Antenatal cinic Mandurah

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A unique antenatal care model available to women in the Peel region.

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Congratulations! If you are looking into antenatal care, it probably means that you are pregnant or want to fall pregnant. On this page, we explain our unique setup at Nest Medical, with collaborative care models and the benefits of antenatal care with an obstetrician or midwife.
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Obstetrician Mandurah

Our unique antenatal care model

At Nest Medical, you are in good hands for your antenatal care. As your Mandurah-based women’s and children’s health practice, we offer a unique care model. 

You and your baby deserve the highest level of antenatal care with the best that modern medicine has to offer, and a team of people who look at the individual details of your unique pregnancy.

We have a team of GP obstetricians, specialist obstetricians and midwives, as well as allied health professionals. At any time, you deserve to be seen as a person, not a ‘case’ or a number.

“The benefit for you as a patient is that you get the best of two worlds. The GP obstetrician, traditionally, is a highly trained professional who often has to rely on their expertise and autonomous thinking, as many of us work or have worked in remote areas.” 

Dr Peter Kell - Nest Medical

Dr Peter Kell

GP Obstetrician Mandurah

Our experience allows us to provide antenatal care adapted to your personal situation so you never feel like a number. 

Personalised care at an affordable cost

At Nest Medical care starts with offering choice. The first choice you and your support person need to make is:

  • do you want to be looked after predominantly by an endorsed midwife?
  • or do you want your care provided by an obstetrician?

Depending on your choice, you will either attend the endorsed midwife-led clinic or the obstetrician-led clinic.

The endorsed midwife-led clinic is for low-risk pregnant women. The midwife makes all the decisions relating to pregnancy care unless something complex arises that needs input from the obstetrician. Women in this clinic can choose which midwife they want to have as their primary care provider, they are admitted to Peel Health Campus as a public patient and their labour and birth are overseen by the on-call obstetrician. Women in this clinic who are Health Care Card holders have their appointments bulk billed, other women have a small out-of-pocket expense each time.

The obstetrician-led clinic is for those women whose pregnancy is more complicated or for those women who prefer to have obstetrician-centred care. In this clinic, women still see a midwife for all of their appointments but they choose their obstetrician and see them regularly. They are admitted to Peel Health Campus as either a public or a private patient depending on their insurance status and women with a Health Care Card are charged a concession rate for their antenatal appointments. Women who are admitted to Peel Health Campus as private patients have the added advantage of having their chosen obstetrician involved with their care during labour and birth.

Women attending Nest Medical for their antenatal care also have the option of having some of their antenatal appointments at home. These appointments are done by an endorsed midwife who visits you at home to provide you with routine antenatal care. The out-of-pocket cost for home visits is slightly more than if you come into Nest Medical but for some women, the convenience of care at home makes this worthwhile.

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Antenatal care Mandurah

So, what is antenatal care and why choose Nest Medical?

As soon as you are pregnant, your whole universe changes and you start thinking about the routine tests, the milestones in your pregnancy, the choices you will have to make and the many questions that pop up. 

At that point in time, you deserve the best possible care and the highest levels of expertise and experience, and so do your baby and your entire family. Here at Nest Medical, we answer your questions and provide the care and support you deserve. 

Dr Peter Kell - Nest Medical

Dr Peter Kell

GP Obstetrician Mandurah

What to expect from your first appointment?

Ideally, your first appointment is booked when you first confirm your pregnancy. This can happen through a home pregnancy test and a blood test. 

At your first antenatal care visit, we take the time to go over all the details. We update your medical record so it has your full medical and surgical history, your pregnancy history, significant family history, information about your last cervical screening test and about any medications or vitamin supplements you are taking.

If you have had any blood tests or scans done before your first appointment, we ask that you let us know where the tests were done so we can retrieve the results.

How often will I see you during my pregnancy journey?

  • Up until 28 weeks: every 4 weeks.
  • After 28 weeks: every 2 weeks.
  • From 36 weeks: every week until your due date.

If your pregnancy continues past your due date then we see you twice a week until your baby is born.

This schedule is the same regardless of which clinic you choose – the choice of clinic just determines if you see the midwife for most of these appointments or if you see the midwife and the GP obstetrician for most of them.

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Mandurah maternity

Where will I give birth?

