Newcastle Obstetrics & Specialist Ultrasound

About us

At NOSU we understand that each pregnancy experience is as unique as every Mother, and therefore regardless of your religion, culture, sexual preference or other individuality we welcome you!

We are dedicated to making your pregnancy, labour and postnatal experience personal and will work with you to find a plan specific to your needs.

Our Obstetricians and experienced Midwives are available daily to answer your concerns and by having the latest ultrasound and diagnostic equipment and specialist Obstetric Sonographers we commit to supporting your pregnancy and providing the safest pregnancy care.

We deliver in the Newcastle Private Hospital so it is necessary for you to have full Obstetric cover with a Private Health Fund.  We do however have full VMO rights at the John Hunter Hospital if it necessary to deliver you or care for you in this hospital.

Meet the team

Dr Felicity Park

Dr Felicity Park - Obstetrician

MBBS FRANZCOG DDU CMFM
Provider Number: 257412AW

Dr Felicity Park is an obstetrician dedicated to providing high quality, evidenced based obstetric care to women of all ages. Her compassionate and composed nature is well suited to caring for women and their families at this special time in their lives. As a subspecialist in Maternal Fetal Medicine, she is experienced in caring for both pregnancies that are complex and those pregnancies that remain low risk.  Her focus on continuity of care incorporating multidisciplinary midwifery care and specialised obstetric imaging allows her to support and manage all aspects of your pregnancy, delivery, and postnatal journey.  She strives for the best possible outcome for every woman and their baby, whilst working alongside women throughout their pregnancy supporting informed choice and individual preferences.

Dr Park graduated from University of Sydney and has undertaken Obstetrics and Gynaecology specialist training and Maternal Fetal Medicine subspeciality training in Australia and overseas.  Dr Park is the Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine at the John Hunter Hospital and has private rooms in New Lambton Heights.  She continues to share her passion for obstetrics and women’s health by actively participating in the education of specialist trainees, junior medical staff, medical and midwifery students.  She has a long standing interest in research and translation of best practice into clinical care.  Dr Park completed her PhD in preterm preeclampsia and fetal growth restriction. Dr Park’s research focuses on personalised medicine with a focus on prevention of obstetric complications.  She is involved in ongoing research with collaborations through Hunter New England Health and The Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI). Dr Park is the AMA representative for the Hunter region.

Outside of Obstetrics, Dr Park enjoys skiing and spending time outdoors. She is also a volunteer surf lifesaver in Newcastle.

Midwives

Helen Hedges

Qualifications

  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Midwife
  • Graduate Diploma Midwifery
  • Certificate Family Planning and Sexual Health

Short working history

I have been a midwife for 50 years. Until the end of 2020, I have worked in birthing suites. I have retired NPH.

What working in obstetrics means to you and why you enjoy it

For many years I have worked with antenatal women. I enjoy talking to them and giving them guidance and information relating to pregnancy and parenting. It is a privilege to work in partnership with Dr Park during this very exciting time of a woman’s life.

Vicki Lowe

Qualifications

  • Registered nurse
  • Registered midwife

Short working history

Midwife for 44 years

What working in obstetrics means to you and why you enjoy it

It is a privilege to nurture and educate these families through their pregnancy and childbirth journey.

SONOGRAPHERS

Sharon Minch

Qualifications

  • Diploma Medical Ultrasound
  • Bachelor Medical Radiation Technology

Short working history

I have previously worked as an RN and a radiographer. The last 20 years I have been a sonographer focused mainly on IVF, obstetrics and gynaecology.

What working in obstetrics means to you and why you enjoy it

I just love mums and babies and in 20 years that has never changed. There is a real joy for sharing this experience and helping our team give the best care possible.

Sofie Boswell

Qualifications

  • Bachelor Medical Radiation Science (Diagnostic Radiography)
  • Post Graduate Diploma Medical Sonography

Short working history

I worked in radiography for five years in both the public and private sector before completing my ultrasound training in 2012. I have been lucky enough to be part of the team at Newcastle Obstetric and Specialist Ultrasound for the past 5 years.

What working in obstetrics means to you and why you enjoy it

I have always had a special interest in obstetrics and the pregnancy journey. I love the challenge obstetrics ultrasound provides and I cherish the opportunity to be able to help women and their partners connect with their babies.

Geraldine Dwyer

Qualifications

  • Bachelor Applied Science (MRT, Diagnostic Radiography)
  • Graduate Diploma Health Science (Medical Sonography)

Short working history

I started radiography and ultrasound in the public system and since moving to Newcastle have worked doing private obstetric scanning for 17 years.

What working in obstetrics means to you and why you enjoy it

Obstetric ultrasound has always been my favourite part of scanning. It is rewarding following a patient’s journey from the early stages of pregnancy to seeing the baby at the postnatal visit.

Sophie O’Brien

Qualifications

  • Bachelor Medical Radiation Science (Nuclear Medicine)
  • Post Graduate Diploma Medical Sonography

Short working history

Started my career in Nuclear Medicine in Bendigo, Victoria where I also trained in ultrasound. I moved to the Hunter in 2015 and began working at Newcastle Obstetrics and Specialist Ultrasound in 2021.

What working in obstetrics means to you and why you enjoy it

I enjoy being involved in the special journey of a woman in her pregnancy.

ADMIN

Karen Cross

Practice Manager

Short working history

I have worked in the obstetric field for over ten years and the medical field all my life.

What working in obstetrics means to you and why you enjoy it

It is a privilege to be a part of a woman’s journey through pregnancy. Each day is different. It’s rewarding caring for women during such an important time in their life.

Rebecca

Office Manager

Short working history

I have been working for specialists since 1991 and joined this obstetrics practice in 2006.

What working in obstetrics means to you and why you enjoy it

I have met some amazing women and formed many lasting friendships. It is so exciting to bump into a previous patient while shopping and have them remember me, especially when have the bubs, toddlers (or even teenagers now) with them. I love the team I work with and feel so lucky to share this exciting journey with you all.

Allison O’Brien

Office Manager

Short working history

Worked in general practice for 15 years and with Jillian and Felicity for 13 years

What working in obstetrics means to you and why you enjoy it

I enjoy supporting our patients through the journey of becoming a family.