​Options of care during pregnancy - Inverell

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 Inverell 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. 

AMIHS (Aboriginal Maternal Infant Health Service)

Inverell Maternity Aboriginal Maternal Infant Health Service (AMIHS) in partnership with GP Obstetricians and Armajun Aboriginal Medical Centre provide care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, and/or women whose baby will be Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. The AMIHS 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. You may contact the staff at AMIHS directly, or talk to your GP or the staff at the Armajun Medical Service.

Please contact Erma (midwife):  ph no 0439493039 OR (02) 67219594, if you:

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

Learn more about AMIHS

Summary of options of care available

Options of careSuitabilityWho will provide your antenatal careWhere you will have your antenatal careWho will provide care during labour and birthYour postnatal care
Care with GP Obstetrician​Women with uncomplicated pregnancyGP Obstetrician of your choice; Antenatal Clinic midwife at Booking-in

GP practice;

Booking in visit at Inverell Maternity Unit

​Inverell HospitalMidwife and GP Obstetrician at Inverell Hospital
Shared Care AMIHS Service/Armajun medical service/GP Obstetrician​Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island women or women having an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island babyGP of your choice; AMIHS midwives and Aboriginal Health Care Workers; Armajun Medical ServiceHome / GP practice/Armajun medical service​Inverell HospitalMidwife and GP Obstetrician at Inverell Hospital
Shared Care with GP and Consultant Obstetrician​Women with complicated pregnancy  ​GP of your choice; Antenatal Clinic 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.