FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Dr Kieren Wilson is an experienced obstetrician & gynaecologist working at North Shore Private Hospital, The Mater Hospital North Sydney,  Prince of Wales Private Hospital, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the Northern Beaches Hospital.

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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