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Antenatal & Pregnancy Care

Pregnancy is a very special time in a woman’s life and we believe it is important that you have enough information to make the right decision for you and your family.

There are 6 GP’s that consult at BFWC that are accredited with the Royal Women’s, Sandringham Maternity and Monash hospitals, to provide shared antenatal care to pregnant patients.
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Doctors who specialise in Pregnancy Care

Dr Marita Campbell

Marita Campbell

Special interests & skills in Shared Obstetric Care, Implanon & IUD, Tongue Ties
Consults on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and some Saturdays
Dr. Marita Campbell is a GP Obstetrician. She provides shared care at Sandringham, Royal Women’s, Monash, Dandenong, and Casey Hospitals. She has particular interests in obstetrics, gynaecology, and paediatrics and is a Fellow of ACRRM. She has particular expertise in dermatological and gynaecological procedures including the insertion of IUDs (Mirena, Kyleena, and Copper) and Implanon.
Dr Sue English OAM

Dr. Sue English OAM

Special interests & skills in Shared Obstetric Care, Menopause, Vulval Health
Consults on Tuesday, Wednesday and some Saturdays
Sue is a family GP who has worked in the Bayside area since 1985. She is interested in all aspects of Women's Health, including pregnancy and breastfeeding care, menopause and vulval health. She is a GP Obstetrician and provides shared care obstetrics at Sandringham, Royal Womens, Monash, Dandenong and Casey Hospitals. She performs IUD and Implanon insertion and removal. She is interested in Humanitarian medicine and is involved as a Volunteer, Doctor, and Board member of Children First Foundation.Member: AMA, RACGP, RANZCOG, Australian Menopause Society, Cabrini Breast Cancer Care Clinical Governance Committee. Board Member of Children First Foundation. Foundation member of International Women's Forum Australia.
Dr Tammy Herring

Dr. Tammy Herring

Special interests & skills in Shared Obstetric Care, Implanon & IUD, Menopause, Sexual Health
Consults Monday, Wednesday, Friday and some Saturdays
Dr. Tammy Herring is interested in all aspects of family medicine. She graduated from Monash University in 1994 with 1st class honours, then did further training in obstetrics and gynaecology. She specialises in women's health and has a particular interest in all aspects of contraception, sexual health and the menopause. She is skilled at procedures such as the insertion of all types of IUDs (Mirena, Kyleena and copper) and Implanon as well as Ferinject infusions. She does shared obstetric care with the Royal Women’s, Sandringham hospital and Monash Medical Centre.
Dr Jane Isaac

Dr. Jane Isaac

Special interests & skills in Shared Obstetric Care, Implanon, Iron Infusion
Consults on Tuesday, Wednesday and some Saturdays
Dr. Jane Isaac graduated with Honours from Monash University and holds a Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and a certificate in skin cancer medicine. Jane is interested in all aspects of general medicine, with a passion for paediatrics, adolescent, and women's health, as well as preventative health care and family planning. Jane participates in shared obstetric care with Sandringham Hospital, The Royal Womens Hospital, and Monash Medical Centre. She performs skin checks and minor surgical procedures including skin lesion removals, iron infusions, and Implanon insertion/removal.
Dr Joanne Simpson

Dr. Joanne Simpson

Special interests & skills in Shared care, Perinatal Mental Health, Menopause, Infant Settling, and Breastfeeding
Consults Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and some Saturdays
Dr. Joanne Simpson graduated from The University of Melbourne in 1990. After graduation Jo trained for several years at The Royal Melbourne Hospital with rotations to The Royal Children‘s Hospital and Sunshine Hospital. She then decided to undertake specialist training in General Practice. Her other qualifications include a Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Graduate Certificate in Allergic Disease and NDC accreditation with Possums & Co-The Parent Wellbeing and Baby Development Collective. She has worked at both Jean Hailes Medical Centre and Masada Mother Baby Unit. Jo enjoys all aspects of General Practice but has special interests in Women’s Health and Paediatrics including Menopause, Perinatal and Postnatal care. She is currently undertaking study to become a Lactation Consultant and loves helping families in the perinatal period with all aspects of care including pre and antenatal care, postnatal care, perinatal mental health and infant settling and breastfeeding issues.
Dr Irena Vigderovich

Dr. Irena Vigderovich

Special interest & skills in Shared Obstetric Care, Ear, Nose & Throat, Implanon & IUD, Cosmetic injectables, Tongue Ties
Consults Monday to Friday and some Saturdays
Dr. Irena Vigderovich graduated from Melbourne University in 1998. She has a certificate in obstetrics and has completed extra training in paediatrics, ear, nose and throat disorders (at RVEEH) and all forms of contraception. Irena participates in Shared obstetric care at The Royal Women’s, Sandringham and Monash Hospitals. She has also had extra training in insertion of Mirena IUD, Copper IUD and Implanon. Irena is interested in all aspects of family medicine, especially children’s health, women’s health, shared maternity care and preventative medicine. She does minor skin procedures, tongue ties and iron infusions. She speaks fluent Russian.


Antenatal care given by Specialist Obstetricians and GP’s in the clinic attached to the hospital. You do not have a choice in who delivers your baby. This care is bulk billed.

MIDWIFE CLINIC – Sandringham Hospital

Trained Midwives are available to care for healthy women (conditions apply).

SHARED CARE – Sandringham, Royal Women’s, Mercy & Monash Hospitals

Dr Joanne Simpson, Dr Irena Vigderovich, Dr Tammy Herring, Drs Marita Campbell, Dr Jane Isaac and Dr Sue English. If your family doctor has an affiliation to the hospital they can share your care with doctors at the hospital clinic. However your family doctor will not be able to deliver your baby. This will be done by the GP obstetrician or obstetric registrar or midwife on duty.


Referral from your GP is needed for specialist care.  In the case of a private specialist obstetrician they will deliver your baby and you will see them throughout your pregnancy. Costs apply and you will need to speak directly to the specialist rooms. Specialist obstetricians deliver at various private hospitals; please discuss options with the individual specialist.


Mercy, Monash, Frankston, and the Royal Women’s Hospitals have public antenatal and birthing units available.