An Accredited Obstetrician in Melbourne You Can Trust

Choosing an obstetrician that you can trust to assist you in the delivery of your baby is key to ensuring a safe and happy pregnancy and birth. This is never an easy decision, and one that we understand is critical to you and your family. Dr Guy Skinner is the perfect choice when it comes to professionalism, knowledge and expertise, providing you with sound advice, and premium facilities throughout pregnancy, childbirth and post-natal recovery.

Dr Guy Skinner is one of Melbourne’s specialist, accredited, private obstetricians (Ob) and gynaecologists providing premium services to new mothers. Having delivered and cared for more than 10,000 babies across Melbourne and overseas, his widespread knowledge of obstetrics and his dedication to providing quality medical care is unwavering. With an interest in research and education, Dr Guy Skinner continues to lecture and tutor obstetric trainees from the RANZCOG, medical students and midwives.

MATERNITY ONE

This program is sometimes the best option for first time mothers, and is recommended for ‘high risk’ pregnancy, have health concerns, or have had complicated pregnancies in the past.

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MATERNITY PLUS

This program is mostly suited to patients who have previously had uncomplicated pregnancies and are’low risk’ or first time mothers who choose this option.

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Dr Guy Skinner – Melbourne Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Obstetric specialities

Dr Guy Skinner’s specialities over his years of practice are in twins, breech delivery, high risk pregnancy and laparoscopic surgery. He has a passion and enjoyment for his profession that sees him strive to provide the best possible care for both mother and baby. He cares deeply about all his patients and does everything within his power to make sure they have a positive experience.

His rooms are based on site at St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Fitzroy, enabling greater and more ready access to speciality resources and professional medical care available to his patients. A professional and an expert in his field, Dr Guy Skinner will make sure you are fully prepared with all pre-pregnancy planning and provide you with everything you need prior to giving birth. His wealth of obstetrician experience and knowledge will aim to ensure the birth process runs smoothly and that you are provided with the highest quality care.

Luxury Care Pre and Post Pregnancy

Dr Guy Skinner is pleased to offer a high-end postnatal experience for new mothers. If your birth is uncomplicated and you and your baby are well, it may be possible for you to enjoy postnatal care at the luxurious Park Hyatt in Melbourne, available in both Maternity One and Maternity Plus programs. You and your newborn will be transported from the private hospital to the hotel in a chauffeured vehicle, fitted with a baby capsule. You will then be met at the hotel by a member of staff, who will attend to your luggage and escort you to your quiet, tranquil and spacious hotel room, located in a dedicated wing that is allocated only to the hospital.

While you enjoy in-room dining, luxury facilities and full, 24-hour support for you and your baby, Dr Skinner will visit you and your baby, whilst will both remain under his care for the duration of your stay. Relax and recover after your pregnancy, and give your baby the care they deserve during this new period. 

Get in touch today

To find out more about Dr Guy Skinner, our fees or to make an appointment today, call us on (03) 9417 0147. Our office hours are Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.

Contact us with any queries you may have, our friendly staff are always happy to help. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

ABOUT GUY

Guy is a private obstetrician and gynaecologist working in Melbourne. His rooms are based onsite at St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Fitzroy enabling greater and more ready access to speciality resources and to the best professional medical care available to his patients. Guy delivers privately at both St Vincent’s and Freemasons Hospitals’.

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WHERE ARE WE LOCATED?

ST VINCENT’S PRIVATE HOSPITAL
Suite 3, Level 1 59-61 Victoria parade Fitzroy VIC 3065

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Dr Guy Skinner

Premature delivery

About 5% of babies deliver before 37 weeks, and many of these precious bundles spend time in the Special Care Nursery before they are ready to go home. Small babies often need assistance with breathing, maintaining body temperature and feeding. Their body control systems don't operate as efficiently and take time to mature. Babies born under 1 kg will usually stay in the nursery for up to 12 weeks. Whilst most over 1 kg will be home by 37 weeks equivalent gestation. It can be a stressful time for parents but it is reassuring to know that the staff and nurseries are delivering the best care for these little ones.
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Premature delivery

About 5% of babies deliver before 37 weeks, and many of these precious bundles spend time in the Special Care Nursery before they are ready to go home.  Small babies often need  assistance with breathing, maintaining body temperature and feeding.  Their body control systems dont operate as efficiently and take time to mature.  Babies born under 1 kg will usually stay in the nursery for up to 12 weeks. Whilst most over 1 kg will be home by 37 weeks equivalent gestation.  It can be a stressful time for parents but it is reassuring to know that the staff and nurseries are delivering the best care for these little ones.

 

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And incredibly reassuring to know you are in safe hands during an unexpected premature labour!

Most amazing place ever! My tiny 32 week boy is now almost 11 and it still feels like yesterday!

