If you have identified risk factors in this pregnancy or have had complications in a previous pregnancy you may be referred for specialist care during your pregnancy. The CHWC is the regional centre for complex maternity care and offers a full range of obstetric and neonatal services to the ACT and regional NSW communities.
Your GP will refer you to the appropriate service during your pregnancy which may include attending appointments at the antenatal clinic or the Fetal-maternal Medicine Unit (FMU).
An early visit to your GP will ensure you get the appropriate blood tests and scans. Your GP referral should include all relevant personal and medical details (including those related to this and/or previous pregnancies. This helps us to plan your care options.
We encourage all women and their partners/support persons to attend a pregnancy options information session to learn about the models available to you before your first antenatal visit. This visit usually takes place around the 14th week of pregnancy.
For more information, please contact the hospital switchboard on 02 5124 0000.