For low risk women who are referred to JHC for public maternity care, the first visit is usually at 14-20 weeks gestation. If GPs are unsure of a woman’s risk, they can refer to JHC’s public Antenatal Clinic, where staff will evaluate the risk.
JHC is able to care for women with a Body Mass Index (BMI) up to 40 at the time of their booking initial hospital visit.
High risk antenatal patients may be referred directly to JHC Antenatal Clinic or King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH). Please refer early as these women may need to be seen at an earlier gestation.
The table above details the recommended practice for women with low risk pregnancies undertaking shared care. More frequent visits may be relevant depending on the clinical situation.
Please note: women may not be seen by a doctor at JHC’s public Antenatal Clinic.