Now consulting from Grace Private for Women
A highly experienced Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Dr Bishop is passionate about empowering women throughout their healthcare journey.
Dedicated to excellence in care, Dr Bishop adopts a multidisciplinary approach to ensuring optimal results and individualised care for every patient.
She understands that childbirth and women’s health is not only about delivery babies and providing care, but helping women be informed, trust themselves, have a voice and believe in their inner strength.
Dr Bishop specialises in family planning, antenatal and obstetric care for high and low risk pregnancies and offers water birthing as a delivery option for antenatal patients.
As a Gynaecologist, Dr Bishop has a special interest in urinary incontinence and prolapse and offers onsite Urodynamics testing and consultations.
Dr Bishop also offers management for Cervical abnormalities, Endometriosis, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), menorrhagia, pelvic inflammatory disease, fibroids, ovarian cysts, vaginal prolapse, menopause and minimally invasive surgery.
Dr Bishop studied at Sydney University attaining a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Psychology followed by a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. During her training she also attained a Masters in Public Health from the University of NSW.
Dr Bishop trained in obstetrics and general gynaecology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney and then pursued her interest in uro-gynaecology and incontinence at St George Hospital, working in the internationally renowned Pelvic Floor Unit.
Following five years in private practice at John Flynn Private Hospital, Dr Bishop relocated to Gold Coast Private Hospital in 2021 and joined the Grace Private team as a specialist obstetrician and gynaecologist in August that year.
Special interests are:
- water births
- high risk obstetrics
- urinary incontinence and urodynamics testing
- prolapse management and surgery
- abnormal CST and Cervical abnormalities
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
- pelvic inflammatory disease,
- ovarian cysts
- minimally invasive surgery
Your Journey to Motherhood
As a woman, I know how important it can be to have a female perspective throughout your pregnancy journey and the transition to motherhood is different for everyone. Pregnancy can be a very exciting albeit sometimes daunting time for most and it is important to me that we work together to achieve the safest outcome for mother and baby.
I am committed to providing you with high quality medical advice, treatment and support in a warm, friendly environment, to assist with your individual journey.
I believe in a woman centred approach for lifelong care. I understand that childbirth is not only about making babies, but making mothers strong, competent and capable, who trust themselves and believe in their inner strength.
My primary outcome in obstetrics is for a safe pregnancy for mother and baby, however I realise that there are many ways to achieve this. I offer all areas of obstetrics including waterbirth and calm birthing techniques and I believe in sharing the decision making with mothers and their partners.
Dr Bishop and the highly qualified team at Grace Private will care for you and your partner throughout your pregnancy. This care includes:
- Consultations with Dr Bishop and the midwives at Grace Private scheduled throughout your pregnancy
- A bedside ultrasound scan at each consultation
- A free physiotherapy consultation at approximately 20 weeks
- Access to Grace Private’s Physiotherapists, Psychologists and Dietitian as needed
- Access to Grace Private’s on-site tertiary level ultrasound service for dating, growth and morphology scans
- Invitation to Grace Private’s Mums and Bubs Club
Prior to Conception
Starting a family
Fertility and Pre-pregnancy Care
Whether you have decided to try for your first baby or your fifth, Dr Bishop and the team at Grace Private will work in partnership with you to create an individualised pre-pregnancy plan. We aim to ease the anxiety and stress that can come from fertility concerns and to help you achieve the best outcome possible for you and your family.
How Dr Bishop can help you
It may come as a surprise to you that 1 in 6 couples experience difficultly in falling pregnant. In order to become pregnant, you will need to release an egg, your hormones need to be finely turned, your fallopian tubes need to be open, there needs to be healthy sperm to meet your egg and your uterus needs to accommodate the embryo to create an optimal environment for the baby to develop. As there are numerous factors required to create a healthy embryo, you and your partner may have sub fertility or infertility based on one or any combination of these factors.
Some common causes of infertility in women include biological age, anovulation (no egg released) and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, infections, polyps or structural abnormalities such as fibroids.
Some common causes of male infertility can include sperm abnormalities (most common), issues in the sperm transport or hormonal issues that can lead to poor production.
Dr Bishop encourages women to have a preconception consultation to ensure you are best prepared for your upcoming pregnancy. Although many women do not routinely undertake this, we recommend every woman have a preconception check-up prior to pregnancy as best practice care to help optimise health and reduce risks to both you and your baby.
Dr Bishop may recommend blood tests and booster vaccinations prior to conceiving. Recommendations on pre-pregnancy supplementation will also be discussed. Pre-conception check-ups are important for women who have pre-existing medical conditions and adjustment of medications prior to conception maybe required.
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Congratulations – having a baby is a wonderful experience! Pregnancy brings with it a mixture of emotions…. excitement and joy about the life you are creating, and a level of anxiety and worry about the months ahead.
Now is the time to contact Grace Private so that together we can plan for the months ahead. Dr Bishop ensures you are prepared both physically and emotionally, so that you and your family can happily experience the joys of pregnancy and parenthood.
Dr Bishop likes to meet you and your family around 8-10 weeks of pregnancy, earlier if you are having problems or have a history of miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy. This appointment will last for 30-45 minutes to allow Dr Bishop to thoroughly assess you and plan your pregnancy based on your individualised needs and wishes.
A full history will be taken to highlight any potential concerns for both physical and emotional wellbeing, which may impact on you or your pregnancy. We will then perform a physical examination, which will include checking your blood pressure, height and weight. We will also perform an ultrasound scan to assess the health and wellbeing of your baby.
Depending on what screening tests you have already had done and your specific circumstances, Dr Bishop will determine what other tests may be necessary.
Dr Bishop will also discuss recommended screening and/or diagnostic tests that are available, if you choose to have them done.
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Your Physiotherapy Consultation
As part of your antenatal care, you will receive a complimentary session with our women’s health physiotherapist where you will be given important advice in relation to optimising your health during your pregnancy.
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As part of the Grace Private team, Dr Bishop is committed to providing a high quality level of medical advice, treatment and support in all areas of gynaecology. She also knows that at times it can be important to have a female perspective when providing your gynaecological care. She strives to treat her patients with appropriate management, both medically and surgically, to help them achieve an optimal and fulfilling life.
Areas of gynaecological care include:
- Family planning
- Early pregnancy complications
- Abnormal cervical screening tests
- Painful, heavy or irregular periods
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Ovarian cysts
- Post-menopausal bleeding
- Vaginal prolapse
As well as all areas of gynaecology, Dr Genevieve Bishop has a special interest in urinary incontinence and acknowledges the devasting effect incontinence can have on a women’s life, no matter how big or small an issue it may be.
Dr Bishop provides Urodynamics testing on site at Grace Private and after the test, patients are provided with an immediate consultation with Dr Bishop to discuss treatment options.