The TasOGS Blog

Birth trauma

Posted by Kirsten Connan in Pregnancy, Women's health

Birth Trauma – what does this mean to me? In Australia, up to one in three women experience a ‘traumatic’ birth, with about 5% of these women developing a post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It’s a scary figure when you consider just how often society tells us…

Having a hysterectomy

Posted by Kirsten Connan in Operations, Women's health

I’m having a hysterectomy. What do I need to know about this operation? A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of your uterus. It usually also includes the removal of your cervix and may include removal of fallopian tubes and ovaries. In Australia about 1 in…

Diabetes and Pregnancy

Posted by Kirsten Connan in Pregnancy, Women's health

Gestational Diabetes. What does this mean for me? This week is National Diabetes Week in Australia. Everyone knows someone who has or will have diabetes. In Tasmania there are over 25,000 people who live with diabetes. Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is more common in…

Models of care in pregnancy

Posted by Kirsten Connan in Pregnancy

Pregnancy models of care – do they really matter?  Public or private care? That’s the first question most families consider when choosing where to birth their baby.  Soon most realise that the choices are so much wider than even that! When I was pregnant with…

Morning or all-day sickness?

Posted by Kirsten Connan in Pregnancy

For anyone with nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, you might appropriately assume that the person who coined the term ‘morning sickness’ had never been pregnant! ‘All day, anytime, anywhere sickness’ would have been a better choice of phrase! My first pregnancy, after a trying time with infertility…

Remembering Matthew

Posted by Tania Hingston in Women's health

Today is my brother’s birthday. He would be turning 39. Matthew chose to end his life in November 2013. He left behind a wife and a son. A mother and a father. A sister, brother-in-law, nephew and niece. A grandmother. Countless other family and friends….