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Magnolia Women's Health is a women-centered gynecology practice focused on pillars of respect and dignity. At Magnolia Women's Health, we believe that the patient should feel empowered, educated, and informed about her body and choices offered for treatment.
Magnolia Women's Health offers experience in managing menopausal symptoms, menstrual irregularities, infertility, polycystic ovarian syndrome, pelvic pain, and abnormal pap smears (cervical screening tests), as well as office colposcopy and IUD insertions.
Dr. Carmen Brown is a board certified obstetrician/gynecologist in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. After finishing her training in the US in 2004, she went on to work for several prominent private practices.

In 2010, Dr. Carmen Brown and her family relocated to New Zealand, where she started working at Southland Hospital in Invercargill and Wairau Hospital in Blenheim for 4 years. After the birth of her son, the Brown family moved to Australia, where she currently works as a public consultant at the Bacchus Marsh Western Health Hospital, holding the position of Clinical Director of Obstetrics for the past 2 years.

Dr Carmen Brown is fully certified in colposcopy, minimally invasive surgery, and management of a variety of gynecologic conditions - with expertise in management of menstrual irregularities, menopausal symptoms, and abnormal pap smears.
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Menopause is the transition where a woman stops having menstrual cycles and is associated with changes in the reproductive hormones.

The average age of menopause is 51 years old, however, some women may go through menopause years earlier or later than the average.

Prior to the cycle stopping, many women go through “perimenopause” which can be associated with symptoms such as irregular menses, heavy periods, hot flashes, night sweats and more. We believe and understand that menopause is a natural transition of life but can cause disruptions in your quality of life. As a member of the Australasian Menopausal Society, Dr Brown is up to date on a variety of management options and very comfortable and competent in treating menopausal symptoms with both medical and non-medical options.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is the most common hormonal problem in reproductive aged women. We aren’t sure what causes PCOS but we do know that there is a genetic component so if your mom, sisters or other family members have had PCOS you are more likely to have it too.

Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a hormonal problem. It does not just involve the ovaries, in fact, many women can have a diagnosis of PCOS but may not have cysts on the ovaries.


Symptoms of PCOS can include abnormal hair growth or hair loss, acne, irregular periods and increased issues with weight, fertility and other things like anxiety and depression.


PCOS can be managed well through lifestyle modifications, exercise and medicines.


If you would like more information on PCOS, we recommend looking at the resources below: Jean Hailes for Women’s Health PCOS - Click the header.

A woman’s menstrual cycle is a delicate balance of hormones produced by the brain and ovaries. If there are disruptions in the system or other issues within the reproductive tract, a woman may have irregular menstrual bleeding. Abnromal bleeding can be anything from heavy periods to skipped cycles or perhaps embarrassing bleeding after sex. We can diagnose and manage all types of issues pertaining to menstrual irregularities and help get you back to a happier, more normal life.
This procedure allows physicians to visually examine the cervix as well as the vagina and vulva using a colposcope.
Contact our office for details.
Finding the cause of infertility is the first step in your journey to starting your family. Early testing and intervention can greatly increase chances of getting pregnant. 

There are three excellent options for long acting reversible contraception in Australia. The Kyleena is a great option for younger women who desire contraception and the Mirena IUD is a wonderful option, not only for contraception but for the management of heavy, irregular bleeding. Both the Kyleena and Mirena are progesterone only birth control methods which make them safe for women with a history of bleeding disorders, clots and several other medical problems.

If you want a long acting, reversible birth control method without hormones, we also can place the Copper IUD in our rooms. The Copper IUD has no hormones and is a great option for women who have medical issues that make it unsafe for them to use hormonal birth control.

We are experienced in placing IUD’s for women in our rooms with minimal discomfort allowing you to get back to your normal life as soon as possible. We create a calm and soothing environment and offer numbing medications and premedication to get your device placed in the easiest way possible.

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