Pregnancy Planning, Lifestyle and Nutrition (PLaN)
PLaN is a pre-pregnancy planning clinic and educational initiative. It has been developed for women of child bearing age and those considering pregnancy and emphasises the need for pregnancy planning.
PLaN gives women and their partners, information about the need for a healthy lifestyle, nutritional supplementation and general advice about what needs to be 'checked' before falling pregnant.
Providing women with this information prior to seeing a GP will empower them to plan for a pregnancy and encourage them to continue care with their GP before conception and throughout pregnancy and breastfeeding.
The PLaN midwife can also be contacted for general advice regarding early pregnancy and pregnancy care options.
Currently PLaN clinics are held
- 2nd Tuesday of each month 2 - 6 pm at the Royal Hospital for Women, Level 0 fertility unit
Women who have complex health or fertility issues requiring specialist care can be seen in our monthly clinic at the Royal Hospital for Women. GP or specialist referral is required. Medicare billing is available. Send referral to Mothersafe fax no 9382 6070 (telephone 9382 6382) or email referral to SESLHD-RHW-ComplexPreconceptionClinic@health.nsw.gov.au
Not Pregnant, Just Looking
“Not Pregnant, Just Looking” is a 90 minute programme developed by the PLaN team for couples planning a pregnancy.
Sessions are held on a Tuesday evening every few months at the Royal Hospital for Women Lecture Theatre, Level 1 Women’s Health Institute.
“Not Pregnant, Just Looking” provides information by a geneticist and midwife to couples planning a pregnancy in a small interactive environment. It includes similar information to that provided in the PLaN clinics and also provides information about the models of care available for women who choose to birth at the Royal Hospital for Women.
Although participants can ask general questions during the session they will not be able to have an individual risk assessment as they would in the PLaN clinic. Participants in “Not Pregnant, Just Looking” are welcome to attend the PLaN clinic if they have any specific questions or concerns.
“Not Pregnant, Just Looking" sessions for 2019 are:
Tuesdays 19th March, 20th August and 19th November : 7 - 9 pm.
For more information, please contact the PLAN midwife SESLHD-PlanRHW@health.nsw.gov.au
or book and pay online : https://www.trybooking.com/195085
Cost for the ‘Not Pregnant Just Looking’ session is $25 per couple.