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#1 kiwiclare

Posted 05 March 2013 - 10:37 AM

Hi everyone - I have just arrived in Sydney after living in China the last few years.  I am 22 weeks so am keen to get registered with midwives and doctors etc but am not sure of the process here.  My impression from websites etc is that I need to find a GP and they will refer me to my hospital/midwife/OB.  Have I got that right?

Thanks!
Clare

#2 BellO'Nromze

Posted 05 March 2013 - 10:39 AM

A GP in your area should be able to give you advice on all the different options available near you - public hospital midwives, public hospital doctor, private hospital obstetrician etc.  Good luck!  Where in Sydney are you?

#3 simba2013

Posted 05 March 2013 - 03:04 PM

Hi Clare,

Before your GP can refer you, you need to have an idea of what you want, because they can't decide for you.

For example you need to decide whether to go public or private, and whether you want to do shared care (mix of GP / hospital) or go to the hospital for all your appointments.

#4 kiwiclare

Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:54 PM

Thanks guys - I am pleased to say I am all booked in at the hospital (Hornsby) and starting to get my head around everything else!





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