Dr Miller assists women and their families with the decision-making about their management options for Antenatal Care, Birth, and Postnatal Care. He always takes into account the risks and benefits of each option as they apply in every individual case. Dr Miller is happy to see you for pre-pregnancy counselling particularly if there are any complicated medical or personal issues. It is recommended to commence taking a daily Folate Supplementation one-three months prior to conceiving. This is to reduce the risk of neural tube defects in the foetus.
Antenatal Care include patient education, regular visits, healthy lifestyle. You may be interested in taking Parenting Education Classes which helps guide new parents in the many decisions they will make before and during the birth process, including pain control options during labour and delivery. Please advise Admission Call Centre on 1800 655 099 at time of booking into hospital should you wish to attend Parenting Classes.
Dr Miller provides care for women with:
- Normal pregnancy and birth
-Those requesting delivery via Elective Caesarean Section
- IVF pregnancies
- Vaginal Birth after Caesarean Section
- Multiple pregnancies
- High risk pregnancies with pre-existing medical conditions
- Poor previous obstetric history
- Diabetes during pregnancy
In the first trimester of pregnancy Dr Miller will perform several tests to check the health of both you and your baby. He will also be able to answer questions about any concerns you might have. The first appointment (first visit) is usually longer (approximately 30 min) and is done at 8-10 weeks pregnancy. Information on pregnancy care and the fee schedule is given at this appointment. Subsequent appointments are usually 10-20 min duration and are every 4 weeks until 28 weeks gestation, then 2-weekly until 36 weeks and then weekly until delivery
To ensure your admission to St Vincents Hospital is quick and easy, you must first register your details with the Hospital well in advance of your planned admission date through Admission Call Centre: 1 800 655 099. Please book yourself into St Vincents Dorothea Devine Maternity Unit as soon as practical after you reach 16-20 weeks into your pregnancy.
Most babies are born by vaginal delivery with no major complications. Labour usually begins on its own without help from your doctor, however one in six labours may be induced for several reasons, which Dr Miller will discuss with you to assist with the decision-making. Brendan also provide you with comprehensive information about risks and benefits of a Caesarean Section, which may be required to deliver a baby. Some women want a vaginal birth after having an previous Caesarean delivery. This is called a VBAC – or Vaginal Birth After Caesarean. If you are interested in a VBAC – you and Dr Miller may agree to a Trial of Labour.