Obstetrics

A private birthing unit in Australia is one of the safest places in the world to have a baby. You can have the confidence of knowing that at every stage of your pregnancy you are being cared for by highly trained experts.

Dr Etherington is a generalist obstetrician. He has the longest established private obstetric practice in Rockhampton.

We work closely with our midwifery, paediatric and anaesthetic colleagues to provide a comprehensive and safe environment for the delivery of your baby. And Dr Etherington looks after all kinds of pregnancies at Mater Hospital Rockhampton, - whether you are having just one baby or twins.

Most of out mums deliver their babies without any extra assistance. However some will need help and Dr Etherington is able to deal with any obstetric problem that may arise such as:

  • Ventouse deliveries (which involves using a small suction cup to help pull the baby out)
  • Forceps deliveries
  • Vaginal breech deliveries
  • Twin deliveries
  • And deliveries by Caesarean section

If your baby needs to be delivered before 32 weeks’ gestation we may need to arrange for you to be transferred to a specialist unit in Brisbane.