Adenomyosis

Adenomyosis

Adenomyosis is a condition that happens when endometrial tissues (uterus lining) grow into the muscular wall of the uterus. As the tissue has grown into the muscular layers of the uterus when you menstruate this tissue acts the same as it would if it were inside the...
Stretch and Sweep

Stretch and Sweep

What is a stretch and sweep? A stretch and sweep is an optional way to potentially induce labour. It is considered when it may be more harmful to mum or bub to continue with pregnancy. An example of this is pregnancy that continues past 42 weeks’ gestation. How...
Placenta Accreta Spectrum

Placenta Accreta Spectrum

Placenta accreta spectrum is an abnormal adherence of the placenta to the uterine wall that can lead to significant maternal complications. The placenta invades more deeply than normal into the muscle wall of the uterus, and occasionally grows through the full...
Pre-eclampsia

Pre-eclampsia

Pre-eclampsia is a common serious condition that can happen after 20 weeks of pregnancy. According to the World Health Organisation it affects between 2% and 10% of pregnancies worldwide (Mou, AD et al). It involves high blood pressure and protein in the urine,...
Retained Placenta

Retained Placenta

During delivery, after your baby is born you will birth your placenta, this is known as the third stage of labour. Your uterus gently contracts to detach the placenta from your uterine wall and in 2% of births not all of the placenta is removed from the uterus, known...