Having a baby is one of the most exciting and wonderful times of your life. The joy and anticipation of a newborn fills us with so many emotions. We all want what is the best for our baby and ensuring they have quality and experienced care is so important.
There are various pathways you can take in the care of you, as the mother to be, and your precious baby. The choice needs to be the one that you feel most suits you and your family.
Your GP at Top Health Doctors is here to talk to you about your choices in your pregnancy care and can support you through the exciting journey.
Appointments during your pregnancy are called your Antenatal appointments or antenatal care.
Once your pregnancy is confirmed, it’s a good idea to plan your antenatal care as soon as possible. Ideally you can arrange to have your appointments scheduled for the term of your pregnancy, then you can feel prepared and ready for the adventure ahead.
You usually see your GP first at Top Health Doctors before exploring other options.
Your choice will also depend on whether you’re planning to give birth at a public hospital. If so, it’s likely that you will also see a doctor or midwife at the hospital.
If you intend to have your baby at a private hospital, your appointments will most likely be with your obstetrician in their rooms.
The Doctors at Top Health clinics are experienced at caring for you during your pregnancy. It is a privilege to share this stage of your life and care for you and your baby. Due to our clinic’s family focus, most of the GPs at Top Health Doctors provide antenatal care and many of us are registered with GP Maternity Shared Care Alignment Program of Mater Hospitals. This means that many Top Health Doctors GPs with a special interest in maternity care, have completed further education to provide Shared Pregnancy Care with Mater Mothers’ Hospital.
Learn more about: Maternity Shared Care Program
Whether it be a part of this specific program or otherwise, our doctors are passionate about ensuring you are well cared for and monitored during your pregnancy.
Antenatal appointments will allow your baby to be monitored by our doctors throughout your pregnancy. You can enjoy this wonderful time, knowing you are in safe hands. Even if your pregnancy is going well and you’re feeling good, it’s important for you to attend your appointments so that any potential risks can be identified and prevented or reduced.
It’s also a great opportunity to ask any questions you have about your pregnancy such as what’s happening during each trimester, physical pregnancy symptoms and the birth itself. You may want to ask questions about caring for your baby after the birth too!
There are many ways our doctors can provide you with support and advice for the safest and healthiest options for you and your baby. Help with lifestyle choices such as quitting smoking or avoiding drinking alcohol are areas which we are trained to assist you. We can also assist with mental health and dietary advice.
You can discuss any problems you might be having at home or any circumstance, we are here for you. In other words, we would like to help and support you in any way you need to provide a healthy pregnancy
The antenatal care you get throughout your pregnancy depends on:
There will be a number of checks, scans, tests and discussions, such as:
Yes, of course. It’s a good idea for your birth support partner, family member or friend to come to your appointments with you, particularly when discussing your birth plan and if you want them to support you during the birth.
This is such an exciting time in your life. We would love to care for you and your baby.
ALL our caring GP’s at Top Health Doctors are able to provide antenatal care, however there are a number of doctors that have a special interest in this area:
Beenleigh Clinic – Dr Jack Ku, Dr Carol Webster Gom
Cannon Hill Clinic – Dr Jennifer An, Dr Kavitha Vedharathnam
Capalaba Clinic – Dr Sushil Kramer
Greenslopes Clinic – Dr Karen Chai, Dr Maria Baker-Mott, Dr Wayne Shipley
Underwood Clinic – Dr Pummi Roy, Dr Remi Roy, Dr Nitin Tandon, Dr Jack KU
West End Clinic – Dr Richardy Hostiadi, Dr Fara Wilson
Trusted and experienced pregnancy and antenatal care during this special time in your life
Beenleigh Marketplace, 114-118 George Street, Beenleigh QLD 4207
Cannon Hill Clinic
Shop 1 K Mart Plaza Cannon Hill, 1909 Creek Road, Cannon Hill Qld 4170
Cnr of Redland Bay & Mt Cotton Roads, Capalaba QLD 4157
The Village Coorparoo, 398 Cavendish Road, Coorparoo QLD 4151
Shop 10 and 11, Greenslopes Mall, 700 Logan Rd, Greenslopes QLD 4120
Unit 8-10, 2770 Logan Road, Underwood, QLD, 4119
West End Clinic
Suite 2, Healthcare Hub Floor 1, Montague Markets, 405 Montague Rd, West End Qld 4101
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