Dr Glenda McLaren
Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

Medicines and Pregnancy

Medicines and Pregnancy All medicines have been categorised as to their safety in pregnancy.  Category A medicines are safe to take throughout your pregnancy.  Your pharmacist will know what is safe to obtain over the counter for common symptom relief such as sinusitis, cough, fever, headache and pain. Your GP will also know what is […]

Pregnancy Immunisations

Pregnancy Immunisations Flu Vaccine Seasonal flu can be more severe in pregnancy, so it is recommended that all pregnant women have the flu vaccine to protect them and their unborn baby. The flu vaccine is free for all pregnant women. Please see your GP for your flu vaccination Whooping Cough Young babies in the first […]

Infections During Pregnancy

Chickenpox or Varicella, is a highly infectious viral infection that is spread by direct contact through coughing and sneezing amongst non-immune individuals.

Travel while Pregnant

Travel in Airplanes Air travel is generally safe during pregnancy, however, there are a number of aspects to consider. Most airlines allow women to fly up to 36 weeks domestically and 34 weeks internationally. Before you fly, check with your airline as to their policy. You may require a letter from your Obstetrician stating that […]

Exercise during Pregnancy

Exercise in Pregnancy Regular exercise is very important for general health and wellbeing for you and your baby during your pregnancy. But, the physical changes experienced during pregnancy need to be taken into consideration when planning an exercise routine. With the increased weight gain and change in body shape, a pregnant woman’s sense of balance […]

Working while Pregnant

Work & Pregnancy Most women stop working at around 34 weeks. If you are feeling well, and your pregnancy is progressing normally, you may wish to work a few weeks longer to maximise your maternity leave. We will be happy to write a letter for your employer at this time if it is safe for […]

Introducing Bloom Women’s Health

Caring, full-service health support specially designed for Queensland women “Women in particular need to keep an eye on their physical and mental health, because if we are scurrying to and from appointments and errands, we don’t have a lot of time to take care of ourselves. We need to do a better job of putting […]