"I am compassionate and caring with a focus on the empowerment of women. I understand that everyone is different, offering individualised care of your pregnancy and birth."
In collaboration with a skilled midwife I aim to facilitate an enjoyable pregnancy and birth that is tailored to meet your needs and expectations.
Your initial appointment with Dr Croft is usually around 8 to 12 weeks. This appointment usually takes around 40 minutes and is focused on the health of you and your baby. Jodi will take a history of the pregnancy including any existing medical or surgical conditions, and relevant family history. A general check up directed by your medical history will be performed, including heart, lungs and kidney function. Dr Croft will also perform a bedside ultrasound at this, and subsequent visits. Please bring along the following information:
Referral from your general practitioner to Dr Jodi Croft
Any important information on your health or previous pregnancies
Copies of test results from your current pregnancy
A full bladder ready for your ultrasound scan
Details of your health fund (please check to ensure you are covered for pregnancy care with Dr Croft and delivery in Wollongong Private Hospital)
Dr Croft will see you at least every 4 weeks up to 28 weeks, then second weekly until 36 weeks, then weekly until delivery. Please bring along your antenatal card to each visit and any questions you may have. Subsequent visits are usually shorter and may be with a skilled midwife. At these visits we will check your blood pressure, urine and the growth of your baby. Your partner and family members are welcome to attend.
Dr Croft will see you in hospital after you have your baby, and at 6 weeks in the rooms for a general check up. At the 6 week visit we will discuss contraception and future pregnancy planning. A physical examination will be performed including a cervical screening test if this is due.