Obstetric Services

Obstetricians say “Start Well…Stay Well”

“The health and subsequent quality of life of children are principally determined by events that occur before birth. A successful pregnancy and term delivery provide the best possible opportunity for a child to enjoy normal health and development”

Pregnancy can be an exciting and daunting time in your life. What is needed during this important time is a caring and non-judgemental professional to guide you through your pregnancy and delivery – whether it is your first baby or your fourth.

Your choice of obstetrician means personalised Safe Care for you.

Dr Ray Yoong will care for you during pregnancy and, in most cases, will also deliver your baby. Our priority is you and your baby’s wellbeing, which is why we have a Safe Care roster system that allows for a well-rested and skilled obstetrician to be available to you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

This ensures the highest quality care in your pregnancy, every moment of every day. You will always have access to your own personal obstetrician, or one of the other doctors in the group, all of whom you will have met during your pregnancy.

Where will I give birth?

To ensure the best possible care for you, we choose to deliver most of our patients at Ashford Private Hospital – not only because of its excellent staff and facilities, but also because of its close proximity to our practice. This ensures faster response times to medical emergencies.

Our location also gives you easy access to the Ashford Hospital emergency services and a Level 5 Nursery care, as well as an adult intensive care unit should the need arise.

After delivery you may choose to continue post-natal care at the Rendezvous Grand Hotel, where you will continue to experience first class care by Ashford Hospital midwives.

Due to patient request, Ray has also begun accepting deliveries at Calvary Hospital North Adelaide. Calvary Hospital North Adelaide also has access to an adult intensive care unit as well as a special care nursery.

At what stage of my pregnancy do I first need to see an obstetrician?

Generally speaking we see you for your first appointment at between 8-10 weeks of pregnancy. We’ll then see you once a month up to 28 weeks, then fortnightly until 36 or 38 weeks and then once a week until delivery.

How do I make an appointment with an obstetrician?

Once you have chosen Dr Ray Yoong as your obstetrician, you will need to see your General Practitioner for a referral. Please see our contacts page for further details or call our office on (08) 8371 2244 if you need further information.

Congratulations on your pregnancy and we look forward to hearing from you soon!