Dr Natasha Vavrek

BMedSci, MBBS (Hons), FRACGP, FPAA, NDC practitioner, Director

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Dr. Natasha Vavrek, a Launceston "born and bred", serves as the Director at The Bubble Tasmania and as a consulting specialist women's GP at The Bubble Launceston.

Her academic journey began with a Bachelor of Medical Science, followed by the completion of a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery with Honours at the University of Tasmania in 2009. After internship and residency at the Launceston General Hospital, she achieved fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and was honored with the RACGP Tasmanian Examination medal in 2013.

Dr. Vavrek is certified with the FPAA National Certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health, highlighting her profound proficiency in women's health. She worked several years at Family Planning Tasmania.

In 2020, Dr. Vavrek became a certified Neuroprotective Developmental Care (NDC) Practitioner, the second in Tasmania. This training equips her to provide evidence-based approaches to infant sleep issues, crying, unsettled behavior, and breastfeeding problems. Her dedication to empowering mothers is evident in her passion for delivering support and up-to-date, evidence-based advice on the journey of motherhood.

Dr. Vavrek's special interests include pregnancy planning, antenatal GP shared care, and newfound enthusiasm for supporting women during menopause. She is a proud member of the Australasian Menopause Society. She has recently undertaken training in the use of ultrasound for pregnancy and is enjoying this aspect of pregnancy care.

Her diverse medical career includes five years as a Refugee Health doctor in her early medical career as well as experience as a medical educator with General Practice Training Tasmania. She continues to work a handful of days a month at Windmill Hill Medical and continues to practice in aesthetic medicine at Purebody Launceston every other weekend.

Community service holds a special place in Dr. Vavrek's heart, instilled by her upbringing. As a volunteer for Soroptimist International Launceston, she currently serves as Immediate Past President of SI Launceston and current President of Soroptimist International Tasmania. This group actively supports women and girls in need at local, national, and international levels.

A devoted mother of two daughters, Dr. Vavrek is passionate about instilling a sense of fierce feminism in her children. Supported by her biggest cheerleader, her husband, she relishes moments of relaxation at her shack on the East Coast whenever time permits.

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Natasha can advise on the following topics:

Period Problems

Period problems can affect women of all ages from the beginning of menstruation all the way to perimenopause.

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The Bubble doctors can provide a number of contraception options including the oral contraceptive pill, intrauterine device, hormonal implant, contraceptive injection, vaginal ring, and emergency contraceptive options.

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You are eligible for a subsidised Cervical Screening Test if you are aged between 25 and 74, sexually active (or ever have been) and a woman or person with a cervix.

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If you have been trying to get pregnant for 12 months or more – or six months if you're a woman older than 35 years – it's time to talk to one of the doctors at The Bubble about what to do next.

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Planning your pregnancy is important to ensure a healthy pregnancy with a good outcome. Unplanned pregnancies are at a higher risk of complications.

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When it comes to your pregnancy care options, The Bubble offers a personalised and comprehensive approach to GP pregnancy care also known as antenatal GP shared care.

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The 6-week postpartum check is a crucial milestone for mum and baby.

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In Australia, one in three women will have a termination of pregnancy. Of these women, a third, if not more of them, will have a second one at some point during their reproductive years.

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Breastfeeding, baby sleep and cry fuss issues managed through an evidence based lens

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BreastScreen Tasmania provides a free screening mammogram every two years to women between the age of 40 and 74 years throughout Tasmania.

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The average age of menopause in Australia is 52. Perimenopause is that time leading into menopause and we refer to the time after menopause as post menopause.

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Good sexual health is important at all ages and all stages of relationships.

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The vulva and the vagina are an area of the body that should not be ignored and the Bubble female specialist GPs are very comfortable discussing these issues.

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Congratulations, your pregnancy test has come back positive!

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