Antenatal and Shared Care
Shared Antenatal Care enables women to be seen regularly by their Doctor of choice who is familiar with their medical history. It reduces the number of Hospital visits and waiting times at Hospital Outpatient Clinics.
A shared antenatal record is completed by the GP and Hospital and it is important to bring this to each visit.
It is important to inform Reception Staff that a shared antenatal consultation is required when booking an appointment.
Certain medical conditions such as diabetes may mean that women are not suitable for shared antenatal care.
Pre Pregnancy and Early Pregnancy Care
It is helpful to make anappointment for pre pregnancy advice. At this consultation, pathology is requested for antenatal screens, immunisations are updated, family history taken for genetic counselling and advice given on pregnancy vitamins and lifestyle changes required.
Post Natal Review
There is a 6 week post natal review appointment for the woman and her baby.
The baby’s appointment can be bulk billed if the new Medicare card is available.
It is very important to bring the baby’s Health and Development Book (Blue Book) along to every appointment so that data such as height, weight and vaccinations can be added to our records.