A Beacon of Trusted Healthcare on the Sunshine Coast

Buderim Private Hospital: Premier Healthcare Services with Dr. Kelvin Larwood Dive deep into the exceptional healthcare services provided by Buderim Private Hospital on the Sunshine Coast, where Dr Kelvin Larwood’s expertise in obstetrics, gynaecology, and fertility care sets a new standard for patient-centred care. In the picturesque setting of the Sunshine Coast, Buderim Private Hospital…

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The Benefits of Laparoscopic Surgery in Women’s Health with Dr Kelvin Larwood:

The Advantages of Laparoscopic Surgery in Gynaecology – Dr. Kelvin Larwood.   Explore the transformative benefits of laparoscopic, pelvic, and vaginal gynaecological surgery with Dr. Kelvin Larwood. Learn how these advanced techniques enhance recovery and outcomes in women’s health. The Evolution of Gynaecological Surgery    Gynaecological health has undergone a significant transformation with the advent…

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Revolutionising Gynaecological Health: The Impact of Advanced Surgical Techniques:

In the field of gynecological health, the introduction of advanced surgical techniques has marked a significant turning point. These innovations, particularly embraced by specialists like Dr. Kelvin Larwood, have fundamentally changed the way gynecological conditions are treated, offering safer, more effective, and less invasive options to patients.   The Emergence of Laparoscopic Surgery   Laparoscopic…

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“Enhancing Recovery and Outcomes: The Benefits of Laparoscopic Surgery in Women’s Health:

Surgery can be an overwhelming experience, especially for women who have to navigate the complexities of reproductive health. Recovery can be a long and challenging process, but there are newer alternatives to the conventional surgical procedures that can promote better recovery outcomes. Laparoscopic surgery is a revolutionary and minimally invasive approach that has become a…

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“Navigating Your Journey to Parenthood: The Comprehensive Care Approach by Dr. Kelvin Larwood”

The Comprehensive Care Approach to Pregnancy  Embarking on the journey of pregnancy is a transformative experience, filled with moments of joy, anticipation, and uncertainties. Dr. Kelvin Larwood, a distinguished obstetrician and gynaecologist on the Sunshine Coast, offers a comprehensive care approach that ensures every mother-to-be feels supported, informed, and confident throughout each stage of her…

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“Innovations in Women’s Health: with Dr. Kelvin Larwood:

Women’s health care is an ever-evolving field, with continuous advancements that aim to improve the experiences and outcomes for patients. Dr. Kelvin Larwood, a specialist obstetrician and gynaecologist on the Sunshine Coast, embodies the spirit of innovation in his practice, offering a comprehensive suite of services that cater to the diverse needs of women’s health. …

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Navigating the Journey of Pregnancy: Comprehensive Maternity Care with Dr. Kelvin Larwood

Pregnancy is a transformative journey, filled with excitement, anticipation, and a myriad of emotions. Every expectant mother deserves the best care and guidance as she navigates this life-changing experience. Enter Dr. Kelvin Larwood, a leading obstetrician on the Sunshine Coast, who offers comprehensive maternity care tailored to each unique pregnancy. The Importance of Personalised Maternity…

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Empowering Women Through Comprehensive Gynaecological Care

Gynaecological health is an integral part of a woman’s overall well-being. Despite its significance, women often encounter hurdles in accessing comprehensive, compassionate care.  Dr. Kelvin Larwood’s practice, as highlighted on his website, demonstrates a dedication to changing this narrative by offering tailored care to every woman’s unique needs. In the broader Australian context, empowering women…

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10 Benefits of Breastfeeding

In Australia, the importance of breastfeeding is highly recognised, and many mothers initiate breastfeeding after childbirth. According to the 2010 Australian National Infant Feeding Survey, almost 96% of mothers initiate breastfeeding.    Yet, despite its clear benefits, the breastfeeding duration can be significantly less than the recommended time frames by health organisations. Only 15% of…

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How Nutrition Can Influence Pregnancy And Childbirth

From the moment you discover that you are expecting a child, your life as you know it changes. Your body morphs to make space for another, your priorities shift, and your eating habits also take a turn.  Nutrition during pregnancy is more than just eating for two; it’s about feeding your body and your baby…

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How common is male infertility and what are its causes?

