Antenatal Care

Optimal care for Pregnancy

Dr Sandya Wanigaratne provides GP Shared Care within the Carlingford Court Medical Centre facility.

One of the major benefits of GP Shared Care, is the GP who manages your pregnancy, is also the one to manage your and your newborn child’s health once born and into the future (unlike when using a Obstetrician where you never see them again after the birth).

Antenatal care (ANC) refers to the medical care and attention given to pregnant women during their pregnancy. The primary objective of antenatal care is to monitor and promote the health of both the mother and the developing fetus, and to prevent or detect any potential problems that could affect the health of the mother or the baby.

GP Shared Antenatal Care typically involves a series of visits to your GP during your pregnancy, as well as visits to your chosen hospital nursing team. During these visits, various tests, measurements, and examinations are conducted to monitor the health of the mother and the developing fetus, and to identify any potential risks or complications.

The content and frequency of antenatal care visits may vary depending on a number of factors, such as the mother’s age, overall health, and the stage of pregnancy. However, some common components of antenatal care include regular check-ups, blood tests, ultrasounds, and discussions about healthy lifestyle choices and childbirth options.

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Shared Antenatal Care (SAC)

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