How do I make an appointment? Phone the consulting rooms on 02 8524 2011 and one of our patient support staff will be happy to arrange an appointment for you.
Do I need a referral to see Dr Bushati? No, however a referral is recommended as the referral allows claims to be made from Medicare and health funds. Referrals are valid for 12 months from your general practitioner and 3 months from another specialist.
What do I need to bring with me? Please remember to bring: 1.A current referral from your general practitioner 2.Your medicare card and private health insurance details 3.Ultrasound or blood test results
Iam hoping for a natural birth. Is there anything I can do to prepare myself? We support and encourage natural births and our pregnancy care is focused towards low intervention natural delivery. Throughout pregnancy we will guide you towards exercises and preparations you need to do to achieve this outcome.
How many people can I bring to my delivery? It is a couple's decision regarding how many people they would like to have in their labour room. In case of Caesarean section, there is only one support person allowed in the operating and recovery rooms
How do I know what is expected during pregnancy? The changes of pregnancy are numerous and every woman has different experiences. It is recommended that any concerns or questions are discussed at your visits. It is helpful to make a list before each visit.
Can I travel during pregnancy? Travel throughout most of the pregnancy is likely to be safe. If you choose to travel be sure to have easy access and contact details for a hospital that can provide the relevant services. No matter what stage in the pregnancy, it is important that you not sit for extended periods of times. Our recommendation is that if you will be sitting for an extended period of time, either in an airplane or in the car, you should get up to walk every hour in an effort to decrease the risk of blood clot development. The use of support stockings and keeping well hydrated is very important If any concerns do not hesitate to make an appointment shortly before your departure.
Is it safe to have sexual intercourse during pregnancy? Some people worry about having intercourse during pregnancy. They may be afraid it will cause a miscarriage. For a healthy woman with a normal pregnancy intercourse is safe into the last weeks of pregnancy. For your comfort, you and your partner may want to try different positions. Your doctor or midwife may advise you to limit or avoid sex if there are signs of problems in your pregnancy
Should I continue to work during pregnancy? Most of the time, a healthy woman with no complications in her pregnancy can keep working until the end of her pregnancy. Some may need to make some changes. If you are experiencing problems that you feel may be related to your job, please discuss this at one of your appointments.
What exercise is recommended in pregnancy? Exercise can help strengthen muscles and lessen some of the discomforts of pregnancy. It may give you more energy and make you feel better. The type of exercise you can do during pregnancy depends on your health and how active you were before you became pregnant. This is not a good time to take up a new, hard sport. If you were active before, you can continue to be within reason. good “rule of thumb” is to limit exertion to about 2/3 of what you could do before pregnancy
Which hospital can I have my baby? Dr Bushati delivers at a range of private and public hospital options to have your baby. These hospitals options are:
Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Road, Wahroonga NSW 2076 Phone: 02 9487 9111
Public Hospitals Hornsby Public Hospital Phone: 02 9477 9123
Mona Vale Public Hospital Phone: 02 9888 0333
Manly Public Hospital Phone: 02 9976 9611
Obstetrician & Gynaecologist at Hurstville Private Hospital, St George Private Hospital Kogarah, Kareena Private Hospital Miranda, covering areas of St George and Sutherland Shire. Excellent care in Obstetrics and Gynecology