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Patient Satisfaction Survey

If I looked after your pregnancy and the birth of your baby (or babies) since January 2017 I’d be very grateful if you could fill in my Patient Satisfaction Survey. It only takes 5 minutes. The link is https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/X2YBW9N Thanks so much for your time and your feedback.– Rob

Rockmelon and Listeria!

I’ve just received notification that there have been a few cases of Listeria caused by eating Rockmelon in NSW! So in addition to the usual precautions you must take regarding food we need to add that you must not eat: Pre-cut melons of any sort, and Pre-packed cold salads including coleslaw and fresh fruit salad […]

The Zika Virus

You cannot have missed the media coverage of the Zika virus outbreak in latin America along with the very disturbing news that this infection appears to cause birth defects. There appears to be a link between maternal infection with Zika and babies suffering from microcephaly. Microcephaly literally means “small head” and the small head in […]

Weekend Cover Changes

Dr Natalie Shaw and I have pretty much covered each other’s weekends, study leave and holidays on a one in two roster (12 days on and two days off) now for ten years. This is an unusually onerous out of hours roster (many obstetricians work in groups of up to four or five doctors) although […]

Non Invasive Prenatal Testing

I’d like to teach the world to sing (in perfect harmony) –     The New Seekers* New things come along very rarely in my business. Childbirth itself defines human existence and is of course described in the most ancient of texts. The techniques we use to manage abnormal labour and birth – the ventouse, the forceps […]

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