In the Media

In the Media

In the Media

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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.

Read the full article at Mums Central

Mum keeps unborn baby alive by drinking water

9 litres of water a day is what the mum was drinking to keep her baby alive… Can you imagine the toilet trips?

While water may replenish amniotic fluid around a baby, I do not 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.”

If a woman’s waters break prematurely,  the amniotic fluid is likely to continue to leak. This replacement strategy of drinking 9 litres a day, won’t necessarily work.

Read the full article here


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 pregnancy is an important part of helping my patients overcome their fears.”

Read the full article here

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.

Read them here


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.


Head over to Mamamia to read more…


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 an effective screening test that can detect ovarian cancer in its early stages

“What we’ve currently got – in terms of CA125 and ultrasound scans – actually causes a hell of a lot more anxiety and possibly unnecessary surgery than it does in terms of prevention of ovarian cancer,” Dr Sgroi says.


Read the full article here


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 the head and shoulders [of the baby] are out, the mother can gently place her hands in the armpits of the baby and birth the rest of the baby’s body and bring the baby up on to their chest.”?


Head to Essential Baby to read the full article.