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

Once Narrabri has been sent your completed referral, including all blood test results and scan reports, you can contact the Maternity Unit to make an appointment time to have a booking in visit. This visit will be attended by a midwife at either Narrabri Hospital or our community-based antenatal clinic in Wee Waa and usually occurs before the 20th week of your pregnancy. During this visit, the midwife will discuss with you the options of care available for your pregnancy.

Where you have your pregnancy care will depend on your general health, your preferences, where you live and your previous birth experience.