Shared Maternity Care

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Shared maternity care is one of the models of antenatal care in the public system, whereby a shared care GP shares the responsibility of your pregnancy and childbirth with other healthcare professionals such as midwives and obstetricians. 

It is available to women who are classified as having a low risk pregnancy. In cases where the antenatal shared-care model is not considered suitable, or is no longer appropriate, the expectant mother will be led by an obstetrician in an affiliated hospital. When your pregnancy is confirmed, contact us as soon as possible so that we can determine your suitability for shared maternity care and schedule your ongoing appointments. 

Accessing maternity shared care can provide continuity of care throughout pregnancy and post-pregnancy.

Shared care benefits

Antenatal Shared Care Appointments and Cost

Routine antenatal appointments are on a monthly basis, except in 3rd trimester where it is fortnightly.

At High Street Medical Clinic, the cost of an antenatal share care appointment is time based and is approximately the same out-of-pocket cost as your general health consultation.

You will have a few scheduled appointment with a midwife or obstetrician of your affiliated hospital in the course of your pregnancy. In a COVID safe setting, these particular appointments may be replaced with a telehealth appointment.

Hospital Accreditation and Affiliation

Our shared care doctors are accredited by the Royal Women’s Hospital for Shared Antenatal Care and Women’s Health. They are also affiliated with Mercy Health and Western Health.  

Meet our Antenatal Shared Care Doctors

Our GPs who participate in the antenatal shared care model are:

Please call the clinic or book online for an appointment to discuss if shared maternity care is right for you.

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