Below is a suite of pregnancy-related resources and information that you may find helpful during your pregnancy.
General Parent Education Resources
RPA Women and Babies
Health Direct – PregnancyBirth and Baby- COVID-19 and pregnancy
If you are greater than 20 weeks pregnant:
Contact relevant hospital – RPA Women and Babies Labour Ward ph.9515 8420 or Canterbury Hospital ph.9153 2000 ask for Birthing Unit.
If you are less than 20 weeks pregnant:
Non-urgent: Follow-up with your GP
Urgent: Contact relevant hospital – RPAH Emergency Dept ph.9515 6111 or Canterbury Hospital Emergency Dept ph.9153 2000
All women should have their “booking in” appointment scheduled for ~12-14 weeks gestation.
To arrange this appointment, women need to visit their GP to confirm their pregnancy. GPs will commence the antenatal “yellow” record card for women to bring to all hospital appointments.
Women birthing at RPA Women and Babies Hospital will have an online referral form submitted by their GP. The hospital will contact women to schedule their “booking in appointment”.
Women birthing at Canterbury Hospital need to contact the antenatal clinic on 9153 2091 or 9153 2092 to arrange their “booking in” appointment. Their GP needs to complete the Obstetric Referral Form (451 KB) for women to bring to their appointment.
This booking information is only for public patients. It does not apply to women electing to have care from a private obstetrician.