As a newborn photographer and Paediatric Nurse in Melbourne, I meet so many newborn families who tell me amazing stories of their birth, and in particular how great their Obstetrician’s were. In no particular order, here is our (biassed, maybe!) top 10 list of the best Obstetricians across Melbourne.


Dr. Peter Jurcevic

With 27 years’ experience and Head of Obstetrics at the Royal Women’s Hospital, and with a private practice at Frances Perry House, Dr Peter Jurcevic provides delicate, personalised expert care through the pregnancy and delivery of your baby. 

Read more about Dr Peter here About Dr Peter Jurcevic


Dr. Scott Schemer

The Frances Perry House is lucky to have Dr Scott Schemer. Not only is he a phenomenal Obstetrician, but he is also one of the nicest people you will meet. He believes in individualising every pregnancy journey. From normal to high-risk, Dr Scott encourages patients and couples to be involved in the decision making process. He provides evidence-based guidance that allows his patients to make informed choices throughout the entire pregnancy and birth.

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Dr. Alex Eskander

You can find Dr Alex at the Northern Private where he specialises in IVF and fertility, Gynaecology and Obstetrics. He was trained in obstetrics at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne, and he comes very highly recommended by women who have high risk pregnancies and need fertility management.

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Dr. Ryan Hodges

Dr Ryan Hodges is one of the few obstetricians in Australia who specialises in caring for the highest risk pregnancies. He is head of Perinatal Services at Monash Health. He keeps super busy by working at Monash Health, Monash University plus runs his own boutique practice in Clayton.


Dr. Samina Ahmed

Dr Samina’s services include both Obstetrics and Gynaecology with particular interest in Obstetrics, including antenatal care, management of labour and birthing. She practices at Western Specialist Centre St Albans, Western Private Hospital Footscray, and St Vincent’s Private Hospital Werribee. She comes very highly recommended.

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Dr. Joseph Sgroi

Another very highly recommended Obstetrician is Dr Joseph Sgroi. He is a qualified obstetrician, gynaecologist, fertility, and IVF specialist. His consulting rooms are located at Epworth Freemasons in East Melbourne.

Dr Joseph provides holistic medical care to support women’s health and wellbeing during fertility treatments. This includes through ovulation induction, IUI or IVF, donor eggs and sperm, pregnancy, childbirth beyond.

Read more about Dr Joseph here Dr Joseph Sgroi


Dr. Stephen Cole

Our next highly sought-after obstetrician is Dr Stephen Cole. Dr Stephen works through multiple hospitals including Epworth Freemasons Private Hospital, Frances Perry House Private Hospital, St Vincent’s Private Hospital and The Royal Women’s Hospital.

He specialises in everything rom low risk pregnancies to high risk and many things in between.

Read more about Dr Stephen here Dr Stephen Cole


Dr. Mark Petris

Next, we have Dr Mark from Brighton. Dr Mark has a strong interest in twins and high-risk pregnancies. He is also involved in mentoring and supervising specialists-in-training at Monash Medical Centre in Clayton. He works out of Cabrini Hospital in Malvern as well as Jessie McPherson Private in Clayton.

Read more about Dr Mark here Dr Mark Petris


Dr. Alex Polyakov

Based in East Melbourne, Dr Alex Polyakov works with both low-risk and high-risk pregnancies. He also specialises in male and female fertility; he can also assist with anyone having difficulty conceiving. He consults out of Epworth Freemasons, St. Vincent’s Private Hospital, Frances Perry House, and the Royal Women’s Hospital.

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Dr. Pregs Pillay

Dr Pregs Pillay is a highly experienced obstetrician and gynaecologist who specialises in high risk obstetrics .He provides holistic care to his patients and is known for his calm and caring attitude providing reassurance for highly anxious first time mothers. He has in addition obtained his Diploma in diagnostic ultrasound enhancing his ability to provide his patients with detailed high quality obstetric and gynaecological ultrasound imaging.

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Dr. Mark Umstad

Mark is a highly experienced Obstetrician who provides professional, compassionate and considered care to women and their families through pregnancy, labour, delivery and the postpartum period. He has provided care for normal pregnancies through to extremely high-risk pregnancies for more than 25 years, and will continue to do so for many more years.

Read more about Dr Mark here – Professor Mark Umstad



Dr. Guy Skinner

Last but certainly not least we have Dr Guy Skinner. Dr Guy is one of Melbourne’s leading private practice Obstetricians. He has a long list of impressive qualifications and accreditations plus some advisory positions. He has worked in countries all over the world including the UK, France, Pacific Islands and of course here in Australia. He is located at St Vincent’s Private Hospital.

Read more about Dr Guy here Dr Guy Skinner

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