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Herald Sun news article Obstetrician Melbourne
15 June 2020

Dr Peter Jurcevic Discusses Maternally Assisted Caesareans

Dr Peter Jurcevic, one of the pioneers of Maternally Assisted Caesareans in Melbourne, discusses the procedure in Melbourne’s Herald Sun on 14th June, 202o.

Dr Peter Jurcevic, who pioneered maternal assisted caesareans in Melbourne at the Frances Perry private maternity hospital two years ago — and has performed more than 50 since — said he was “absolutely passionate” about helping women be more involved in the birth of their babies. 

“I cried the first time, it was so emotional,” he said. “It’s just so beautiful because it gives women control in a medical situation.” 

Dr Jurcevic said he was now performing the procedure in some complicated births, and had recently facilitated the world’s first breech and placenta previa maternal assisted caesarean surgeries, here in Melbourne.  He was also hoping to be able to extend the procedure to some emergency caesareans in future. 

Herald Sun subscribers can read the article online here.


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