As your pregnancy and childbirth specialist, your obstetrician attends to all your medical needs during your pregnancy. Your obstetrician will conduct all antenatal tests or make arrangements or recommendations for tests and scans with specialist providers. It is not essential to visit the hospital at which you will give birth until that time arrives, however a familiarisation visit can be arranged if that would be helpful.
Antenatal Visits - Schedule with Dr Ferry
Main Antenatal visits are on Monday, with some on Weds/ Thursday and Friday mornings. Also Monday fortnightly in the afternoon at the Mater Clinic Consultants, in order to try and ensure there are no long waiting times (other than in the case of a delivery or an emergency).
Schedule of Visits - Patients are seen:
First Baby (Primip): 10 weeks, then 16, 20, 25, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 39 and 40
Subsequent (Multip): 10 weeks, then 16, 20, 25, 30, 32, 35, 37, 38, 39 and 40
Additional visits will be made if there are any complications. There are no charges for extra visits, either in the rooms or in hospital or for phone consultations.
Dr Ferry will let you know if you require ANTI 'D', which is administered around 28 weeks and 34 weeks into pregnancy if you have a negative blood type. If you have an ANTI 'D' injection please could you let the girls at reception know after your appointment, so that we can record this. Thank you.
Your Hospital Booking
Please call the appropriate hospital to book into:
North Shore Private Hospital - 8425 3950
The Mater Hospital - 9900 7690
Manly Hospital - 9976 9758
Note from Dr Ferry
"Annually, I normally have 6 weeks holiday and study leave. During these periods of absence, a fellow Obstetrician & Gynaecologist will be the locum doctor covering for me, but I will always give advance warning (from the moment you book in) if there is a chance I will be away for your delivery. I schedule my holidays in advance and try to have every second weekend off, although in practice I usually end up working."