Providing women-centred care is the ethos of Lionel’s practice. The choices you make for you and your baby are respected and honoured. Lionel will support you in all birth choices, whilst keeping you and your baby safe.
Affectionately known by his patients and colleagues as ‘Vaginal Lionel’, Lionel’s focus is in empowering and supporting women to achieve low-intervention, vaginal births, and low caesarean rates. If a caesarean section is your desire, Lionel is fully supportive of your birth choice.
He is particularly sought after to help women achieve a vaginal birth after a previous caesarean section (VBAC) to naturally birth babies who are breech and encourages natural twin birth. Dr Steinberg will deliver twins vaginally where there is coordinate growth, this means that both of your babies are growing well, you have a maternal desire to birth vaginally and your leading baby is headfirst (cephalic).
Lionel’s vast experience enables him to support women experiencing high-risk pregnancies, and attain the safest outcomes.
Lionel Steinberg graduated from Medical School at the University of Cape Town in 1983, before moving to Melbourne to specialise in obstetrics and gynaecology. He has also practised in Essex, England.
Since arriving in Melbourne and making Australia his home, Lionel has been a familiar presence in the city’s best and busiest birth suites.
Currently, Lionel consults and delivers care from his practice at St Vincent’s Private Hospital, where he offers the full range of obstetric and gynaecological services.
Core to Lionel’s professional
practice is his commitment
to the ethos of life-long learning.
He is pro-active in keeping abreast of the latest medical advancements and subscribing to best-practice in his field. He also supervises and educates medical students, specialist trainees and midwives in the area of complicated vaginal births.