Your appointment schedule will vary depending on who is looking after you during your pregnancy. This is discussed in your first hospital appointment which is between 9-13 weeks.
Your first appointment
Once the hospital receives your pregnancy referral from your GP or private midwife, and you have completed your antenatal online registration form, you will be sent a letter with your first appointment date.
Where to go
Your first appointment at hospital is at the Antenatal Clinic (ANC), located at the rear of Redcliffe Hospital past the canteen. Parking and access to the Antenatal Clinic is by Silvyn Street, Redcliffe.
What to expect
At your appointment the midwife will discuss your pregnancy, maternity care options and give you a Pregnancy Health Record, which you will bring to all your appointments. At your appointment, your midwife will:
- discuss your medical history
- listen to your baby’s heart beat
- take your blood pressure
- discuss educational classes
- develop a plan for your care
- provide healthy eating advice
- refer to further services.
This is an opportunity for you to ask any questions about your pregnancy and birth.
Further appointments will be organised by your midwife according to the care options you choose. Your visits are a great way to learn about how your baby is growing and what is happening to your body. At your visits you will have your:
- blood pressure checked
- uterus palpated (felt) and abdomen measured to see how much your baby has grown. We will also listen to your baby’s heartbeat.
- weight checked and recorded and any blood tests that are due.
Location: Antenatal Clinic, Redcliffe Hospital
Phone: (07) 3883 7802