Your First Appointment
We like to see you within the first three months of pregnancy if possible, but don’t worry if your pregnancy is more advanced than that.
In this appointment, the Obstetrician will undertake tests to confirm your pregnancy and estimate the birth date which includes an ultrasound and possibly a blood test. At this first consultation we also record all your vital statistics and health, note hereditary factors and medical history, consider any needs particular to you and your partner, and discuss what to expect when expecting.
It is really important that at all times through your pregnancy you discuss your feelings, questions, and any concerns you have with Dr Blair, so that we can look after you and your baby with a shared understanding, and to the very best of our abilities.
We will also arrange to book you in for delivery at St John of God Murdoch Hospital.
you will need to bring the following to your first appointment:
• The completed forms we sent you when you booked the appointment.
• A referral from your General Practitioner (this is a Medicare requirement), and any relevant reports or results from tests you have already had done.
• A full bladder! This usually means drinking two large glasses of water half an hour prior to your appointment time. This is so we can capture a clearer ultrasound image – there is absolutely nothing like the first time you actually see your baby, or perhaps babies, in the womb!
What not to bring!
As mothers attending a postnatal appointment with their vulnerable 6 week old baby are often in Dr Blair’s waiting rooms, it is important that no unvaccinated or ill child attends appointments with you. We also recommend that any adults attending have their vaccinations up to date.