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In the Media

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Moderate alcohol consumption improves male fertility, study finds

“For men, the recommended guidelines for alcohol consumption are more relaxed than they are for women when trying to conceive,” he says. Although Dr Joseph Sgroi is quick to point out this doesn’t mean carte blanche for men.

“This isn’t reason for fellas to book a regular night out at the pub to boost their fertility,” he states. “It is important to note that the subjects of this recent study self-reported their own alcohol intake which is a limitation of the research data, so more research is needed to know what the impact really is.”

 

6 questions your gynaecologist wants you to ask

Bleeding for longer than seven days, through clothing and in-between cycles should always be investigated further, says gynaecologist and obstetrician Dr Joseph Sgroi.

It’s also important to note that while painful periods are common, they’re not normal. “You may have concerns that are indicative of endometriosis, [a disease] which is exceptionally poorly-diagnosed by general practitioners and gynaecologists alike. It can be quite debilitating for a lot of women, so if you have symptoms, raise them with your doctor.

More women are freezing their eggs. And it makes a lot of sense

Egg freezing is like taking out insurance for your fertility, Melbourne obstetrician Dr Joseph Sgroi explains. To obtain eggs for freezing in what’s called an egg retrieval, a woman undergoes hormonal stimulation over 10–12 days which stimulates a group of eggs to mature. A stimulated cycle usually results in the collection of 10-12 eggs (10-20 eggs in women younger than 35).

Around 15-20 eggs are required to generate a single pregnancy.

 

Mum keeps unborn baby alive by drinking water

Melbourne based obstetrician, fertility specialist and gynaecologist Dr Joseph Sgroi agrees that water may replenish amniotic fluid around a baby, but doesn’t recommend this level of water intake for any woman, pregnant or otherwise.

“First off, [we need] to understand the fluid around baby. The fluid is actually the baby’s wee. That’s right, the baby is swimming around in his own urine. The baby swallows this fluid and some of it is absorbed by the membranes that surround baby.

 

This is the pregnancy phobia no one is talking about

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 fearful of birth,’ because I think that’s detrimental to being able to support and counsel my patients. Creating trust and rapport during the pregnancy is an important part of helping my patients overcome their fears.”

Answers to commonly googled pregnancy questions

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 and gynaecologist and witnesses patients often coming to their own conclusions from Google.

So, in the interest of facts (and sometimes peace of mind), we’ve asked Dr Joe to answer some of the most common pregnancy questions his patients look up on the internet.

CAN YOU SAFELY LOSE WEIGHT DURING PREGNANCY?

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 women who are overweight to be modifying their diet and improving their exercise in order to reduce the chances of diabetes and high blood pressure,” the Melbourne-based obstetrician and gynaecologist says.

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