Pregnancy Care in your area

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Pregnancy Care in your area

Your care would have begun with your General Practitioner (GP), by confirming your pregnancy, taking a comprehensive medical and obstetric history, ordering pregnancy blood tests and an obstetric  ultrasound, and a referral to your closest THS public hospital that also indicates your preferred model of care.

After the THS receives the referral they will look at the information provided to determine the model of care that best suits your needs.

For some women the model of care may not be determined until you have seen a doctor at the hospital clinic. You will then be notified by post of your initial appointment date and time for between 12 and 14 weeks of your pregnancy.

Your initial appointment is attended by a midwife.  If your care is to be provided through Midwifery Group Practice (MGP) your midwife may phone you and arrange an appointment directly, otherwise the appointment will be posted to you and may be scheduled within 4-6 weeks of the first contact.

Women sometimes request that their care be provided by female health professionals only. At the THS most of our midwives and many of our doctors are female.  However, it may not always be possible for you to see a female at appointments or upon admission to the hospital. Our staff respect the concerns some women may have about cultural and gender issues and if possible will try and accommodate your needs.