The Endocrinology in Pregnancy Clinic will support you if you are required to take insulin to manage diabetes during your pregnancy, or if you have complicated thyroid conditions. You will see our multidisciplinary team often throughout your pregnancy to make sure you and your baby stay well.
Find us at:
Werribee Mercy Hospital
300 Princes Highway
Werribee Victoria 3030
300 Princes Highway
Werribee Victoria 3030
Outpatient Clinics, Reception 2, Follow the yellow line
On-site signage and indicators
Look for the Outpatient Clinics, Reception 2, Follow the yellow line signs on-site.
How can people get access?
Outpatient Clinics (antenatal and medical/surgical clinics) are located in the small stand-alone building facing the Princes Hwy next to Car Park 5 (P5).
You can park your car in Car Park 1 (P1) or Car Park 5 (P5). You will need to enter the hospital grounds via Hoppers Lane.
P1 is located at the front of the hospital. If you park here, walk to main reception and follow the signs to the Outpatient Clinics. You will walk past pathology and outside to a footpath where you can follow the yellow line. This is approximately a five-minute walk.
P5 is located behind the Outpatient Clinics building. You will need to turn left after paying the car park attendant and follow the road around the back of the hospital until you reach P5. Follow the signs, along the footpath to the Public Outpatient Clinics. This is approximately a three- to-five-minute walk.
Parking fees: $5 daily
Once inside the Outpatient Clinics building follow the yellow line for surgical / medical clinics and the green line for antenatal clinics.
Please do not park in the Emergency Department parking bays.
Access to this clinic is by internal referral only. Only patients who have been referred and accepted for antenatal care at Werribee Mercy Hospital can be seen in this clinic.
What to bring
- your orange pregnancy record (Victorian Maternity Record)
- all current blood tests and urine test results
- pregnancy ultrasound results
- your Medicare Card or your passport and travel visa
- lunch, if you have multiple appointments or a group class on the same day.
What to expect on the day
Please arrive 30 minutes before your appointment. This will give you enough time to find parking and walk to the Outpatient Clinics building. The walk can take up to five minutes. Appointment lengths vary according to your needs and how many specialists you need to see. Please allow up to two hours for your whole visit.
Sometimes, it is not possible to see the obstetrician and/or midwife on the same day as the endocrinologist. If this happens you will be given an appointment later the same week.
Throughout your experience you may be supported by:
- an obstetrician
- a midwife
- an endocrinologist
- a diabetes educator
- a dietitian
- a lactation consultant
What questions should you ask
Please come to your appointment with any questions you may have about your care. For further information about your visit, including availability of female doctors, access to cafes and other facilities please read our patient and visitor and location information.
If you require a medical certificate or carer’s certificate, please ask your midwife or doctor during your appointment.
If you are seeing the specialist for a thyroid condition you may be discharged from the Endocrinology in Pregnancy Clinic when safe to do so. You will continue to see the obstetrician and midwife in the antenatal clinics.
Women attend Pregnancy Day Stay for fetal monitoring. This is where the baby’s heart rate is monitored over a period of time to assess the baby’s wellbeing. This will be arranged from your 34th week of pregnancy.
Women attend the Maternity Assessment Unit for emergency consultations specific to their pregnancy.
Opportunities to be involved in research
We participate in research projects and you can choose to be involved. In the waiting room you can find out more about these projects and how they can benefit other babies, mothers and families. Your midwife or obstetrician can also talk to you about participating in research.
For health professionals
This clinic cares for pregnant women with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes on insulin, or thyroid conditions.
How to prepare the patient
Endocrinolgy in pregnancy clinic does not accept external referrals.
If your patient is currently being treated for Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes or thyroid conditions, please advise them they will be referred to the Endocrinology in Pregnancy clinic after their initial antenatal clinic visit with the hospital.
What/when you should refer to us
Pregnancy with one or more of the following conditions:
- gestational diabetes mellitus on insulin
- type 1 or type 2 diabetes
- thyroid conditions
What/when you should not refer to us
Endocrinology In Pregnancy Clinic does not accept external referrals or referrals for women not booked to birth at Werribee Mercy Hospital. Please do not refer women whose gestational diabetes mellitus is controlled by diet.
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