About Maternity Matters
Hello and welcome to Maternity Matters. I'm Wendy Burton, a GP from Brisbane, and I passionately believe that maternity is everybody's business. I'd like to share with you information I wish was better known before, during and after pregnancy, as well as answer questions women and their families commonly ask. I'll also talk to some of the experts in my world about what it is they wish was better known and discuss questions they are commonly asked.
There is wonderful and terrible information available online and I have links to some of the wonderful websites. So please, take a moment to have a look around my site and feel free to share whatever you find useful. The advice given is, of course, general—it is not individual clinical advice. It is important that you talk to your midwife or doctor about your own particular situation rather than rely on anything on this or other websites. Oh, and if you don’t yet have a GP you know and trust, please find one. Trust me, you will need a good GP, especially once baby is born!
Dr Wendy Burton
I'm a GP/family doctor from Brisbane, Australia, looking after people from preconception to end of life. I also work at a local, state and national level to educate and improve connections and communication between the healthcare sectors. My aim is to build a healthier community by improving health outcomes for women and their families.
In addition to my work as a GP, my current roles include*:
Chair of the Antenatal/Postnatal Specific Interest Group for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Member of the (Qld) Statewide Maternity and Neonatal Clinical Network Steering Committee
Maternity Lead, Brisbane South Primary Health Network
Chair and facilitator of the Mater Mothers Hospital Shared Antenatal Care Alignment
*None of these organisations have reviewed this content nor has it been endorsed by them. The views expressed on this site are entirely my own or those of the other content authors.