Sarah knows exactly what expectant mothers’ needs are and will ensure they get the most out of their pregnancy. She carefully answers the most common questions on any expectant mother’s mind,“Is my baby doing ok?” and “How do I best prepare for my baby’s arrival?” Sarah thoughtfully addresses the common emotions surrounding such a big life change whilst providing you with the highest standard of treatment and care.
Antenatal visits are scheduled in every 4 weeks up to 32 weeks and then every 32-3 weeks up until 36 weeks after which visits will be weekly until your baby is born. At each visit, Sarah will check your blood pressure, baby’s position, growth and heart rate.
What do I avoid whilst pregnant?
Soft cheese, raw meet, extreme exertion, alcohol in any quantity and drugs – see the food authority and health.gov.au for more information.
Antenatal Screening Tests
Throughout your pregnancy there will be routine tests available to you which will include:
Booking visit at 8-12 weeks
Nuchal translucency ultrasound and NIPT (optional) at 11-13 weeks
Morphology ultrasound (to assess baby’s organs and limbs) at 18-20 weeks
Glucose tolerance test (for diabetes), full blood count, antibody screen at 26-28 weeks
Low vaginal swab for Group B streptococcus bacteria at 35-37 weeks