(03) 9416 2802
(03) 9495 6491
Suite 207, 320 Victoria Parade
East Melbourne, VIC 3002
My private consulting rooms are located on the ground floor of the Epworth Freemasons Day Procedure and Maternity Centre in East Melbourne.
Underground parking is available for a fee. There is also limited on-street metered parking in the area.
The number 12 and 109 trams stop right outside the building, and the number 11 and 30 tram stop is a 5 minute walk away.
The number buses also stop right outside the building.
Train access is via Parliament station, which is a 10 minute walk away
As a specialist in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, I am one of a small group of people in the Victoria with the advanced training and skills to manage the most high risk and complicated pregnancies.
Examples of high risk pregnancies include (but are no limited to):
Many women embarking on a pregnancy of higher risk have a number of anxieties and fears for their own or their baby’s health, in addition to all the normal concerns that pregnant women have. I believe that it is important that these women are given ample opportunity in a supportive environment to explore their concerns, and have not only their physical but also their emotional needs met. In my practice I endeavour to provide the time and interpersonal trusting relationship necessary to help overcome these concerns.
Of course pregnancies are not simply “low risk” or “high risk”. Even within the most high risk of pregnancies, there are elements that are normal. I believe that whilst it is of course important that the specific risk elements are identified and managed, it is also important to normalise the pregnancy as much as possible, so that women can not only have the highest chance of a successful outcome to their pregnancy, but that they also can enjoy and appreciate their pregnancy experience.
For women with medical disorders pre-dating their pregnancy, or who have had a previous complicated pregnancy, planning for a future pregnancy is very important. A pre-pregnancy, or pregnancy planning visit is invaluable. Pre-pregnancy planning visits can have a number of advantages: