Pregnancy

Dr Miranda Bradley has a special interest and experience in Antenatal care (Pregnancy care).   She is happy to see you at any time during your pregnancy to give advice, assess any medical issues and arrange referral to a public hospital, private obstetrician or other specialist if needed.

Pregnancy assessment and care

Dr Bradley can assist with helping women make personal choices about their pregnancy.  During your first 1 to 2 appointments she can assist with confirming pregnancy and arranging initial blood tests, ultrasounds & screening tests, , troubleshooting any early pregnancy issues that may arise, discussing your antenatal care options, and referring you to your chosen public hospital or private obstetrician. Dr Bradley is also an accredited "Shared Care" provider, registered with many hospitals in Melbourne to care for you, "sharing" your care with your local hospital.

 

Being in the Melbourne CBD, she also sees many business and leisure travellers who are pregnant and need an antenatal review appointment while in town.  She also sees women who have recently moved to Australia and need to access medical maternity services.

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"Shared antenatal care"

"Shared maternity care" means that a woman's pregnancy care is shared between a public hospital and another doctor.   It  is a popular option of care for healthy women with a normal pregnancy. Responsibility is shared for the woman's care including communication and management of results and abnormal findings. 

 

Dr Bradley is a shared maternity care affiliate with several Melbourne hospital networks.  These include:

Royal Women's Hospital (Parkville & Sandringham)

Mercy Hospitals (Heidelberg & Werribee)

Western Health - Sunshine Hospital

Northern Health

Eastern Health (Box Hill and Angliss)

 

For public patients having a baby this is a nice way to have continuity of care with the same doctor, for a more holistic approach to care for you before pregnancy, during pregnancy and then after pregnancy, supporting you in your role as a new parent.

Women who participate in the Shared Care program would see Dr Bradley for most of their antenatal appointments.

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Pregnancy during Covid-19

It is reassuring to know that currently there is no evidence that pregnant women are at increased risk of becoming infected with Covid-19. Pregnant women, however, should be considered a vulnerable group and  take all precautions to reduce the risk of becoming infected.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, your pregnancy care may be done a little differently.  For example, some appointments may be Telehealth, birthing classes may be online and there may be limitations on who can be with you in the hospital for appointments.  

Please book an appointment if you want to discuss any concerns. You can also refer to the following Royal Womens Hospital webpage for more information:

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