i have recently moved to WA from NSW and have found out i am approx 9 weeks pregnant with my second bub.
i am trying to find out how the helthcare system works over here with geting refered to a hospital etc becuase the doctors i have seen don't really seem to know what they are talking about.
with my first bub in NSW after the doctor did blood tests to confirm i was pregnant they referred me to the local hospital and everything else was done the the midwifes clinic and they were really good and helpfull.
but over here they don't seem to want to refer me to the hospital and are talking about shared care but when i have asked about when i would get referred to the hospital they ask me to ring the hospital.
Due to this i have seen several GP's and they have all been really vague so this doesn't really make me want to see them for shared care for half the pregnancy because i don't really trust they know what they are talking about.
I live about 15 mins from Joondalup hospital and this is where i guess i would go but again the GP's haven't been that helpfull on whether this is a good maternity hospital or not.
sorry to have blabbed on a bit but i was hoping someone else from WA could tell me their experience with how their antenatal care was done.
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