnancy, are already pregnant and when I see them after the birth

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