Patient Information on Obstetrics

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Congratulations on your pregnancy! You are feeling amazing and great and then suddenly food aversions, nausea and tiredness have set in, even weight loss. For many women first trimester can be tricky and exhausting to navigate.


Everything you need to know about your Create Health obstetrician appointments

When should I have my first obstetrician appointment?

We recommend that you contact us to book your first appointment as soon as you know you are pregnant. Most women will have their first appointment between 7 and 10 weeks for a dating scan where you will see your baby for the first time. Of course, you are welcome to come and see us earlier than 7 weeks if you wish.

Where do Create Health obstetricians deliver?

Create Health delivers at Waverley Private Hospital, Mount Waverley; Cabrini Hospital Malvern; Jessie McPherson Private Hospital, Clayton and St John of God, Berwick. . Your choice of obstetrician will largely determine the hospital at which you will deliver.
Who do I contact if I need assistance outside of my clinic appointments?

In a medical emergency, call an Ambulance on 000. If you are experiencing symptoms such as vaginal bleeding or fluid loss, contractions, have noticed a reduction in baby’s movements, or you are unwell, please call your hospital directly and the midwives will advise you of the most appropriate course of action.
Waverley Private Hospital, Maternity Unit
  03 9881 7750
 Cabrini Hospital, Maternity Unit
 03 9508 1261

St John of God Berwick, Labour ward
03 8784 5374

Jessie McPherson Maternity Unit
03 9594 5820 
If you have non-urgent symptoms, please contact the Create Health Reception team, who will arrange an appointment with your specialist as soon as possible. Phone 03 9873 6767, Monday-Friday  9am-5pm.

What if my chosen specialist is unavailable for my birth?

On the rare occasion that your obstetrician is unavailable for your birth, you can rest assured that another Create Health obstetrician, who knows and understands your personal case, will be there to care for you with the same skill and expertise you can expect from all Create Health obstetricians. All doctors have immediate access to your records and information and will cater to your needs. 
We are very proud to share that 96% of women have their chosen obstetrician at their baby’s birth.

What fees are associated with your obstetric services?

See our Obstetrician fees page