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Obstetrician & Gynaecologist in Melbourne

Dr. Arunaz Kumar is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist who is able to cater to your gynaecology needs throughout life and obstetric needs during those vital childbearing years.

Obstetricians Are Needed to Ensure A Healthy Birth

Obstetrics is considered a much-focused field. Those people who practise within this discipline are usually medical doctors, specialising in managing pregnancies and other events that take place in the reproductive tract while the woman is carrying a child, planning to have a child or just recently given birth to one. In short, this field is all about getting pregnant, being pregnant or for those who have just been pregnant. People practising this specialty are known as obstetricians. It is connected to gynaecology as well, as gynaecology deals with problems related to the female genital tract. These problems may occur at any point in a woman’s life, from the point when she starts having periods till when she attains menopause or after. Doctors who support this journey specialise in gynaecology and are titled as gynaecologists.  Many of them may be female gynaecologists, as some women may choose to be cared for by female specialists through this journey.



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Planning

Most people desire to have kids. It is recommended that they consult medical practitioners who have good knowledge of obstetrics and gynaecology to accomplish this. This recommendation is also supported by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG). In certain cases, couples have difficulty in conceiving a child for a few years prior to consulting a doctor. These discussions may be intimate and the doctor may need to make an assessment of each couple individually and make certain recommendations in regards to what can be done prior to conception. Certain tests may be conducted to check the couple for any issues.

Pregnancy

A pregnant woman should see an obstetrician to monitor her own health and the health of the unborn baby. Obstetrics is related to the complete duration of pregnancy starting from the conception of a baby being in the womb till the birth and the postnatal period. The care during pregnancy requires regular visits that are encouraged by the doctor in order to check the progress and development of both the mother and fetus. The weight of the woman is checked at regular intervals and any medical or obstetric complications that the woman may have before or during the pregnancy are closely monitored and addressed. As the time of birth gets closer, the obstetrician recommends regular weekly visits, specifically if there are problems during the pregnancy. Close observation of health conditions is required and maternal and fetal wellbeing is monitored through health check-ups, ultrasound scans and blood tests.  The progress during pregnancy helps the obstetrician to advise about interventions regarding induction of labour, the possible types of birth also the childbirth itself. When it’s time to give birth, the obstetrician will deliver the baby herself and also look after the mother.

Post Pregnancy

The health professional providing obstetric care will examine the mother instantly after child birth so as to closely observe her health and well-being. The woman will also be under the obstetrician’s care during her stay in hospital and for six weeks after birth. She may be asked to visit the doctor’s clinic after the first few months following the delivery of the baby. The obstetrician will also discuss and counsel about birth control options if the couple or the woman wishes to do so. The obstetricians can help with insertion of contraceptive implant and intrauterine contraceptive device.

This is just an overall overview of obstetrics. There may be both female obstetricians and female gynaecologists around, if the woman chooses to have them for her care. There are also more sub-specialties under this wide specialty. The medical practitioners under this field are qualified to perform surgery, concentrating on pregnancy and childbirth and other medical management and surgical procedures related to gynaecology.

Dr. Arunaz Kumar is an experienced obstetrician and gynaecologist in Melbourne. She delivers highest standard of care to all her patients across Melbourne and South East Melbourne.

She offers a full range of gynaecology services, including laparoscopic surgery and comprehensive obstetric care in Melbourne and South East Melbourne. Dr. Kumar is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and a Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (UK).

She also holds several academic qualifications and is passionate about education and co-ordinates Obstetrics and Gynaecology teaching at Monash University.

Dr. Kumar is able to see you promptly and would be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have. Please call 8788 7800 to book an appointment at her Glen Waverley, Dandenong or Clayton rooms.

To find out more or to make an appointment, please contact our office.

DR. ARUNAZ KUMAR
MBBS, MD, MRCOG, FRANZCOG, GCHPE, PhD
Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

Dr. Arunaz Kumar is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, practising in the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne and is able to cater to your gynaecology needs throughout life and obstetric needs during those vital childbearing years. She offers a full range of obstetric and gynaecology services, including high-risk pregnancy, infertility treatment and laparoscopic gyanecologic surgery.

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