Pregnancy care
and obstetrics

It is vital to me to offer you a trustworthy and professional pregnancy and birth care. So you can go through birth in a relaxed, strong and self-confident way. In addition, a well-established doctor/midwife team guarantees you individual, sensitive and competent care.

Many years ago I joined forces with the midwives Christina Proprentner and Iris Graf-Harrer to form an obstetric team.

Christina Proprentner is a midwife and craniosacral therapist. If you have not yet found a midwife of your choice, the combination of well-founded medical, homeopathic and craniosacral therapeutic knowledge could appeal to you.

Iris Graf-Harrer is a midwife who provides you with security, support and strength in order to make the experience of the birth of your child as safe, unique and memorable as possible.

Together we make up a well-rehearsed obstetric team, where you, as a mother-to-be, are safe and secure. We take deep pleasure in our profession and in providing the highest level of professionalism.

We accompany you as a team through pregnancy, childbirth, puerperium and, if possible and desired by you, use of homeopathic remedies instead of medication. We can offer you every form of birth; from the gentle birth, in which the medical safety net is invisibly available in the background for every eventuality, to a water birth, a birthing stool, a walking epidural anesthesia and the desired caesarean section.

The optimal pregnancy consultation begins with the planning of the pregnancy. By taking a folic acid preparation prior to pregnancy, the probability of a neural tube defect in the child can be minimized. Special vitamin complexes ensure that the vitamin stores are full when pregnancy begins. If desired, the maternal immune protection (especially against measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox, cytomegalovirus, toxoplasmosis and whooping cough) can be checked.

The mother-child pass is an important precautionary instrument. During the first examination at the beginning of pregnancy, I check that the fertilized egg is in the correct position in the uterine cavity and I check the PAP smear. I also examine you for possible vaginal infections. Furthermore, I check your vaginal flora and if necessary, optimize it right from the start, to minimize the risk of premature contractions and premature birthing.

In addition to all the necessary pregnancy examinations, I perform an ultrasound of both your baby and your cervix during each visit. So I can assure you that the pulling in your abdomen (which you will feel again and again) is not a contraction that could lead to a premature birth. These measures alone can greatly reduce the risk of premature birth. Of course, you will always receive a photo, provided that your baby can be photographed in a recognizable way, and can thus continuously follow and witness the development of your child.

It is not always easy for couples to make decisions about early prenatal diagnostic examinations. I give you extensive and unbiased advice on all examination options so that you and your partner can make a well-informed decision about the prenatal diagnostic examination that is right for you.

I also offer medical support for high-risk pregnancies which are caused by thyroid problems, pregnancy sugar or high blood pressure, developmental problems of the baby or twin pregnancies.

During pregnancy and childbirth, many women refuse to take medication for fear of damaging the baby. I will be happy to advise you on which drug therapy for chronic illnesses should be discontinued before or during pregnancy or which should be changed to safer medication. Some long-term therapies can be substituted by an equally effective homeopathic therapy during pregnancy without complications or side effects.

Within my health network I work with colleagues from almost every medical discipline. Together, through competence and professional know-how of the highest degree, we will find the best solution for you and your baby, as well as accommodate your individual needs.

Homeopathy is a valuable supplement to conventional medicine during the sensitive time of pregnancy and childbirth. The experience of homeopathically trained obstetricians shows that various conditions of pain, such as migraines or sciatica, but also chronic diseases such as neurodermatitis, asthma, allergies and even inflammatory bowel diseases, can be greatly improved and often even cured during pregnancy by means of homeopathic therapy.

Together with you and your partner, I will discuss the different variants of obstetrics in order to make your birth-planning decisions easier. Based on the knowledge of classical medical obstetrics, I also offer a homeopathically guided birth and puerperium. The highest priority is the safety of you and your baby.

