Great news , you are pregnant but what do you do now?
Firstly, celebrate, this is a wonderful and very exciting time in you and your partners life.
Ensure you have started taking pregnancy folate tablets, these can be purchased from a chemist and will start to build your reserves for the growth needs of your baby. Remove any alcohol from you diet and if concerned about certain foods contact your Obstetricians office.
The next thing to do is to make an appointment with your General Practitioner to obtain a referral to see the Obstetrician of your choice. Along with the help of your GP, you will need to gather a summary of information about your health, including any medications you are currently taking and historical health information about you and your partner. Guy will see you for your first visit around the 7-8 week mark of your pregnancy or earlier if you have had some previous pregnancy concerns or severe medical conditions.
In 15% of pregnancies in Australia, it is common to have some form of mild bleeding. This occurs when the embryo is implanting. This is often very frightening but in most cases is not harmful to the baby or the pregnancy, however, if you have any concerns please ring the office or page Guy.
At your first visit Guy will organise the relevant blood tests, undertake a scan to confirm your due date, discuss the various genetic screening options that are available and answer any questions or queries you may have. As we also offer two obstetric programs, one of these involving our highly trained and experienced Midwives, you can spend some time discussing these with Guy and which of these would best suit your needs. Our lovely Midwives and Administration staff are there to help and support you every step of the way, we understand there is a lot of information to navigate and consider so never hesitate to give our staff a call.