Obstetrician – Apgar Score

The Apgar Score a measuring mechanism The Apgar Score is derived from an Apgar test, used by Obstetricians to assess the physical condition of a newborn baby. The Apgar test is usually conducted at one minute and five minutes after birth. Developed in 1952, the Apgar...

Obstetrician – Detecting Ovulation – BBT

There are three methods that we will look at in detecting ovulation. Ovulation is the process of an ovarian follicle discharging an egg for the purpose of fertilisation. In this article we will look at the first of those three methods and discuss the process and its...

Obstetrician – Amniocentesis

Within the early stages of the 2nd trimester, your obstetrician may ask you to come in for a procedure called amniocentesis. This procedure will be carried out by a medical professional like Dr Gary Swift who is an obstetrician and gynaecologist, who specialises in...

Obstetrics – Antepartum

Antepartum refers to the time period of a pregnancy before labour and delivery. During antepartum, an Obstetrician will monitor the heart rate of the baby and conduct an ultrasound to obtain a measure of how well the pregnancy is proceeding for both the mother and...