5 days ago

Dr Guy Skinner

Prenatal screening

A significant change in the way we can screen pregnancies has been developing in recent times. The new NIPS test (non invasive prenatal screen) has no risk of miscarriage but has nearly the same sensitivity at finding certain genetic conditions as amniocentesis. It has only been taken up by a small group of pregnant women up until now but it's rapidly replacing other tests in my practice. To find out more click on https://drguyskinner.com.au/blog/
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Prenatal screening

A significant change in the way we can screen pregnancies has been developing in recent times. The new NIPS test (non invasive prenatal screen) has no risk of miscarriage but has nearly the same sensitivity at finding certain genetic conditions as amniocentesis.  It has only been taken up by a small group of pregnant women up until now but its rapidly replacing other tests in my practice. To find out more click on https://drguyskinner.com.au/blog/

2 weeks ago

Dr Guy Skinner

A very excited little Darcy with big brother Elliot. Great photo of the boys Gemma and James. ... See MoreSee Less

A very excited little Darcy with big brother Elliot. Great photo of the boys Gemma and James.

4 weeks ago

Dr Guy Skinner

A gorgeous photo to end the week! Baby Jaxon how cute you are........ ... See MoreSee Less

A gorgeous photo to end the week! Baby Jaxon how cute you are........

 

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Thank you again to Dr guy skinner and his lovely team 💙 you guys have been amazing once again 😊

4 weeks ago

Dr Guy Skinner

Caesarean Births Linked to Developmental Delay.

A recent study reviewing nearly 5000 children being followed in the longitudinal study of Australian children (LSAC) reported a small but significant reduction in the performance in NAPLAN (National Educational Standardised Assessments) by children delivered at birth by caesarean section. This finding was consistent after removing possible confounding factors such as prematurity, fetal distress, admission to special care nursery and sociodemographic factors.

It is a consistent finding that demands further research before a true association can be confirmed. It was reported as not a large difference (equivalent to 6 weeks behind in schooling) but consistent across all subgroups measured. It could not be explained by lower breast feeding rates or other adverse child and maternal health outcomes in the caesarean born children.
Other associations with caesarean born children include increased rates of asthma, allergies, childhood obesity, gut infections and type 1 diabetes mellitis.

There is significant research now demonstrating different skin and gut flora (microbiome) in caesarean born children that have not been in labour prior to delivery. This different flora might be partially responsible for the difference in the bodies responses to dealing with new environmental challenges. The gut is recognised as a mediator of immune response to the environment.

Pre-caesarean vaginal swabbing used to collect the flora that a baby would normally be exposed to during birth and then voluntarily transferring it to the caesarean born baby immediately after birth is referred to as 'Vaginal Seeding'. We have developed a policy in relation to this selected practice at St Vincent's Private Hospital Melbourne if parents wish to do this. Its purpose is to help reduce the possibility of the baby being inadvertently infected with a potentially dangerous pathogen. You are welcome to discuss this with us during the pregnancy if you are interested. The potential benefits of this practice have not been proven adequately in research to date, but much research is currently underway.
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Caesarean Births Linked to Developmental Delay.

A recent study reviewing nearly 5000 children being followed in the longitudinal study of Australian children (LSAC) reported a small but significant reduction in the performance in NAPLAN (National Educational Standardised Assessments) by children delivered at birth by caesarean section. This finding was consistent after removing possible confounding factors such as prematurity, fetal distress, admission to special care nursery and sociodemographic factors.

It is a consistent finding that demands further research before a true association can be confirmed. It was reported as not a large difference (equivalent to 6 weeks behind in schooling) but consistent across all subgroups measured. It could not be explained by lower breast feeding rates or other adverse child and maternal health outcomes in the caesarean born children.
Other associations with caesarean born children include increased rates of asthma, allergies, childhood obesity, gut infections and type 1 diabetes mellitis.

There is significant research now demonstrating different skin and gut flora (microbiome) in caesarean born children that have not been in labour prior to delivery. This different flora might be partially responsible for the difference in the bodies responses to dealing with new environmental challenges. The gut is recognised as a mediator of immune response to the environment.
 
Pre-caesarean vaginal swabbing used to collect the flora that a baby would normally be exposed to during birth and then voluntarily transferring it to the caesarean born baby immediately after birth is referred to as Vaginal Seeding. We have developed a policy in relation to this selected practice at St Vincents Private Hospital Melbourne if parents wish to do this. Its purpose is to help reduce the possibility of the baby being inadvertently infected with a potentially dangerous pathogen. You are welcome to discuss this with us during the pregnancy if you are interested. The potential benefits of this practice have not been proven adequately in research to date, but much research is currently underway.

 

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Michelle

ND Bee

Very interesting post Dr Skinner.

I wish i was offered vaginal seeding

Leading the way. Well done. Great to see a picture of yours kids xx

Gorgeous kids Guy.

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Loui Papas

Angela Notarfrancesco

Gorgeous children Guy.

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Sarah McCrohan Guy Skinner's kids!

What a gorgeous little tribe!

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