Pregnancy and birthing services in the Top End

First antenatal care visit

Your GP will send your referral letter to the hospital.

The hospital will send you an appointment time and date.

Your first visit is a chance for you to meet the midwives and doctors and to talk about your pregnancy needs.

Your midwives and doctors will ask questions about your health and social situation. This information helps the midwives and doctors find the right type of care for you.

You need to bring the following to your first appointment:

  • Medicare card - or your passport if you don't have a Medicare card
  • health care card
  • letter of appointment
  • a copy of any test results for this pregnancy
  • general practitioner (GP) contact details and your referral letter
  • private health insurance card.

A first visit appointment can take up to an hour to complete depending on your personal health needs.

Your midwife and doctor will discuss the following with you:

  • your medical, surgical and social history
  • your general wellbeing
  • tests needed
  • visits scheduled throughout your pregnancy
  • pregnancy health record
  • who will care for you during pregnancy
  • childbirth education classes
  • how you will feed your baby
  • birth choices.

For more information about the antenatal clinic call (08) 8922 6707.

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Last updated: 05 December 2017

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