The Cabrini Mother and Baby Centre is an integrated healthcare service designed to care for you throughout your pregnancy and into parenthood. The purpose-built centre is a peaceful and private space, welcoming expectant mums and their family members.
The Cabrini Mother and Baby Centre brings together a group of highly skilled and experienced obstetricians, specialist paediatricians, Women’s Health physiotherapists, dieticians, lactation consultants and pregnancy massage therapist. These specialists are all based in our Mother and Baby Centre, offering you peace of mind that you can receive all the care you need in the one convenient location. Using state-of-the-art technology, the service offers a full range of high quality ultrasound examinations to women of all ages.
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For detailed information on our obstetricians that can assist you in making the right choice for care during your pregnancy.
Specialist ultrasound service
Using state-of-the-art technology, the service offers a full range of high quality ultrasound examinations to women of all ages, including a specialist obstetrical ultrasound.
Our specialist paediatricians can address any questions or concerns you may have during your pregnancy as well as follow-up once you leave hospital with your newborn.
In addition to the services above, we offer a range of Allied health professionals that we can call upon to assist you if the need arises. These specialists are all based in our Mother and Baby Centre.
Physiotherapy services at Cabrini’s Mother and Baby Centre are provided by physiotherapists from Women’s and Men’s Health Physiotherapy, a part of the Cabrini Physiotherapy team.
Women’s and Men’s Health Physiotherapy specialises exclusively in pregnancy and postnatal pelvic health and has provided childbirth education and inpatient postnatal physiotherapy at Cabrini for more than 20 years.
Did you know?
It is common for women who have had babies to experience continence issues at some stage in the their lives. However, this can be treated.
Pelvic floor exercises recommended by your physiotherapist during and post-pregnancy can prevent or minimise these problems.
Women’s Health Physiotherapists can help with bladder and bowel problems, prolapse, sexual pain, pelvic floor and abdominal muscle weakness and pelvic and lower back pain.
Offering a range of medical and psychological services to young families
If you are diagnosed with gestational diabetes, our educators and dietitians work with you to help you manage this condition. Our highly experienced healthcare professionals will provide education, support and advice during your pregnancy and after the birth of your baby.
Did you know:
In the rare cases where gestational diabetes is not well managed, it may cause problems such as:
Your blood sugar levels should return to normal after the birth of your baby but there is an increased risk of you developing type 2 diabetes.
Should your baby need it, Cabrini Speech Pathology offers a specialised service for paediatric feeding. Cabrini speech pathologists are trained in assessing and managing common feeding problems in babies and children.
Dr Anita Bearzatto
Anita combines her roles as a general practitioner and lactation consultant to work with families experiencing complicated lactation (breastfeeding) issues with all aspects of maternal and child health. She is passionate about helping women work through their lactation difficulties to achieve their personal breastfeeding goals. After completing her studies at Monash University, Anita obtained a diploma in obstetrics and gynaecology. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australia College of General Practitioners. In 2007 Anita became a qualified International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and worked as a lactation consultant while living overseas. Anita is a professional member of the Australian Breastfeeding Association and the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. She provides education to healthcare professionals and the community on breastfeeding issues.
Pre and postnatal massage services at Cabrini’s Mother and Baby Centre are provided by Nurtured Birth.
Nurtured Birth, founded by Sarah Goldberg, specialises in supporting women through all stages of pregnancy. Research shows that regular prenatal massage, as well as induction massage and postnatal massage, bring a multitude of benefits to both mother and baby, including less pain, a shorter labour and fewer complications.
Benefits of Prenatal Massage
Benefits of Induction Massage
Benefits of Postnatal Massage
After your baby is born, and as your body changes and heals, massage will support your return to a balanced healthy emotional and physical state by:
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