Maternal age and careers
It’s not one-size-fits-all
Through the years, numerous mothers who have decided to start a family later in life, have found their way to Melbourne Mothers. We believe that pregnancy care is not only about offering the best medical expertise on the journey. It is also a human experience, understanding your busy life if you have decided to build a career first and have children later in life.
If you made the choice to start building a family after you built your career, or circumstances led you to fall pregnant after the age of 35, chances are that your professional life is still a reality once you fall pregnant.
At Melbourne Mothers, we have experience working with expecting mums in executive or managerial roles, and we adapt your antenatal care package to the realities of your life.
We have a particular expertise in helping athletes before and during their pregnancy.
“When we work with female athletes, we discuss the interaction between their fertility cycle, pregnancy and their level of exercise and diet and we provide customised antenatal care to match their physical activities as an athlete“
Geriatric pregnancy Melbourne Mothers
Women +35yo and pregnancy
Research shows that after 35, falling pregnant may take longer and that there may be a higher risk level. While it is a reality that women stop falling pregnant with menopause around the age of 50, it is different for every woman. That is why we look at your individual situation when we talk about your pregnancy or your intention to fall pregnant.
Having worked with many mothers over 35, we build on that experience. Not just to use the information from our tests and consultations and take action when necessary. Also to be there for you when you need that extra bit of clarification and support.
We all frown at the term ‘geriatric pregnancy’ and if you are over 35, chances are that you will hear it sooner or later. We believe that the term ‘geriatric’ is definitely not the right starting point for a conversation about having a baby at 35 or older. Here’s another way to look at it: with the Australian average age of having a baby sitting at 29, you are not that much older than the average.
Career and pregnancy
Women in busy careers and pregnancy
The fact that you are expecting a baby may not change the reality of your life. If you are a woman with a busy career, you may need that extra level of flexibility when you choose the best obstetrician in Melbourne for you.
We understand what it means to have a full calendar. And we will do everything we can to free up a spot in ours, when you need it most.
So whether it’s lunchtimes, after-hours appointments or early morning sessions that work better for you, let’s discuss your ideal timeframe to make this work.
Sport women and pregnancy
Female athletes and pregnancy
Labiaplasty for better function
As an athlete or someone who engages in intense physical exercise, large labia may cause discomfort. Either because of the motion involved in the sports you practice, or simply when you are wearing tight clothing. This is why we can discuss a gynaecological procedure to reduce the size of your labia. At Melbourne Mothers, you can count on the expertise of Dr Vinay Rane, who is one of the few gynaecological surgeons in the country to focus on labiaplasty for better athletic performance.
Because it has been a controversial procedure for some, researchers have collected data on the improvements that were noted in a group of women, and the conclusions of that research are available here.