In the intricate journey of procreation, every couple dreams of successfully starting a family. However, for some, this journey is riddled with challenges due to infertility.    It’s critical to comprehend that infertility doesn’t solely lie with women. In fact, approximately 50% of all infertility cases have their roots in male fertility issues. Still, there’s…

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The Role of an Obstetrician: Ensuring a Healthy Pregnancy Journey

Embarking on the journey of motherhood is one of life’s most profound experiences. It’s a period of immense joy, anticipation, and, naturally, a fair share of anxiety.    Obstetrician-gynaecologists are the guiding force in this journey, providing care, support, and expert knowledge from conception to postnatal period. Among them, Dr Kelvin Larwood, a highly regarded…

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Pap smear screening

Pap Smear Screening: What You Need to Know

Many women feel overwhelmed and confused when it comes to understanding pap smear screenings. But, with a little knowledge about what they are and why they’re important, you can be empowered to make the best decisions for your own health.  That’s why we have compiled this helpful guide on all things related to pap smears,…

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Managing Endometriosis with a Gynaecologist Sunshine Coast

Managing Endometriosis with a Gynaecologist [Sunshine Coast]

Endometriosis has been a growing public health concern for women and affects 1 in 9 women and girls of reproductive age. It can have significant physical, mental and emotional effects that often interfere with day-to-day functioning. Fortunately, treatment options are available! Managing endometriosis with a gynaecologist on the Sunshine Coast specialising in this condition is…

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Male Infertility and How Fertility Specialists Can Help

Male Infertility and How Fertility Specialists Can Help

Infertility affects about 15% of couples and for men, it accounts for around 30% of diagnoses. For men, understanding and accepting the possibility of infertility can be a difficult process.  As someone trying to make sense of the journey ahead of you, understanding exactly what infertility means is key to making informed decisions and how…

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Gynaecologist Sunshine Coast

Gynaecologist Sunshine Coast: Prolapse Management and Surgery

For women looking for help with prolapse management and surgery, seeing a gynaecologist on the Sunshine Coast is a positive step in the right direction. Dr Kelvin Larwood is an experienced specialist who understands the unique complexities of this condition and can provide compassionate advice throughout every journey.  Whether you or a loved one have…

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Gynaecology Services

Gynaecology Services: Treating Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis

Dr Kelvin Larwood specialises in providing a range of gynaecological services for those suffering from pelvic pain by offering tailored plans depending on individual needs. Do you experience pain in your lower abdomen, back and pelvis regularly? Have you been dodging menstruation-related activities such as swimming or playing sports due to the intense pain that…

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Private fertility clinics

Private fertility clinics: What services do they offer?

If you’re planning to have a baby and believe that you may need fertility treatments, then it’s important to understand the different services that private fertility clinics can offer. Doing so will help ensure you get the most appropriate and effective treatments in order to achieve a successful pregnancy journey. From pre-conception evaluations to artificial…

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Gynaecology Services Sunshine Coast

Comprehensive Gynaecology Services [Sunshine Coast]

Are you looking for the very best in gynaecology services on the Sunshine Coast? Do you want to be seen by an experienced doctor who offers quality care and understands your needs as a woman? Look no further! Dr Kelvin Larwood provides comprehensive gynaecology services tailored to every individual’s needs. For years, his practice has…

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When Should You Start Seeing an Obstetrician When Pregnant?

