I would like to advise our patients that we are taking the concerns about Covid-19 seriously. In particular, our mothers and babies are our number one priority. We are also determined to keep our staff’s health a priority.
To that end I have put in place some precautions for your protection.
We would like to thank you again for your support through this challenging time. Feel free to discuss any concerns you may have with us.
You will receive a reminder text approximately 24-48 hours prior to your first appointment. Please reply to confirm your booking.
If you need to change your appointment, please call the office so that the appointment time can be offered to another patient.
Our office administration and midwife team, can help you with any questions you may have either before or at the time of your appointment.
Details are also available on the Sydney Adventist Hospital website
Sydney Adventist Hospital has experienced and fully qualified anaesthetists. They may ask for extra tests to be done before an anaesthetic is administered.
In the case of an epidural, a roster of anaesthetists is available to provide this 24 hours a day.
The anaesthetist will charge a separate fee for their service.
Most operations require a surgical assistant, including Caesarean Sections. This is a fully qualified doctor and will charge a separate fee for their assistance at your procedure or operation.
For details and fee structure please call our office administration team on 02 9473 8747.
Dr Booker also takes part in the SAN Swaddle program.
This is a fabulous pregnancy package, which provides a completely bulk-billed (i.e, zero out-of-pocket cost) private obstetric service, if you hold your private health insurance (including pregnancy-cover) with HCF.
This includes all antenatal appointments, the birth, the anaesthetist (if you have an epidural or caesarean section), the paediatrician review, all blood tests and all ultrasound scans.
Visit https://www.sah.org.au/san-swaddle, or call Dr Booker's office for more information.
Payment for your consultation is made at the time of your appointment.
Andrew provides Laser Therapy for Atrophic Vaginitis, a condition usually associated with Menopause. Women who have received treatment for Breast Cancer can also suffer from this condition. Andrew is conducting research with an Oncology colleague using this treatment option. It is an alternative to estrogen therapy for those wishing to avoid estrogen.
The Laser Therapy course of treatment most commonly involves 3 treatments, each lasting 10 minutes. The treatment sessions are given one month apart. Most patients tolerate it well and start to see benefit about a month after the first treatment. A fractionated CO2 laser, known as the Monalisa, is used.
Food safety tips during pregnancy
Information include pregnancy and food safety, food to eat or avoid when pregnant, why you need to avoid certain foods and information on mercury and fish.
Mind the Bump
Mind the Bump is a free Mindfulness Meditation App to help individuals and couples support their mental and emotional wellbeing in preparation for having a baby and becoming a new parent.
Lets Talk Psychology
This Turramurra practice provides specialised antenatal and postnatal psychological services to parents, infants, couples, and families. They aim to provide a service that acknowledges the complex adjustments and adaptations to the many changes that take place when having a baby.
Charmed and Dangerous: A Woman’s Guide to Reclaiming a Healthy Relationship (PDF)
Violence against women and children is not acceptable for any reason. This brochure was developed by Tweed Valley Women’s Service to share information and resources that may assist women in their journey to achieving and maintaining a healthy relationship.
Miscarriage, stillbirth and newborn death support
Sands is the miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal death charity. They operate across Australia, supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby and working to improve the care bereaved parents receive by healthcare professionals.
Australian Multiple Birth Association (AMBA)
The Australian Multiple Birth Association is a not-for-profit organisation consisting of multiple birth families to whom they provide support as well as resources and education for other families sharing the same unique journey.
Andrew has been involved in charitable work in Nepal in recent years, having been on 7 trips with a surgical and medical care team. The team have provided surgical treatment for women suffering significant degrees of Uterine Prolapse and Obstetric Fistula. Both conditions have a high incidence in women in Nepal.
Due to current discussions around foreign aid, this program has been put on hold.
Andrew’s current preference regarding gifts is for funds to be directed towards the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Institute and the work of Professor Badawi and her team. Professor Nadia Badawi, a highly respected Neonatologist, is the Macquarie Foundation Chair of Cerebral Palsy and conducts significant research into this area, focusing on prevention, best intervention and ultimately a cure for cerebral palsy.