Postnatal Depression – PND
What is it? Postnatal depression affects approximately 1 in 7 women and is a type of depression that develops between a month and a year after a baby is born. It is different from the baby blues, which up to 80% of women may experience….
What is it? Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the most common serious genetic condition in Australian children today, affecting one in every 2500 babies. CF primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. Consequently, when a person has CF their mucus glands secrete very thick sticky mucus….
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…
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. “Improvements not only show increased…
Should I eat my Placenta?
A lot of women have asked how safe is it to eat their placenta – especially since there has been so much talk about it with celebrities like the Kardashians using social media to spread the word about how they freeze-dried their placentas into pills….
How to improve your caesarean scar
All mums are encouraged to ‘rest up and take it easy’ to ensure they heal well after birth. Mums who deliver via caesarean section are also asked not to drive for two weeks or lift heavy objects for six weeks and they’ll need to care…
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…