If you’re pregnant, you may be wondering when you should start seeing an obstetrician. While there’s no one answer to this question, there are a few things to keep in mind when making your decision.  First, choose an obstetrician that is suitable to your needs. Think about your budget and out-of-pocket costs, location, and the…

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6 Reasons To Visit A Fertility Doctor

Whether you’re trying to conceive on your own or with the help of fertility treatments, it’s important to visit a fertility doctor. Fertility doctors such as obstetricians and gynaecologists can help you understand your reproductive health, identify any potential problems, and recommend the best treatments.  If you’re having trouble conceiving, a fertility doctor can help…

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Everything You Need to Know About Prenatal Care

If you’re pregnant or hoping to become pregnant, congratulations on this big step! This is a very exciting time in your life – and now it’s time to start thinking about prenatal care. To help ensure a healthy pregnancy for you and your baby, it’s important to receive prenatal care from a healthcare provider. This…

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A female doctor performing a cervical screening/pap smear procedure on a patient covered by a blue surgical robe.

Let’s Talk About Pap Smears

It’s time to talk about pap smears. This important health screening can detect changes in the cells of your cervix, which can indicate cervical cancer.  Don’t be alarmed – cervical cancer is usually slow-growing and treatable, but it’s important to catch it early, which is why getting a pap smear is so vital.  Keep reading…

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Is IVF Treatment Right For Me?

If you’re considering IVF treatment, you may be wondering if it’s the right choice for you. There are many factors to consider, and it’s crucial to make an informed decision about something this life-changing.  Here, we’ll provide some information on IVF treatment to help you decide if it’s right for you. We’ll also offer some…

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Family Planning Advice

How Your Obstetrician Can Help With  Family Planning Advice

Did you know that obstetricians can also give family planning advice?  Obstetricians like Dr Larwood provide friendly and professional care to help plan your future and achieve the best possible outcome for your pregnancy. When it comes to planning for pregnancy or adjusting to the surprise of an unplanned pregnancy, you probably have a never-ending…

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Facts About Fertility and Fertility Clinics in Australia

Facts About Fertility and Fertility Clinics in Australia

Planning to start a family is an exciting time, but can also be stressful if it doesn’t happen as quickly and easily as you expect or if you don’t have the necessary support system.    To help make your journey towards parenthood easier and less stressful we’ve compiled a list of important facts about fertility…

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What is Infertility and How Can We Treat It

What is Infertility and How Can We Treat It?

Starting a family is an exciting process, but when you’re trying to conceive and it just doesn’t seem to be happening, it can be heartbreaking. But with the advancement of medicine and technology, there are now multiple treatment options available to help you and your partner start a family.    Infertility is more common than…

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When Should Pregnant Women Visit a Maternity Specialist?

Starting a family is beautiful and exciting, yet it can potentially be a nerve wracking time due to the changes your body is going through. It is important to feel and know that you are supported throughout your pregnancy. Visiting a maternity specialist at various points during your pregnancy will help ensure that everything is…

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Advantages of 3D & 4D Ultrasounds

Starting a family is an exciting journey that can cause feelings of impatience. Waiting 9 months to see your little one for the first time can feel like an eternity.    That’s where ultrasounds come in, they allow you to get a glimpse of your child in utero. The first photos of your baby are…

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Understanding Stress Urinary Incontinence

Women’s reproductive systems are complex and are designed to create life, while this is a beautiful phenomenon it can cause problems in other areas.    Urinary incontinence is a common problem that many women face, however many choose to hide or refuse to admit to having this condition for a number of reasons.    Feelings…

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What Is Adenomyosis?

