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During the first few weeks of breastfeeding, your body will naturally produce essential nourishing milk for your baby through three phases. Lactation Consultant Heather Lloyd discusses what these phases are and their identifying factors.
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While for many women breastfeeding is an enjoyable and even wondrous time, some mothers may experience bumps along the way. One of the most common issues that can occur is a 'plugged duct'. A clogged duct can occur at any time during your breastfeeding journey, so it is important to recognise the factors that can lead to this issue and signs you should look out for.
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Having a baby has become more clinical over recent decades, but there is a growing trend to normalise birth and give women greater control over the experience. Empowerment is a key component of woman-centred care. Labour and birth are very personal and incorporate emotional and psychosocial factors alongside the physical aspect.
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Common endometriosis symptoms include pelvic pain, painful during sexual intercourse, painful urination and/or bowel movement, abnormal bleeding, and reduced fertility. These occur in several other conditions, which can make it difficult to distinguish what’s causing your symptoms. Our Queensland endometriosis specialists at Gold Coast Private Hospital – an endometriosis Centre of Excellence – look at the difference between endometriosis and adenomyosis, fibroids, polycystic ovary syndrome, ovarian cysts and non-gynaecological issue (such as irritable bowel syndrome, interstitial cystitis and bladder pain syndrome).
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Endometriosis affects one in ten women and can have debilitating symptoms that affect your enjoyment of everyday life. The endometriosis specialists at Gold Coast Private Hospital – a recognised endometriosis Centre of Excellence – answer 10 common questions people ask about it. We cover the causes of endometriosis, how it is diagnosed, its link to fertility, your treatment options, and more.
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Clinical Psychologist Kerryn Blunt has written an informative blog to help progress the important conversations about perinatal mental health. If you are experiencing signs of PNDA, consult with your GP, obstetrician, midwife of other trusted healthcare professionals.
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Bush fires and grass fires are an intrinsic part of Australia’s environment. Australia is prone to bushfires at any time of the year. Bushfires produce particulate -matter pollution. These particles are small enough to enter the human lung and cause significant respiratory diseases.
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We recently spoke with our newly appointed Director of Nursing, Denise Hartley – who has over 25 years of clinical experience, working on the floor in most specialties right up into senior executive roles.
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From the moment the patient is diagnosed they are looked after for by an experienced breast care nurse who navigates the way from treatment schedules to expertise advice.
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Take a lunch break and get your varicose veins fixed at the same time. Gold Coast Private Hospital’s (GCPH) Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon Dr Venu Bhamidi respects that people are time poor, so he came up with a quick, effective procedure to sort unwanted veins.

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