Jump to content

Exmouth WA
What are the options?

  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 munchkinmummy12

Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:25 PM


My family and I are moving to Exmouth from Perth for DHs work. We are planning on baby number 2 up there, but from everything I have found, you can't birth at the hospital there?
How is the care handled then? Eg antenatal appointments, ultrasounds etc? Would I need to travel to Karratha?
I'd also be aiming for a VBAC, so I'd assume I'd need to go to a hospital that could cater for that? I'm rhesus neg too and had to have anti d for bleeding in my last pregnancy quite a few times, so I'm worried that I won't be able to access the care needed?
Any info would be great!

TIA wink.gif

#2 hopefullysoon

Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:47 PM

Hi there!

I am currently 20 weeks with our first and am living in Exmouth.

You're right about not being able to deliver here - you have to leave by 36 weeks (if flying). I am heading back to SA to my parents so we don't have to pay for accommodation in Port Headland, Karratha or Perth.

As for the care here - there is a midwife at the hospital who I am currently seeing every 4 weeks. If you need any extra care, you would see one of the GP's.

We were able to have our dating scan and 20 week scan here, but I'm not sure about the NT scan - I think it depends if there is someone trained in them in town at the time. I had mine done back home in SA.

After bubs is born there is a childrens clinic that is run for all their checks.

Hope this helps original.gif

#3 munchkinmummy12

Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:18 PM

Hi there!

Thank you so much! This info is incredibly helpful! I haven't been able to find anything online or anywhere as to how it works! So, pretty much I'd just come back to Perth for scans and to have the baby then assuming there weren't any issues?

If you're happy to, I'd love to meet up with you. We are moving in 3 weeks!


#4 hopefullysoon

Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:51 PM

Sure! Just PM me when you get settled into to town smile1.gif

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users


'My mum doesn't seem that interested in my baby'

Q: My mother and I have always been close, but now that I have a baby, she has not helped out as much as I thought she would.

This mum has donated over 2,000 litres of breast milk

The mother-of-two was diagnosed with hyper-lactation.

New guidelines: "Bottle-feeding mums need support too"

Breast is best, but mums who can't, or choose not to breastfeed need support too.

Call to teach kids about breastfeeding at school

The aim is to increase breastfeeding rates and reduce stigma.

Dads also struggle to 'have it all', study finds

Men and women both experience work-family conflict.

'Working for nothing': Childcare crisis pushes Sydney parents to the brink

Most parents are experiencing substantial difficulties with the financial burden and lack of availability of childcare, as costs have more than doubled for some families in just over a decade.

Language development may start in the womb

Study found babies can recognise foreign languages before birth.

Paying $2.50 for a babycino? This is why...

Aren't babycinos just a bit of froth? Not so, it seems...

I'm a stay-at-home mum who's an awful housewife

"Hey, come here a second," my mum said as she replaced the book in my hands with a wooden spoon covered in what I prayed was red sauce. Together, we walked into the kitchen and hovered over the skillet like we were peering into a crystal ball. Looking into my future, I saw me eating a lot of take away.


Top 5 Articles


From our network

Five things you need to know about flu and pregnancy

As the 2017 flu season begins in earnest, here?s what you need to know to protect yourself and baby.

Mum tips to keep your pre-baby budget in check

Money might be funny in a rich man's world (or so ABBA told us), but for the rest of us it's a major consideration – particularly before having a baby.

5 easy ways to make your maternity leave last longer

Maternity leave is a special time for you, your partner and your new little bundle. The last thing you want is for financial worries to stand in the way of that joy.

10 ways to keep your 'buying for baby' costs down

Becoming a parent is full of surprises – not least of all finding out that, for such small beings, babies cause a lot of chaos and expense.

5 ways to prepare to go from two incomes to one

Here are some ideas for getting that budget in shape, ready for being a one income family.


Baby Names

Need some ideas?

See what names are trending this year.

Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.