Dr Nathan is an experienced obstetrician, providing comprehensive and supportive postpartum care in Melbourne.



The time following your pregnancy can be a rollercoaster. You’ve done the hard work, and you’ve welcomed your new baby into the world. Now what?

Post pregnancy, or postpartum, is the approximate 6-8 week period following your birth, where your body adjusts to becoming a new mother. You can expect to go through a range of emotional and physical changes, so it’s important that you’re supported.

Dr Nathan will be available to help you through this time.


Following your delivery, we will arrange for a paediatrician to review your baby for a newborn examination, to ensure they’re healthy and happy.

Then once you’ve rested up and you’re discharged home, we will be in touch to check up on you. During this phone call we’ll schedule you in for a postnatal visit with Dr Nathan, around 4-8 weeks after your birth.

Dr Nathan will discuss your birthing experience, talk through your emotional wellbeing, and answer any questions about breastfeeding, future contraception, and any other topics you want to talk about.



YOUR Delivery

The right post pregnancy care immediately following delivery is critical in ensuring a smooth, healthy recovery, both for your baby and yourself.

Natural birth. Once your birth is over, you will then be “rooming in” with your baby in your hospital’s maternity ward, typically for 4 nights after your delivery. We will organise for a paediatrician to attend to provide the necessary routine assessments for your baby.

Caesarean. Following the birth, you will stay in recovery with your baby and your partner, with your midwife in attendance to support you until you’re ready to move to your hospital’s maternity ward. You will typically stay here for 3-5 days before you’re ready to head home.

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Looking After
Your Wellbeing

The first few weeks after your delivery are a time of huge change, both in your life and within your body. With this in mind, it’s important that you look after your health. 

In your post pregnancy care consultation, Dr Nathan can talk with you about how you’re feeling, and discuss a health and wellbeing plan to ease you into your new life.

This can include:

  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Physical changes and pain management
  • The importance of rest
  • Diet and nutrition 
  • Exercise
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Post Pregnancy
Education Classes

To prepare you as much as possible for post pregnancy care and life with your new baby, we strongly recommend you attend the education classes provided at your hospital.

Both Cabrini and Waverley Private Hospitals offer a series of informative and interactive classes to help expecting parents prepare for your pregnancy, labour, childbirth, caring for your new baby, and even newborn first aid.

These classes are designed to help you and your partner feel informed, thoroughly prepared, and confident about your new life as parents.

Be sure to book in soon as places are limited.

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You’re not in this alone. We run a New Mothers group to help you transition into your new life as a parent.

As well as the social and emotional support, this group will also provide you with education and information on all the topics you’re interested in as a new mother, like sleep, feeding, play, and development.

If you’d like to be a part of this, let either Lisa, our midwife, or Dr Nathan know, and we can help you sign up.

With the current COVID restrictions in place, we are running our New Mothers groups online. We will provide you with all the details on sign-up.

We can’t wait to see you there.

We're on this journey with you.

Get in touch today to book your consultation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I book in for my pregnancy?

You can call us on 9527 9000 to book in for your pregnancy. We’ll ask you for the date of your last menstrual period and calculate your estimated due date. We’ll then send through your booking to either Cabrini or Waverley Private Hospitals, whichever is best for you.

If you haven't seen your GP yet, it’s a good idea to do so and confirm your pregnancy. This allows you to claim back your Medicare rebate.

Then, we can book your first antenatal appointment to see Dr Nathan at 8-10 weeks. We look forward to meeting you.

What are your fees for delivery?

Our fees cover your entire pregnancy care, including all antenatal visits, Dr Nathan's on-call availability, midwife appointments, hospital visits, any extra appointments, delivery, and postnatal care up to 6 weeks after the birth.

Our pregnancy management fee is divided into two payments at 20 weeks and 28 weeks. Justine will discuss this with you when you call up and answer any queries regarding fees prior to your initial consultation.

If you’re self funded, aren’t eligible for Medicare, or have an overseas health fund, give us a call or send us an email, and we can email the fee schedule to you.

Which hospitals does Dr Nathan visit?

For pregnancy and delivery, Dr Nathan is accredited to deliver babies at Cabrini and Waverley Private Hospitals.

For gynaecology procedures Dr Nathan operates at Masada Hospital and Holmesglen Private Hospital as well.

When can I exercise after my pregnancy?

While your body will need some time to recover before you can perform strenuous exercise, there are some exercises that you can begin performing the day after your pregnancy, such as deep breathing and moving your legs to help blood flow.

When you do start moving egain, remember to take it at a slow, gentle pace. You can come in and see us before you start your exercise program, and we can help you ensure there are no issues that are stopping you from undertaking regular exercise after your pregnancy.

Book Your Postnatal Appointment

Get in touch with us to book a consultation at a time and clinic that suits you. Either give us a call on the number below, or send us an email with your details and we’ll get back to you to confirm your appointment.

(03) 9527 9000
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