Congratulations on your pregnancy!
Karen is a highly experienced obstetrician providing modern obstetric care. Her priority is for you to experience an enjoyable and safe pregnancy. It is her privilege to share with you the joys of pregnancy and the wonder of birth. Karen is the mother of two daughters and therefore has first hand experience with both pregnancy and birth. She aims to ensure that you and your baby remain safe and healthy throughout the course of your pregnancy. She requests that you ask questions and seek guidance at any time. Karen is experienced in delivering babies both conceived naturally and through IVF.
Karen is delighted to care for her own IVF patients as well as patients who have conceived at Melbourne IVF or at other fertility clinics. She is the only female fertility specialist in Melbourne who also offers obstetric services. Karen will be your obstetrician through the remainder of your pregnancy and for the birth of your baby.
To ensure that you receive excellent personalised care Karen limits the number of pregnancy bookings she accepts each month. For uncomplicated pregnancies your initial consultation will be booked between 8 and 10 weeks. For an uncomplicated pregnancy Karen will see you every 4 weeks until 28 weeks and then fortnightly until 36 weeks of pregnancy. She will see you weekly from 36 weeks until the birth of your baby. In the case of a complicated pregnancy, Karen will need to see you more regularly, depending on your particular needs.
Your initial consultation will take approximately 40 minutes. During this time, Karen will conduct a physical examination, offer you an ultrasound of your baby, and generally get to know you. Your partner or support person is most welcome to attend your first and subsequent visits.
Dr Karen Paice delivers at:
- St Vincent's Private Hospital Fitzroy
- Epworth Freemasons Maternity Unit East Melbourne.
- Pre-pregnancy counselling
- Low risk obstetrics
- Routine visits for pregnancy check-ups
- Antenatal screening
- Birth planning
- High risk obstetrics, including:
- Management of women with pre-existing medical conditions
- Hypertension / pre-eclampsia
- Gestational diabetes
- Multiple pregnancy