Dr Edna Lekgabe
Gertrude Street Clinic
14-16 Gertrude St
Fitzroy VIC 3065
P 03 9419 3001
F 03 9419 3306
To refer to Edna
Referral letter from a treating doctor is required
Dr Edna Lekgabe is a qualified adult psychiatrist with a special interest in perinatal and women’s mental health. In addition to her private practice, Dr Lekgabe holds a public consultant position with The Royal Women’s Hospital.
Dr Lekgabe provides her patients with a calm and secure environment to explore, understand and manage mental health during and after pregnancy. She has expertise in treating a variety of psychiatric presentations, including preconception counselling, infertility, anxiety and fears relating to childbirth, birth trauma, perinatal loss, adjustment to parenting, and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. She provides an integrated approach to care that incorporates the unique biological, psychological, social, cultural and spiritual factors contributing to the issues a woman is experiencing, with a focus on early identification and prevention.
When prescribing medication during pre-conception, pregnancy and post-partum period,
Dr Lekgabe collaborates with women and their loved ones to support an informed decision about medication. While medication can be an important part of treatment, Dr Lekgabe assesses well-being in a holistic way, focussing on optimising environmental factors such as nutrition, stress reduction practices such as exercise, mindfulness and self-compassion, and enhancing social support.
Dr Lekgabe does not do assessments or write reports for third parties such as employers, insurance companies or courts.
Dr Lekgabe holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from Monash University and a Master of Psychiatry from the University of Melbourne. In addition to these degrees, she holds a PhD and Diploma of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. She completed her specialist medical training through The Royal Melbourne Hospital, The Royal Children’s Hospital, The Royal Women’s Hospitals and Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital before being awarded her Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.