The maternity ward at Peel Health Campus is known to be a warm and relaxing environment. There is a 24-hour spectrum of maternity services to the highest clinical care standards. The facilities are well-equipped and offer 24-hour access to the operating theatre for mums requiring a caesarean section with on-call anaesthetists.

In general, a maximum of two support people can be present, subject to pandemic-related restrictions that may vary. For a caesarean, the maximum is one support person.

The maternity ward at Peel Health Campus delivers babies from 36 weeks gestation. Ideally women who go into labour before 36 weeks will be transferred to Fiona Stanley Hospital or King Edward Memorial Hospital so their baby can be born there. Babies born at Peel Health Campus prior to 36 weeks may need to be transferred to Perth Children’s Hospital so they get a higher level of care.

We have created a dedicated web page about giving birth. It is worth checking out as we answer a lot of your birth-related questions:

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Nest Medical Peel region

Nest Medical for antenatal care

When our women’s health clinic in Mandurah was founded as Peel Maternity, we built it around the strong belief that personal care is essential in obstetrics. In a time where ‘evidence-based medicine’ often means that you are bombarded with stats and research outcomes to defend a healthcare decision or suggestion, we believe in thinking for ourselves. 

In other words, we look at the data and we look at your personal situation, to make sure we establish what may be best for you.

Our patients choose Nest Medical because they prefer personalised care over mass-institutionalised care and we are grateful for the opportunity to serve our community here in the Peel region.

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Christine Coleman

BA in Psychology/Education, BEd (Education/Counselling), Masters of Applied Psychology

Our in-house psychologist; Christine Coleman works with our patients to create plans to improve emotional health and well-being as well as how to make meaningful changes to reach their goals. Christine has over 25 years of experience working in both public and private practice with a broad range or psychological presentations.

Christine is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) and has full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia/Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA).

As a psychologist, Christine enjoys meeting people and working together to help them regain a sense of well-being and balance in life. Every person is unique and it is satisfying to gently look at unhelpful thoughts and behaviours and find ways to respond differently which contribute to positive changes in their life. In her free time, Christine enjoys exploring nature reserves or going for long beach walks and trips to the theatre.

Dianne Edmonds

Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy), Elite Personal Trainer (Cert III and IV in Fitness ) from Australian Fitness Network

Dianne Edmonds is a physiotherapist and antenatal educator who has a special interest in pregnancy and postnatal health and fitness and has been working in the area for over 20 years. She has a focus on pregnancy and postnatal core training including creating education courses in this area for fitness professionals through AIF Network in Australia, and Fitpro in the UK. She has helped develop the Pre and Postnatal Exercise Guidelines for AusActive, to guide women and fitness professionals around pregnancy and postnatal fitness.

At Nest Medical, Dianne is involved in running our antenatal classes; Pregnancy Essentials and Preparation for Childbirth with our midwives.

Dianne hosts the Running to the Core podcast focusing on postnatal return to fitness, available on Spotify and Apple podcasts.

Louise Pattison

Endorsed midwife

Bio coming soon

Corrinne Thorneycroft

Endorsed midwife

Bio coming soon

Martine Lee


Martine was born in North East Arnhem Land and moved to Mandurah as a child. Prior to working in health care, she worked in the banking sector. 

Completing her Bachelor of Nursing in 2013 and Graduate Diploma in Midwifery in 2017, she is now furthering her studies in Child and Adolescent Health.

Martine had her own children through Nest Medical and joined the team in 2018. When not at work, Martine enjoys spending time cooking, hiking and camping with her family.

Kim Hanly


Kim mainly grew up in Perth with some time spent in Queensland. After completing a Bachelor of Nursing at Edith Cowan University, Kim worked at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital as a Registered Nurse and then completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Midwifery. During her 20s, Kim lived in Seattle USA where she worked as an Obstetric Nurse.

Kim has focused on all areas of midwifery, from antenatal clinic, through to birth suite and the postnatal ward. Kim worked in Osborne Park Hospital before joining the practice in April 2011 and in addition to her role as a midwife, now teaches the 3 antenatal education classes that she has developed over the years.

Card making, reading and travelling tends to fill up her free time as well as taxiing her children to swimming, drama and sailing.

Elaine Daniels

RN, RM, Graduate Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Education, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

Elaine grew up in Perth and has a Diploma of applied Science (Nursing), Bachelor of Applied Science (Nursing), Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Nursing & Midwifery and a Graduate Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Education.

