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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