Welcome to Southbank Obstetrics & Gynaecology

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    Delivers at SJOG Hospital Murdoch
    Australian trained specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology
Southbank Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Dr Brenters offers full comprehensive medical care during your pregnancy and delivers at SJOG Hospital Murdoch and he does have admitting rights at King Edward Memorial Hospital for pre term deliveries and high risk pregnancies. His consultations are friendly and unhurried with plenty of time for you to ask any questions or voice any concerns. Antenatal visits are generally scheduled from 8 weeks, 14weeks, 19 weeks, 24 weeks, 31 weeks and then fortnightly to 36 weeks and then weekly until delivery.

  • Pre conception assessment and counselling
  • Repeated early pregnancy loss (miscarriage)
  • Pregnancy Management, Antenatal Care & Confinement
  • Low risk pregnancies, with the expectation of normal uncomplicated birth
  • Management and delivery of "High Risk"
    or complicated pregnancies
  • Monday 8.00 - 16.00
  • Tuesday 8.00 - 17.00
  • Wednesday 8.00 - 17.00
  • Thursday 8.00 - 17.00
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
In the event of an obstetric emergency please telephone St Mary's Ward on 9438 9700

Obstetric Services

First Consultation

We are happy to see new patients from 8 weeks gestation. An ultrasound will be performed to confirm viability and dating of the pregnancy.

Antenatal Care

Antenatal visits are an important part of your pregnancy management and have been shown to have beneficial effect on pregnancy outcomes. The normal visits are 8 weeks, 13 - 14 weeks, 19 - 20, 24, 28, 31 weeks and then fortnightly until 36 weeks and then weekly until delivery..

Lactation Support

Breastfeeding is a very natural Process but it can be very challenging. We have a qualified Lactation consultant available for one to one consultations in our rooms. .

Labour and Delivery Management

As obstetricians, we are trained to act in the best interests of both mother and baby to achieve healthy outcomes. Dr Brenters has the level of skills you expect and is experienced in both straightforward and complicated deliveries. Additionally, as far as possible, Dr Brenters will accommodate your wishes for labour so that, as well as joy at the outcome, you may feel satisfaction with the steps that led you there..

Post Natal Aftercare

A postnatal consultation is scheduled for 6 weeks following the birth of your baby. This provides an opportunity to discuss your recovery, your health, the birthing experience and your next pregnancy. Contraception will be addressed .


If you elect to have a "Nuchal Translucency / First Trimester" Ultrasound performed between 11 - 13 weeks gestation to assess for Chromosomal defects, you will be referred outside the practice to a dedicated obstetric ultrasound centre. You will also be referred to the same ultrasound centre for your routine "Fetal Anomaly" ultrasound performed between 18 -20 weeks. Ultrasound examination for Fetal Growth & Wellbeing will be performed by Dr Brenters at each consultation. .


The Southbank team were kind, caring and supportive through both my pregancies. Dr Brenters was very understanding and guided me through the entire journey.

I am pretty sure you already know how I feel but I'll say it anyway - thank you for being so fantastic. To come to a friendly, understanding reception helps make a great experience.... Coming to the doctors was like visiting a friend.

I am so glad that you were my doctor for the whole of my second pregnancy. It was fantastic to have a doctor that cares: knowing that I could phone if I had a problem and the little things like helping me stand up (when I resembled a beached whale), made a world of difference. Even though I had stressful factors over the 9 months, this pregnancy was not overly stressful, and I have Dr Brenters and Sally to thank for that. Thank you so much for all your care.

We would like to thank you for the wonderful service and support you have provided over the past 10 months. Your help and care will never be forgotten. Thanks again Best Wishes.

Thank you, thank you, thank you !!! We can't thank you both enough for helping us to complete our family. You have both been such a huge and important part of our lives for the past almost four years. We could not have asked for two better people to help us on this journey. Thank you for everything and for being such wonderful people.

Our heartfelt thanks to both Michael and Sally, for your precious help as we grew and birthed our baby boy, Harrison Michael. Thank you for your expert, attentive and thorough care of myself and Harrison throughout my pregnancy and birthing Harrison. Sally, your kindness, warmth and manner is a gift. Thank you for looking after us as you did throughout our pregnancy. We wish you both the very best and cannot thank you enough for your help.

Our Team

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Dr Michael PJ Brenters
Dr Brenters is an Australian trained specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology.

He trained at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Subsequently he moved to the UK where he worked in General Practice and Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

In 2000 he moved to Australia, where he initially worked in remote locations in WA, as a General Practitioner and District Medical Officer, with special responsibilities for Obstetrics. In 2004 he started his specialist training in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at King Edward Hospital. After successfully completing his training he moved into private practice and consults at SJOG Wexford Medical Centre at Murdoch and operates and delivers at St John of God Murdoch and occasionally at King Edward Memorial Hospital.

In addition to obstetrics, his is also a very highly skilled and experienced Gynaecologist, specialising in vaginal, abdominal and laparoscopic surgery. He can provide routine gynaecological check-ups, manage abnormal Pap smears, colposcopy, menstrual problems, benign pelvic tumours (fibroids), vaginal prolapse, laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery, endometrial ablation, permanent sterilisation and miscarriage management and can refer cases of suspected or proven gynaecological malignancy to his sub-specialist colleagues.
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Sally-Anne Pulford
Practice Manager
Sally has had over 30 years experience in the medical industry. Initially working as a Medical Receptionist in a General Practice and then moving into the Medical IT field and then starting her own Medical Consultancy business providing IT services to both the Medical and Dental Industry. Needing a little bit of a sea change Sally chose to accept a position as a Practice Manager with a General Practitioner in Booragoon and maintained practice management roles until joining Dr Brenters just two weeks after he opened his private practice in 2010.
Andrea Dawson
Medical Secretary
Andrea was trained as a Registered Nurse and spent her nursing career working throughout Perth's major hospitals. After raising her family of four, she returned to General Practice as a medical receptionist. She then advanced her career and moved into the specialist field and has been with Southbank O & G for over two years now.
Cathy Chalk
Registered Midwife & Lactation Consultant
Cathy was born in Zimbabwe and completed her Diploma of Nursing in Harare and then moved to South Africa where she completed her Diploma of Midwifery. In 1992 Cathy and her family immigrated to Perth. Cathy has over 30 years of midwifery experience, is a qualified Lactation Consultant and a Grief councillor. She has been with Southbank Obstetrics & Gynaecology for over 5 years and is very much a valued member of our team. In addition to working with us, Cathy also works on St Mary's Ward at SJOG Murdoch.
Jennifer Vulin
Clinical Psychologist, Perinatal Specialist
Jennifer is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked extensively with women and their families in the complete perinatal period. This refers to the time before pregnancy begins to the years following.

She provides psychological support, understanding and effective strategies for women who are on the journey to motherhood, encompassing conception, pregnancy, birth, parenthood and beyond.
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