Maternal Assisted Caesarean Sections

Jeremy Joubert - Tuesday, June 09, 2015

In the last week, Pauline has performed two Maternal Assisted Caesarean Sections. These are very similar to routine Lower Segment Caesarean Sections, however, the mother reaches down and assists with the delivery of her baby and places it on her chest. These were done after the two patients, who for various reasons required delivery by Caesarean, wanted to be actively involved in the birthing process. While not necessarily suitable for everyone or in an emergency situation, this does provide mothers with another option for the birth of their baby.  Read more

​The Battle Against Ovarian Cancer

Simon Putral - Sunday, April 26, 2015

The Women of Wesley (WoW) team. From left to right: Dr Chris Beck, Dr Michaela Lee, Dr Andreas Lee, Dr Pauline Joubert, Dr Jane Grice, Dr Melinda Heywood and Mr Simon Putral

It is a sad fact that 1000 women in Queensland are diagnosed with gynaecological cancer each year. Of these, 40% won’t survive. Whilst the numbers of women afflicted continues to grow, government funding into research for cures to these cancers is diminishing. As part of the network of Queensland Gynaecologists, this is an issue close to the hearts of both Pauline and Melinda, and prompted us to enter a team in the Battle against Ovarian Cancer beach volleyball tournament this year.  Read more

Weekend to End Women's Cancers 2014

Pauline Joubert - Monday, November 10, 2014

Pauline and her mom, Caroline, nearing the end

On the 25th and 26th of October I took part in The Weekend to End Women’s Cancers in support of QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute and the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH). This involved a 60km walk around Brisbane over the 2 days.  Read more

Loud Shirt Day 2014

Jeremy Joubert - Sunday, October 26, 2014

On Friday 17 October 2014 the eXXpectations team took part in Loud Shirt Day to raise money for deaf children.

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Get to know Dr Melinda Heywood

Jeremy Joubert - Friday, October 17, 2014

Get to know Dr Melinda Heywood better by watching this short video interview with her.

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So one became two

Melinda Heywood - Tuesday, July 22, 2014

So one became two – no, this is not a story about twins, although I am sure we will write about twins before too long! This is about eXXpectations becoming a two-specialist practice. Having joined the eXXpectations team earlier this year, I am thrilled to be working here, and wanted to let you know how I came to join the team. Pauline and I trained together, studied together and worked hard together. In fact, we prepared for our Fellowship examinations together - exacting exams essential to gaining admission to the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. During that time, we spent more time with each other than with our partners! That intense period was the foundation for an enduring, firm friendship, and also a time when we recognised just how similar our standards and methods of practice were.  Read more

Lessons from the RANZCOG Annual Scientific Meeting

Pauline Joubert - Saturday, June 21, 2014

I recently attended the Queensland and New South Wales RANZCOG ASM (Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Annual Scientific Meeting) at The Marriott, Surfers Paradise. Apart from being a time to enjoy the fabulous food and environment, it was a great weekend of learning and hearing about new research. Discussions over lunch and tea with colleagues about challenging cases is always beneficial.  Read more

Protecting patient data

Jeremy Joubert - Thursday, October 31, 2013

In a modern medical practice, most data is stored electronically. National Privacy Principle 4.1 states:  Read more

Loud Shirt Day

Jeremy Joubert - Thursday, October 31, 2013

Friday 18 October was Loud Shirt Day, a day when people wear loud shirts and raise funds for Hear and Say. Were Melissa, Pauline and Lauren's outfits loud enough? I think my camera's sensor may have sustained some permanent damage!  Read more

Weekend to End Women’s Cancers

Jeremy Joubert - Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Last weekend (26-27 October) Pauline, along with 1,345 other people, walked 60km in and around Brisbane to raise money for the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute and the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital. The event, which was by all accounts very well organised, raised a total of $3.5 million. Click here to visit the event's website Read more


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