Now that you’re pregnant; make it a number one priority to look after yourself and your unborn baby. There are decisions to be made and many questions to ask. But how do you find the answers that are right for you?
To get you off to the right start we’ve put together helpful information on pregnancy care. We also explain the choices available to you to ensure that you have a happy and healthy pregnancy. Each pregnancy is unique and you have the right to be involved in all decisions affecting you and your baby. A good relationship with your maternity care provider can make a big difference in planning your pregnancy care. This page contains information to assist you in choosing the maternity service and practitioner that’s right for you.
Pregnancy Care Resources
On our website we’ve put together a number of pregnancy care resources for you
- List of Australian Birth Centres – to find a birth centre close to you.
- List of Maternity Hospitals in Australia – a comprehensive list of hospitals across Australia.
- List of New Zealand Birth Centres – to find a birth centre close to you
Pregnancy Care Articles
Choosing a practitionerBy Jane PalmerOnce you have found out you are pregnant, the next step is usually deciding who you would like to provide your care and where you would like to give birth. The choices open to you very much depend on where you live. If you live in a major city, you have a wide range of options. However if you live in a rural area your options are more limited. General practitioners (GP) are usually aware of
Pregnancy Choices – Who do you see? Hannah Dahlen Getting pregnant was the easy part – now what? Who do you see? Where do you go for your care? How do you find out what is available out there and most important of all, what is the best form of care for you. Joanne said trying find out where to go and who to have care for her was harder than she would have thought. “The GP who did my
Your Options for Care During Pregnancy and for the Birth of your Child By Robyn Dempsey So you’ve found out that you’re pregnant. Congratulations! But what now? You need someone to care for you during pregnancy – and someone to support you when having your baby – but who? You’ll also need to think about where, and how, you want to have your baby. Most women might think that the delivery suite at hospital is the only option, but
Midwifery Care has Better Outcomes for Mothers and Babies While the ‘place’ of midwives in child birth might be hotly debated by some, one thing is for certain – midwives are an integral part of labour and birth for most women in many countries of the world. In Australia if you choose a hospital birth, whether through the public or private system, your labour will be largely managed by midwives. If you have hired an obstetrician he, she or
My Midwifery Group Practice Experience By Jenna Cicchillitti When l found out about the Midwifery Group Practice (MGP) program I was really excited. I think what excited me the most was that I would know who my midwife for my labour and birth would be. Labour and birth is a very important time and a huge event in women's lives, however women are also very vulnerable. Women put their total trust in health professionals they have never met before and