We love babies at Central Wagga Medical! As a holistic and family friendly practice, we can offer you complete and continuous care from preconception counselling, pregnancy (antenatal) care and after-delivery (postpartum) care. It is then our pleasure to care for your baby with regular baby checks and vaccinations.
It is such a privilege and delight to care for a woman and her unborn baby during her pregnancy and then get to meet that beautiful little bundle in person after delivery.
We love our baby cuddles and selfies!
Dr Purnell offers shared antenatal care with the Wagga Wagga Rural Referral Hospital. She also helps to teach other local doctors how to care for women and babies during this time.
Further information of shared care with WWRRH can be found here
The following website has excellent preganancy and birth information that is tailored to an Australian audience: www.pregnancybirthbaby.org.au
What are my options for pregnancy care?
We are fortunate in Wagga Wagga to have many great pregnancy care options on offer. You can choose to be referred to a Private Obstetrican, see your GP for antenatal care (known as shared antenatal care) or attend the midwifery clinic at Wagga Base Hospital. Our doctors will discuss all the options with you and help you make an informed decision that is right for you.Are you able to see my baby after delivery?
Yes! This is one of the great advantages of seeing us for your pregnancy care. Our care does not end once your baby is born! It is our pleasure to continue to help you with your baby, including offering help with breastfeeding, settling and sleep. We also make sure mum is going well and help with any emotional or other problems that arise post delivery. We aemploy an accredited vaccination nurse, who is able to provide your baby with all scheduled childhood immunisations.