Pregnancy Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore

If you’re worried that you might not be feeling “normal” during your pregnancy, that isn’t surprising, especially for your first pregnancy! Here are some signs that you should be concerned about: A temperature above 38°C with no cold or flu symptoms Sudden swelling or puffiness of your hands, face or eyes. Severe & unusual headache […]

Coping With Constipation

Pregnancy hormones are the culprit behind constipation, which is a common pregnancy problem. This is due to increasing progesterone levels which cause the muscles in your bowels to relax – meaning food hangs around longer in the digestive tract. Your expanding uterus also takes up the space normally occupied by your bowel, which doesn’t help […]

What to expect at SJOG Mt Lawley

“We know there are a lot of unknowns when you are expecting. Hear first-hand from our Obstetric and Midwifery teams about what your pre-natal, birth and post-natal journey could look like at our hospital.” @sjogmtlawley This wonderful video is perfect to give you a little insight into what you can expect from St John of […]

Early Pregnancy Symptoms

For some women, symptoms of pregnancy appear in the first few weeks after conception. Most aren’t unique to pregnancy & can appear similar to pre-menstrual discomforts. As a guide however, here are some symptoms you may experience: Constipation – occurs due to an increase in progesterone which causes food to pass slowly through the intestines […]

Caesarean Sections – The Journey

The first six weeks postpartum is considered a “recovery” period due to the high level of strain your body has been put through – no matter how you gave birth! Looking after a new baby is hard for all parents, but it can be harder when you are recovering from a caesarean section. The time […]

Breast engorgement – reduce your risk & tips for relief

Once you have given birth, your breasts are given a signal to start to produce milk. Blood flows to your breasts, and your milk usually comes in 1 to 4 days after birth. Breast engorgement is when your breasts get full and sore, which is common in the early days and weeks of breastfeeding. You […]

How to keep your baby safe while sleeping

You may already know that the most important tip to keep your baby safe while sleeping is to keep them on their back – a recommendation that has contributed to an 85% reduction in SIDS deaths since the 90’s. Here are a few more tips to ensure you always create a safe sleeping environment for […]

Newborn Bath Time

For the first few weeks of your newborn baby’s life, a gentle sponge bath is all you need to do, until the umbilical cord falls off & heals completely. Here are some basics you need to keep in mind when bathing your newborn. First you need to undress your baby – while cradling their head […]

Common Newborn Characteristics

You may be curious about your baby’s appearance directly after birth. Below are some common elements of what you might expect your newborn baby to have. Many of these will diminish as your baby grows but if you have any specific concerns about these characteristics in your baby, do not hesitate to reach out to […]

COVID-19 Update – Practice Adjustments

A letter from our team To our wonderful POGS parents: We wanted to inform you directly about the adjustments to our practice we have made, due to the current situation we are all facing. At POGS, we have decided to divide up into “teams”. This means each team will only work on certain days, to avoid […]