Adenomyosis is a condition that occurs when cells that normally line the uterus (endometrial tissue) also grow into the muscular wall of the uterus.    This can lead to enlargement of the uterus, a change in your menstrual cycle, as well as painful and heavy periods. It can affect women in many different ways, so…

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Understanding Endometriosis: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

When it comes to women’s health, there are still lots of conditions that many women are unaware of. It’s important to understand these things, in order to make the most informed decision about your health.    Endometriosis is one of those conditions, affecting an estimate of 1 in 10 women worldwide. It has however only…

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What You Need To Understand About Pelvic Pain

Pelvic pain is any pain that occurs in the area below your belly button and between your hips. There are a large number of different potential causes of pelvic pain, varying from mild conditions to more severe conditions.    It’s important that if you are experiencing any recurring pain, especially if it is severe, that…

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The Importance of a Postpartum Checkup

Your postpartum checkup will occur after your labour, so that your healthcare provider can monitor and check that you and your baby are healthy and doing well.    It’s an incredibly important part of making sure that you are recovering after your labour and birth, and making sure that you have the support you need. …

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How to Prepare Your Hospital Bag For Labour

There are so many things that you will have on your mind as you prepare to welcome your new baby into the world.    Packing a hospital bag before you go into labour can take one extra thing off your plate, and give you some peace of mind.    The last thing you want to…

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What’s the difference between an obstetrician and a gynaecologist?

Obstetricians and gynaecologists are both vital specialists in the field of women’s health, and often a doctor will specialise in both fields to provide their patients with a more comprehensive system of care.    While the two fields often work closely together and have some overlap, they are two different specialisations with distinct differences. Not…

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Why Family Planning Is Important For Everyone

Family planning is an important thing that everyone, especially young women, should be taking into consideration regardless of what size they want their family to be.    Family planning can help empower women to make the best decisions for themselves and their families.   Here are some of the reasons why it’s an important health…

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Interesting Health Facts About Pregnancy

Pregnancy is an amazing and beautiful thing, and every person’s pregnancy is a unique journey.  There are a whole lot of changes that can occur during pregnancy due to your body developing a baby, and it can affect each woman differently.  Here are just a few interesting facts about pregnancy and what happens when you…

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Affordable Sunshine Coast Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Women’s health care is incredibly vital, yet it can often be overlooked. Many women have very little knowledge of the potential risks associated with their reproductive systems and women’s health.     An affordable obstetrics and gynaecology clinic can help women have access to both knowledge and treatment that can empower them to make the best…

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The Benefits of Private Maternity Clinics For Pregnancy Care

Your pregnancy journey should be a beautiful and exciting time in your life. However, it can also come with a lot of stress and uncertainty, so it’s important that you feel supported and comfortable with your healthcare provider.    The public system for maternity care in Australia is amazing, however there are certain things that…

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What You Need to Know About Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, including prolapse, urinary and fecal incontinence, is unfortunately a common condition that can have a significant impact on a woman’s quality of life.  It’s not always discussed, understood or taken into consideration during a pregnancy and birth, even though it can be a genuine risk to many women.  It’s important for women…

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When Should You See a Gynaecologist in Australia?

As a parent, you may be wondering when your daughter needs to start seeing a gynaecologist, or as a young woman you may be uncertain about when you need to book your first appointment.    A gynaecologist is an integral part of women’s health, and can help you with a large range of issues from…

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Sunshine Coast Obstetrician and Family Planning

Family planning is an important part of your health care, regardless of how many children you wish to have.    If you are not looking to conceive, your local gynaecologist and obstetrician can help you with appropriate contraception or relevant medical procedures if necessary.    If you are looking to conceive, consulting your doctor can…

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Women’s Health Facts You May Not Know About Fertility

When it comes to understanding women’s health and fertility it can quickly become a complicated subject.   There are many myths out there, and different people can give you different answers to the same questions. The truth is, it will always depend on the woman’s personal circumstances, but there are some basic things that apply…

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How Your Gynaecologist Can Support You

Gynecologists are medical doctors who specialise in the treatment of female reproductive organs. They can help support women from their teen years and beyond, with menstruation, fertility and menopause.    A gynaecologist is an integral part of women’s health, helping women to get a fuller picture of their long term health.    To help you…

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What You Need To Know About the Cervical Screening Test

