Author: Melissa Homewood

Melissa Homewood

About the Author:

I'm a GP on the Sunshine Coast with an interest in paediatrics and women's health. One of the absolute highlights of my job is looking after women throughout their pregnancies, seeing their newborns and watching them grow up/adding to their families over time. I am currently waiting for my 2nd baby to arrive whilst tackling the sleep problems/tantrums/toilet training (or not)/general hyperactive behaviour of my crazy but wonderful 2 year old boy.
post natal depression

Postnatal Depression

24.07.2017  

Dr advice on symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of postnatal depression

Baby teething remedies - what does your GP say?

Baby teething remedies – what does your GP say?

08.05.2017  

Does teething have you baffled? Our GP offers some helpful advice.

Baby poo - does your baby suffer from constipation?

Baby poo – does your baby suffer from constipation?

20.02.2017  

Our focus on baby poo continues with an article on constipation.

Exercise in pregnancy

Exercise in pregnancy: GP advice

20.02.2017  

GP advice on exercise in pregnancy.

Let's talk baby poo - what is normal?

Baby poo – let’s talk about what is, and isn’t normal

08.02.2017  

Poo is a big part of life with new baby. Find out what is and isn’t normal.

Secondary drowning

Secondary drowning – not to be alarmed, but worth understanding

28.12.2016  

Whilst secondary drowning is rare, understanding the circumstances and symptoms of this condition is worthwhile.

Non Invasive Pre-natal Testing (NIPT)

Non Invasive Pre-natal Testing

27.11.2016  

Explainer for Non Invasive Pre-natal Testing.

newborn skin conditions

Newborn skin conditions

23.10.2016  

Newborn skin conditions explained by Baby Hints and Tips resident GP.

Vitamin K for newborns

Vitamin K for newborns

04.10.2016  

Find out why a vitamin K injection for your newborn is a very wise decision.

Post pregnancy hair loss

Post pregnancy hair loss

13.07.2016  

Post pregnancy hair loss explained.

Flu facts - what does your GP have to say?

Flu facts – what does your GP have to say?

14.06.2016  

Your questions answered on the flu and vaccination.

jaundice in babies

Jaundice in babies

26.04.2016  

With the help of our resident GP, Baby Hints and Tips takes a closer look at jaundice in babies. Find out the causes, symptoms and treatment of jaundice.

Febrile convulsions in babies and children

Febrile convulsions in babies and children

24.04.2016  

Expert advice on what to do if your child experiences a febrile convulsion.

Viral rashes in babies

Viral rashes in babies

21.03.2016  

Expert advice on common childhood viral rashes.

Safety alert: dehydrated baby

Dehydrated baby: safety alert

26.02.2016  

Dehydrated baby: A timely reminder on keeping your baby well hydrated over the hotter months.

Sunsmart baby

Sunsmart baby

25.02.2016  

With temperatures rocketing and the risk of sunburn high, find expert advice on making your baby a SUNSMART baby this summer.

whooping cough vaccination

Whooping cough vaccination Australia

20.04.2015  

Whooping cough vaccination update. The latest recommendations for whooping cough prevention in young children and pregnant women

What’s the story with the Meningococcal B vaccine?

What’s the story with the Meningococcal B vaccine?

04.09.2014  

“As a new mum and GP about to resume work, my ears pricked up when I heard of a new vaccine made available earlier this year targeting the most serious and common strain in Australia, Meningococcal B. So it was for a combination of personal and professional reasons that I trawled the available information. Here is my summary…”

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