Shared Maternity Care
Shared maternity care means that a woman's pregnancy care is shared between the Royal Women’s Hospital and a community doctor or 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.
Re-credential as Shared Maternity Care Affiliate: Mercy Health, The Royal Women’s Hospital, Western Health and Northern Health - more information.
Eligibility and Schedule of Care
Women who undertake shared maternity care will see their shared maternity care affiliate for most of their antenatal care.Learn more
Supports for Affiliates
Shared maternity care means that a woman's pregnancy care is shared between the Women’s and a community doctor or midwife who is affiliated with the hospital.Learn more
Shared care guidelines
The guidelines for Shared Maternity Care Affiliates provide shared maternity care affiliates with concise, up-to-date guidelines.Learn more
Credentialing & affiliates list
More than 750 doctors and midwives are registered as shared maternity care affiliates with the Women's.Learn more
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