Welcome to Anaria

Every Pregnancy
is different...

...so your pregnancy care should be tailored to you, based on both what you want and need, as well as what's best for your baby. Throughout your pregnancy your doctor will regularly talk about your wishes and goals, and work together towards these goals. At anaria, we believe in 'informed choice', and will always provide you with the information you need, in language that makes sense, and is easy to understand.

This is really important as you'll be fully informed about benefits, risks and likely outcomes of any given course of action, which will help you make decisions confidently. And so you'll receive this personalised care, the number of pregnant patients each doctor cares for each month is limited.

Early on in the pregnancy, your appointments will be monthly, then more often as you get beyond 30 weeks. If you're worried or if we're monitoring a variance, you'll be seen as often as needed. At each of your appointments we'll check on you and your baby's progress, as well as performing an ultrasound to check on your baby, and ensure that everything is progressing as it should be.

Our Style

At anaria, we like to have a relaxed consulting and communication style. We want you to feel comfortable, and encourage you to ask any questions you may have about your pregnancy (trust us, we've heard them all!).

Anaria consulting rooms are located a very short walk from both Kareena Private and Sutherland Hospitals, which is where our patients will be admitted. We know your time is precious, so we always endeavour to keep to our schedules. In the event that we've been called into the hospital for a birth or other emergency, Jane or Jo will phone you to let you know that we're delayed.

Our doctors, Andrew Zuschmann, Amani Harris, and Dean Conrad, in conjunction with Dr Ken Roper, share weekend and holiday cover. We all practice obstetrics in a similar way, so you can be assured your plans for labour and birth will be respected.

Jane
Joanne

Meet our team

The specialist doctors at anaria are supported by a friendly team, Joanne, our practice midwife, and Jane, our receptionist. They will be your first point of contact to help you scheduling your appointments, ultrasounds and organising any tests that you many need along the way.

Joanne, our practice midwife, provides patients with an educated and experienced insight into pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding. Jo and Andrew have worked together for over 20 years. You are welcome to call Jo during office hours for advice by calling the practice phone number.

It’s the little things…

Convenience and comfort are so important when you are expecting or if you have just given birth. We have undercover parking with lift access, so you wont need to drive around the block looking for a parking space. If you have other children with you it's easy to get them in and out of the car for your appointment and we have a kids corner set up in our waiting room with books and toys to keep them amused. If you do need to wait a few minutes for your appointment, we've got the latest editions of your favourite magazines (including some for the Dad's too!).

Booking your
first appointment

 

In order to commence a personal approach to your pregnancy, we want to hear from you as soon as you find out you are pregnant. This will enable us to talk to you about everything you need to know, answer any questions you may have and book your first appointment with the doctor of your choice. We like to see you quite early in your pregnancy, ideally between 6-10 weeks, especially if you have had previous medical issues, pregnancy problems, or miscarriages in the past.

During your first appointment we will

  • Review your medical history
  • Check your blood pressure
  • Listen to your heart and lungs
  • Perform an ultrasound to confirm how far along your pregnancy is

...and check that your baby is developing well.

Following this we will schedule your next visits and talk about the various standard and optional tests that are available.

If you have any questions, please call! +61 2 9526 7477