After starting her career as a general nurse working at Royal Perth Hospital in the early 90s, Elaine lived in England then travelled around Europe and Africa. On returning to Australia in 1996, Elaine worked in Royal Perth Hospital then at Warren District Hospital in Manjimup where she completed her midwifery qualification. In 1999 Elaine moved to Mandurah and working at Peel Health Campus and the Australian Nursing Federation before joining the Nest family in 2012. Elaine has just passed the IBLCE Certification Examination and has the right to use the title International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) helping more women with any breastfeeding concerns and questions.

Outside of work, Elaine is very family focused; actively involved with the local Surf Life Saving Club, and taking her children to numerous dance recitals and swim carnivals!

Dr Michelle Howell


Dr Michelle Howell is an Australian-based health professional. Michelle is trained as a paediatrician and practices in Mandurah.

Special interests:

  • Managing ADHD,
  • Autism spectrum disorder,
  • Learning difficulties and
  • Developmental delay.

Dr Gregg Eloundou


Dr Gregg Eloundou is an outstanding consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist offering services in all aspects of obstetrics care and also has a wide range of experience in office, outpatient and surgical gynaecology.

Special interests:

  • Menstrual and bleeding disorders
  • Pelvic pain
  • Endometriosis
  • Colposcopy
  • Fertility investigation
  • Menopause
  • Minimal access surgery

Professional membership:

  • Member of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists – United Kingdom
  • Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • Australian Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology

Dr Alex Thng

GP Mandurah

Bio coming soon

Dr Karine Hay

MBBS, DCH, Bachelor of Nursing

Dr Karine Hay loves all areas of medicine, but has a particular interest in children and women’s health. Prior to working as a GP, Karine worked at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children (PMH) for 3 years, alongside WA’s best paediatricians, and completed her Diploma of Child Health during this time. Because of her love of paediatric medicine, Karine continues to work part time in the Emergency Department at the Perth Children’s Hospital, which helps to keep her skills and knowledge up to date. 

Since graduating from the University of Notre Dame Medical School in 2011, Karine has also spent time working in Fremantle Hospital and KEMH for women, and has experience in general adult medicine, psychiatry, general surgery, and all areas of women’s health including IUD insertion.

Prior to studying medicine, Karine worked as a Clinical Nurse at PMH for 10 years, predominantly in the Intensive Care Unit.

When not at work, you will find Karine enjoying family time, reading fiction novels, down the beach, and spending time with friends.

Dr Danni Gitsham

GP Obstetrician

Dr Danni Gitsham is a GP Obstetrician who studied at The University of Melbourne and completed her Advanced diploma of obstetrics and gynaecology at King Edward Memorial Hospital. 

She is a rural generalist, holding a fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine. Danni has worked in various places around Australia, including Perth, Karratha, Darwin and Gladstone in central Queensland and has volunteered in Papua New Guinea.

Danni also holds a Masters of Public Health and tropical medicine and has an interest in travel medicine.

Dr Peter Kell

GP Obstetrician/Director. MBBS, FRACGP, DRANZCOG (Adv) GP Obestrician (C-Level)

Peter grew up in the western suburbs of Sydney, before moving to WA. Before medicine he worked as an electroplater and metallurgist, then studied Alternative Medicine. Married with 6 children – He is a committed Christian with a deep desire to help and support people, and to always act with honesty, integrity and love. 

Peter is a GP-Obstetrician, MBBS (UWA) FRACGP (Fellow Royal Australian College GP), DRANZCOG (Adv.) (Advanced diploma or Royal Australian College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology), Graduate Diploma Rural GP, CCPU (Certificate Clinician Performed Ultrasound). Adjunct Lecturer (University of Note Dame GP-Obstetric representative Woman and Children’s Health Networks Doh WA. Chair of Obstetric review Committee PHC (8 yrs), Member MAC PHC (8 yrs).

He founded Nest Medical, then called Peel Maternity and Family practice, in 2006, a unique collaboration of GP-Obstetricians, midwives, specialists and allied health practitioners. He is passionate about improving care for pregnant women, both in pregnancy and delivery. He believes good maternity care requires a team of doctors and midwives, along with allied health professions, working together without competition. Outside of work and when not on call, Peter enjoys spending time with family and friends, sometime over a glass of his favourite wine!