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Pregnancy options in the Illawarra

Amelia Coleman

So you just found out you are pregnant, congratulations!

....but now what? What are your options and how do you choose what's right for you?

Your birth location and provider can have a big impact on your birth experience so it's good to invest a little time to find an option that suits you best.  

Let me start off by acknowledging that unlike capital cities such as Sydney or Melbourne we don't currently have a huge range of options for pregnancy and birth here in the Illawarra.

Maybe one day that will change and more options will be available (wishing for a birth centre!) but at the moment the main choice is which hospital you will deliver your baby. 

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Latest Birth Statistics for the Illawarra

Amelia Coleman

NSW Health has released the latest Mother and Baby report. The report provides an interesting snapshot of what its like to give birth in the Illawarra.


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Who is the best Obstetrician in Wollongong?

Amelia Coleman

Pregnant women often ask me for recommendations on local obstetricians, midwives and hospitals. Who is the best midwife? Who is the best obstetrician? Which hospital should I choose?

I love getting asked these questions because it shows that the person is putting thought into their decision.

Of all the choices you will make during your pregnancy and birth, your choice of care provider and birth location will be the single most significant factor in your birth experience.

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