About Us

Dr Steven Tan is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with a Medical Practice located in the Mater Clinic, based at the Mater Hospital North Sydney Australia

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Gynaecology

Dr Tan offers a range of services to look after women . He can do routine pap smears, diagnose STD and other diseases of reproductive organs and perform serious operations such as hysterectomies.

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Obstetrics

Your pregnancy is an exciting and amazing journey and you can have the utmost confidence in exceptional antenatal care.

Your Visits


Antenatal visits are 4-6 weekly up to 32weeks, every 2-3weeks up until 36 weeks after which visits will be weekly until your baby is born.  At each visit, Dr Tan will check your blood pressure, baby’s position, growth and heart rate. Steven has an ultrasound machine available in my consulting rooms which I will often use during your pregnancy.

Dr Tans priority is to attend deliveries so there may be a delay in your appointment. Please be patient. Remember, the next delivery may be yours!

Antenatal Screening Tests

Routine investigations include:Booking visit (8-12wks)

FBCTest for anaemia


Blood group and antibody testing

RubellaImmunity to German Measles
VDRLTesting for Syphilis
Hep B/CTesting for hepatitis B and C
HIVTesting for AIDS
MSUTesting for urine infections
Varicella-ZosterTesting for chicken-pox immunity
Ultrasound scanCheck age and baby (or babies!)


11-13weeks
Nuchal translucency ultrasound scan (optional - for Downs syndrome)

18-20weeks
Morphology ultrasound scan (to assess baby’s organs and limbs)

26-28weeks
Glucose challenge test (for diabetes), full blood count, antibody screen

34-36weeks
Low vaginal swab for Group B streptococcus bacteria (for vaginal deliveries)

Diet
AVOID Soft Cheeses -  AVOID sushi – AVOID pre-cooked seafood.
AVOID raw eggs. Thoroughly wash your fresh salad

I strongly recommend an Iron/Multivitamin/Folate supplement throughout your pregnancy to reduce the risk of spina bifida in the first trimester and anaemia during your pregnancy. (Blackmores Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Gold Formula – 2/day).

Stop smoking. Stop drinking alcohol.