Our services:

Obstetric medical accompaniment

  • Classic mother-child pass examinations
  • Care and support in the case of high-risk pregnancies
  • Close control of pregnancy after several miscarriages
  • Ultrasound/Doppler ultrasonography
  • Microbiological smears as a part of infection anamnesis
  • Accessibility in emergency situations
  • Competent medical representation and care in case of my absence
  • Homeopathic birth management

Midwifery care

  • Acupuncture
  • Craniosacral Therapy (pregnancy, obstetrics and puerperium / for newborns)
  • Homeopathy (pregnancy, obstetrics and puerperium)
  • Kinesio Taping (pregnancy, obstetrics and newborns)
  • Lasering (obstetrics)

Surgical obstetrics is an important part of modern medicine. In my opinion, every patient has the right to the birth they desire. As a very patient and attentive obstetrician, I try to give you the birth experience you would like. I offer everything from a gentle birth to the desired caesarean section.

Creating a safe atmosphere in which you feel comfortable supports the birth process. This is why I work together with experienced midwives who have received the best medical training. In addition, I create and uphold a setting in which you are accompanied through the adventure of birth in a relaxed, safe and protected way by my obstetric team.

With the help of my health network, I am happy to coach you on how to make the important time of pregnancy as pleasant as possible for you and your baby and how to counteract pregnancy complications as much as possible through the use treatments such as homeopathy, acupuncture or craniosacral therapy. If there are any fears during pregnancy as to whether you are up to your role as a mother or how you can balance your career and motherhood, I would recommend systemic coaching. Through coaching you will learn to recognize your limits, to use your resources optimally and to take good care of yourself in order to wonderfully handle the efforts of the first few months.

Sometimes old traumas can resurface during pregnancy. These can take the form of anxiety, panic attacks, sleep disorders and even depression. Please also talk to me about these problems. Depth psychology can often stabilize very quickly and sustainably, especially during pregnancy. Fears of an impending birth or a caesarean section can usually be completely resolved by hypnotic therapy, so that you can go through the birth competently, fearlessly and with lots of strength. Security and self-competence help you and your baby during the wonderful, yet also very demanding process of birth.

Our focus at all times is the safety of mother and child. In homeopathically guided birth, contractions can be avoided to a large extent. The correct choice of homeopathic medication calms violent and/or frequent contractions on the one hand and initiates a sluggish birth process on the other hand.

Homeopathy has effective remedies to promote wound healing after a perineal laceration, caesarean section or a birth involving vacuum extraction. It then promotes an unproblematic, painless milk production (lactogenesis), regulates milk congestion and heals mastitis. An incision in the perineum is practically never necessary during homeopathic birth. Breastfeeding problems, hemorrhoids, circulatory problems or “baby blues” after birth can also be treated homeopathically.

Our aim is to guarantee you, your partner and your baby a harmonious birth experience

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Mag. URSULA DURSTMÜLLER
Certified Yoga Teacher, Psychologist

Education:

  • Certified Hatha-Yoga teacher with specific focus on women such as pelvic floor yoga and hormone yoga
  • Advanced training in different yoga styles and with various national and international yoga teachers
  • Training as a personal pregnancy trainer
  • Study of Psychology (degree from the University of Vienna)

Further Education and Training Courses:

Further training in the yoga tradition after Krishnamacharya with a special focus on individual and therapeutic body work.

  • Fascial pelvic floor training according to Divo Müller
  • Fascial Fitness training with Divo Müller
  • Basic course for fall prevention with Harald Jansenberger

Range of services/important points:

  • Hatha Yoga
  • Yoga for the pelvic floor
  • Yoga for pregnant women
  • Yoga for mothers with babies
  • Hormone yoga
  • Yoga in the tradition of Krishnamacharya
  • Yoga and fall prevention

Senior Physician Dr. ELISABETH LAHNSTEINER
Expert for wound healing, general practitioner

Current functions:

  • Head of the wound healing team at the private clinic Döbling
  • Head of the Wound Outpatient Clinic in the Orthopedic Hospital Speising

An acute or postoperative wound is often an enormous psychological burden for patients. The most modern wound dressings support the body’s own physiological healing process in a cell-activating and anti-inflammatory way and thus leads to rapid wound closure.

