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Community Midwifery Program

Should I see my GP

Yes. Women who register with the Community Midwifery Program should arrange to see their GP for their initial antenatal screening test.

Antenatal Screening tests to be arranged by GP

Routine antenatal investigations to be undertaken by your GP:

  • FBP and Iron Studies
  • Blood Group and Antibody Screening
  • Syphilis serology
  • Rubella Titre (even if previously immune)
  • Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV serology
  • Chlamydia screening
  • Vitamin D screening
  • Midstream Urine
  • Additional investigations if indicated/at risk:
  • Haemoglobinopathy screening including sickle cell anaemia and Thalassaemia
  • Pap smear
  • All women should be counselled and offered First Trimester Screening at 11-13 weeks or Maternal Serum Screening at 15-17 weeks for fetal chromosomal abnormalities
  • Fetal anatomy ultrasound at 19 weeks


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