Options of care during pregnancy
Shared Care with your GP/Obstetrician
Shared care means that you are cared for by your GPOB in consultation with the hospital midwives. You will need to come to Singleton Hospital Antenatal Clinic for a Booking-in visit, and three subsequent visits usually around 28 weeks and 34 weeks and 38 weeks. Your baby will be born at Singleton Maternity Unit. Shared Care enables you to continue seeing your family doctor, who you already know and trust, during your pregnancy, and this may be more convenient for you. Your GP/Obs may be present at your birth.
Care with GP/Obstetrician
Women choosing their GP/OB for their pregnancy care may birth at Singleton Hospital. Women choosing this option of care will see their GP/OB for all their antenatal care in their surgery. It is important if you choose this care option that you attend an administrative booking visit at Singleton Hospital Admissions Office and have an Midwife Booking In appointment at around 24 weeks pregnant. Your GP/Obs may be present at your birth.
AMHIS (Aboriginal Maternal Infant Health Service)
The AMIHS Service 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.
AMIHS is based in Muswellbrook and the AMIHS Team travel to Singleton to provide your care. You may contact the staff directly, or talk to your GP or the staff at the booking visit to make a referral to the AMHIS service.
Please phone AMIHS on (02) 6542 2023 if:
- You think you are pregnant or have a positive pregnancy test
- You have children between 0-5 years
Learn more about AMHIS