WHAT TO EXPECT
If this is for a pregnancy then please call as soon as you know you are pregnant, so we can send you early information and a blood test to do when you receive it. We can arrange an early dating ultrasound by Sue if you are unsure of your dates, have any bleeding, or had prior pregnancy issues. The earliest we can see a babies heartbeat is 6 weeks and 2 days. If you had had spotting, prior to then, we can arrange for you to have blood tests to confirm the pregnancy is doing well, before we can see the baby.
We will make your first appointment at around 8-9 weeks. This first appointment will take about 45 minutes. We will do a dating ultrasound, provide information on the first stages of your pregnancy, and talk about the screening, both genetic and screening for Down's syndrome, which will need to be done by 12-13 weeks. We will give you the rest of your blood tests to be done at 10 weeks.
If you have had bleeding, or a previous miscarriage, I will see you on a weekly basis to make sure your baby is growing well.
If you have any medical conditions, please make sure you tell the staff when you book your first appointment. Some medications need to be stopped or changed. We can see you early to ensure you are as well as you can be.
If you have early morning sickness, let the office know, so you can be seen early for treatment.
After that first appointment, we will see you at 12 weeks, after your 12 week ultrasound, at around 16, then 20 weeks, after your ultrasound.
We will see you at 24 weeks, and then at 28 weeks after you have done your blood test. This will test to see if you have gestational diabetes, will also retest your vitamin D and iron stores, and recheck your blood antibodies. If you have a thyroid condition, we will regularly check your level.
Towards the end of your pregnancy, we will see you at 2 weekly intervals from 30 to 36 weeks, then weekly until you have your baby. There is an extra ultrasound done at 32-34 weeks.
At 36 weeks there will be a swab done to look for GBS (group B strep). If you carry this then we give you antibiotics to protect the baby when you are in labour.
We check your babies wellbeing at a fetal assessment done at 38 weeks in addition to checking at your regular weekly visits. We will repeat this if you go overdue.
If you have a multiple pregnancy, you will be seen every two weeks from 20 weeks to 34 weeks, then weekly. This will change depending on your personal circumstances.
If this is for a Gynaecology appointment, expect your first appointment to last about 45 minutes. Please bring with you any relevant blood tests, ultrasounds, and Pap smear results.
If your appointment is for a colposcopy, please try to make it after your period finishes. If you unexpectedly get a period when your colposcopy is due, we will need to delay your appointment until it has finished.
I always wanted to be a doctor, but my interest in looking after women developed during my medical training. I started medicine as a mature age student, having had prior degrees in Science, and an MBA. My Obstetrics and Gynaecology training took place at Monash Medical Centre, with rotations to Mildura base hospital, Dandenong and Box Hill hospitals. After gaining my membership, my last 2 years of training were at the Women's hospital, the last one as Principal Registrar. I started practice at Williamstown, and Fitzroy, in 2003, with admitting rights to Frances Perry House, St Vincent's hospital and Freemasons.
Dr Susan Hiscock is a highly experienced female Obstetrician and Gynecologist. She has rooms in Williamstown and Fitzroy, Melbourne. Dr Susan Hiscock delivers babies at Frances Perry House in Parkville and St Vincent's Private Hospital in Fitzroy. She is a fellow of RANZCOG.
Dr Hiscock has interests in all areas of women's health, with special emphasis on diabetes in pregnancy and high risk pregnancies. As a Female Obstetrician and Gynecologist, she understands women's health issues and needs of her patients, with the wellbeing and health of mother & child as her focus.
Dr Hiscock understands that having a baby is a precious thing and she works with you to obtain a wonderful and happy experience. Every pregnancy is different and so Dr Hiscock will work with you to make this an amazing time.
Dr Hiscock limits the number of pregnancies she delivers in any one month but stays on call for her patients and believes that it is important to build a strong relationship with her patients based on trust and care. Currently Dr Hiscock only takes 1-2 weekends off per month, and has a cover arrangement with a group of like minded women. Dr Hiscock has chosen the above named hospitals because of their excellent facilities and midwifery support.
I have a special interest in pre pregnancy and management of pregnancies complicated by an endocrine condition. I hold a position as consultant at the endocrine antenatal clinic at the women’s hospital, and have done so since 2003. I see patients who have trouble falling pregnant, and very happy to continue seeing them throughout their much wanted pregnancy.
I am qualified to manage abnormal smears, as a registered colposcopy practitioner. I manage abnormal bleeding, contraception, pelvic pain, and perimenopausal and menopausal issues.
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Williamstown please call 03 9397 7965
95 Victoria Street
Williamstown VIC 3016
Fitzroy please call 03 9415 6077
Suite 5, Level 5
55 Victoria Parade
Fitzroy VIC 306