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Pre-pregnancy counselling

Periconceptual medicine is a burgeoning field in medicine. Doctors are now realising that the outcomes of pregnancy are largely determined around the time of conception. The focus is now on optimising early pregnancy and pre-pregnancy health.

Management of any pre-existing medical condition should also be reviewed before attempting pregnancy, be it through natural conception or artificial reproductive treatment.

Couples with family or known history of genetic conditions can be seen for pre pregnancy counselling and a discussion regarding IVF with pre implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD).

Management of infertility including IVF (in vitro fertilisation)

Management of infertility is an integral part of Capital Reproductive Health.

Infertility services include fertility counselling, fertility preservation, cycle tracking, ovulation induction, artificial insemination (IUI) and in vitro fertilisation (IVF). 

For couples who suffer from recurrent miscarriages or for those with a family history of genetic diseases, IVF with PGD is now available through Genea in Canberra.

For more details on artificial reproductive treatment please visit Genea, World Leaders in Fertility.
Management of gynaecological conditions

Some of the common gynaecological conditions that are managed include:
  • heavy, prolonged, painful and irregular menses
  • abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • outpatient insertion of intrauterine devices (copper IUD or Mirena)
  • management of fibroids, ovarian cysts and pelvic pain
  • management of menopausal problems
  • management of urinary incontinence and uterovaginal prolapse
Endometriosis and laparoscopic excision of endometriosis

Endometriosis is a debilitating yet common gynaecological condition. It often leads to menstrual problems and infertility. Management of endometriosis ranges from lifestyle advices to medical therapy through to surgical treatment.

At Capital Reproductive Health we specialise in laparoscopic (key-hole) removal of endometriosis and management of infertility associated with endometriosis. For further information on endometriosis you might like to visit the global forum for endometriosis.
Colposcopy and management of abnormal pap smears

Colposcopy is a detailed examination of the cervix (the neck of the womb) and vagina. A colposcopy is commonly performed when a pap smear has returned an abnormal result or when there is abnormal bleeding.

Although it sounds confronting, a colposcopy is performed in a respectful and non-threatening atmosphere.
If required, treatment of the cervix can be performed under either general or local anaesthetic. This decision will depend on individual patient's preference.

A public obstetrics service is carried out through the Fetal Medicine Unit (FMU) at The Canberra Hospital.
Dr Low runs a high risk pregnancy clinic in FMU every Tuesday, providing prenatal diagnostic procedures such as amniocentesis, chorionic villous sampling and antenatal care for high risk pregnancy.

All high risk pregnancies are managed through a multidisciplinary team approach, with input from maternal fetal specialists, neonatologists, peadiatric surgeons, anaesthetists, physicians and midwives.

A limited number of women are offered a private obstetrics service through Capital Reproductive Health.

Delivery is through The Canberra Hospital and priority is given to IVF patients with existing medical conditions or patients with pregnancy complications.

For public antenatal visits and prenatal diagnosis, please fax your GP referral to the Fetal Medicine Unit, The Canberra Hospital on (02) 6244 3154

For private obstetrics care please contact Capital Reproductive Health on (02) 6162 1649 for further details.
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At Capital Reproductive Health we provide a wide range of gynaecological services to women of all ages.
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