Clinical interests

Dr Pauline Joubert


Pauline encourages her patients to discuss their birthing preferences with her. Her obstetric interests include:

  • early pregnancy complications such as miscarriages and ectopic pregnancies
  • vaginal deliveries
  • vaginal twin deliveries when possible
  • vaginal birth after Caesarean (VBAC)
  • external cephalic version (ECV) for breech presentation
  • instrumental vaginal deliveries and Caesarean sections
  • “natural” Caesarean sections
  • maternal assisted Caesarean sections.


Pauline provides fertility services in affiliation with Monash IVF, including:

  • pre-conception counselling and initial management of infertility
  • fertility preservation, including egg freezing
  • Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
  • In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF).


Pauline is unfortunately no longer accepting gynaecology patients due to her focus on obstetrics and fertility.

Dr Melinda Heywood


Melinda’s obstetric interests include:

  • vaginal deliveries
  • instrumental vaginal deliveries
  • gestational diabetes
  • medical disorders in pregnancy
  • twin pregnancies, including vaginal delivery where possible
  • Vaginal Birth after Caesarean (VBAC)
  • Caesarean section
  • external cephalic version (ECV) for breech presentation.


Her gynaecology interests include:

  • early pregnancy complications, including miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy
  • recurrent miscarriage
  • ovarian cysts
  • endometriosis and pelvic pain
  • laparoscopic hysterectomy
  • heavy or irregular bleeding
  • postmenopausal bleeding
  • management of abnormal cervical screening tests, including colposcopy, biopsy and treatment when required
  • contraception, including the insertion of intrauterine contraceptive devices such as the Mirena, Kyleena and Implanon, and laparoscopic tubal ligation.


Melinda provides fertility services including:

  • initial management of infertility
  • ovulation induction
  • IUI.

Dr Sarah Robinson


Sarah aims to support women and their family to feel empowered through their journey of pregnancy, delivery and beyond. She has special interests in:

  • pre-pregnancy counselling
  • normal and complex pregnancy
  • medical disorders of pregnancy
  • multiple pregnancy
  • vaginal birth, instrumental birth and caesarean section
  • vaginal birth after caesarean section (VBAC).


  • general gynaecology
  • recurrent miscarriage
  • early pregnancy complications
  • abnormal uterine bleeding through the phases of adolescence to post menopause
  • endometrial ablation and fibroid/polyp resection
  • laparoscopic hysterectomy
  • pelvic pain and endometriosis
  • contraception (including mirena insertion and laparoscopic tubal ligation)
  • cervical screening abnormalities (she is an accredited colposcopist).


Sarah provides fertility services including:

  • initial management of infertility
  • currently training in assisted reproductive (IVF) techniques.

Ultrasound scans

The obstetricians have 3D/4D ultrasound machines capable of producing outstanding images of your growing baby. Ultrasound scans are usually done at every visit at no extra charge. You will still be referred to a specialist ultrasound practice for your nuchal translucency scan at approximately 12 weeks and your morphology scan at approximately 18 weeks.

See our gallery of ultrasound images for more examples.

After hours

In the interest of health, safety and quality patient care, Pauline, Melinda and Sarah are not able to be on call all the time. They are usually on call for their own patients during the week and then share weekend calls with the following doctors:

  • Dr Michaela Lee
  • Dr Wai Lum Yip.

On occasion they will also take leave to attend conferences or to enjoy a holiday.

If you need to contact your doctor after hours, please page them. If they are not currently on call, the paging company will inform you how to contact the on-call doctor. You may also call The Wesley Hospital Labour Ward on 3232 7221 for obstetric issues or The Wesley Emergency Centre on 3232 7333 for gynaecology issues.


We are not a bulk-billing practice, so you will have out-of-pocket expenses if you see us. Please contact our practice staff for information about our fees. Payment is required at the time of your consultation. We prefer payment by EFTPOS or major credit cards.


Obstetrics is by nature an unpredictable profession. Being involved in their patients’ deliveries is important to the doctors. As a result, appointments might sometimes need to be delayed or rescheduled. Feel free to contact us before leaving to travel to your appointment to check if we are running on time. We will do our best to keep you updated if there is a possibility your appointment might be delayed.