Obstetrics Care

Planning pregnancy

Deciding to fall pregnant is a very important time, and with good planning you can optimise your health, for you and your baby. It is important to ensure your pap smear is up to date, great to check if your rubella is immune, that you are taking folic acid and iodine supplements, that you have enough Vitamin D in your system. It is a great time to reflect on your overall health, weight, blood pressure, exercise, stopping smoking and alcohol. Seeing your GP at this time is a very valuable thing to do.

YDMG have 2 trained GP Obstetricians, Dr Tania Jones and Dr Murali Ooruthiran.

We currently have 2 doctors who perform intrapartum care – Dr Tania Jones and Dr Murali Ooruthiran. Weekends are shared with the other clinic – Dr Clyde Ronan. At times where a GP obstetrician is not available women may need to give birth in Wangaratta coming back to Yarrawonga after birth has occurred. Our local hospital midwives are involved in the antenatal and postnatal care as well.

There are several options for antenatal and in hospital care. Which one is best for you will depend on your preferences and on the complexity of the pregnancy care you will require.

We provide prenatal (before pregnancy/planning pregnancy), antenatal (during pregnancy), intrapartum (delivery at Yarrawonga Health) and post natal care.

At times where a GP Obstetrician is not available women may need to give birth in Wangaratta, coming back to Yarrawonga after birth has occurred. Our local hospital midwives are involved in the antenatal and postnatal care as well. As our obstetric providers are all heavily booked, patients should call and book their first appointment as soon as their pregnancy is confirmed. In general we prefer to see all pregnant patients as early as possible in their pregnancy.

Clinic standard opening hours are: - Monday - Thursday
- Friday
- Saturday & Sunday
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(03) 5744 1777

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