The Family Doctors Plus team attended the Mater Mothers’ Hospital Alignment Program (Level 2) last weekend. Over the next week we will be sharing some of the practical tips we learnt. Our doctors provide shared care with the antenatal teams at the Mather Mothers’ Hopsital and the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. This means that our patients can see our GPs for most of their visits, and we can organise all the investigations needed during pregnancy. We liase closely with the hospitals and stay up to date by attending their education sessions. If you are planning a pregnancy and would like to delivery in a private hospital have you checked that your private medical insurance is adequate? Do you need to change to a family cover if you want your future baby to be covered? There may be waiting periods of up to 12 months so now is the time to check.