Congratulations on your pregnancy! We are here to support you throughout your pregnancy, birth and will continue to care for you after your baby is born.
You can call your local facility and ask to speak with the midwives or antenatal team and we can arrange for you to book your appointment.
Note: ‘antenatal’ means before the baby comes and ‘postnatal’ means after the baby comes.
- Better outcomes occur result with mother and baby when a women commences antenatal visits early. You are encouraged to make a booking appointment with the midwives closest to where you live in the Murrumbidgee Local Health District.
- You can make a booking-in appointment from 16 weeks gestation or earlier if you have identified complications.
- When you call us please ask your local midwife or antenatal team what their preference is for information required on your first visit.
- The booking-in visit is important for midwives and care providers to provide you with the best informed care during your pregnancy.
- Please bring any recent pathology or ultrasound reports with you to this visit.
- Most normal pregnant women may need 10 antenatal visits during their pregnancy. The schedule of visits can be discussed at your first visit.
- If complications are identified you may require more consultations and a possible transfer to a higher level facility for ongoing care, but generally most women will be able to have most of their antenatal care provided in their local area.
- If you’re pregnant and looking for help to eat well, move more or reduce alcohol, the Get Healthy in Pregnancy Service is for you. Ask your midwife or doctor to refer you or sign up online today!
We look forward to supporting you and your family.