Antenatal care during your pregnancy
You receive antenatal care from your GP, midwife or obstetrician. You’ll be offered tests and scans and your health and your baby’s will be checked.
What does your GP do in pregnancy care?
Your doctor, or GP, is likely to be the first health professional you see when you’re pregnant. Read more about how GPs help with your antenatal care.
What do midwives do?
Midwives provide support and care during pregnancy, labour, birth and after the baby is born. Learn here how a midwife can help you.
What does an obstetrician do?
Obstetricians are specialists in pregnancy and birth. Learn more about how to choose one and the costs involved in having a private obstetrician.
Making the most of your pharmacist during pregnancy and parenthood
Pharmacists are professionals who offer a wide range of free health advice. Learn how pharmacists can help you during pregnancy and parenthood.
A doula is a non-medical birth companion who can help you before, during and after childbirth. Doulas provide support and advocacy.
What does a child health nurse do?
A child health nurse supports you once you are home from hospital with a newborn baby. Learn more about their role and how they can help you.
Family planning clinics
Family planning clinics provide support relating to reproduction, contraception and pregnancy and can be found throughout Australia.
What is shared decision making?
Shared decision making in healthcare is where a patient and healthcare professional make important decisions together. Read on to learn more.
Understanding informed consent and your rights when having a baby
Informed consent is needed for all treatment or procedures, unless it is an emergency. Read on to learn more about informed consent in Australia.
Medicare during pregnancy
Medicare is a health insurance scheme funded by the Australian government. Find out what is covered by Medicare during pregnancy and after your baby i...
Public versus private care during pregnancy
When having a baby, you may want to decide between public and private care for the birth. Find out more about the care providers and cost.
Private health insurance and pregnancy
If you are planning to have a child and want private health insurance, there are things to consider such as waiting periods and what is covered.
Pregnancy and newborn care on a visa in Australia
Pregnancy and newborn care are available in Australia on a visa. There may be extra costs if you're not covered by Medicare or private health insuranc...