Pregnancy can be one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life. It can however also be an exceptionally emotional time of great uncertainty.
Your pregnancy should be a wonderful experience. We are totally committed to provide you with the highest quality of personalised and expert care, resulting in the good health and well being of both you and your precious baby.
Dr Groenewald provides compassionate and professional obstetric care for women during pregnancy and child birth, working with women and their partners to facilitate a successful and enjoyable birth process. Dr Groenewald incorporates his extensive experience and knowledge of pregnancy and child birth together with his interest in high risk obstetrics to create a supportive and empowering experience for every couple.
Dr Groenewald is pro choice and aims to create a non -judgemental environment where different birthing options and choices can be discussed openly. He is a strong supporter of natural birth and also offers vaginal birth in women who have had a previous caesarean section.
Whether you are reading this because you have recently found out that you are pregnant, or you are hoping to become pregnant, we can help.
Our practice is a welcoming space, with your comfort and well-being the priority. Dr Groenewald and his team are very experienced, offering the highest level of patient service, whether medical or administrative in nature. Our modern practice keeps files electronically and is proud to be able to offer the most up to date medical care available.
Our practice is fitted with the latest diagnostic equipment and Dr Groenewald will perform an ultrasound for you at each visit, as part of your antenatal care.
Your first visit
We recommend coming for your first appointment at between 7 – 10 weeks of pregnancy. During this appointment, Dr Groenewald will perform a dating scan, take your history, discuss birth choices and answer any questions you may have. We would be delighted to hear from you either by phone or email, where our friendly staff will guide you through the booking process, and answer any questions you may have about this exciting time. Following this, Dr Groenewald will see you approximately 4-6 weekly until 28 weeks, followed by fortnightly until 36 weeks, and finally weekly until your baby is born.
High and Low Risk Pregnancies
Although specialising in high-risk pregnancies, Dr Groenewald provides a full range of comprehensive obstetric care for both low and high-risk pregnancies which includes:
- Preconception counselling
- Antenatal care
- Management of early pregnancy complications (e.g. miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy)
- Routine obstetric ultrasound
- HPV testing
- Deliveries: Vaginal, caesarean and VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarean section)
A multi-disciplinary approach is employed in pregnancies complicated by the following conditions:
- Cardiac disease