Maternity Resources for GPs


Eastern Health list of Maternity contacts

Pregnancy Options

Eastern Health maternity services offers a variety of pregnancy care options at each of the Eastern Health hospitals. Our team of doctors and midwives provide a high level of care and expertise to support you throughout your pregnancy and birth

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GP Shared Care

GP Shared Maternity Care is a model of care in which a woman is cared for by the hospital and a community-based shared maternity care affiliate, such as a GP. Its aim is to provide high quality community-based care and is appropriate for women who have a low-risk pregnancy.

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All women booking to Eastern Health Maternity Services require a doctor’s referral. Please ensure your patient has a referral prior to completing her on-line maternity booking form. You may fax the referral directly to the Eastern Health Maternity Bookings office on 03 98954817

Online Maternity Booking Form

New guidelines for diagnosis and management of gestational diabetes

As of 1 January, 2015, Eastern Health have adopted the new Australian Diabetes In Pregnancy Society guidelines for diagnosing and managing Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) for women attending Eastern Health for antenatal care and delivery. Please read the attached flyer. (PDF, 830KB) If you have any queries please contact the site specific diabetic educators or endocrinology registrar on 1300-342-255

Pre-pregnancy Counselling

Wherever possible, it is important for chronic medical conditions and their management to be optimised pre-pregnancy, as there is evidence that this improves both maternal and fetal outcomes. It also gives women an opportunity to make informed decisions. Pre-pregnancy assessment in women who have, or are at risk of, specific medical disorders and complications, gives clinicians the opportunity to mitigate those risks more effectively.

Referrals: please fax a referral to antenatal clinic on (03) 9895 4817. Good quality information will ensure the referral is appropriately triaged for a timely review. Please include all relevant information and results. If an interpreter is required, please indicate this, as well as the language required. A letter containing a full assessment and recommended management plan will be returned to the GP following the appointment.

 Referral Forms