Campbelltown Hospital Antenatal Services
The antenatal service in Macarthur provides an evidence-based approach to pregnancy and birth. We provide a range of services at Camden and Campbelltown hospitals based in both hospitals and in the community.
The service is provided by a team of dedicated professionals. The midwifery and medical team work in collaboration to ensure a high standard of care is provided. The team consists of Obstetricians, staff specialists, midwifery managers, educators, midwives and support staff to provide the best care possible for our growing community.
The antenatal service encompasses many specialities including:
An early pregnancy assessment service:
Parent education groups at both sites on numerous days:
The education groups run on both sites and different options are available; the six week evening group runs on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. The two-day Saturday groups runs over two consecutive Saturdays. The young parents group runs on a Tuesday over nine weeks. Costs vary depending on the group and appointments are required. Book early as spots fills quickly.
Doctors Pregnancy Review Clinics:
These are for women with medical or pregnancy-related problems that require a high level of assessment with a medical officer.
Midwifery clinics in the community and at both hospitals:
These clinics offer women midwifery care and education by a midwife. We encourage the use of the community clinics at Macquarie fields, Queen Street and Macarthur square.
AIMHS - an Aboriginal midwifery service:
This is a primary care service for women of aboriginal decent or having an aboriginal baby - it offers continuity of care with a known midwife and aboriginal health care workers.
Day assessment unit for complex pregnancies (known as FMAU):
The Foetal Maternal Assessment Unit offers comprehensive monitoring of both maternal and foetal health. The service provides an alternative to being admitted to hospital. Women are seen in an outpatient setting and can be seen as frequently as their condition warrants. The service is available for all women booked through our antenatal services. Women may be referred to FMAU by medical team, midwives, GPs or the woman herself. Most women will have a CTG and blood pressure checked. Then if required they will be seen by, or their health care status discussed with, a doctor.
Midwifery group practice:
This provides continuity of care with a named midwife for your pregnancy, the birth of your baby and for follow up postnatal care at home. The service books out very quickly, usually you would need to book prior to 8 weeks.
GP shared care:
Antenatal care, including blood tests and ultrasound are provided by your GP. You are then seen in the Antenatal Clinic, usually on three occasions during your pregnancy. Your labour and birth are managed by a midwife in Delivery Suite, in collaboration with a doctor.
Antenatal Clinic Appointments and Enquires phone: (02) 4634 4963
Antenatal Services Manager: Sharon Ellis