Please visit our Maternity pages for full information on Pregnancy Care, Education, Labour & Birth and more.
Pregnancy is an exciting and life-changing journey. Women’s Health Service is here to support women and their families with highly-skilled health professionals providing personalised care throughout pregnancy. We aim to equip both women and their families with the skills and knowledge they need around their pregnancy, the birth of their baby and the early weeks following.
The team of midwives and obstetric doctors at Women’s Health Service provide the following pregnancy services:
For these pregnancy clinics, please see your GP as soon as you think you are pregnant. They will then refer you to the Women’s Health Service. Once Women’s Health Service receive your referral they will contact you regarding your appointment and future pregnancy care.
All Information your GP has given you in regards to this appointment, results & ultrasounds if possible.
Medicare card, a list of all medications that you are currently taking, plus any relevant cards (example Health Care Card).
Referral to Women’s Health Service. Discuss with the patient: When the baby is due. Previous obstetric and gynaecology information including previous pregnancies, miscarriages, cervical screening history. Medical history, and also family history which might include factors such as diabetes, genetic conditions, heart problems, cancer etc. and patient’s emotional health and wellbeing.
Review any medications they are currently taking and ensure they are safe to use in pregnancy. All women should commence pregnancy vitamins and, if high risk for neural tube defects or diabetes, commence ADDITIONAL 5mg of folic acid.
Arrange Tests: Beta HcG, Blood group & Antibodies, FBE, Hep B, Hep C, Rubella, HIV, MSU, syphilis.
Prenatal Testing; Prenatal screening should be discussed and ordered if required, either first trimester screening which includes Nuchal Translucency test or NIPT. If ordering, please follow up results with the patient and send results to WHS.
Clearly state on the antenatal referral if you are requesting an EPAS appointment and the reason an early appointment is being requested.
Clearly state if patient is wanting to be assessed for shared care.