--Pregnancy Care

What is a Placental Abruption?

  *Warning: If you think  you may be experiencing a placental abruption please call an ambulance.  A placental abruption is a very uncommon complication that normally occurs in the third trimester. It occurs when the placenta prematurely separates from the wall of the uterus. Most of the time placental abruption [...]

2019-02-19T22:14:21+00:00Birth, Maternity, Pregnancy Care|

Reduction in foetal weight during pregnancy

A baby’s growth and maturation varies throughout different times of the pregnancies progress. Rapid growth particularly occurs in the first 12 weeks and then again between 26-36 weeks gestation. The rapid growth in the first 12 weeks is often mirrored by the aches of the early growth, and incidental bleeding [...]

2019-02-19T22:57:39+00:00Maternity, Pregnancy Care|

What is Anterior Placenta?

When you become pregnant, at the time of implantation of the embryo the baby’s placenta attaches to the wall of the uterus. It attaches itself much like the moss on a rock and remains firmly adhered until after the baby is delivered. The uterus develops from the size of a [...]

2019-02-19T23:00:08+00:00Pregnancy Care|

Pregnancy and Planes

A common question asked by pregnant women is “Am I allowed to travel by plane while I am pregnant?”   Dr Guy Skinner  has answered the question about pregnancy and planes for you All airlines have restrictions for pregnant women listed on their websites. It is important that you satisfy these [...]

2019-02-19T23:33:19+00:00Pregnancy Care|

Hypnobirthing Classes at St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Melbourne

Hypnobirthing is the name given to a style of birthing. At St Vincent's Private Maternity, we have midwives trained to provide the official Hypnobirthing Australia Workshops. The program has been developed with Australian women in mind, birthing in Australian hospitals. Through the skills and knowledge shared at our workshops you and your birthing [...]