Pregnancy and Obstetrics

Our experienced gynaecologist & obstetrician Dr Lauren Kite sees women for pregnancy planning as well as full obstetric services and gynaecological care afterwards.

NOTE: important information from RANZCOG re COVID-19 if you are pregnant or you can watch it in video form.

Dr Lauren Kite is also a Pain Medicine Physician and has a special interest in helping women with pelvic pain throughout their pregnancy and beyond.

Our obstetricians are fully accredited members of RANZCOG – the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. They deliver at the Prince of Wales Private Hospital in Randwick, Sydney. 

A holistic approach to pregnancy at WHRIA.

We have an experienced team to help support you before, during and after pregnancy. Fertility services help with pre-conception counselling plus any help to fall pregnant. Once you are pregnant we can provide full obstetric care for all pregnancies as well as women with pelvic pain; obstetric medicine can be added for higher risk or more complicated pregnancies; plus we have full allied health support including pelvic health physiotherapy, osteopathy and psychology.

What types of conditions in pregnancy do you treat?

  • Pelvic pain
  • Pelvic girdle pain: sacroiliac joint or pubic joint pain
  • Pudendal neuralgia, muscle or nerve pain
  • Tight or weak pelvic floor muscles
  • Rectus abdominus separation
  • Bladder issues such as leakage
  • Constipation and other bowel problems
  • Low iron 
  • Pelvic instability
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

What is Obstetric Medicine?

Obstetric medicine, similar to maternal medicine, is a sub-specialty of general internal medicine and obstetrics that specializes in process of prevention, diagnosing, and treating medical disorders in with pregnant women.

Ask you doctor for a referral to Dr Amanda Beech, Obstetric Physician if you would like to fall pregnant and have:

  • diabetes
  • thyroid disease or other endocrine disorders
  • high blood pressure 
  • osteoporosis 
  • Ehlers Danlos Syndrome or other connective tissue disorders
  • neurological or autoimmune conditions. 

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I am planning on a pregnancy, who should I see?

Dr Amanda Beech, Obstetric Medicine Physician. You can see an Obstetric Physician if you have a have a medical disorder and would like to fall pregnant, or are pregnant already. Amanda has a breadth of experience in preconception counselling, managing medical disorders of pregnancy including pre-eclampsia, gestational and pre-existing diabetes, thyroid disease and hyperemesis / excessive vomiting.

Amy Corcoran and Elizabeth Howard, Osteopaths with vast experience in treating women before, during pregnancy and afterwards. Pelvic girdle pain occurs in one in two women during the course of a pregnancy. We have developed a simple protocol to treat pelvic girdle pain that includes gentle manual therapy, home exercises and pain education. Liz Howard teaches Pain & Pregnancy courses to Allied Health Practitioners.

Sherin Jarvis & Donna Namdaran, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapists have completed many additional hours of training to help improve you bladder, bowel and sexual function related to pregnancy and beyond. Importantly, we can examine your pelvic floor muscles for any excess tightness and teach you how to relax these muscles for labour and delivery, and see you afterwards for any rehabilitation needs.

Tanya Wollstein, Psychologist & Clinical Hypnotherapist can help you prepare for and adapt to all the changes that bringing a new little human into your life can bring.

Helpful resources

If you’d like more information about our psychology and hypnotherapy services please browse our fact sheets on the Health Information page.

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Last updated: 26 April 2023

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