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 Tamworth Hospital antenatal clinic to initiate your care, and is usually done at around 8 -10 weeks.
Once we have received your completed referral, including all blood test results and scan reports, our antenatal clinic coordinator will then process your details and notify you by mail with an appointment time to have a booking in visit. This visit will be attended by a midwife at Tamworth Hospital 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.
You will also be scheduled for an obstetric visit between 16-22 weeks, depending on the referral from your GP and the information provided at your booking in visit. Our obstetricians will confirm your agreed model of care during your pregnancy.