If you’re going to deliver your baby at a public hospital, you can discuss the option of Shared Maternity Care with your doctor. Shared Maternity Care is a popular choice for women who are healthy with a low-risk pregnancy.
So, if you have a low-risk pregnancy, you may be able to see your Shared-Care GP for the majority of your pregnancy visits, with some visits and your baby’s delivery at the hospital.
In choosing Shared Maternity Care you:
- Have most of your care close to your home or work at a time that suits you.
- Build a relationship with your doctor and continue to see them for both your care and your baby’s care after the birth.
- Have fewer hospital visits.
Your chosen doctor must be accredited with the hospital to provide Shared Maternity Care.
Our current Shared Care Doctors at Port Melbourne Medical are Dr Sarah Lewis, Dr Claire Langford, Dr Shnedha Nagpal and Dr Amanda Fairweather.
If you are newly pregnant, or it is your first appointment at PMM relating to your pregnancy, please make sure you let the reception staff know that you need to book a 30 minute appointment with the Shared Maternity Care doctor for your first consultation.