The Pregnancy Pod

A first of its kind in pregnancy care.
When expertise matters.

Peace of mind all the way through your pregnancy

The Pregnancy Pod is a centre of excellence in private maternity care. Specialists in The Pregnancy Pod provide a nurturing environment centred on wellness and personalised care for women and their families through pregnancy, birth and into early parenthood. Our holistic approach to care ensure you receive care aligned with your personal values.

Care from Australia’s leading specialists, who consider your own unique story, ensure you receive excellence in maternity care. We care for both healthy women wanting the latest in expert care through to those women with the highest risk health concerns or complications in previous pregnancies who demand the confidence from an experienced team working in a centre of excellence. Our principles of care remain the same, and our expertise is always present and always assured.

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A first of its kind bringing together the expertise of Australia's leading specialists in pregnancy care

The Pregnancy Pod is home to Australia’s leading obstetric specialists in pregnancy and newborn care. We provide highly expert and personalised care from Australia’s leading maternal fetal medicine (MFM) specialists and physicians who, together with you, strive to achieve health outcomes and experiences for you and your family that are unsurpassed.

We bring expertise to all pregnancies and births

We leave no stone, or pea in the pod, unturned to ensure you receive the best care and experience imaginable.

Multiple Pregnancies

Pregnancy Complications

Pre Existing medical conditions

High risk Preterm Birth

Fetal Medicine

Our Team

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Assoc. Professor Ryan Hodges

MBBS (Hons), PhD, FRANZCOG, CMFM

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Dr Annie Kroushev

MBBS (Melb), FRANZCOG, CMFM

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Dr Kirsten Palmer

BBiomedSc, MBBS (Hons), PhD, FRANZCOG, CMFM

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Like peas in a pod -
24 hour private pregnancy care located adjacent to the Monash Health Precinct

Co-located with Monash Medical Centre and Jessie McPherson Private Hospital. The Pregnancy Pod is located a short walk from the hospital.

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Questions we often get asked

Most medications for chronic conditions are able to or need to be continued in pregnancy to keep your condition under control.

Even women with balanced diets may be unable to meet the dietary requirements of pregnancy.  Hence, multivitamins are important for most pregnant women to take.

A healthy, varied, well balanced diet, high on fibre and fresh vegetables and fruit as well as a protein source is the best start for your growing baby and you.

It is important to remain active in pregnancy which can improve many common pregnancy discomforts, constipation, gestational diabetes control, mood and psychological wellbeing and maintain your weight.

Trust. Expertise. Professionalism

Complete care and peace of mind, from a trusted team of experts.

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Trust. Expertise. Professionalism

Complete care and peace of mind, from a trusted team of experts.