Pregnancy and birth is such a precious and exciting time. A/Prof Fiona Brownfoot is a highly skilled female private obstetrician in Melbourne, specialising in looking after all pregnancies including more complicated pregnancies.


Optimising your health and that of your partner prior to falling pregnant is a great way to give your baby the best start to life. This is important for everyone however perhaps even more so if you have a medical condition.


Congratulations on your pregnancy! A/Prof Fiona Brownfoot is a specialist private obstetrician in Melbourne, dedicated to caring for women with normal and complicated pregnancies. She is focused on understanding and listening to her patients’ wishes whilst offering exceptional obstetric care in a friendly caring way.

Birth and Beyond

The birth of your baby is one of the most precious moments in your life. Fiona will work with you, guiding you through this process. She will continue to look after you as you make your first steps into parenthood for approximately 6 weeks after the birth of your baby.

I’m A/Prof Fiona Brownfoot

I’m a specialist private female obstetrician in Melbourne, working at the Epworth Freemasons Hospital and St Vincent’s Private. I love what I do! I have a private practice and really enjoying caring for women and their families during pregnancy and birth and as they take their first steps into parenthood. In my public consulting role I teach and supervise doctors training to be obstetricians and medical students at the Mercy Hospital for Women. I am also an Associate Professor at The University of Melbourne where I develop new treatments and devices to hopefully make pregnancy safer for mothers and babies. Despite all of these roles, perhaps one of my greatest achievements was becoming a mother myself to our daughter who brings our family so much love and joy.

Your Care

Pregnancy is such an exciting time however it can also be a bit overwhelming, confusing and challenging. As a specialist private obstetrician focused on providing exceptional patient centred care, Fiona will guide you through every step of your pregnancy in a caring and friendly way. She caters for all women from all backgrounds and ages and all pregnancies and is committed to achieving the best outcomes for her patients

Every pregnancy is special and different in its own way. Whether this is your first pregnancy, or you have had a complicated pregnancy in the past such as miscarriage, growth restriction, preterm birth, still birth, preeclampsia or diabetes, or if you have a medical problem, Fiona has had extra experience in managing complicated pregnancies and will individualise your care. She will guide you through this exciting time using the most recent evidence in order to achieve the best outcomes for you and your baby.

A/Prof Fiona’s Research

Fiona is specialist female private obstetrician Melbourne based and an obstetrician scientist and Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne. Fiona has published over 60 papers and has attracted many national and international grants and awards for her research on developing novel treatments for pregnancy complications.

Pregnancy Information

While each pregnancy is unique and your care will be individualised it is still great to have a general idea of what to expect. Fiona has outlined an appointment timeline and detailed when to expect bloods tests and ultrasounds. This may change though depending on your pregnancy as she will individualise your care.

Why The Epworth Freemasons?

Welcome to the Epworth Freemasons Hospital in East Melbourne. The Epworth is a friendly, caring hospital and a great place to welcome your baby into the world. It has some amazing benefits to you and your baby:

  • Recently refurbished and spacious birth suite
  • Theatre co-located in the birth suite allowing swift access if needed
  • Ready access to neonatologists and anaesthetists
  • Special Care Nursery on site
  • A night nursery available if you need it
  • Woman’s health physiotherapist and lactation consultants will see you after your baby is born
  • Transfer to luxury at the Park Hyatt

What all this means is that you can have specialist care in luxury.

Being Your Obstetrician Is An Honour

Pregnancy is such a special time for you and your family and I feel absolutely honoured to care for my patients and share in this experience with their families. Guiding patients through the joys and challenges of pregnancy and birth and seeing them become parents is really very rewarding. I am so very lucky to share in these precious moments with you.