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 wellbeing 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 Appointment
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.
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:
Management of early pregnancy complications (e.g. miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy)
Routine obstetric ultrasound
Deliveries: Vaginal, caesarean and VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarean section)
A multi-disciplinary approach is employed in pregnancies complicated by the following conditions:
Meet Dr Gary Groenewald
Dr Gary Groenewald is a board certified gynaecologist and obstetrician who has spent the years subsequent to his specialist qualification pursuing excellence in minimally invasive gynaecological surgery. He has special interests in endometriosis; hysterectomy; fibroids; ovarian cysts; pelvic pain and various pelvic floor disorders.
I found Dr Groenewald to be unassuming, portraying rare qualities of being exceptionally compassionate, sensitive, kind and supportive.
Dr Groenewald did an amazing job of guiding us through my pregnancy confidently! He was so thorough and explained every stage perfectly, with a great bedside manner!
After many years of pain and excessive bleeding due to fibroids on my uterus, I recently underwent a hysterectomy. I was very reluctant to undergo this procedure as I, like many women, still held on to the belief that I would be losing part of my “womanhood”. I had also heard about the long recovery period and was very scared about the pain. From my first consultation with Dr Groenewald, he really put me at ease and allayed my fears. His manner is very relaxed, whilst also confident and caring. Furthermore, he offered me the option of having the hysterectomy done laparoscopically. This meant that the entire procedure would be done through several small incisions in the abdomen rather than one large cut. I opted for the laparascopic hysterectomy and was indeed surprised that, just as Dr Groenewald had promised, I was almost pain free within a couple of days. My hospital stay was also significantly shorter. Thank you Dr Groenewald for your excellent service. I would happily refer any of my friends to you and wish you well in your career!