Further Education and Training Courses:

  • Comprehensive lecture activity, literature constitution, congress and seminar design in cooperation with the specialist societies, regional medical chambers and specialist media
  • Product development and observational studies of modern wound treatment concepts
  • Medical Advisor (medical technology company)

Range of services:

  • Modern wound treatment concepts for acute and chronic wounds
  • Scar treatment
  • Autologous cell therapy (APC)
  • Low Level Laser (Alpha Red 2000)
  • Dermatological shock-wave therapy (Duolith Ultra SD1 Tower)
  • Phototherapy (Repuls, Bioptron)
  • Orthomolecular Supplements (Nutritional Supplements)

Dr. DARA LAZAR
Urologist, General Practitioner

Education:

  • Study of medicine at the University of Vienna
  • General practitioner
  • Specialist in Urology and Andrology with European Specialist Examination F.E.B.U. (Fellow of the European Board of Urology)

Further Education and Training Courses:

  • Diploma of advanced studies from the Austrian Medical Association
  • Diploma in nutrition
  • Emergency physician’s diploma

Range of services/important points:

  • Holistic clarification and therapy of chronic recurrent urinary tract infections
  • Bladder pain syndrome, interstitial cystitis
  • Female Urology and Psychosomatics
  • Sexual dysfunction in women
  • Nutritional medicine
  • Diagnosis and treatment of stone diseases (kidney stones, ureteral stones, bladder stones)
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Voiding dysfunctions
  • Sexual dysfunction of men
  • Urological cancer screening, prostate biopsy
  • Urological Ultrasound
  • Sexual dysfunction in men and women
  • Clarification and counselling in case of an unfulfilled desire to have children
  • Urological surgeries: Circumcision, vasectomy, hydrocele surgery, Botox injection of the bladder, urethral dilatation

Scientific Advisory Board of the Self-Help Group for Interstitial Cystitis (ICA Austria)

Mag. BIRGIT KRENMAYR
Systemic Coach, Business Coach, Communication Consultant

Education:

  • Systemic Coach, Systemic Marriage and Family Counsellor (Degree from the Sigmund Freud University Vienna)
  • Certified Business Coach and Communication Consultant (Degree from the Free University of Berlin and University of Vienna)
  • Further training at the Milton Erickson Institute in Heidelberg and at the Milton Erickson Society Austria (including Gunther Schmidt, Reinhold Bartl, Dirk Revenstorf)

Range of services/Situations in which coaching strengthens you:

  • Awareness of personal resources, competencies, potentials and options
  • Strengthening one's own ability to act in the event of a desire for change and in difficult life phases
  • Decision making
  • Strengthening of self-confidence, self-assurance
  • Reduction of fears, delimitation of burdening emotions
  • Management of crisis and conflict situations
  • Career advancement
  • Career reorientation/re-entry
  • Work-life balance

Mag. SABINE KAINZ
Psychotherapist, hypnotic psychotherapy

Education:

  • Curriculum hypnotic psychotherapy (ÖGATAP, Vienna)
  • Propedeutics (ÖAAG, Vienna)
  • Training as a TripleP educational trainer (Institute for psychology J.S.C, Münster)
  • Intensive course in systemic coaching (Vienna)
  • Degree in Pharmacy (University of Vienna)

Further Education and Training Courses:

  • Hypnosis for functional abdominal pain (Dr. Gabriele Moser, Vienna)
  • Birth preparation with hypnosis (Helga Hüsken-Janßen, Coesfeld)

Trauma-specific training:

  • Curriculum Ego-State Therapy (Woltemade Hartmann, MEGA, Vienna)
  • Saving the Inner Child (Gabriele Kahn, ZAP Vienna)
  • Work with perpetrator introjects (Dr. Jochen Peichl, ZAP Vienna)
  • Reversal of dissociative amnesia (Gabriele Kahn, ZAP Vienna)

In resource-oriented hypnotic psychotherapy, creative parts of the unconscious are used through therapeutic work with a changed state of consciousness. Because of this, new ways for problem solving and personal development become accessible. Experiences from the past, which emerge and are processed during the hypnotic trance, can be of importance for the treatment of current problems.

