FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Dr Kieren Wilson is an experienced obstetrician & gynaecologist working at North Shore Private Hospital, The Mater and Prince of Wales Private.

When is my first visit once I know I am pregnant?

The first appointment will be between your 8-10th week of pregnancy.

What Blood Tests will I need during my pregnancy?

Essential blood test required will be a full blood count, Iron studies, thyroid function and Vitamin D levels and blood group and antibody status and oral glucose tolerance test

Blood testing for immunity will include Varicella (chicken pox) Rubella, Hepatitis B, C and HIV and a urine collection to test for infections

What should I bring on my first visit?

For your first visit please bring the following:

• Referral letter from your GP, other specialist.
• Medicare card, and health fund details
• Ultrasound reports, blood test results and any other relevant information

Do I need a referral?

Yes, if you think you’re pregnant or have had a positive pregnancy test please visit your GP initially and request a referral during your appointment.

What ultrasound scans will I need?

First scan is often a dating scan to confirm the correct gestational age. This is followed by First trimester screening or viability scan in conjunction with the Non-Invasive Prenatal testing.  A Morphology scan is performed between 18-20 weeks and growths as required further into the pregnancy.

Which hospital can I deliver my baby at?

What should I do if I think I’m pregnant?

The first step would be to contact your GP for an appointment and from there you will be given a referral.

How frequent will my appointments be during my pregnancy?

Every 4 weeks until 28 weeks, then we will have fortnightly appointments until 36 weeks followed by weekly appointments until delivery.

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