Dr Thomas (Tom) Cade

BMedSc(Melb) MBBS(Hons)(Melb) MMedStat(Dist) DMedSc FRANZCOG


Dr Tom Cade is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in full time private practice at Epworth Freemasons and St Vincent’s Private Hospitals in Melbourne. His obstetric area of practice encompasses everything from the most uncomplicated vaginal delivery through to high risk and complexity.


He has a particular interest in diabetes, specifically the management of those with pre-existing diabetes or who have had gestational diabetes in a previous pregnancy. He received a RANZCOG Scholarship and Melbourne University Fellowship for his work in the management of gestational diabetes and has been awarded a doctorate for his thesis on this topic. He previously led the Diabetes Unit at the Royal Women’s Hospital and contributed to the department of Maternal Fetal Medicine.


Dr Cade has undertaken additional elective training in plastic surgery to ensure his patients receive advanced cosmetic outcomes with caesarean section (c-section) scars and vaginal tears that may occur.


He has  undertaken advanced training in gynaecological surgery (particularly laparoscopic) at the Royal Women’s and Freemason’s hospital and has been a Pelvic Floor Surgeon at the Royal Women’s Hospital. Dr Cade most commonly operates laparoscopically for infertility, pain, or ovarian pathology and has an interest in the surgical management of prolapse or poorly healed obstetric repairs. Referrals to sub-specialists are organised where appropriate.


Dr Cade has also completed a Masters of Biomedical Statistics (with distinction).


Dr Cade is able to deliver at several of Melbourne’s most respected hospitals (with different circumstances requiring the need for certain facilities). Typically, Dr Cade delivers at Epworth Freemasons or St Vincent’s private hospitals, but in the event of emergency transfer, he is also accredited at the Royal Women’s Hospital and Frances Perry House.


Dr Cade has numerous ongoing research interests, is a reviewer for several international journals, has a position as a Senior Lecturer and Examiner at the University of Melbourne and RANZCOG.

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There is no evidence that routine hair dyes, during pregnancy, pose a risk to the foetus.

Research indicates that the chemicals found in hair dye, absorbed through the scalp, are too minimal to cause any harm.

The only issue some women experience is that hair dyes may cause scalp irritation due to increased skin sensitivity. Performing a patch test before using any hair dye can help avoid negative reactions.

If you have concerns remember to consult Dr Cade.

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Congratulations Claudia and Jordyn on the birth of beautiful baby Victoria. She is absolutely exquisite!! Thank you for the photo. We loved looking after you guys. Enjoy this magical time as a family!

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At work in 2016. Such a privilege to do this job.

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The chance of getting pregnant in any given menstrual cycle is known as the ‘monthly fertility rate’.

This rate can vary based on several factors.

Age can affect fertility. Generally, younger individuals (under 35) have a higher chance of getting pregnant each cycle than women over this age.

Timing is crucial. The chances of getting pregnant are highest when intercourse occurs in the days leading up to and including ovulation. Ovulation typically occurs around the middle of the menstrual cycle (for a 28-day cycle, this is around day 14), but the timing can vary.

Overall health and lifestyle factors (such as smoking, alcohol consumption, and obesity), and underlying medical conditions can impact fertility. Being in good health and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can improve the chances of conception.

Reproductive health also plays a part. Issues such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, and male factor infertility can reduce the chances of pregnancy.

It’s important to remember that pregnancy is not guaranteed, even with perfect timing and the most optimal conditions. On average, the estimated monthly chance of getting pregnant is somewhere between 15% to 25%.

So, if conception is taking a bit longer than expected - this is normal!!! Many couples take several months to conceive. If you have any concerns, please make an appointment to see Dr Cade today.

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Throwback Thursday. Here’s one from the archives! A young Dr Tom working as a obstetric registrar at the Royal Women’s Hospital. Pictured here with his younger sister Jackie, an anesthetics registrar. This photo was taken in 2010, on Toms birthday, at 1am! (And the crazy work hours haven’t changed). ⏰

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Happy 7months baby Sofia!! Your smile has brightened our day even more! Thank you for the update Elissa & William! What a little sweetheart!! #epworthbabies #epworthfreemasonsmaternity #babygirls #babyfrills ...

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