Range of services:

  • Hypnotic psychotherapy
  • Abdominal hypnosis
  • Birth preparation with hypnosis
  • Ego-State Therapy

Mag. DORIS ASPERGER-BAZAZAN
Psychologist

Education:

  • Training as a kindergarten teacher (Federal Educational Institute for Kindergarten Education, 1080 Vienna)
  • Learning difficulty trainer (Lower Austrian relief organisation)
  • ADHD trainer (Lower Austrian relief organisation, quality committee for dyslexia)
  • Studied Psychology at the University of Vienna
  • Further training as a clinical and health psychologist (BÖP)
  • Entry in the list of private psychologists

Further Education and Training Courses:

  • Curriculum Child, Youth and Family Psychology:
    • "Diagnostics of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders"
    • "Possible applications of projective testing methods in the work with children and adolescents"
    • "Differential diagnosis of specific disorders in children and adolescents"
    • "Personality disorders in children and adolescents"
    • "Possibilities and limits of psychological diagnostics in cases of suspected sexual abuse in children and adolescents"
    • "Relaxation methods for children and adolescents"
  • "Families undergoing change. Separation, divorce and patchwork life"
  • "Work with Genograms and family/system boards"
  • "Video-based parent counseling at home"
  • "Children of mentally ill parents"
  • "Diagnosis of attachment disorders"
  • "Attachment disorders and autism"

Range of services:

  • Clinical psychological diagnostics for children and adolescents
    • Problems with school performance (dyslexia, dyscalculia, etc.)
    • Attention problems (AD(H)D)
    • Developmental diagnostics (language, cognitive development, ability to attend school, etc.)
    • Behavioral deficits, anxieties, compulsions, depression, psychosomatic complaints, trauma, etc.
  • Educational counselling
  • Divorce advice §95
  • Clinical psychological treatment of children and adolescents (relaxation training, AD(H)D training, emotion regulation, etc.)

PETRA SALZL, BSc, MSc
Physiotherapist

Education:

  • Study of physiotherapy at the FH Campus Wien (graduation in 2011)
  • University course MSc in sports physiotherapy at the Olympic Center Rif, University of Salzburg (graduation in 2016)

Further Education and Training Courses:

  • Kinesiotaping
  • Puerperal and recovery gymnastics
  • Advanced training in the field of visceral therapy:
    • Desire to have children, pregnancy, birth and puerperium
    • Urogenital tract, hips and spine
    • Digestion
    • Craniosacral techniques
  • Physiological nutrition

Range of services:

  • Rehabilitation after surgery
  • Physical therapeutic measures
  • Manual Therapy
  • Pelvic floor and recovery gymnastics
  • Visceral Therapy
  • Craniosacral Techniques

VALERIE SCHIEDER, BSc.
Physiotherapist

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy at the IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems (degree: 2014 with Bachelor of Science in Health Studies)
  • Currently employed as a physiotherapist at the private clinic Döbling and freelance-work in her own practice

Further Education and Training Courses:

Ongoing completion of various modules at the School for Visceral Therapy in Mattsee since 2017

Range of services:

Specializes in

  • Therapeutic gymnastics after operations and for diseases of the musculoskeletal system
  • Visceral therapy: This therapy encompasses and considers the connection between the musculoskeletal system and the organ system, since all organs are attached to the skeleton and can therefore also cause problems in the spine, hips, shoulders, etc..

Visceral therapy mainly focuses on the organ system to solve these problems. In addition, exercises from physiotherapy are shown to achieve the best possible result.

Areas of application include digestive problems (such as flatulence, constipation, gastritis, reflux, rapid feeling of fullness (bloating) often in connection with spine complaints), problems of the urogenital tract (including Bladder inflammation, menstrual complaints), respiratory problems (including bronchitis, constant clearing of the throat, frequent hiccups often in connection with shoulder complaints) and headaches (including dizziness, tinnitus, TMJ complaints, migraine, teeth grinding, braces).

Astrid Doppler
Massage Therapist

Education:

  • Medical masseuse (graduation 2009 at the Manus Massage School)
  • Massage therapist (graduation at the Manus massage school)
  • Massage therapist with authorization to teach (graduation at the Manus Massage School)

Further Education and Training Courses:

  • Kinesiotaping (2010)
  • Scar removal (2012)
  • Fascial Release (2013)
  • Functional Osteopathy and Integration, Part 1 (2014)
  • Craniosacral Therapy (2016)
  • Cupping/Moxibustion/Gua Sha (2017)
  • Treatment of the temporomandibular joint – TMJ (2017)
  • Shiatsu in training (since 2018)

Range of services:

