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OBSTETRIC SHARED CARE

Dr Linh Tam Doan maintains accreditation for the provision of Obstetric Shared Care in conjunction with the major public hospitals (Women's and Children's Hospital, Flinders Medical Centre and Lyell McEwin Hospital).  This page is intended to provide information and resources for women considering choices for what model of care they wish to choose for their pregnancy.  Please note that when booking your pregnancy in the Public Health System via the Pregnancy SA Referral Hotline 1300 368 820 you will be allocated according your address to hospital zone in which you live.  

Online information on Types of Antenatal Care

Child and Youth Health information providing overview of Types of Care During Pregnancy and Birth in South Australia

 

Women's and Children's Hospital brochure: includes information regarding different models of care including Midwifery led care, Medical (traditional) Antenatal care, Private obstetrician care and Obstetric Shared Care

Flinders Medical Centre information regarding types of care available including Midwifery led care, Obstetric Shared Care and Private Obstetrician-led care

Obstetric Shared Care Brochure (although contact details listed is for Rurally based women) 

Flinders Private Hospital Maternity Care website

North Adelaide Obstetrics and Gynaecology website for maternity services at Calvary North Adelaide Hospital

Food Safety in Pregnancy brochure by the Royal Women's Hospital

 

Helen Mayo House Website about mental health services for perinatal period for women and babies

View our page on Mental Health Phone Numbers for more contacts and services, specific Perinatal Mental Health support and Domestic Violence Help

Information regarding Healthy Weight Gain in Pregnancy including information about expected weight gain by Queensland Government including for Vegetarian or Vegan Women

Exercise and fitness in pregnancy - considerations for how to comfortably exercise in pregnancy by the Royal Women's Hospital

Information about Gestational Diabetes from Diabetes Australia 

For new parents, information about what to expect, sleeping, feeding and couple communication the MumSpace website has a tab "For All New Parents"  and including the "What Were We Thinking" App , What Were We Thinking program

Sign up for week-to-week free emails at any stage of your pregnancy or early motherhood to help support and inform you of what to expect.  Feel prepared and reassured at every step with Ready to Cope which is a research-informed program based on national guidelines

Acorn Parent-Infant Attachment Groups run by Anglicare supports Mothers who have diagnosed mental health difficulties to come together and to strengthen their relationships with their babies aged birth to 3 years through research-based activities of shared play, music and movement, dedicated journaling and reflection time facilitated by trained staff, and volunteers over a 15 week program.

Phone the Acorn Coordinator: 08 8131 3485

Email: acorn@anglicaresa.com.

Pregnancy, Birth and Baby Government website, phone and video-call support for pregnancy, baby and preschool children up to 5 years of age answered by maternal child health nurses for free (free phonecall 1800 882 436 from landline).  Facebook forums on a variety of subjects.  

Australian Breastfeeding Association website and 24/7 phone helpline 1800686268

Miracle Babies Foundation and 24/7 support line 1300 622 243 for families of premature babies 

Useful Resources and Services

Perinatal Mental Health Online Program, Apps and websites for Mums to Be, New Mums and Partners

Mind the Bump is a free mindfulness meditationApp developed by Smiling Mind intended for individuals and couples in preparation for having a baby and becoming a new parent 

MumSpace is a website that connects mums-to-be, new mums, and their partners to online evidenced-based mental health problem-solving and coping skills development tools for depression and anxiety.

A Self-Assessment Tab is available with information about perinatal depression and anxiety

For new parents, information about what to expect, sleeping, feeding and couple communication the MumSpace website has a tab "For All New Parents"  and including the "What Were We Thinking" App , What Were We Thinking program

For mild symptoms of depression/anxiety and coping skills development "When You Need Extra Help" tab is available and the MindMum App is available for developing problem-solving and coping skills.

Depression and Anxiety treatment is available via MumMoodBooster and Mum2BMoodBooster which are interactive  free invaluable web-based programs to supplement other services delivered by your health professional team.
 

Sign up for week-to-week free emails at any stage of your pregnancy or early motherhood to help support and inform you of what to expect.  Feel prepared and reassured at every step with Ready to Cope which is a research-informed program based on national guidelines

LGBTIQ families online Websites & Look for local playgroups or parenting groups

Fatherhood Information