-Maternity

Hip-healthy Swaddling

Swaddling may provide comfort to grizzly babies and may help develop more settled sleep patterns. However when swaddling, extra care should be taken to ensure baby is safe and to allow healthy hip development. Always allow room around the hip for movement. Wrap the upper body firmly, but not tightly. [...]

What is Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip?

Did you know that hip dysplasia isn’t always present at birth? That’s why it is called Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) Assoc Prof Leo Donnan strongly suggests that parents keep their routine Child Health Check appointments where a nurse trained in the detection of hip dysplasia will, as part [...]

2019-02-18T22:14:19+00:00Children's Health|

Obstetrician: Dr Briohny Hutchinson

Dr Briohny Hutchinson is an obstetrician who is passionate about providing exceptional patient centered care. Paramount to this is her dedication and caring nature that is fundamental to the individualised care provided to each of her patients. The opportunity to share a couple’s journey though pregnancy and delivery is incredibly [...]

Weaning from nipple shields

There are many reasons a mum may need to use nipple shields: for flat or inverted nipples, damaged nipples or to transition a baby from the bottle to the breast. Nipple shields are a thin, silicone Mexican-hat shaped shield that you place over your nipple. During breastfeeding, the nipple sucks [...]

2019-02-18T23:14:56+00:00Breastfeeding|

Norovirus – what is it?

The Department of Health, Victoria, has recently issued advice to hospitals and childcare settings that a new strain of Norovirus has recently been detected in Victoria, and this may lead to an increase in the number of cases and outbreaks over the coming months. So what is Norovirus? Norovirus is [...]

Obstetrician: Dr Hayden Waterham

Dr Hayden Waterham loves his job! As a specialist obstetrician and gynaecologist Hayden thinks it's a great privilege to deliver the highest possible level of care to women and their families. He is aware that many issues related to conception, pregnancy, labour and delivery can carry every emotion. Unbridled joy, [...]