  • Classical (Swedish) Massage
  • Lymphatic drainage or complex physical decongestion therapy (CDT)
  • Cupping/Gua Sha
  • Fascial therapy
  • Scar treatment/reduction
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Foot reflexology massage
  • Ear reflexology massage

Dr. NICOLE GERSTL
Pediatrician, Neonatologist

Education:

  • Training as a specialist in pediatric medicine (University Clinic for Pediatric Medicine, AKH Vienna)
  • Training as an additive medical specialist for neonatology and pediatric intensive care (University Clinic for Pediatric Medicine, AKH Vienna)
  • Currently working as senior physician at the neonatology ward of the AKH Vienna and also as a consultant physician at the private clinics Goldenes Kreuz, Döbling and Rudolfinerhaus where she is responsible for the primary care of newborns in the delivery room
  • Ongoing training in the field of general pediatrics and intensive care

Range of services:

  • General pediatric work with mother-child pass examinations
  • Premature infant care
  • Check-ups
  • Developmental neurological examination
  • Blood sampling
  • Vaccinations
  • Cranial ultrasound

Languages: German, English, French, Hungarian

Senior Physician Dr. GUDRUN SADIK
Internist, General Practitioner

Many years of experience and specialization as an internist in the following areas:
Cardiovascular diseases, metabolic diseases and endocrinological diseases, such as diabetes mellitus and diseases of the thyroid gland, as well as internal diseases during pregnancy.

Range of services:

  • Internal diseases during pregnancy
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Thyroid diseases (hyper- or hypofunction, inflammation)
  • Malnutrition, being severely overweight
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Coronary heart disease (angina pectoris, heart attack, arrhythmia, heart failure)
  • Hypertension / Cholesterol
  • Extended preventive medicine & health-check

Iris Graf-Harrer
Dipl. Midwife

Education:

  • Midwifery Academy Vienna (Diploma in 2004)
  • Training as a Yoga teacher for pregnant women at the Vienna Yoga School
  • Training as a carrying consultant at the Vienna Carrying School

Further Education and Training Courses

on the following topics, amongst others:

  • Use of essential oils in pregnancy, childbirth and post-partum
  • Neonatal resuscitation
  • Breastfeeding seminar

Range of services:

  • Mother-child pass consultation
  • Private birth preparation course
  • Obstetrics in the private clinic Döbling
  • Accompaniment during a planned caesarean section ("bonding C-section") at the private clinic Döbling
  • Aftercare during the puerperium
  • Breastfeeding advice
  • Carrying consultation

Christina Proprentner
Dipl. Craniosacral Practitioner, Dipl. Midwife

Education:

  • Degree from the Midwifery Academy of the Province of Carinthia
  • Certified Craniosacral Practitioner
  • Kindergarten and infant pedagogue

Range of services:

  • Acupuncture
  • Craniosacral therapy (pregnancy, obstetrics and post-partum / for newborns)
  • Homeopathy (pregnancy, obstetrics and post-partum)
  • Kinesio Taping (pregnancy, obstetrics and newborns)
  • Lasering (obstetrics)

Assoc. Prof. Priv.-Doz. Dr. JULIA VALENCAK
Dermatologist

Education:

  • Graduate of Human Medicine (1995 - degree with dissertation; numerous stays abroad during studies - Scotland, France, Australia, India)
  • Trainee at the Med University Vienna, Department of Oncology, Internal Medicine I and Pathology (1997 - 1999)
  • University Clinic for Dermatology since 1999 (specialist degree in 2004, habilitation in 2011, conclusion of the qualification contract in 2017)
  • Senior physician at the University Clinic for Dermatology with focus on skin lymphoma and general dermatology (acne, rosacea) since November of 2014

Further Education and Training Courses:

  • Emergency physician’s diploma (since January 2005)
  • In-depth training in Dermatopatho-Histology at the Medical University of Münster (D) and Medical University of Innsbruck (1999-2004)
  • In-depth training in dermatoscopy (Univ. Prof. Dr. Harald Kittler)
  • In-depth training in laser dermatology
  • Good Clinical Practice Diploma

Range of services:

