Pregnant? What to do next
Congratulations on your pregnancy. We are here to guide you through your journey and provide support and information to help you during your pregnancy.
Here are the steps to follow:
Step 1 Contact your GP or private midwife
Visit your GP to confirm your pregnancy, discuss your maternity care options and find out what kind of support is available in your community. Alternatively, you can contact a private midwife who is able to do the same tests and also provide your pregnancy care.
At your appointment, your GP or a private midwife will advise you on your expected due date and will organise:
- a referral to Redcliffe Hospital
- a urine test
- blood tests
You will need to take your Medicare Card to your appointment. If you don’t hold a current Medicare Card, or if you live outside the Moreton Bay Regional Shire, please speak to your GP or private midwife about a referral to a hospital in your local area or to a private hospital.
Step 2 Referral letter
Your GP or private midwife will send a referral letter to Redcliffe Hospital.
Step 3 Online registration
Read the maternity care options available before completing the antenatal online registration form. The form ensures we have the most current information for your appointment. Once we receive your referral letter and your online registration, we will send you an appointment letter with your first appointment date.
Step 4 Pregnancy appointment
You will have a ‘booking-in’ appointment scheduled between 9-13 weeks (this is your first appointment), where we will talk to you about the different stages and check-ups needed during your pregnancy. This depends on the medical and obstetric information you gave in your online form. Your appointments will generally follow the recommended antenatal schedule as shown in your Pregnancy Health Record (PHR), which will be given to you at this appointment.
Location: Rear of the hospital, access via Silvyn Street
Phone: (07) 3883 7802
Location: Level 3, Main Building, Redcliffe Hospital
Phone: (07) 3883 7714
Childbirth and Parenting Education
Location: Education Centre, Redcliffe Hospital
Phone: (07) 3883 7802
Open: Please call 1.00pm-4.00pm Monday-Friday
Home Maternity Service
Phone: (07) 3883 7709