Pregnancy and birth is such a precious and exciting time. Dr 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! Dr 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 Dr Fiona Brownfoot
I’m a specialist private female obstetrician in Melbourne, working at the Mercy Hospital for Women and 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. I am also a senior lecturer 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.
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.
Dr. Fiona’s Research
Fiona is specialist female private obstetrician Melbourne based and an obstetrician scientist and senior lecturer at the University of Melbourne in the Translational Obstetrics Group at Mercy Perinatal. Fiona has published over 30 papers and has attracted many national and international grants and awards for her research on developing novel treatments for pregnancy complications.
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 Mercy?
Welcome to the Mercy hospital for Women. The Mercy is a friendly, caring hospital and a great place to safely welcome your baby into the world. It has some amazing benefits to you and your baby:
- The Mercy is one of few tertiary hospitals. This means we can care for the smallest and most preterm babies.
- There is an intensive care unit on site in the rare circumstance that it might be needed.
- We have many different specialists right here at the Mercy and rarely need to seek expertise from elsewhere
- We have neonatologists (paediatricians specialised in looking after the most compromised babies) at the hospital 24 hours a day
- There is ready access to anaesthetists if required
- The Mercy has operating theatres open and staffed 24 hours a day, which means there is ready access if we need it
What all this means is that in the event of a complication arising in your pregnancy Fiona will still be able to care for you and your baby at The Mercy.
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.