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Type: On-demand
Recorded: 27 Apr 2023


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Maternity moments webinar series – First trimester

On-demand recorded 27 Apr 2023

Dr Wendy Burton (Chair, RACGP Specific Interests Antenatal and Postnatal Care) has created this short, sharp educational webinar series with the busy GP in mind. Participants will be following the consult journey of:

  • Preconception
  • First visit / referral
  • First trimester
  • Second trimester
  • Third trimester
  • Postpartum
Each webinar will allow GPs to review the latest information for antenatal and postnatal care, and general tips about these key appointments, including:
  • Patient education
  • Screenings and management
  • Supporting social, cultural, and psychological needs
  • Common referrals 
  • Suggested resources for both patients and doctors to support the complex journey of pregnancy and birth
This webinar series has been made to encourage all GPs to feel more confident about managing preconception, pregnancy and postpartum conversations, and is not just for shared-care providers.


Learning outcomes

  1. Outline preconception, pregnancy, or postpartum care as a GP
  2. Identify tools and resources to support women and families during pre-conception, pregnancy, or postpartum care.

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Dr Wendy Burton
Chair, RACGP Specific Interests Antenatal and Postnatal Care

Dr Wendy Burton, MBBS, FRACGP (Hon), has a passion for the care of mums and bubs but is a true generalist, with a practice that provides multigenerational preconception to post-cremation care. In addition to being the Chair of the RACGP Specific Interests Antenatal and Postnatal Care since 2015, she has worked with Mater Mother's Hospital (Brisbane) on their GP education, communication and relationship building program (the Alignment) since 2005 and was a member of the (Queensland) Statewide Maternity and Neonatal Clinical Network Steering Committee from 2010-2021. Wendy has worked with the Divisions of General Practice, Medicare Locals and Primary Health Networks (PHN) as Maternity Lead and is currently working in a Perinatal Mental Health role for the Brisbane South PHN.

Professor Craig Pennell
Chair - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Newcastle

Professor Craig Pennell is the Chair in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Head of Discipline at the University of Newcastle, and Senior Staff Specialist in Maternal Fetal Medicine (John Hunter Hospital). In addition to his subspecialty training in maternal fetal medicine, he has a PhD in fetal physiology and completed postdoctoral training in molecular genetics in Toronto. Professor Pennell has managed high risk pregnancies as a subspecialist for 20 years in Canada, Perth, and now Newcastle and his clinical work focuses on preterm birth prevention and the developmental origins of health and disease. In addition to research, teaching and clinical medicine, he is the Foundation Scientific Director of the Newcastle 1000 Family Study (NEW1000) and Chair of the National Scientific Advisory Group of Red Nose. Professor Pennell’s research is best categorised as personalised medicine in perinatal health and the developmental origins of health and disease. His research is focussed on the use of genetics and genomics to predict and prevent preterm birth and non-communicable diseases across the lifespan. Over his research career, he has published more 260 papers, been cited over 20000 times and been awarded more than $30M in competitive research grants.

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