Commonly asked questions

What are the first steps I should take after finding out i’m pregnant?

Congratulations!

Your first step in this exciting new journey should be to visit your GP. Your GP will confirm the pregnancy for you and give you a referral to see Dr Bradbury, who likes to see you for your first visit between 8-10 weeks.

Is it safe to have sex?

Yes! It is safe to have sex while you are pregnant. If you have any queries or concerns regarding this, call the rooms on (08) 8364 3642 and one of the midwives will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Are there any high risk foods that I should avoid?

It is recommended that pregnant women avoid foods such as soft cheeses, raw seafood and cold meats, please visit www.foodstandards.gov.au for more detailed information on nutrition.

Are there any vitamins a should take now that i’m pregnant?

Folic acid is also recommended in pregnancy and we suggest taking this 1 month prior to conception up until you are 12 weeks pregnant. Pregnancy multivitamins contain the recommended doses in pregnancy however both Iodine and Folic acid can be purchased individually from a pharmacy

When do I need to have my first ultrasound?

Dr Bradbury will do an in-rooms ultrasound at your initial visit which is scheduled for when you are 8-10 weeks pregnant. If you would like an earlier dating scan please call the rooms on (08) 8364 3642 and we will be happy to organise a referral for you to have a scan at a radiology company.

Can I drink coffee? 

It is safe to drink coffee in moderation while you are pregnant.

Can I still Dye my hair? 

Absolutely! It is safe to dye your hair while you are pregnant.