Baby-Centred is a perinatal (meaning during and directly after pregnancy) care-coordination programme.
You can select to use only the coordination service where the focus is on the collection, storage and interpretation of your and your baby’s LifeData across the breadth of your collective pregnancy and birth journey. This LifeData can be used to coordinate your and your baby’s care with all your healthcare providers.
You can use both the coordination and care service where we provide an additional program of basic primary-level maternal and newborn care.
What does the coordination service entail? A centralised healthcare record based upon the GOLDSTANDARD LifeData System. This is all your and your baby’s healthcare data stored in one location which you have access to and can be shared with all your healthcare providers, including your gynaecologist, your midwife, your doula and your paediatrician.
Nurse-based, doctor-supported collection, storage and interpretation of this LifeData across the breadth of your pregnancy and birth journey, starting from conception until your baby has reached the 18-month-old milestone.
It starts with a session at our practice where we collect and enter all your and your baby’s LifeData onto our system.
Using ultrasound data (whether collected at our practice or by a specialist in ultrasound) your baby will have their own separate healthcare record, even before birth, because we believe life starts at conception.
The cost is R2000 payable up-front (working out to R74 per month incl. VAT). We can also offer certain pro-rata discounts if you are already further along in your parenting journey.
This cost for our coordination service includes an initial extended visit, an early pregnancy ultrasound if you are less than 12 weeks and have not already had one, ongoing nurse-based, doctor-supported collection, storage and interpretation of this LifeData across the breadth of your pregnancy and birth journey, starting from conception until your baby has reached the 18-month-old milestone.
This cost for our coordination service does not include the cost of future visits etc. which will be covered by your medical aid or privately. We also offer a care service for private patients that includes visits and certain basic primary-level pregnancy and newborn care. This will be explained below.
What does the care service entail?
Further to the coordination service, you can also use the care service where we provide an additional set program of basic primary-level maternal and new-born care. We also offer a care service for private patients that includes visits and certain basic primary-level pregnancy and newborn care up until your baby is 18 months old.
This care service costs R400 per month (incl. VAT) and includes:
- Nurse-based, doctor-supported pregnancy visits.
- Urine testing at every visit.
- A physical examination at every visit.
- Prenatal Vitamins.
- A fetal heart check at every visit.
- Midwife well-baby checks once your baby is born.
- Monitoring of your baby’s developmental milestones.
- Recording of vaccinations and guidance regarding the best route to access vaccinations.
- Integration of these visits with the GOLDSTANDARD LifeData system and all that the coordination service entails.
This care service does not include the cost of immunisations and pregnancy blood tests etc. and any further care that may be needed over and above that mentioned above. You may get your immunisations and pregnancy blood tests at a local clinic if you choose or have them done at our practice at an extra cost.
As a practice, we are committed to providing an excellent standard of primary-level maternity and new-born care and through Baby-Centred hope to make excellent care more accessible.
We will recommend other healthcare providers who can provide the other care that you will need beyond the primary-level pregnancy care, but you may use any healthcare provider you choose.
We will guide you in what additional costs to expect during the pregnancy and new-born period and help you choose the right option depending on your needs and budget.
If you are interested in knowing more about Baby-Centred then please email firstname.lastname@example.org. or call us at 041 880 0054 for more details.