If you want to continue your pregnancy you can choose between different types of pregnancy care if you live in the Geelong and Surfcoast region.
Private maternity services are available at St John of God Hospital and Epworth Geelong and there are private obstetricians who can be accessed through your GP.
Public maternity services are offered at University Hospital Geelong. In this hospital, pregnancy care can be shared with your GP; you can choose care in the Midwife Clinic; or through the Midwifery Group Practice. There are services for women and/or their baby who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander; and for women under 20 years old.
A Chemical Dependency Unit cares for pregnant women who are affected by drug and alcohol issues.
Further away from Geelong, maternity services are available at Werribee Mercy Hospital; Colac Area Health; Hamilton Base Hospital; and South West Health Care in Warrnambool.
All these services are committed to keeping you and your baby healthy.
Sometimes women and others involved in a pregnancy want to be able to talk to someone about the emotional side of pregnancy.
You can access the counselling service at Espod if you want to talk about being pregnant.
Whether it is a new pregnancy or getting close to your due date, our counsellors will support you in your challenges and help you to grow
Parenting is one of the most challenging, yet rewarding things in life.