Arrivals’ obstetric services provide clinical expertise in the fields of routine pregnancy care as well as predicting, recognising and managing complications.
As Australian Medical Board-certified specialist obstetricians, each of our specialists has completed the requisite six years of study toward medical and surgical qualifications, and an additional six years of post-graduate practice and study in obstetrics. As specialists, we undergo continual professional development and assessment.
For our patients, that means you can trust that we are experienced, up-to-date, and well versed in the principles of evidence-based medicine.
For our peers – other Queensland obstetricians – our experience means we are held in high regard, and we frequently act as a referral network for women with particularly complicated pregnancies.
We conduct antenatal appointments monthly until you reach 28 weeks, fortnightly until 36 weeks, and then weekly until you deliver your baby.
We can perform early pregnancy ultrasound scans to check on the health of your pregnancy and confirm your due date. We’ll routinely perform a scan at your first visit unless this has been recently performed and, if need arises, late pregnancy ultrasound scans to assess baby wellbeing.
If you elect to have a nuchal translucency scan at 11–14 weeks’ gestation to assess your baby’s risk of Downs’ Syndrome, you will be referred to a dedicated obstetric ultrasound centre. Similarly, we’ll refer you to a specialist centre for your routine morphology scan at 18–20 weeks. Quite often, late pregnancy ultrasounds scans are referred to a specialist centre, too.
As obstetricians, we are trained to act in the best interests of both you and your baby. We have the level of skill you expect and are all experienced in both straightforward and complicated births. We know what to do and when to do it.
As far as it is safe for you and your baby, we will do everything we can to accommodate your wishes for labour so you can feel satisfied with the steps that led to your baby’s happy and safe arrival.
Six weeks after the birth of your baby, you’ll have a post-natal consultation with your obstetrician. This is a chance to discuss your health – both physical and emotional – since the birth. We’ll also discuss your contraceptive needs and, if you’re due, we’ll take a pap smear. Importantly, it’s also a chance for us to admire your new arrival!
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