The British Medical Journal has published an article from Sweden reporting on the impact of maternal obesity on infant mortality.
Baby Ashley entered the world four-and-a-half years ago, on April 27, 2010 at Calvary Hospital, North Adelaide. Four days overdue, her mum, Kate, recalls her lack of eagerness to leave the comfort of her womb. “I was in labour for more than 24 hours, and eventually, the obstetrician had to use […]
There have been two recent tragic Australian cases where babies have been abandoned. Without knowing the details of the family setting, it is difficult to make specific or constructive comments. Clearly the mothers had been in a very difficult situation. Again it is impossible to comment without knowing the family […]
I recently had the opportunity to listen to a lecture by Prof. Susan Prescott from Western Australia. It was a lecture of high-quality information and excellent presentation. She is an inspiring paediatrician with a particular interest in allergy. She was making a number of important points. Both developed and developing […]
The following opinion piece featured in The Weekend Australian on 22/11/2014 Ladies, drop the mummy guilt YOU’VE all seen the announcement. “Little Johnny Horner was born today after a truly heroic performance by the Cathy Freeman of mothers. We now see we have never before truly known love. Our lives […]
For women who have trouble achieving an appropriate volume of breast-milk, a drug which is commonly prescribed is domperidone. This drug, which has a long history in medicine, is prescribed principally for nausea and vomiting. In certain women, it can provide a useful increase in milk supply.
Staying alive has been Adelaide mum Hannah Moncrieffs toughest challenge As this story indicates, post-natal depression is a significant problem which affects many thousands of families and where there is a major impact upon every family member. While this may seem difficult to believe I assure you that what I […]
Lindy welcomed her second baby Angus, now nudging six months of age, into the world this year on June 6. However, the birth of her second son was not as smooth as her first child’s, Oscar. Angus was a breech baby, so Lindy was booked in for a C-section. However, […]
For those of you who have read my material in other formats you would be aware that I attempt to achieve a full night’s sleep by something like 12 weeks of age and then maintain that until school age. It is something which happens for my patients on a regular basis.