Antenatal Shared Care | Family Health Medical Group

Antenatal 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. Dr Marianne Chi performs shared care at our Golden Grove surgery. Women are seen monthly until week 30, each two weeks from week 30 to 36 and weekly thereafter.  Hospital visits usually occur for an initial assessment and then at week 28, 36 and 41. The initial GP appointment is 30 minutes and then may be 15-30 minutes thereafter..  If you are interested in this service, please make an appointment with her to discuss this.

Pre Pregnancy and Early Pregnancy Care is helpful to make a double appointment for pre pregnancy advice. At this consultation, pathology is taken for antenatal screens, immunizations are updated, family history taken for genetic counselling and advice given on pregnancy vitamins and lifestyle changes requires.
We have an excellent referral base for Radiology Services expert in antenatal diagnostic screening.

Post Natal Review A 6 week post natal review is important after birth. 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.