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July 4, 2019| Epworth News /

Epworth Wig Salon

For many women, losing their hair during cancer treatment can be like losing a part of their identity.

Epworth Healthcare’s wig salon aims to restore these women’s confidence and sense of self as they face the battle of their lives.

June 17, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

When Period Pain Strikes Again

We caught up with Dr Kent Kuswanto, Epworth obstetrician and gynaecologist to talk all things periods.

June 11, 2019| Our Community /

First Birthday for Epworth Cousins

It’s been a year since we’ve been following sisters Alex and Jane’s bubs - Charlotte and Lola. It’s been a year since they both gave birth to their daughters, one at Epworth Freemasons and the other at Epworth Geelong. Let’s find out how life has changed since then.

June 4, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Ovarian Cysts

An ovarian cyst is a fluid filled sac or pouch which forms on the ovary. Ovarian cysts, in most cases are harmless and resolve on their own. If the cyst is cancerous, it requires medical intervention. Ovarian cysts are common in women of childbearing age.

May 2, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Male Infertility

One third of all infertility cases have been linked solely to issues with the male partner. Male infertility is a condition where the male in a relationship affects the child bearing ability of the woman.

April 16, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Massage During Pregnancy - Qi Rhythm

We had a chat with Melanie from Qi Rhythm, who provides pre and post natal massage therapy, to discuss the benefits of massage for mothers and infants.

April 16, 2019| Our Community /

Team Recipes - Tonjiru Miso Soup

Tonjiru is filling and so delicious. It is considered to be a winter dish served at home, festivals and parties in Japan, but I have it all year round. I never met a person who doesn’t like this fabulous soup!

April 8, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Endometrios(US) not Endometrios(YOU)

The ever-dreaded menstrual cycle, long known as the beacon of a transition period, literally, between girlhood to womanhood. It’s a customary part of the maturing process of our bodies where us females are taught from a young age that we should expect two things during so: bleeding and discomfort.

April 1, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Melanoma - More Than Just a Spot

It’s often referred to as Australia’s national cancer, and we have recently again earned the title of melanoma capital of the world. Keeping this in mind chances are you or someone you might know may be diagnosed with melanoma.

We caught up with Mr Dean White, Dr Phillip Parente and Mr Frank Lin from Epworth Eastern Melanoma Clinic to discuss this disease.

March 28, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the most common serious genetic condition in Australian children today, affecting one in every 2500 babies.

There is currently no cure.

February 28, 2019| Our Community /

Nine Months In, Nine Months Out

It’s hard to believe we’ve been following the journey of sisters and new mums - Alex and Jane for nine months now and we’re so grateful that they’re sharing the highs and lows of motherhood with us.

February 6, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Breastfeeding - Tips and Tricks

Breastfeeding - it’s not always a walk in the park, so we caught up with Clinical Midwife Specialist, Heather Anderson and Naturopath and Director of Franjo’s Kitchen, Jo Clark, to chat about their tips for getting the most out of your milk supply.

January 29, 2019| Our Community /

Surprise Delivery for Childbirth Education Class

At 35 weeks, Laura had just finished work the day before and still had a list of things to organise before her baby arrived. Both she and her husband, Ben were shocked that she had gone into labour, seemingly right on cue.

January 29, 2019| Epworth News /

Paying it Forward for Newborns

A very generous donation to Epworth Medical Foundation recently has allowed us to not only provide the very best to our mothers and babies, but also an opportunity to pay it forward.

January 8, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Summer Drink Recipes

We’ve got some tips and tasty alternatives to plain water that are perfect for any celebrations during the warmer months!

December 19, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

Tips for Keeping You and Bub Cool This Summer

With the weather warming up, it can be a challenging time keeping cool if you’re pregnant or have a new baby at home.

There are lots of ways, however, you can help to make both you and your baby more comfortable on hot days.

December 17, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

The Fourth Trimester

There can be a lot of pressure placed on new mums to adapt to life with a new baby, like a duck takes to water. From getting your little one to sleep through the night to mastering breastfeeding, the list of “shoulds” is long and unrealistic.