Shared Maternity Care

Shared maternity care means that a woman's pregnancy care is shared between the Women’s and a doctor or local midwife who is affiliated with the hospital.

Shared maternity care means that a woman's pregnancy care is shared between the Royal Women’s Hospital and a doctor or local midwife who is affiliated with the hospital. 

Shared maternity care is a popular option of care for healthy women with a normal pregnancy. There are over 750 shared maternity care GPs, obstetricians and midwives affiliated with the Royal Women's Hospital to provide shared maternity care. Shared maternity care affiliates and hospital-based doctors and midwives act as a team in the provision of a woman's antenatal care. Responsibility is shared for the woman's care including communication and management of results and abnormal findings.

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