Tag: Medical conditions

Syphilis outbreak

Syphilis epidemic in Queensland killing babies

In the past six years, six babies in Queensland have died from syphilis – an STD that had been nearly eradicated in 2000. Cairns sexual health clinician Dr Darren Russell …

Experience with Hip Dysplasia

Parents share their experience with hip dysplasia. Age of diagnosis, symptoms and treatment that their child received for hip dysplasia

colds in babies

Experiences with infant lip tie

Q&A: What were peoples experiences with having an upper lip tie cut? Was it more traumatic for mum or bub? I hate the thought of bub’s next needles let alone anything else. How was their bubs recovery? What were they like once it was done regarding breastfeeding? Did you notice an improvement? I’m worried bub will find it really painful and be distraught for a long time.

Gestational diabetes experiences

Q&A: I have been diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes. It will need to be diet control first with 4 daily finger pricks and low GI Diet. Who else was diagnosed with this? And did it turn into insulin injections?

ICP – Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy

Q&A: Has anyone had ICP? (Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy) Did u get induced and when? Also did it affect your pregnancy at all?

Cysts on baby’s brain

Q&A: Im 24 weeks and I just seen my obstetrician and she said that my 20 week scan has shown 2 cysts on my babies brain. She said it is common and most likely will go away, if not it could lead to my baby having Down syndrome. Did anyone else have this? I have no idea what to think!

Partial rectal prolapse after episiotomy

Q&A: Just wondering if anyone has experienced partial rectal prolapse as a result of an episiotomy? What was done about it? Was surgery or physical therapy an option?

nipple thrush

The day thrush came to stay

I ignored a thrush infection on my nipple, and it decided to take up residence in my milk ducts. For a month.

What is your experience with complete placenta previa

Placenta praevia

Q&A: I would love some advice on complete placenta previa. I’m 20 weeks and My Dr has just told me that my placenta is centered over my cervix and in her opinion when she sees it like this it doesn’t move. I do go back for a scan at 32 weeks just in the off chance it does move.