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Obstetrician Guide North Shore

There is nothing more exciting than finding out you’re pregnant. Whether it’s your first or your fourth child, each pregnancy and birth is so different. After the sheer joy (or shock!), you’ll probably start thinking about choosing an Obstetrician for your prenatal care. To help new mums & dads, we’ve created a list of some amazing obstetricians working at maternity hospitals around the North Shore.


Choosing an Obstetrician to care for you and your baby throughout your pregnancy can be daunting experience. Often your doctor will be able to recommend or refer you to an obstetrician, but it helps to do your own research to make sure you find someone who will support you and your needs during your pregnancy. An Obstetrician who was ideal for your friend’s birth may not be ideal for yours.

Here are some top choices right here on the North Shore of trained and experienced obstetricians for you to choose from. Remember to head into your first appointment armed with questions ready to ask, so you can make sure you’ve found the right obstetrician for you.


Dr Kieren Wilson

Dr Kieren Wilson Obstetrician

Dr Kieren Wilson

Dr Kieren Wilson is an experienced Obstetrician and Gynaecologist working at The Mater, North Shore Private and Prince of Wales Private Hospitals. His aim is to ensure women have information, resources and care to feel empowered when it comes to their own pregnancy and health.

Dr Kieren Wilson completed his specialist Obstetric and Gynaecological training at The Royal Hospital for Women. Further training was undertaken at the internationally renowned St. Thomas’ and Chelsea & Westminster hospitals in London. Dr Kieren Wilson also has extensive experience in benign gynaecological conditions, infertility, complex gynaecological surgery, abnormal pap smears, women’s health screening and contraception advice.

  • Consulting Rooms: The Mater Clinic (Suite 1.04, 3-9 Gillies Street, North Sydney) and Exchange House (Suite 5, Level 1, 10 Bridge Street, Sydney)
  • First appointment: 8-10 weeks
  • Hospitals where Dr Wilson delivers: Mater Hospital, North Shore Private Hospital & Prince of Wales Private Hospital
  • Specialties: Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Vaginal Birth, Natural Birth, Scheduled Caesarean, Unplanned Caesarean, Vaginal Birth after Caesarean (VBAC), Scheduled Induction

Contact Dr Kieren Wilson

Dr Sarah Greenwood

Dr Sarah Greenwood Obstetrician

Dr Sarah Greenwood

Dr Sarah Greenwood is a compassionate and approachable female Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and Sonologist. She has consulting rooms at SAN Parkway and delivers at SAN Private Hospital in Wahroonga.

As a mother of four young children, Sarah can empathise with the issues of balancing family responsibilities and work. She is passionate about all aspects of pregnancy and women’s health and providing women with personalised clinical care.

She is dedicated to caring for women at all stages of their pregnancy journey. She always seeks to understand what women and their families hope for with their pregnancy, while ensuring safe, high quality care is delivered. She aims to provide low intervention care where appropriate but is also happy to offer caesarean section on maternal request.

  • Consulting Rooms: Parkway San Clinic, Suite 218, 172 Fox Valley Road, Wahroonga
  • First appointment: 8-10 weeks
  • Hospitals where Dr Greenwood delivers: Sydney Adventist Hospital (The San)
  • Assistance at the birth: Dr Ellie Bailey
  • Specialties: Vaginal Birth, Natural Birth, Scheduled Cesarean, Unplanned Cesarean, Vaginal Birth after C-Section (VBAC), Scheduled Induction

Contact Dr Sarah Greenwood

    Dr Kathryn Austin

    Dr Kathryn Austin obstetrician

    Dr Kathryn Austin

    Dr Kathryn Austin is an energetic, passionate and empathetic Obstetrician and Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist. She is a founding obstetrician at North Obstetrics and holds a public appointment at Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH) as a senior obstetrician and Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) sub-specialist.

    Before medicine, Kathryn was a Pharmacist and worked at Mothersafe. Kathryn undertook specialist obstetric and subspecialty training in MFM at RNSH and RHW. Kathryn is a well-loved, and well connected doctor.

    She has sat on the Board of the Gidget Foundation and is the Vice-President of the AMA (NSW). She is passionate about making positive change to improve maternal and child health. Kathryn is enthusiastic, warm and open communicator who endeavours to empower women during their pregnancy journy through holistic care.

    • Consulting Rooms: North Shore Health Hub, Suite A 207 7 Westbourne St, St Leonards
    • First appointment: 8-9 weeks (or as requested)
    • Hospitals where Dr Kathryn Austin delivers: Royal North Shore Hospital & North Shore Private Hospital
    • Assistance at the birth: Dr Margie Haprham
    • Specialties: Obstetrics, Maternal Fetal Medicine (High risk obstetrics)

    Contact Dr Kathryn Austin

    Dr Margie Harpham

    Dr Margie Harpham obstetrician

    Dr Margie Harpham

    Dr Margie Harpham is a kind, calm and caring Obstetrician and Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist and founding Obstetrician at North Obstetrics. Born and raised on the North Shore of Sydney, Margie completed her Obstetric training in Sydney and Auckland. During this time she won the Medal for the highest mark in the exam across Australia and New Zealand.

