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Covid Vaccination in Pregnancy: Upgraded Advice

You might recall I delivered some fairly circumspect Covid vaccine advice back on June 22 of this year. Well, ignore it. The breathtaking incompetence of our various governments have put us – you – in an invidious position. The virus seems to be running free in Sydney and the State Government seems to have all […]

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Carry On Lockdown

I’m sure you are all too young to remember the Carry On movies. They weren’t very good, or especially funny, and they were – to put it charitably – a product of their time. The late Sid James and his co-stars stumbled through a number of situations incompetently. …Which brings me to NSW in mid […]

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Covid Vaccination in Pregnancy

I am sure you have been aware of a great deal of published information regarding Covid vaccinations lately. My professional body, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RANZCOG) and the relevant Australian Federal advisory body ATAGI (I have no idea what that stands for) now recommend: “That pregnant women are […]

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The Covid-19 vaccine during pregnancy

Now the Covid vaccine is nearly with us I’m frequently being asked whether pregnant women should go ahead and get vaccinated as soon as they can. Well, this may come as a shock to you all but I actually agree with my professional body on this one. The Royal Australian and NZ College of O […]

New Ultrasound Machine!

It is a little overdue but I have just got my hand on a new ultrasound machine. This thing is pretty state of the art so I have no excuses for not getting good pictures off your babies. ~ Rob

Bumping

In case you didn’t already know, bumping is the term we use when we postpone / reschedule your appointment because I’m busy at the hospital. I do know that many obstetricians don’t do this. They let their waiting room fill up and come to see women when they have finished whatever they are doing at […]

Consultant Psychiatrist: Dr Viktoria Sundakov

Happy New Year. I just wanted to let you know that Dr Viktoria Sundakov is extending her private practice to the eastern suburbs and will shortly be practicing from our rooms in Bondi Junction. Like me Dr Sundakov is a New Zealander although she did all of her postgraduate training in Sydney. She is currently […]

Pre-Pregnancy visits with Rob Buist Obstetrics

The world has changed. In my day you fell pregnant, headed off to your GP, had a few blood tests, showed up at the hospital for your first pregnancy visit and away you went. The first ultrasound was the morphology scan at 20 weeks (if you were over 35, they talked about an amnio). And […]

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Coronavirus Update August 2020

In every single Star Wars movie there is a bit where someone – often Han Solo – says “I have a bad feeling about this.” Well, I have a bad feeling about this. While we remain so much better off than others it appears that there are Coronavirus hotspots all over Sydney. I know the […]

Induction of Labour Update 2020: Induction for all at 39 weeks?

It has long been an axiom of obstetrics that induction of labour increases your risk of undergoing a caesarean – hell even my information sheet on the topic says this. But is this really true? And increased compared to whom? Well observational studies in this area show that if you compare two women in the […]

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