​Now that you are pregnant

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

If your GP is not also an Obstetrician, you will be required to transfer your care to a GPOB at around 20 week’s gestation.
You will be required to book into the Singleton Hospital for your pregnancy and birth. You do not require a referral from your GP to make an appointment to book into the Maternity unit.

Ideally your booking in appointment will occur between 18-22 weeks. 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.