    Margie is a very positive person, who has an outstanding skill for communication. She is a warm, genuine and down-to-earth person with a keen sense of humour. Margie leads the preconception clinic at RNSH and has extensive experience with helping families who have experienced preterm birth or perinatal loss.

    Margie lives locally and when not working loves spending time with her young daughters or playing sport.

    • Consulting Rooms: North Shore Health Hub, Suite A207 7 Westbourne Street, St Leonards
    • First appointment: 8-9 weeks (or as requested)
    • Hospitals where Dr Margie Harpham: North Shore Private Hospital & Royal North Shore Hospital
    • Specialties: Obstetrics and Maternal Fetal Medicine

    Contact Dr Margie Harpham

    Dr Sean Burnet

    Dr Sean Burnet obstetrician

    Dr Sean Burnet

    Dr Sean Burnet is a specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with over 18 years’ experience providing a personalised and skilful service to each patient under his care. He caps the number of patients he takes on to ensure this is achieved. Dr Burnet strives to create an environment where patients feel well-informed and empowered to make decisions about their healthcare through excellent communication and a compassionate approach backed by the latest research and an understanding of each patient’s needs.

    Dr Burnet has extensive experience looking after high-risk and complex pregnancies and takes great pride in his work. At his clinic, patients also see experienced midwives who provide additional support and expertise during and following your pregnancy.

    • Consulting Rooms: Suite 1.03 Polaris Building, 150 Pacific Highway, North Sydney
    • First appointment: 8-9 weeks (or as requested)
    • Hospitals where Dr Sean Burnet delivers: Mater Hospital, Royal North Shore Hospital & North Shore Private Hospital
    • Specialties: Vaginal Birth, Natural Birth, Scheduled Cesarean, Unplanned Cesarean, Vaginal Birth after C-Section (VBAC), Scheduled Induction

    Contact Dr Sean Burnet

    Dr Hugh Porter

    Dr Hugh Porter obstetrician

    Dr Hugh Porter

    Dr Hugh Porter is an obstetrician and gynaecologist who provides premium care to women of Sydney’s North Shore and Northern Beaches. Dr Porter is a highly skilled doctor whose style is approachable, supportive and relaxed. He is passionate about his vocation and works hard to ensure his patients achieve their pregnancy goals.

    Dr Porter has a keen interest in outdoor activities such as cycling, running, canyoning, climbing, scuba diving and back-country skiing. Dr Porter is a proud father to two beautiful children. His wife Isobel works as a medical oncologist.

    • Consulting Rooms: Suite 8, Level 4, North Shore Private Hospital, Westbourne St, St Leonards
    • First appointment: 8-9 weeks (or as requested)
    • Hospitals where Dr Hugh Porter delivers: Mater Hospital, North Shore Private Hospital & Northern Beaches Hospital
    • Specialties: Low or high risk pregnancy, VBAC, Maternal assisted caesar, Twins, calmbirth, elective caesar

    Contact Dr Hugh Porter

    Dr Evelyn Chia

    Dr Evelyn Chia obstetrician

    Dr Evelyn Chia

    Dr Evelyn Chia is a qualified Obstetrician and Gynaecologist serving women on Sydney’s North Shore. Born in Singapore and trained in Australia, she combines an exceptional level of expertise in her chosen fields with a natural compassion and understanding of her patients’ needs. You can speak with her in English, Cantonese or Mandarin.

    Dr Evelyn Chia ensures both mother and baby are in the safest hands. She is a trusted expert in her field, with years of experience in both normal and high-risk obstetrics. Her gentle and informed approach will help make your pregnancy and birth just the way you want them to be.

    • Consulting Rooms: Suite 106, 63A Archer Street, Chatswood
    • First appointment: 8-9 weeks (or as requested)
    • Hospitals where Dr Evelyn Chia delivers: Mater Hospital, Northern Beaches Hospital & North Shore Private Hospital
    • Specialties: Vaginal Birth, Natural Birth, Scheduled Cesarean, Unplanned Cesarean, Vaginal Birth after C-Section (VBAC)

    Contact Dr Evelyn Chia

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                  Questions to ask your Obstetrician at your first appointment

                  Questions to ask obstetrician

                  Your first appointment with an obstetrician is an important opportunity to gather information and address any concerns you may have. Here are some questions you might consider asking:

