Nausea is a normal side effect of pregnancy. Try eating small amounts of food regularly – salty crackers can make you feel better, sweet biscuits are not advised.

If you are having trouble functioning with increased/worsening nausea or cannot hold anything down (including water) please call Michael’s practice. There are various options that Michael can discuss with you.


Some slight bleeding or ‘spotting’ during early pregnancy can be a common and normal experience.

If you have any concerns or have any pregnancy related concerns before your first appointment, please contact us. We are available in the practice during business hours, alternatively you can call your hospital delivery suite after hours.

After hours delivery suite numbers;

  • North Shore Private Hospital delivery suite: (02) 8425 3288
  • The Mater Hospital delivery suite: (02) 9900 7681


If you are not already taking vitamins, Michael generally recommends that you take a pregnancy vitamin supplement such as Elevit or Blackmores Pregnancy Gold.

In the wider population, a healthy balanced diet should largely reduce the need for vitamin and mineral supplementation. However, during pregnancy and lactation there are extra nutritional demands on the body that can make supplementation advisable.


From first time mothers to experienced parents, there are classes are available for everyone. Both The North Shore Private Hospital and The Mater Hospital offer classes – detailed information can be found through the links below.

Private classes are also available in the comfort of your own home. Michael highly recommends Sue Nettleton for private classes. Sue is a great resource during all stages of pregnancy. She also offers support with newborns – settling techniques, breastfeeding and any other needs or parental concerns.

Sue Nettleton
Mob: 0424 315 101