Palace news – is it triplets?
We congratulated Megan and Harry on their wonderful baby news and chatted about age and how it relates to pregnancy.
The question that everyone is asking now is… Will it be a multiple birth?
I spoke to New Idea about the changes in the body and how normally for a single baby that the size in centimetres relates to the number of weeks.
“For twin and triplets, this, of course, would be much more, with the size several centimetres bigger.
Read all the details at New Idea
Vaginal scraping – unnecessary!
There has been a lot of talk about Vaginal Scraping after Mel B revealed that she underwent the procedure when speaking to the Guardian.
There is absolutely no need to get this treatment as your vagina replenishes itself. Cells in the lining of the vagina will replenish on their own – and in a very short space of time.
I spoke with Mamamia about the procedure and how it is not only unnecessary but can cause har.m
Read all the details at Mamamia
Can Endometriosis Cause Infertility?
I had a chat with BuzzFeed News about the research and how it indicates epigenetic medicine could be used to treat infertility in endometriosis patients in the future.
Read all the details at Buzzfeed
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…”