St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne has an established IBD Pregnancy Clinic (since 2017) which provides expert counselling and monitoring to women with IBD who are planning pregnancy or already pregnant. We have recently expanded our service.
Please consider referring:
- women with IBD who have concerns about their fertility or the impact of their disease on their ability to get pregnant or maintain a healthy pregnancy
- women with IBD who are trying to get pregnant
- women with IBD who are pregnant.
Services offered in the IBD pregnancy clinic at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne:
- Bulk billed face to face or telehealth appointments with an IBD specialist (gastroenterologist) or IBD nurse practitioner
- Free intestinal ultrasound and faecal calprotectin monitoring
- Therapeutic drug monitoring, including biologic therapy
- Access to a multidisciplinary team including dietician, psychologist and IBD nurses
- A collaborative approach to clinical care, in consultation with the referring doctor
- Provision of evidence based information relating to flare prevention and optimisation of disease management in IBD and pregnancy
- An opportunity to participate in investigator-led clinical research for eligible women (PICCOLO-X study)
To refer a patient:
Please email referral to IBDpregnancy@svha.org.au or fax (03) 9231 3644.
Attention: Dr Emma Flanagan
IBD Pregnancy Clinic,
St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne,
35 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Enquiries via email: IBDpregnancy@svha.org.au or phone (03) 9231 6522.
The IBD Pregnancy Clinic referral form is available on the St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne website (Under the IBD Clinics heading).
Disclaimer: This article was provided by GP Liaison, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. While every effort has been made to ensure the information is accurate, North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network does not warrant or represent the accuracy, currency and completeness of any information or material included within.