Information about pregnancy services in South Australia can be found on the SA Pregnancy web site.
The Pregnancy SA Infoline
The Pregnancy SA Infoline provides a single point of contact for booking your first antenatal appointment in metropolitan public hospitals.
The Infoline connects you to your closest public maternity service where an appointment can be made. At this first appointment, antenatal staff will discuss suitable birthing options with you.
Country residents who plan on birthing in the country should continue to contact their local GP or health service to make their first antenatal appointment.
Alternatively country residents who plan on birthing in a metropolitan public hospital should contact their GP or the Pregnancy SA Infoline to book their first antenatal appointment.
If you require specialist perinatal care you are not required to call the new service. Referral to specialist services can be done in the usual way.
Call your GP or the Pregnancy SA Infoline: 1300 368 820
Available Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 4.00 pm, excluding public holidays.
Major public maternity hospitals in metropolitan SA
- Flinders Medical Centre - 'Maternity Services'
- Lyell McEwin Hospital - 'Maternity Service' — Telephone: (08) 8182 9000
- Women's and Children's Hospital - 'Obstetrics Services'
- A map showing the location of public hospitals in country South Australia is available on the Country Health SA website.
South Australian Pregnancy Record
The South Australian Pregnancy Record is a hand-held antenatal medical record designed to be held by you, rather than your health provider, and taken to all your appointments during your pregnancy. The Record helps ensure continuity of care and is the only complete medical record maintained for your antenatal care.
The SA Pregnancy Record is issued by your care provider (for example, General Practitioner, the hospital clinic or midwife) at the time of your first antenatal visit following confirmation of your pregnancy.
Health care providers you consult during your pregnancy make notes and add them to the Record. There is also space for you to add your own notes, reminders, comments or questions.
Pregnancy related services
Services available at your local hospital can be found on the Hospitals and health services area of this site for both metro and country areas. Contact details are provided if you prefer to telephone. Other information can be found at:
- Pregnancy Advisory Centre offers advice about unplanned pregnancies.
- Assisted Reproductive Treatment
Contraception and sexual health
SHine SA’s Sexual Healthline offers a confidential service available to women who would like to talk to someone about sexual and reproductive health questions.