  • Skin cancer prevention and treatment, skin lymphomas
  • Birthmark control (digital storage)
  • Inflammatory dermatoses (acne, rosacea)
  • Child dermatology and skin diseases in old age
  • Examination and treatment of skin infections and venereal diseases
  • Scar treatments (needling, chemical peeling)
  • Laser treatments (couperose, pigment spots, warts)

Mag. Heddy Raudsepp
Dental hygienist in training

Education:

  • Training as a dental hygienist at the Faculty of Medicine / Dentistry of the Danube Private University (DPU)
  • Training as a dental assistant and dental hygienist in the practice of DDr. Karin Vornwagner (Vienna) and in the family dental clinic of Jannseni Hambaravi (Pärnu, Estonia)
  • Apprenticeship as a dental assistant at the University of Dental Clinic Vienna
  • Degree from Tallinn University of Technology (MSc of Econony)

Range of services:

  • Dental diagnostics
  • Dental health prophylaxis and preventive treatment of teeth
  • Advice on dental hygiene
  • Professional tooth-cleaning
  • Tooth whitening
  • Periodontal treatment

Languages: German, English, Finnish, Russian, Dutch, Estonian

Dr. Valeria Zillner
Anesthesiologist, intensive care physician

Education:

  • Specialist for anesthesia and intensive care since 2005
  • Training in SMZO with obtainment of a European specialist diploma
  • General Practitioner since 2008
  • Self-employed specialist for anesthesia in private hospitals since 2007
  • Own private practice since 2010

Further Education and Training Courses:

  • Orthomolecular Medicine
  • Mesotherapy
  • Homotoxicological therapy
  • Iron management in blood
  • Anti aging therapy

Range of services:

  • Anesthesia for various surgical disciplines, as well as for obstetrics and gynecology
  • Iron therapy
  • Orthomolecular therapy
  • Ozone therapy
  • Anti aging therapy

Dr. Ana Reiter
Anesthesiologist, intensive care physician

Education:

  • Graduate of the Medical Faculty in Graz and Vienna
  • Training as a general practitioner (1994-1997)
  • Training as a specialist for anesthesiology and intensive care at the Vienna University Clinic for Anesthesiology and General Intensive Care (1997-2004)

Specialist in anesthesiology and intensive care from 2004-2010 at the Hanusch Hospital and from 2010-2015 at the Lorenz Böhler Emergency Hospital

  • Practice with a focus on mistletoe therapy in oncology
  • Self-employed anesthetist since 2015
  • Foundation of the Slovenian Homeopathic Society

Languages: German, English, Italian, Slovenian, Croatian and Serbian

Further Education and Training Courses:

  • Basic course in abdominal sonography
  • ÖÄK Diploma for Complementary Medicine - Homeopathy
  • Emergency physician’s diploma of the medical association
  • Basic Course for Transthoracic and Transesophageal Echocardiography
  • Basic course in ultrasound-targeted regional anesthesia and regular activity in this specialist field since then

Dr.med. ANNA SAFAI
Specialist in General Medicine, Dipl. Homeopath

Education:

  • Graduate of the Medical University of Vienna (PhD 2010)
  • Apprenticeship as a general practitioner at the Landesklinikum St. Pölten, Lower Austria (Obtainment of the Ius practicandi in 2016)
  • Training as a homeopath at the Austrian Society for Homeopathic Medicine – ÖGHM (member of the ÖGHM and ECH – European Committee for Homeopathy)
  • Yoga trainer (training with N. Krüger (200 h))

Further Education and Training Courses:

  • Diploma of advanced studies from the Austrian Medical Association for regular medical training on subject-specific and interdisciplinary topics in accordance with the latest state-of-the-art in science
  • Regular homeopathic training and work-groups at the ÖGHM
  • Emergency physician’s training course

Range of services:

  • Classical homeopathy: Treatment of chronic and acute diseases in women, men and children
  • Prudent advice on all health issues
  • Planning of diagnostically important examinations and corresponding allocation of procedures – such as laboratory, x-ray, ultrasound, ECG, allergy diagnostics, lung function test, etc. after a detailed physical examination
  • Discussion of findings
  • Development of individual therapy strategies
  • Mediation with physicians of other specialties in case of medical necessity
  • Mother-child pass: General medical examination
  • Advice on vaccination issues and execution of vaccinations after prior agreement