Shared Maternity Care at Active Medical
Active Medical offer Shared Maternity Care, giving women the option to visit their local doctor throughout their pregnancy for care.
Active Medical GP’s, Dr Rishada Rauf and Dr Irene Tan are female practitioners who offer BULK BILLED Shared Maternity Care appointments Monday, Friday and Saturday – at Active Medical Centre Caroline Springs.
Shared Maternity Care allows pregnant women to visit their specially trained and accredited local GP, who carefully monitors their pregnancy health and then shares that information with the hospital where the woman will give birth.
Shared Maternity Care is very popular with women who want to see one doctor throughout their pregnancy at their local medical centre, rather than attend monthly appointments at public hospital maternity clinics, which can have long waiting times and a variation of staff.
By choosing Shared Maternity Care at Active Medical women can be seen by Dr Rishada Rauf and Dr Tan right up until 40 weeks, only needing to attend the hospital three times in the lead-up to the birth.
Pregnancy is an exciting but also nervous time for expectant parents – each pregnancy can be different, which is why many want to build rapport with the one doctor. Expectant parents need to know that there is a familiar face throughout their pregnancy – a doctor who can listen to their concerns and answer any questions they may have.
After our Shared Maternity Care mums give birth, the care continues. Dr Rishada Rauf and Dr Tan are available for families who would like to see them as their family GP. They can monitor your post natal health as well as the baby’s progress. Family care should not stop at birth.
Our doctors understand that a new baby brings on many changes for the whole family. Our GP’s want the community to know they are here to listen and help in any way they can.
If expectant parents already have children, we can help make both you and your child feel comfortable during your visit. We have a carefully designed children’s area that is fun and provides developmental play opportunities.
Active Medical Centre has pathology services onsite for all maternity-related tests. The Caroline Springs clinic has a friendly team of Division 1 Nurses, who support the Shared Maternity Care doctors with patient care as well as maternity immunisations such as whooping cough, and your baby’s immunisations after birth.
Active Medical Centre offers free Wi-Fi for all patients as well as an onsite car parking at the rear of the building.
If you are pregnant and would like to see our Accredited Shared Maternity Care Doctors make a Bulk Billed appointment to see Dr Rishada Rauf or Dr Tan today. Ph: 9363 0954 make an ONLINE BOOKING or visit us at Active Medical Centre, 228 – 232 Caroline Springs Blvd, Caroline Springs.