Antenatal Care

There are two goals from antenatal visits. The first is to ensure the pregnancy is progressing normally and the second to provide antenatal education. There is good evidence that women who attend regular antenatal care have much better pregnancy outcomes than women who have few if any visits.

Visits usually start early in the pregnancy around 12 weeks and increase in frequency as the pregnancy proceeds. At your visits, any relevant investigations will be discussed and ordered. The majority of your visits will be at the practice with DR Kylie Isaacs, but she will recommend you attend the midwives preadmission clinic at Buderim Private Hospital, if you are having your baby there.

This visits will provide you the opportunity to meet some of the midwives that will be involved in your care during labour and delivery and in the postnatal period. The visit is normally booked around 30-34 weeks. The Midwives will take a detailed history and discuss your birthing preferences.  They also offer childbirth education classes and can organise a tour of the hospital. Lactation consultants are also available to seek advice about breast feeding.