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and Family Planning
Starting a family can be both exciting and nerve-wracking! You want to ensure that you have fully prepared for this life-changing step to try and minimise the stress that can accompany this experience. At Calamvale Central Family Practice, we offer a vast variety of services that will make this journey as seamless and informative as possible by providing healthcare and medical advice that will assist you in preparing for each step needed during this time while coinciding with your situation.
Birth Control | Contraception
Due to the wide range of contraception options available, it can be unclear as to which method best applies to you, your health, lifestyle and circumstances. To make an informative decision that best suits you, come and see us or your local GP to get the prescription.
Implantable rod insertion and removal.
An implanon is a white plastic rod that is inserted under the skin of the inner, upper arm to stop pregnancy by slowly releasing a progestogen hormone into the body. It is an extremely effective method of contraception (99.95%). The cost for the insertion of this is $50. And to remove is $30.
Hormonal Intrauterine Device insertion
A Mirena can provide long term birth control. The device is a T-Shaped plastic frame that is inserted into the uterus, where it releases a type of the hormone progestin. It prevents pregnancy for up to five years after insertion. It can be removed at any time and it can decrease menstrual bleeding after three or months of use. The cost of this procedure is $145, and the removal fee is $30.
The birth control pillBirth control pills are a kind of medicine with hormones. Birth control pills come in a pack, and you take 1 pill every day. The pill is safe, affordable, and effective if you take your pill on time. You can discuss with our GP’s which pill is right for you. A prescription is required.
IMPORTANT: Two appointments are required for our Mirena and Implanon insertions, the first appointment is so you and the GP can discuss which method of contraception is right for you and a second appointment can be made for the procedure.
Please contact reception if you have any questions (07) 3361 8111
Maternity Care | Antenatal
Maternity care assists with ensuring that you and your baby are healthy throughout the course of your pregnancy. Therefore, it is essential to have antenatal care during your pregnancy, including being up-to-date with your vitamins and vaccinations, particularly Adacel (whooping cough), which should be given from 28 weeks. However, antenatal care may depend on your health circumstances in which you will possibly be referred to a specialist accordingly.
At Calamvale Central Family Practice, we know what is the best care for you and your baby’s needs with many effective ways that are available to assist you in your pregnancy. Make an appointment in our clinic today to make this journey easier for you and your family.
Postnatal Care | to assist with mother aftercare and baby checks
We invite you to see a doctor anytime postnatal for a check-up with your doctors for yourself and your baby to make sure that your baby is within the normal range of development, i.e. measurements. Also, postnatal care assists in checking that you’re healing correctly physically and mentally and are receiving the best nutritional advice to ensure the continued health of both mother and child. Calamvale Central Family Practice preform baby clinics every Thursday.
Home pregnancy tests may not always be accurate, which is why it is always best to be checked by your GP who can confirm your pregnancy through a medical pregnancy test and/or pathology results. If you suspect that you are pregnant, it is essential to be seen immediately by your GP so that the correct referrals and care for you and your baby are underway.
Cost: All consults and pregnancy tests are bulk billed.