Antenatal Care

Booking-In Clinic

We encourage you to make an appointment at the Booking-In Clinic at the Naracoorte Hospital as early as possible (preferably before 20 weeks) with one of our friendly midwives. Each appointment is an hour with a midwife with the aim of welcoming you to the Birthing Suite and completing paperwork. To arrange this appointment, please contact the Naracoorte Health Service Administration Office on 8762 8100.

Are you a private patient? As a KMC patient being admitted to Naracoorte Health Service you can choose to be admitted as a private patient. Should you have any questions regarding private health insurance please contact Naracoorte Health Service Administration Office on 8762 8100.

Download Antenatal Booking Sheet

Download Private Patient Policy

Schedule for Visits

Booking Visit 6-8 weeks

Doctors rooms

  • Booking bloods
  • Arrange Pelvic Ultrasound scan (confirms pregnancy and dates of baby)
  • Collect Handheld record (Orange book)
  • RANZCOG booking information sheets
  • Information booklet re Down’s Syndrome screening

12 weeks

Benson Radiology/Adelaide Pathology

  • Nuchal Translucency Ultrasound/Blood test (Downs Syndrome Test)

13 weeks

See Nurse prior to Doctors to fill out orange appointment book
Doctors Rooms

  • Discuss results from previous week
  • Check Blood pressure
  • Arrange 19 week Ultrasound

19 weeks

Benson Radiology

  • Ultrasound (may bring blank DVD)

20 weeks

Doctors rooms

  • Discuss Ultrasound
  • Confirm dates of pregnancy
  • Check blood pressure
  • Abdominal examination/fetal heart beat

24 weeks

Doctors rooms

  • Routine visit
  • Check blood pressure
  • Abdominal examination/fetal heart beat
  • Arrange diabetes test

26-27 weeks

Adelaide pathology

  • Diabetes in pregnancy blood test

28 weeks

Doctors room

  • Discuss blood test
  • Check blood pressure
  • Abdominal examination/fetal heart beat
  • Arrange “booking-in clinic” at hospital
  • Anti D injection (If negative blood group)

32 weeks

Doctors rooms

  • Routine visit
  • Check blood pressure
  • Abdominal examination/fetal heart beat
  • RANZCOG Labour and pain relief information sheets to be handed out

34 weeks

Doctors rooms

  • Routine visit
  • Check blood pressure
  • Abdominal examination/fetal heart beat
  • Anti D injection (If negative blood group)

36 weeks

Doctors rooms
Double appointment

  • Vaginal swab taken (checking for Group B Strep)
  • Check blood pressure
  • Abdominal examination/fetal heart beat
  • Discuss analgesia preferences/questions
  • Discussion plan and consent for labour and delivery including possibility of Caesarean Delivery.

37 weeks

Doctors rooms

  • Routine visit
  • Check blood pressure
  • Abdominal examination/fetal heart beat, presentation and lie of baby

38 weeks

Doctors rooms

  • Routine visit
  • Check blood pressure
  • Abdominal examination, fetal heart beat, presentation and lie of baby

39 weeks

Doctors rooms

  • Routine visit
  • Check blood pressure
  • Abdominal examination, fetal heart beat, presentation and lie of baby

40 weeks

Doctors rooms

  • Routine visit
  • Check blood pressure
  • Abdominal examination, fetal heart beat, presentation and lie of baby
  • Internal examination may be required

41 weeks

Doctors rooms

  • Routine visit
  • Check blood pressure
  • Abdominal examination, fetal heart beat, presentation and lie of baby
  • Discuss potential need for induction of labour

2 weeks post natal

Doctors room

  • Mother and baby check (Double appointment)

8 weeks post natal

Doctors rooms
Double appointment

  • Mother and baby check including immunistation