(02) 6162 0582 hello@cfac.com.au

What to Expect During Your Pregnancy

  • First visit – preferably before 12 weeks, usually done by GP
    • Discuss/order/perform routine investigations and genetic counselling
      Bloods – >group and antibodies, FBC, Vitamin D, syphilis, hepatitis B&C, rubella, HIV and urine dipsticks/MSU
      Antenatal screening – >Nuchal Translucency + bloods at week 11-13+6, NIPT
    • Diagnostic morphology 18-20 weeks
    • Offer pap smear if due
    • Discuss normal breast changes/examination
    • Send hospital referral. Note interest in birth centre care if applicable
    • Discuss folate and iodine supplementaion
  • 12-18 week midwife booking in visit
    • Confirm expected date of birth
    • Discuss preferred model of care
    • Commence smoking/alcohol cessation counselling
    • EDS (EPDS)
    • Discuss recommended weight gain/nutrition & PPSA tool
    • Discuss reasons to breast feed
    • Offer antenatal classes
  • 20 week visit
      • Discuss Anti D prophylaxis
      • Review Bloods/scan results
      • Discuss skin to skin contact
      • Discuss initiation of breast feeding/baby led feeding
      • Discuss positioning and attachment of baby

    Notes

    • Fetal Morphology
    • Book GTT
    • Information about fetal movements
  • Subsequent visits – a minimum of every 4 weeks until 28 weeks
      • Discuss benefits of rooming-in (baby/mother staying together)
      • Discuss exercise and rest
      • Week 26-28: Obtain GCT/FBC/Antibodies (GGT when indicated)
      • Review Blood results
      • Week 28: Provide first dose of Anti D if applicable

    Notes

    • GTT
  • 30-32 week visit with midwife
    • Discuss birth preferences
    • Discuss discharge planning including post-natal supports
    • Discuss exclusive breast feeding for 6 months
    • Whooping cough vaccine
  • 34 week visit
    • Week 34: Provide second dose of Anti D if applicable
    • Discuss expressing breast milk and safe storage
    • Review EDS (EPDS) – If required
  • 36 week visit – then as clinically indicated every 1-2 weeks until 41 weeks
      • Book elective caesarean section (if applicable)
      • Review Blood results
      • Review breastfeeding information

    Notes

    • GTT
  • 41 week hospital visit
    • Discuss induction of labour for week 40+10-14 days
    • Monitoring if indicated as per current fetal surveillance guidelines

About Us

The Canberra Fetal Assessment Centre (CFAC) is a complete and unique obstetrics and gynaecology ultrasound service. Our experienced doctors and sonographers provide an expert service specialising in maternal and fetal Medicine and women’s health.

Address

Suite 3-7
John James Medical Centre
175 Strickland Crescent
Deakin ACT 2600

Phone

(02) 6162 0582

Email

hello@cfac.com.au