Shared Maternity Care is an important care pathway at Monash Health. There are currently more than 250 GPs accredited to provide shared antenatal care or GP Obstetrician care across Monash Health. Women can birth at Clayton, Dandenong Hospital and Casey Hospital.

Shared pregnancy care is provided in a range of community settings. Community providers (General Practitioners, GP Obstetricians, Obstetricians or Community-based midwives) work as a team with hospital staff throughout a woman’s pregnancy. The baby’s birth and immediate postnatal care are managed by the hospital.

For a surburban list of Shared Maternity Care Affiliates.

How do I become an accredited shared care provider ? (Shared maternity care affiliate)

Application form.

Patient suitability for shared maternity care
Shared Maternity Care is an option for all healthy women with a normal pregnancy.  It is the hospital’s responsibility to determine a woman’s suitability for Shared Maternity Care.

Monash Health Guide for Patient Eligibility for Shared Maternity Care

Key visit schedule

Accredited GPs share care with a public hospital clinic.  Women are covered by a hospital multidisciplinary team of midwives, doctors and allied health at each shared care visit  during birth and postnatal period.

Pregnancy visiting schedule for materity shared care

Information regarding key visit requirements and recommended pregnancy tests can be found in the attached guidelines:

Pregnancy care: visits, tests, information, immunisations – guideline

Pregnancy tests, investigations & key visits information – procedure

Thankyou to The Royal Women’s Hospital, Mercy Hospital for Women, Northern Health and Western Health 2010 for allowing the use and adaptation of their document “Guidelines for Shared Maternity Care Affiliates 2010” parts of which have been reproduced with permission.’