Cervical screening is an important part of healthcare for women aged 25 years or older, but you might not be familiar with the process behind it.  Since December 2017, the cervical screening test has replaced the Pap test as one of the leading ways to prevent cervical cancer. The Department of Health has reported that…

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How Your Body May Change After Childbirth

Growing a baby is hard work for your body and it goes through massive changes throughout pregnancy. Many of these symptoms or changes will disappear once you have given birth but there are some areas that take longer to heal or change completely. It is important to note that everyone is different and your recovery…

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Best Healthy Foods For Pre Pregnancy

When trying to conceive, it can be a great time to focus on healthy eating habits. Following a healthy diet before you conceive can boost fertility as well as reduce the risk of birth defects and can contribute towards a healthy pregnancy. Improving your pre pregnancy diet can make for a more seamless transition for…

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How To Choose The Right Maternity Care Clinic

Pregnancy and childbirth are natural life events and whilst all women hope for a straightforward pregnancy and birth, there is always the chance of complications. Issues that could affect the mother, baby or both. Risk factors may help you to decide where to have your baby whether it be a birthing centre, hospital or at…

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How Will The COVID-19 Vaccination Impact Pregnant And Breastfeeding Women?

With a lot of information circulating around the COVID-19 vaccination and the impacts, it can be difficult to decipher fact from fiction. The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists recently published a statement that includes relevant information regarding the COVID-19 vaccination in pregnant and breastfeeding women. Here is how the COVID-19…

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How To Exercise During Pregnancy

Exercise is part and parcel of a healthy routine during pregnancy. There are many health benefits of completing regular physical activity throughout pregnancy, including adequately preparing your body for childbirth. Choosing a suitable exercise program to suit your specific circumstances is essential, as pregnancy affects the body’s response to physical activity.    It is important…

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What Happens To Your Body After You Give Birth?

There are a number of changes that occur within a body postpartum. During pregnancy, pregnant women experience a plethora of changes to their body. After all their body worked incredibly hard to keep their baby safe and healthy. Once your baby is born, your body changes again. From physical changes to emotional, body discomforts and…

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Post Pregnancy Tips For Women’s Health

Post Pregnancy Tips For Women’s Health

Up until this point your main focus would have been your health during pregnancy. If you are still currently pregnant, here’s our blog post on what to expect during this time. The postnatal stage of pregnancy is just as important as the pregnancy itself. Not only can this time be a happy time but it…

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Pre Pregnancy Tips For Women’s Health

Pre Pregnancy Tips For Women’s Health

Preparing to come off any birth control that you may be on, in the lead up to pregnancy, can be a large step to take. Pre pregnancy care is incredibly important when thinking about trying for a baby. Mentioned below are pre pregnancy tips to follow if you are preparing to try for a baby…

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6 Ways To Stay Healthy Throughout Pregnancy

6 Ways To Stay Healthy Throughout Pregnancy

When you’re pregnant taking care of yourself is of utmost importance. There are plenty of things to take into consideration during pregnancy. Here are six ways to stay healthy during pregnancy. Balanced Diet Eating a healthy diet during pregnancy is incredibly important so that your baby receives all of the nutrients they need. Your baby…

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What To Expect During Pregnancy

What To Expect During Pregnancy

There can be plenty of surprises when it comes to pregnancy. Pregnancy affects many aspects of your life including your body, energy, mood, sleep, mindset and appetite just to name a few!  From the changes to your body and symptoms to your prenatal appointments in this blog we are going to take you on the…

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Buderim Private Hospital

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement

Our phones have been ringing non-stop and our email has been flooded with enquiries about the effects of COVID-19 on your unborn babies and yourselves. We want to reassure you all that our practice is open to see you, we are available to take your calls and emails with any concerns you may have.

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stages of childbirth

What are the Stages of Childbirth

Every labour is different for every woman. Sometimes it can feel like a breeze, other times it can feel like it will never end. It can test your physical and emotional stamina, but being prepared and understanding the stages of childbirth can mean everything.

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