St Vincent's Private Hospital Melbourne Blog-

Obstetrician: Dr Boski Shah

As a doctor I believe in providing excellent care to all of my patients. I believe in excellent patient care. I love my patients. I will do anything to make sure my patients are managed in the best possible way. I completed my Fellowship in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (FRANZCOG) and [...]

When your pregnancy is overdue

The average length of a pregnancy is 40 weeks, counted from the first day of your last menstrual period. If your pregnancy continues beyond 42 weeks, you are considered to be overdue. The concerns about being overdue are discussed in a previous post here. The options available to a woman [...]

2019-02-20T22:36:59+00:00Pregnancy Care|

Happy Feet – Research into baby footprints

St Vincent’s Private is currently taking part in a research project being run by University of Melbourne and RMIT University called ‘Happy Feet'. The research is working on developing novel footprint recognition technology to support vaccine delivery in the developing world. It is currently difficult to obtain accurate information about [...]


The swaddling of infants is a global practice and there are many different methods and techniques that parents around the world use. Research on the whole suggests that swaddling helps babies to settle and sleep better. 1,2,3,4,5. Swaddling is encouraged by midwives for your new baby, it helps lengthen the [...]

2019-02-20T22:42:05+00:00Early Parenting, Maternity|

Meet our Midwives: Jody Olorenshaw

Our midwives write many of the posts written on our blog. They are the same people who will be in the delivery room assisting you with the birth of your baby or looking after you once your baby is born. Our Meet our Midwives posts provide a chance to learn [...]

2019-02-20T22:51:20+00:00Maternity Care Centre|