Options of care during pregnancy - Glen Innes

GP Obstetrician

This model of care is provided by General Practitioners with an Advanced Diploma in Obstetrics in consultation with Consultant Obstetricians as needed, from the referral sites of Armidale, Tamworth or JHH, according to your individual health and pregnancy needs. You will also need to come to the maternity unit for a Booking-in visit. Your baby will be born at Glen Innes Hospital unless certain pregnancy complications arise. Your GP Obstetrician will be available and generally present for your birth. The care during labour will be provided by the midwives at the Hospital.

Specialist Obstetric Care at Armidale Hospital Antenatal Clinic

Specialist Obstetricians are best able to care for women who have pregnancies complicated by:

  • A previous pregnancy requiring specialist care and/or hospitalisation
  • A pregnancy that is not progressing normally
  • A multiple pregnancy, e.g. twins
  • Diabetes and/or other conditions

This care is accessible at Armidale Hospital and may involve shared care with your local GP.

AMHIS (Aboriginal Maternal Infant Health Service)

The AMIHS provides care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, and/or women whose baby will be Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. The service aims to provide culturally appropriate support and education during pregnancy, after birth and for children up to early school years. This service includes antenatal care, child and family health care, immunisation, child health checks, support service referrals and health education. It is a shared service with Inverell hospital.  You may contact the staff directly, or talk to your GP to make a referral to the AMHIS service.

Please phone AMIHS on 0439493039 OR (02) 67219594

  • You think you are pregnant or have a positive pregnancy test
  • You have children between 0-5 years

Learn more about AMIHS

Summary of options of care 

Option of care​Suitability​Who will provide your antenatal care​Where you will have your antenatal care​Who will provide care during labour and birth​Your postnatal care
​Care with GP Obstetrician​Women with uncomplicated pregnancy​GP Obstetrician of your choice; midwife at Booking-in ​GP practice;
Booking in visit at Glen Innes Maternity Unit
​Glen Innes Hospital
Midwife/GP Obstetrician
​Midwife and GP Obstetrician at Glen Innes Hospital
​Shared Care AMIHS Service /GP Obstetrician​Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island women or women having an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island baby​GP of your choice; AMIHS midwives ​Home / GP practice​Glen Innes Hospital
Midwife/GP Obstetrician
​Midwife and GP Obstetrician  at Glen Innes Hospital
​Shared Care with GP and Consultant Obstetrician​Women with complicated pregnancy​GP of your choice; midwife at Booking-in and Consultant at Referral Hospital (Armidale, Tamworth or JHH)​GP practice;
Specialist clinic at referral hospital (Armidale, Tamworth, JHH)
​Decided on individual care needs​Midwife and medical staff from Birth Suite of decided place of birth