Early Pregnancy Assessment Service
The Early Pregnancy Assessment Service provides non acute care for women who have pain and/or bleeding in the first 13 weeks six days of pregnancy.
An EPAS assessment involves diagnostic tests, ultrasound scanning, counselling and management planning in one coordinated service. Some women will require more than one visit before a diagnosis is made. If medical/surgical management is required, it is arranged for a subsequent date.
- Early pregnancy ultrasound
- Diagnostic tests
- Ultrasound scanning
- Those with pain or bleeding in early pregnancy who are clinically stable up to and including 13+6 weeks only
- Women who are clinically unstable and require emergency review
- Women >13+6
Monday to Friday 9:00am to 11:00am (Parkville).
A GP referral is preferred. Please complete and fax the Fast Fax Referral form.
Please call receiving gynaecology registrar.
EPAS staff will contact the patient directly.
Pain and bleeding in early pregnancy
Bleeding in early pregnancy can be very distressing but it does not always mean that you are having a miscarriage. Bleeding is very common in early pregnancy, affecting about one in four women, many of whom will go on to have a healthy baby.
- Pain and bleeding in early pregnancy
Pain and bleeding in early pregnancy understanding your results
If you are bleeding early in your pregnancy your GP or Early Pregnancy Assessment Service is likely to suggest a number of tests which may include an internal examination, an ultrasound or blood tests. This fact sheet aims to help you understand the results of those tests.
- Pain and bleeding in early pregnancy understanding your results