Straight away. We recommend you book a time to see Guy for when you are between 8 to 10 weeks pregnant – or 4 weeks after your last, missed period. This allows us to do a dating scan, where we can establish the exact age of your baby, and a likely due date. If Guy does the scan too early, we will not be able to see the baby properly in the scan.
No. The dating scan will be conducted as part of your first visit.
You won’t require any blood tests before seeing Guy. During your first visit, Guy will discuss your health history and determine what tests you might need. You’ll then need to have those tests before your next visit. If you have had some tests or scans completed prior to your first visit please bring these with or forward them to our rooms.
There are four highly experienced doctors who cover for Guy if he is away. The five doctors, including Guy are part of a roster of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists who all provide cover for the others. They are Dr Lionel Steinberg, Dr David O’Callaghan, Dr Megan Di Quinzio and Dr Tom Cade.
In all probability, Guy will deliver your baby. He delivers over 96% of our patient’s babies. If he is away when you give birth, you’ll have one of the highly-qualified Obstetricians on our roster on hand.
Three main things will happen.
If you are dues to give birth while Guy is scheduled away, or if there is a chance you’ll give birth during this time, Guy will let you know, and introduce you to the Obstetrician who’ll be looking after you. He will also ensure the consulting Obstetrician knows your details and is aware of your information before he leaves.
Guy is part of a roster of some of Melbourne’s best Obstetricians and Gynaecologists who cover for each other at times like these. Each of these doctors is highly experienced and will be able to help you through the birth.
Guy will check-in with you, and the rostered obstetrician, when he returns. To see how you’re going. To see how your new baby is. And to understand how the birth went.
You’ll have between 9 to 12 visits.
This is an average, and can change if you go into labour early. Or late.
If you have complications, you may need to be seen more often, but Guy will make sure you understand what you’re likely to need so you can plan accordingly.
- It depends on which maternity program you choose.We have two programs: Maternity One and Maternity Plus. With Maternity One, you’ll see Guy at every visit (up to 12 times, unless you have complications which require seeing him more often). The Maternity One Program covers the costs of all visits.With Maternity Plus, you’ll see Guy at least four times and, on your other regular visits, see one of our private practice midwives.Should you wish to have the occasional additional visits with Guy these can arranged for an additional fee.
Guy delivers at St Vincent’s Private Hospital and Epworth Freemason’s Hospital.
You can still book in to have Guy deliver your baby, but there will be additional out of pocket costs for your hospital stay and birth.
Most overseas insurances are accepted but we require patients to find out the level of cover and inclusions and seek reimbursement from the health fund directly.
If you don’t have a Medicare card you will not be eligible for the Medicare rebate for your out of pocket costs, for the birth or your antenatal visits. This means you will have to cover any additional out-of-pocket costs.