Obstetrics

Dr Cade is a specialist obstetrician in solo private practice and will be available to deliver your baby unless physically away.

Dr Cade currently heads the Diabetes Service at the Royal Women’s Hospital, works in the department of Maternal-Fetal-Medicine and contributes to the Fetal Medicine Unit.

He believes strongly in women’s informed choices around the birth of their baby: if labour and vaginal delivery is a high priority then every effort is made to achieve this including with twins, after previous caesarean section (including two) and avoiding unnecessary inductions of labour. However, if caesarean section is desired, this choice is always respected.

Two common fears women have are poor scarring at Caesarean section or poorly repaired vaginal or perineal tears. Dr Cade is a pelvic floor surgeon, previously working in public at the Royal Women’s Hospital and now working exclusively in private practice as a gynaecologist. He has also spent time training with plastic surgeon Professor Mark Ashton. Professor Ashton, former Head of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, currently heads his own plastic and reconstructive surgery at Epworth Freemasons.

Holiday arrangements are discussed well in advance and are with a small group of skilled obstetricians who practice similarly. These are Drs Guy Skinner, Lionel Steinberg, David O Callaghan, Nicholas Yule or Megan Di Quinzio.