                  1. Confirmation and Due Date: Can you confirm my pregnancy through a blood test or ultrasound? Based on my last menstrual period, when is my estimated due date?
                  2. Prenatal Care: What can I expect in terms of prenatal care throughout my pregnancy? How often should I schedule appointments with you?
                  3. Health Guidelines: Are there any specific dietary guidelines I should follow during pregnancy? What exercises are safe for me to do while pregnant? Are there any medications, herbal supplements, or over-the-counter drugs I should avoid?
                  4. Prenatal Vitamins: Do I need to take prenatal vitamins, and if so, which ones do you recommend?
                  5. Medical History: Is there any important medical history you need to know about me or my family? Are there any pre-existing health conditions that might affect my pregnancy
                  6. Screenings and Tests: What prenatal screenings and tests will I need, and when will they be conducted? What are the purposes of these tests and what information do they provide?
                  7. Risk Factors: Are there any factors that could increase the risk of complications during pregnancy or childbirth for me and my baby?
                  8. Nutrition and Weight Gain: How much weight gain is considered healthy during pregnancy? Can you provide guidance on maintaining a balanced diet to support a healthy pregnancy?
                  9. Physical Changes: What physical changes can I expect as my pregnancy progresses? How can I manage common discomforts like morning sickness, fatigue, and back pain?
                  10. Travel and Activities: Are there any restrictions on travel or activities during pregnancy that I should be aware of?
                  11. Labour and Delivery: What are the options for delivering my baby, and what factors might influence the choice between vaginal delivery and cesarean section? What is your approach to pain management during labour?
                  12. Birth Plan: When should I start thinking about creating a birth plan, and how can I go about it?
                  13. Hospital or Birthing Centre: Where will I be delivering my baby, and what should I expect from the facilities? View North Shore Hospitals here.
                  14. Postpartum Care: What kind of postpartum care and support do you provide?
                  15. Contact Information: How can I reach you in case of questions or emergencies outside of appointments?

                  Remember, this is just a starting point. Feel free to ask any questions that are relevant to your situation or that help alleviate any concerns you have. Your obstetrician is there to provide guidance and support throughout your pregnancy journey.

                  More Obstetricians servicing North Shore hospitals

                  There are many more Obstetricians working at hospitals across the North Shore. You’ll find most of them listed below! If we’re missing any, please get in touch.

                  • Dr Abi Thevakumar
                  • Dr Adam Mackie
                  • Dr Adeline Chan
                  • Dr Adrian J Kwok
                  • Dr Ajantha Kasturi
                  • Dr Alan Tong
                  • Dr Alastair Morris
                  • Dr Alexandra McRae
                  • Dr Andrew Booker
                  • Dr Andrew Pickering
                  • Dr Andrew Peng
                  • Dr Anne Macgibbon
                  • Dr Anthony Marren
                  • Dr Arifa Khan
                  • Dr Bahareh Samiei-Sarir
                  • Dr Bassem Gerges
                  • Dr Bevan Brown
                  • Dr Bronwyn Devine
                  • Dr Cathy Lee
                  • Dr Charley Zheng
                  • Dr Chris Saadie
                  • Dr Christopher Smith
                  • Dr Colin Walsh
                  • Dr Danielle Armitage
                  • Dr David Jollow
                  • Dr David Kowalski
                  • Dr David Shelley-Jones
                  • Dr Ebony Wong
                  • Dr Ellie Bailey
                  • Dr Emeil Kamel
                  • Dr Emma O’Shea
                  • Dr Evelyn Chia
                  • Dr Gary Sykes
                  • Dr Gemma Blain
                  • Dr Geoff Brieger
                  • Dr Gil Burton
                  • Dr Girija Prabhala
                  • Dr Glenn McNally
                  • Dr Hugh Porter
                  • Dr Imad Mahmoud
                  • Dr Iris Wang
                  • Dr James Bacon
                  • Dr Janet Vaughan
                  • Dr Jason Ting
                  • Dr Jessica Lowe
                  • Dr Jim Ferry
                  • Dr John Keogh
                  • Dr Jonathan Morris
                  • Dr Joyce Wu
                  • Dr Justin Tucker
                  • Dr Karen Sheng
                  • Dr Kathryn Austin
                  • Dr Kent Lin
                  • Dr Kevin Koh
                  • Dr Kieren Wilson
                  • Dr Kieran Mccaffrey
                  • Dr Kris Urbaniak
                  • Dr Lisa Robinson
                  • Dr Margie Harpham
                  • Dr Mark Ruff
                  • Dr Matthew Wilson
                  • Dr Michael van der Griend
                  • Dr Michele Batey
                  • Dr Ming K Yoong
                  • Dr Monika Mukerji
                  • Dr Neil Campbell
                  • Dr Norman Blumenthal
                  • Dr Paul Fowler
                  • Dr Paulette Maroun
                  • Dr Peter Leung
                  • Dr Peter Wood
                  • Dr Po-yu Huang
                  • Dr Rachael Hickinbotham
                  • Dr Rahul Sen
                  • Dr Robert Ford
                  • Dr Robyn Lloyd
                  • Dr Roger McMaster-Fay
                  • Dr Russell Duncan
                  • Dr Sarah Greenwood
                  • Dr Sarah Woodbury
                  • Dr Sean Burnet
                  • Dr Sean Seeho
                  • Dr Simmerjyot Gill
                  • Dr Sofia Smirnova
                  • Dr Sophie Lynch
                  • Dr Stephen Lyons
                  • Dr Stephen Morris
                  • Dr Steven Tan
                  • Dr Surya Krishnan
                  • Dr Susan Jacobs
                  • Dr Susan Valmadre
                  • Dr Terry Chang
                  • Dr Tina Su
                  • Dr Tony Bushati
                  • Dr Ujwala Parashar

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