As a woman’s pregnancy progresses, there is an increasing need for obstetricians to ensure that the mother and baby are healthy. In addition, the obstetrics field includes pregnant mothers and newborns at risk of mortality or illness due to complications with birth.

Role of An Obstetrician

Both gynecologists and obstetricians care for the wellbeing of females, but obstetricians are mainly concerned with pregnant women. The following are some of the things that obstetricians do:

Antenatal Services at Ridge Medical Centre

The Ridge Medical Centre is the ideal place if you’re considering starting a family. Our team will be with you every step of the way, from the moment you see the positive results until you take the baby home and are overwhelmed with joy.

You can count on us to provide you with the following services as your obstetricians:

Postnatal Care at Ridge Medical Centre

Once you have given birth we will continue to provide the care and assistance you need. Regular visits with your GP and midwife will continue and can help answer all those questions that come with being new parents.

Zoe our lactation consultant is available for group bookings as well as home visits up to 6 weeks after the birth of your baby.

FAQ's About Obstetrics

You are about to embark on one of the most exciting journeys of your life! As you enter this next chapter, your obstetrician will be there for every step. They’ll check up on your health and identify any issues that could affect either you or your baby.

Your first antenatal appointment is an opportunity to get a few routine tests done and ask all those questions that have been itching at the back of your mind since conception happened (and don’t worry-Medicare subsidises many of these tests).

The obstetrician is your hero! First, you should ask how they plan to manage both prenatal care and birth. If their approach doesn’t align with yours, you can choose another doctor for antenatal care and delivery.

Your OB/GYN will also help you make lifestyle changes that are good for the baby’s health, like quitting smoking or drinking alcohol, as well as other activities that could affect pregnancy, such as using drugs (prescription or otherwise) or being in a car accident-though please don’t engage in any potentially harmful activity while trying to get pregnant, because it really does depend on when conception occurs.

For serious injuries and illness,

call an ambulance on triple zero (000) or visit your nearest hospital emergency department.

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