co-operation with the services provided by private obstetricians or
public hospitals, each appointment lasts 30 minutes and covers routine
check-ups such as urine testing, blood pressure and listening to the
fetal heartbeat. An assessment of baby's size and position is made and
the emotional and physical well-being of the mother is ensured. If
complications are detected, the mother is referred to an obstetrician or to their public hospital. These
check-ups are popular with parents who use the government system, but
also want personalized care that is reasonably priced. Routine checkups can include ultrasounds upon request or if the midwife feels it is needed to identify position of the baby, size or fluid levels (no extra charges). In line with professional guidelines about the use of ultrasound, we do not suggest that pregnant women have them for every checkup.
If you are planning to give birth in a public hospital, the Best of
offers a convenient and supportive passage through the
government system, where you do roughly half of your checkups in the government clinics and half with us at Annerley. Our Nexus package
is even more comprehensive and involves a specialist Obstetrician so that we can cover all of your antenatal care, so that you only need to go to the hospital two or three times before the birth. Please don't hesitate to ask us for details - Ailish is happy to meet you to discuss our packages with you.
Please bring any paperwork or information you may have about your pregnancy i.e. blood tests, ultrasound reports etc.
Hopefully you will be happy and informed each time you leave our clinic.