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Induction of Labour: balancing risks

In Australia 26% of labours are induced. The most common reason for induction is a ‘prolonged pregnancy’. That’s an awful lot of babies outstaying their welcome and requiring eviction.¬†I am not going to get stuck into the concept of a … Continue reading

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Information Giving and the Law

I was writing a blog post on induction for prolonged pregnancy but got side tracked reflecting on a recent study day I attended about law. So, I will get this out of my system before finishing the induction post. It … Continue reading

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Testing, Testing…

I am visiting the BaBs Sunshine Coast group tomorrow to talk about the tests offered during pregnancy and afterwards to newborns. You can download my¬†antenatal tests summary information if you are interested. The summary will provide you with an overview … Continue reading

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