SWSPHN Antenatal Shared Care Program

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Antenatal Shared Care (ANSC) is an option offered to all pregnant women who are assessed as suitable for the program. Care is provided collaboratively by the general practitioner (GP) and the hospital-based service.

The ANSC program aims to:

  • Provide pregnant women with flexibility, choice, and continuity of care
  • Cater for the preferences and needs of women from culturally and diverse backgrounds
  • Enhance the skills of GPs caring for women during pregnancy
  • Promote communication between GPs and the participating hospitals

To provide ANSC to pregnant women who are giving birth in South Western Sydney Local Health District hospitals, GPs must be recognised as an ANSC provider. To become a recognised provider, a GP completes the application and attends a mandatory ANSC orientation session.

To maintain ANSC recognition GPs must complete 3 hours of pregnancy-related continuous professional development (CPD) each year. Evidence of CPD attendance is to be provided to SWSPHN.

CPD hours can be recorded across different types of activities. To ensure the relevance of any external CPD, please consult the list of eligible ANSC topics.

The May 2024 issue of the Baby Monitor is now available

Issue 21 of the Baby Monitor, the SWSPHN Antenatal Shared Care newsletter, is now available to download. You can access it here or from the newsletter folder in the documents section.

Quick Link to HealthPathways

Maternity service phone numbers by hospital

ContactsBankstownBowralCampbelltownCamdenFairfieldLiverpool
ANC fax9722 83984861 01874634 47004654 61709616 85218738 3216
ANC phone9722 83334861 02244634 49634654 62229616 85078738 4197
Booking no.9722 83334861 02244634 49634654 62229616 85078738 4197
Birthing Unit9722 78704861 02244634 40999616 82608738 5626
Genetics Clinic8738 4665 (district-wide service)
GP Liaison Midwife0484 627 228 or 0402 792 820
Pregnancy Complications
<20/40ED or EPAS
9722 8333
EDED or EPAS
4634 4724 / 0437 963 828
EDED or EPAS
8738 5632
> 40Birthing Unit
For urgent, referral contact the Birthing Unit. For advice, contact the ANSC Liaison midwife


Antenatal Shared Care (ANSC) is an option offered to all pregnant women who are assessed as suitable for the program. Care is provided collaboratively by the general practitioner (GP) and the hospital-based service.

The ANSC program aims to:

  • Provide pregnant women with flexibility, choice, and continuity of care
  • Cater for the preferences and needs of women from culturally and diverse backgrounds
  • Enhance the skills of GPs caring for women during pregnancy
  • Promote communication between GPs and the participating hospitals

To provide ANSC to pregnant women who are giving birth in South Western Sydney Local Health District hospitals, GPs must be recognised as an ANSC provider. To become a recognised provider, a GP completes the application and attends a mandatory ANSC orientation session.

To maintain ANSC recognition GPs must complete 3 hours of pregnancy-related continuous professional development (CPD) each year. Evidence of CPD attendance is to be provided to SWSPHN.

CPD hours can be recorded across different types of activities. To ensure the relevance of any external CPD, please consult the list of eligible ANSC topics.

The May 2024 issue of the Baby Monitor is now available

Issue 21 of the Baby Monitor, the SWSPHN Antenatal Shared Care newsletter, is now available to download. You can access it here or from the newsletter folder in the documents section.

Quick Link to HealthPathways

Maternity service phone numbers by hospital

ContactsBankstownBowralCampbelltownCamdenFairfieldLiverpool
ANC fax9722 83984861 01874634 47004654 61709616 85218738 3216
ANC phone9722 83334861 02244634 49634654 62229616 85078738 4197
Booking no.9722 83334861 02244634 49634654 62229616 85078738 4197
Birthing Unit9722 78704861 02244634 40999616 82608738 5626
Genetics Clinic8738 4665 (district-wide service)
GP Liaison Midwife0484 627 228 or 0402 792 820
Pregnancy Complications
<20/40ED or EPAS
9722 8333
EDED or EPAS
4634 4724 / 0437 963 828
EDED or EPAS
8738 5632
> 40Birthing Unit
For urgent, referral contact the Birthing Unit. For advice, contact the ANSC Liaison midwife


  • Ordering Antenatal (yellow) cards (NH612060)

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    To request Antenatal Cards, call Finsbury Green on 08 8234 8000 or fill in their contact form.

    Cost: FREE (will still incur a postage and handling fee which is calculated from the order size)

    Minimum order: 250 cards (1 pack)

    Maximum Order: 1250 (5 packs)

  • Safer baby bundle resources

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    Call Toll Stream Solutions on 1300 786 075

    The following are FREE while initial stocks last. Then they will incur a cost of approx. $10 per 100 + a postage and handling fee*
    *Approximate cost: 1-5kg = $16.50; 5-15kg = $33; 15-20kg = $35

    • Safer Baby Bundle flyer (NH700603)
    • Side Sleeping practice poster (NH700547)
    • Movements Matter ('Your baby's movements matter') patient flyer (NH700589). Get translated versions
    • Movements Matter ('Your baby's movements matter') practice poster (NH700588)
    • Smoking cessation ('Quit Smoking for baby') patient flyer (NH700590)
    • Fetal Growth Restriction ('Your Baby's Growth Matters') patient flyer (NH700647)
    • Fetal Growth Restriction ('Your Baby's Growth Matters') A3 poster (NH700648)

    The following costs $8.37 (+ GST) per 100 + incurs a postage and handling fee*
    * Approximate cost: 1-5kg = $16.50; 5-15kg = $33; 15-20kg = $35)

    • Side Sleeping patient flyer (NH700546)

    Resources are also available to download from the Stillbirth Centre of Research Excellence website.

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