Speciality

Subspeciality

  • Obstetrics

Areas of interest

Gestational diabetes, High Risk pregnancy, IVF assisted pregnancies, Multiple pregnancy care, Medical disorders in pregnancy

About

Kara is a specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist living in Geelong with her husband and three children. Originally from Warrnambool, Kara commenced her Obstetrics and Gynaecology career at the Royal Women's Hospital in Melbourne in 2011.

Kara has done extra training in ultrasound in pregnancy, and has extensive experience in caring for women with complex pregnancies. This includes twin pregnancies, pregnancies at high risk of preterm birth, vaginal birth after caesarean, and pregnancy following previous pregnancy loss or birth trauma.

Kara has a passion for teaching and health communication. She is the co-founder of the podcast Pregnancy Uncut, a not-for-profit resource that explores the stories and experiences of women who have experienced complex or high risk pregnancies, with the aim to help families feel seen and heard in their pregnancy journeys.

In addition to the Epworth, Kara is also a visiting specialist at Barwon Health in Geelong and provides antenatal care at the Wathaurong Aboriginal Health Service.

Kara provides pregnancy and birth care, with a focus on supporting women to make their own informed choices around their care and birth experiences.

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

OGB Surfcoast

1 Epworth Place
Waurn Ponds VIC 3216

Epworth locations

Hospital

Epworth Geelong

Qualifications

  • MBBS
  • BmedSci
  • FRANZCOG

Education and training

  • Clinical lecturer at Deakin University. Women's and Children's Health
  • Junior doctor and Medical student teaching at Joan Kirner Hospital
  • Junior doctor and Medical student teaching at University Hospital Geelong
  • PROMPT Obstetric Emergencies Course teacher

Research

  • Birth and the rise of interventions in Australia. Published in Women's Agenda
  • Menstrual changes following vaccination. RANZCOG O&G Magazine
  • Birth trauma and pregnancy complications. Pregnancy Uncut Podcast
  • Access to Assisted Reproductive Technology. Journal of Bioethical Enquiry

Professional Associations

  • RANZCOG
  • AMA
  • ISUOG
  • SOMANZ

Public Appointments

  • Barwon Health
  • Sunshine Hospital