Dr. David Addenbrooke delivers babies at Lismore Base Hospital and performs surgeries at St Vincents Private Hospital, Lismore Base Hospital and Ballina District Hospital.
Dr David Addenbrooke grew up in the Northern Rivers, studied in Sydney and has worked in many obstetric units across the east coast of Australia. David is a strong believer in patient choice & sees himself as a patient advocate.
David specialises in obstetrics & gynaecology. He has a special interest in promoting natural birth experiences. He has experience with waterbirth & breech vaginal birth, which are available & supported in the hospital environment at Lismore Base Hospital.
David wrote this book with a former patient. It has everything in it that he usually talks to his pregnant patients about. All the tests & checkups. All the (not silly) questions that he gets from most first time mums. It also talks about some of the stuff that can go wrong.
"I knew I’d made the right choice straight after my first visit. David’s calm, relaxed manner made me feel at ease throughout my (at times) difficult pregnancy. I really appreciate the time David always took to share his wealth of knowledge to listen to my questions and concerns and when the time came, help me make the right decisions about the final delivery of my gorgeous baby boy. Thank you David."
Laura, Matt and Jake
"I was recently a patient of Dr Addenbrooke while pregnant with our first baby. His professionalism and calm nature always made us feel comfortable during our visits. Dr Addenbrooke took the time to thoroughly answer our queries about pregnancy, labour and birth, which gave us confidence throughout the experience. Despite my labour not going as planned, his guidance and recommendations for alternatives made me feel at ease. We were fully aware of our options and felt well-informed to make decisions based on Dr Addenbrooke's suggestions"
"Dr Addenbrooke delivered my baby in emergency circumstances without having previously met me. He was in the hospital when things went awry and went above and beyond the call of duty to reassure and do what was needed to deliver a healthy baby and keep me safe. During my stay he payed all attention needed to keep on top of the situation, working tirelessly. He is also a friendly and approachable man that I have only heard good things about. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone wanting quality, attentive care."