Pregnancy and Obstetrics

Our experienced gynaecologists & obstetricians, Dr Jason Chow and Dr Lauren Kite see women for pre-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 Jason Chow is also a Pain Medicine Physician with broad experience in helping women with pre-existing pain conditions through the wonderful journey of pregnancy, deliver and beyond, while minimizing discomfort, reducing the need for intervention and maximising recovery for mothers and babies. 

Dr Lauren Kite is completing her training as a Pain Medicine Physician and also 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 floor physiotherapy, osteopathy and psychology.

What types of conditions in pregnancy do you treat?

  • Pelvic girdle pain: SIJ / sacroiliac joint or pubic joint pain
  • Pudendal neuralgia, muscle or nerve pain
  • Tight or weak pelvic floor muscles
  • Rectus abdominus separation
  • Bladder and bowel habits 
  • Constipation
  • Low iron 
  • Pelvic instability

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 
  • 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.

Dr Rachael Rodgers, Fertility Specialist, is a fully qualified obstetrician/gynaecologist with sub-speciality training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility who we work closely with via her rooms in Chifley Square. She is dedicated to both preserving the fertility of women and assisting couples and single women in their journey towards parenthood.

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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