Antenatal Care - Introduction
As a group practice we have a team approach, sharing expertise and patient care. As a patient, we encourage you to meet all the AOC obstetricians during your antenatal visits. This ensures that you will have met the doctor looking after you during your delivery.
We offer a set fee, which is all-inclusive, regardless of pregnancy complications or how your baby is born. Our fee also includes postnatal midwifery visits and your six week postnatal check-up. The fee for full pregnancy care can be paid by instalments during your pregnancy.
We have clinics every day of the week and can usually change appointment times for you at short notice if you are unable to leave work or have problems with childcare. Children are always welcome at AOC and we have a play area with lots of toys to keep young toddlers happy.
When you come to visit us at AOC you are welcome to bring your partner or members of your family. We will help you to make informed decisions. We recognise that pregnancy care is very much a partnership.
You may book at AOC at any stage of pregnancy, either for full pregnancy care or for a one-off consultation.
If you have a problem during your pregnancy and you are seeing another caregiver, then we are happy to accept referrals for one-off consultations.
When you book with us for full pregnancy care you will see us between 10 and 15 times during your pregnancy. You will visit us monthly until 30 weeks and then fortnightly until 36 weeks. From 36 weeks until birth (usually at about 40 weeks) you will visit us once a week.
If there are any concerns about your pregnancy then we can see you as often as necessary. One of our specialists is always on call and a second specialist is available as a back up. If you call our number outside of clinic hours your call will be put through to the on call specialist for advice. We are available every hour of the day every day of the week.