Archive for Rob Buist Blog

Fifty Shades of Obstetrics

I have been looking at my bookings for the year and can’t help but notice I have a mini baby boom going on in March and April. Despite our best efforts my numbers are higher in those two months than in any other time in the history of my practice. I have been racking my […]

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Your Baby’s movements

I have had a couple of women ring the office asking Rebekah to move their appointments forward because of a reduction in their baby’s movements. I cannot emphasise strongly enough that a reduction in your baby’s movements is a potential emergency and that you must call or text me on my mobile phone if you […]

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Classy Breastfeeding

David Koch has defended his right to have an opinion – and express it live on national television – and I for one would defend that right. In fact I would really like Kochie to explain and expand on his opinion. What constitutes “classy” breastfeeding in public? Wearing Armani whilst doing so? Breastfeeding at Catalinas […]

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Watch out – Listeria is about

I was reading my usual source of up to date medical information this morning – The Sydney Morning Herald – and I came across a piece about a listeria outbreak in Melbourne. The source of the infections appear to have been Australian – made soft cheeses (Brie and Camembert). This just highlighted the need to […]

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A spot of leave!

Sue and I are off to Lord Howe Island from tomorrow (6th December) to Monday the 10th. I have just discovered this could be the perfect Obstetrician’s hideaway because there is no cellphone reception so I really will need to turn my phone off. If you have any urgent concerns while i am away please […]

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Next Year’s Break

This year is passing by so quickly – I just can’t believe it. Of course the nature of my business is such that I need to organise study leave and holidays 8 months or so in advance so that you are fully informed of my availability (or lack thereof). Accordingly I will be off on […]

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Stop Press: Prince of Wales Private (POWP) Hospital turning women away

Stop Press: Prince of Wales Private (POWP) Hospital turning women away Without any notice (to obstetricians like myself, at least) POWP has imposed a cap on maternity bookings and is now turning down requests for bookings. This has affected a couple of my patients due in October and – to put things mildly – the […]

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ILLNESS IN THE FAMILY

ILLNESS IN THE FAMILY Unfortunately my father is very ill in New Zealand and I have ot get over there to see him tomorrow. This will mean that I am bumping many appointments to next week. I am very sorry about the inconvenience that this is causing. Dr Natalie Shaw will manage any emergencies or […]

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More holidays for me!

I know I have only just been away for a couple of weeks but I have already organised my next holiday (remembering I need to organise my breaks about 8 to 9 months in advance). I will be away from Saturday the 9th of June to Sunday the 24th of June 2012 inclusive. As always […]

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Your Obstetrician is getting old!

I celebrated my (gulp!) fiftieth birthday on the 8th of September by delivering a beautiful baby boy (that I tried very hard – unsuccessfully – to have called Robert). However the true celebrations start today when Sue and I abandon the kids and go to Europe for some medical education and some much needed R […]

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