​Now that you are pregnant

Your care begins with your General Practitioner (GP), by confirming your pregnancy, taking a comprehensive health and medical history, ordering your blood tests and an obstetric ultrasound.

Your GP will write and send a referral to the Gunnedah Hospital antenatal clinic to initiate your care, and is usually done at around 12 -14 weeks. 

Once we have received your completed referral, including all blood test results and scan reports, you will then need to ring admissions to arrange an appointment time to have a booking- in visit. This visit will be attended by a midwife at Gunnedah Maternity Unit around the 18th to 22nd week of your pregnancy.
Where you have your pregnancy care will depend on your general health, your preferences, where you live and your previous birth experience.