Enough is enough! Time for a new model of care for women with early pregnancy complications

Authors

  • George CONDOUS

    1. Acute Gynaecology and Early Pregnancy Unit, Nepean Centre for Perinatal Care, Nepean Clinical School, University of Sydney, Nepean Hospital, Penrith, Sydney, and
    2. Omni Gynaecological Care, Women's Ultrasound and Early Pregnancy Centre, St Leonards, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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: Associate Professor George Condous, Acute Gynaecology and Early Pregnancy Unit, Nepean Centre for Perinatal Care, Nepean Clinical School, University of Sydney, Nepean Hospital, Penrith, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Email: gcondous@omnigynaecare.com.au

Abstract

Australian women with early pregnancy complications, like their English counterparts, should have access to ultrasound-based early pregnancy units (EPUs) nationwide. This modern approach to women with first trimester problems would not only streamline individual care pathways but also reduce the impact that early pregnancy problems have on already overburdened public emergency departments. Dedicated EPUs, with trained gynaecological sonologists experienced in the management of first trimester complications, should become the benchmark standard of care for Australian women in early pregnancy.

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