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๐ŸŒŸ What is Shared Maternity Care?

With shared maternity care, the Royal Women's Hospital and your chosen GP (Dr. Nisha Iyer), obstetrician, or community midwife โ€˜share your careโ€™ during your pregnancy. You'll have most of your routine appointments with Dr. Iyer, while still attending some appointments at the hospital.

๐ŸŒŸ Why Choose Shared Care?

  • Consistent Care: See the same trusted GP for many of your appointments.
  • Convenience: Shorter waiting times and appointments at our clinic rather than the hospital.
  • Comprehensive Support: Dr. Iyer monitors your overall health, both physical and mental, throughout your pregnancy.
  • Collaboration: Work in conjunction with hospital maternity care teams for a smooth and coordinated care experience.

๐ŸŒŸ How Does It Work?

  • Appointments: Most of your routine pregnancy appointments will be with Dr. Iyer at Next Practice Prahran. You'll have some appointments at the Royal Women's Hospital or Sandringham Hospital.
  • Delivery: The delivery will take place at the hospital with their specialized team.
  • Costs: The costs are the same as any of our time-based GP consultations, with potential out-of-pocket fees discussed during your visit.

๐ŸŒŸ Comparison of Maternity Care Options:

Public Maternity Care:

  • Care Providers: Typically see different clinicians at each appointment.
  • Facilities: All appointments and delivery take place at public hospitals.
  • Cost: Generally covered by Medicare for eligible patients, making it a cost-effective option.

Private Maternity Care:

  • Care Providers: Regularly see the same private obstetrician.
  • Facilities: Access to private hospitals with additional amenities.
  • Cost: Involves out-of-pocket expenses, even with private health insurance.

๐ŸŒŸ Benefits of Shared Maternity Care:

  • Close to Home: Most care provided near your home or work.
  • Continuous Relationship: Build a lasting relationship with Dr. Iyer, who will continue to see you after your baby is born.
  • Fewer Hospital Visits: Enjoy the convenience of fewer trips to the hospital.

Choosing shared maternity care with Dr. Nisha Iyer provides the benefits of personalized, continuous care while collaborating with the public health system. Ensure a smooth, reassuring pregnancy journey with a familiar, dedicated GP by your side.

Experience the benefits of personalized, continuous care with Dr. Nisha Iyer at Next Practice Prahran. ๐Ÿ’–