Pregnancy Care

Dr Alahakoon’s expert pregnancy care includes:

  • First visit and management plan
  • Ongoing antenatal visits during the pregnancy
  • Management of the pregnancy according to the requirements of your pregnancy
  • Being on call 24 hours a day for the duration of your pregnancy
  • Delivery of your baby anytime day or night – this includes normal delivery, instrumental delivery and caesarean section as necessary
  • Postnatal care while at the hospital
  • Postnatal visit at 6 weeks after delivery

During your pregnancy care, you will meet Lynne Pearson, Dr Indika’s trusted midwife, who will facilitate the care provided by her.

Lynne has more than 20 years’ experience in caring for women during pregnancy and labour and is available to answer any questions you have about pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period from a midwifery perspective.

Further information

Appointments

Call our specialist rooms at Norwest Private Hospital on (02) 9836 3558 for all obstetric appointments, or complete our “Registration for Pregnancy Care” form by clicking here.

You will be required to bring a referral from your General Practitioner. Click here to download a referral form that you can give to your doctor to complete.

Costs

For enquiries regarding the costs associated with private obstetric care, contact our specialist rooms at Norwest Private Hospital on (02) 9836 3558.

The initial consultation is rebated in part by Medicare while subsequent consultations and blood tests are bulk billed. Out of pocket expenses apply for the management fees, and these costs will be outlined at the first visit. Delivery fees are covered through Gap Cover arrangements with most health funds. Overseas visitors who are in a private health fund, but have no Medicare card, may receive a rebate from the fund.

Pregnancy Ultrasounds

Dr Indika facilitates her pregnancy ultrasounds through her suite at the Centre for Women’s Ultrasound. Visit the website for more information.

Three formal ultrasounds will be performed during your pregnancy – Nuchal translucency scan, a Fetal morphology scan and a Third-trimester growth scan. These ultrasounds will be charged separately to the obstetric services. If these ultrasounds are performed at either The Centre for Women’s Ultrasound, Westmead or Dr Alahakoon’s private rooms at Norwest Hospital, any further ultrasounds required and performed during the pregnancy at the Norwest rooms will be bulk billed for Dr Alahakoon’s patients.

If possible, ask your GP to provide you with referrals for the Nuchal Translucency Scan and the Fetal Morphology Scan, which are normally an essential part of the care provided for most pregnancies.

Availability

If Dr Indika is unavailable at any stage of your pregnancy, including delivery, she will inform you as soon as possible, and will organise another Consultant Obstetrician to look after you during that time. The documented fees include this cover, and there will be no extra charge.

Hospital Choice

During your first visit, please advise our midwife, Lynne, of your choice of hospital choice, in order for the relevant paperwork to be organised. The three hospitals that Dr Alahakoon delivers from are Westmead Private Hospital, Norwest Private Hospital and the public Westmead Hospital. If you are unsure about which hospital to choose, Dr Indika is happy to help you in making this decision.

Assistance and Concerns

If you have any concerns or further questions, feel free to contact our secretaries Vanessa or Anna on weekdays at our Norwest Private Hospital rooms on (02) 9836 3558, or our Westmead rooms on (02) 9687 5555. For a non-urgent enquiry, email us at info@indika-alahakoon.com.au.

For urgent matters and obstetric emergencies, please contact the Maternity Unit of the hospital where you plan to have your baby. Their staff will advise you and contact Dr Indika regarding your concerns.