From Bump to Baby: Perinatal Study Day

This full-day education event connects GPs with their local hospital and specialists, and provides information about the hospital’s perinatal services. Attendees will aIso get access to increased communication with the hospital as well as enhanced understanding of shared maternity care.

Bump to baby pic

Attendees will hear from clinicians on latest antenatal and postnatal care, including an update on antenatal guidelines to focus on the local community, and how maternity services are tailored for the catchment area. 

In addition, interactive workshops will be held on common neonatal issues, perinatal mental health issues, breastfeeding, Aboriginal maternity support services and antenatal and postnatal physiotherapy services.

Learning outcomes

  • Clearly explain changes in latest antenatal guidelines for early pregnancy care.
  • Recognise early pregnancy complications and how to manage these in general practice.
  • Identify, assess and refer common neonatal discharge issues.
  • Increased awareness of perinatal mental health issues and local perinatal mental health resources.
  • Describe management options for breastfeeding issues in early postpartum period. 


  • Linking hospital and community - presented by Dr Premala Paramanathan, Head of Department (HOD) Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Preventing problems later - presented by Dr Anna Clare, Consultant Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Early pregnancy complications - presented by Dr Luke McGuinn, Consultant Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Paediatrics (neonatal issues) - presented by Dr Raghu Dharmapuri, Consultant Paediatrician
  • Interactive small group discussions also will be held on a range of topics. 

You can also view the full program


Date: Saturday 16 February 2019
Time: 7.45am to 4.30pm
Venue: Level 1, Conference Centre, St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals, 1 Clayton Street, Midland
Parking: a prepaid ticket will be provided at the event

RACGP CPD points

Attendance at this event earns 40 (category 1) points, as endorsed by the RACGP.


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