Pregnancy is a massive period of change for both the mother to be, but also their partner. Many partners have not had much interaction with the medical profession prior to their partner’s pregnancy and often feel that their needs are not a priority, with the focus being on the pregnancy and the mother.
The Western Obstetrics Partner Appointments addresses some of the issues that partner’s often experience during pregnancy, while also helping them prepare for the impending parenthood. As many partner’s often do not seek out medical attention regularly, it is an opportunity to undertake general health screening.
The following appointments are offered to the partner, throughout the pregnancy:
14-16 WEEK APPOINTMENT
Initial triage to collect information from the partner regarding their health and lifestyle and discuss immunisation history and vaccinations.
28 WEEK APPOINTMENT
Partner vaccinations administered
30+ WEEK APPOINTMENT
Full medical assessment, discussion of expectations in the postnatal period and how you plan on co-parenting.
To book your appointment, please call us on 9328 0501
BEER, BURGERS AND BUBS
Pregnancy is often a period of change, it is not uncommon for both parents to go through a period of uncertainty as the delivery date gets closer. They are often contemplating what they are currently doing, what they will be like as parent and what this means for everything else in their life. Their priorities are changing and they are often nervous with what lies ahead.
As well as the information that we cover in the Partners Appointment, we also offer an antenatal partners class: ‘Beer, Burgers and Bubs’. This class will include new parents sharing their real life experiences, as well as an opportunity for you to ask any burning questions that you may have.
Some of the things covered in this session will include:
- What kind of parent do you want to be?
- How are you going to share the responsibilities of parenting?
- Importantly how are you going to support your partner, how are you going to make time to be a couple?
- We discuss normal neonatal period and early childhood development
- How you deal with stress and how to manage fatigue in the postnatal period
- Talk about relationships post baby, including sex and intimacy and postnatal depression
To register your interest, please email email@example.com with your full name and contact details.
Below is a list of great resources for you to access post your partner's appointment.