Pregnancy day stay

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The most common reason to be admitted to the Pregnancy Day Assessment Centre (PDAC) is due to high blood pressure (which occurs in 10% of pregnancies) in late pregnancy. We can monitor your blood pressure, and perform blood and urine tests, to determine if you will need any medication for your blood pressure, or if you are developing a condition called pre-eclampsia. Pre-eclampsia occurs in approximately 4% of pregnancies. We also monitor your baby at this appointment.

The Pregnancy Day Assessment Centre also provides a day stay service for intravenous rehydration (where you receive fluids through a drip) in cases of hyperemesis (severe vomiting in early pregnancy), and for women requiring intravenous medical treatments such as iron infusions.

You may also be admitted to the Pregnancy Day Assessment Centre if you are having your labour induced, for pre-labour cervical preparation, with prostaglandins (hormones that prepare your body for labour) or balloon catheter.

Pregnancy day stay
Mercy Hospital for Women
163 Studley Road
Heidelberg Victoria 3084

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