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Dr Raffat Attiq is a highly experienced obstetrician and gynaecologist who has been in the field for over 20 years.

Dr Raffat – Wagga Obstetrician

Dr Raffat Attiq

"Dr Attiq is a highly skilled, knowledgeable and caring obstetrician. She guided me through my first pregnancy and helped deliver our first son.

At every step of the journey, including labor, Dr Attiq guided us in a way which was both respectful of our wishes but also with the medical expertise to ensure the best outcome for myself and our baby."


Wagga pregnancy doctor

Pregnancy - what can I do?

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a referral to see Dr. Attiq?

Yes, you need a referral from your GP to see Dr. Attiq for Medicare purposes. Your referral is valid for 12 months for your particular condition.

Where will I have my baby or any other procedure?

Dr. Attiq delivers at both Wagga Wagga Base Hospital and at Calvary Hospital and operates at both sites. Further details will be discussed at the time of consultation according to your need and circumstances.

Do I need private insurance to be seen?

For consultations in the rooms, you don't need private health insurance but to undergo any procedures including delivering your baby under Dr. Attiq's care, you need to have a private fund. 

Alternatively, you can also pay out of pocket if you don't have private cover.

Can exercise during my pregnancy harm my baby or cause premature labour?

Moderate physical activity is recommended throughout pregnancy, and hosts a variety of health benefits. These include prevention of excess weight gain and improved mental health. If you have an uncomplicated pregnancy, you should engage in regular aerobic exercise for 20-30 minutes at least four to five times a week. Physical activities that pose a risk of falling or any impact to the abdomen should be avoided.

Should I expect my baby’s movements to slow down closer to my due date?

Your baby may make kicking, fluttering, rolling or swishing movements throughout your pregnancy. There is no ‘normal’ amount of movement, although changes in the movement pattern, strength or frequency may indicate that it is unwell. Babies DO NOT move less or slow down towards the end of your pregnancy. You should continue to experience the same level of movement until the time of birth. If you are concerned about your baby’s movements, please contact our rooms for further advice.

What vaccinations should I get during pregnancy?

Pregnancy changes your body in numerous ways, including changes to the immune system. Vaccinations will protect both you and your newborn baby. If you’re pregnant, the influenza vaccine and pertussis vaccine are recommended, and are provided at no cost. Dr Attiq will advise you if you need any further vaccinations.

Can I still travel by air when I’m pregnant?

You may need to travel during pregnancy for work, recreation or family obligations. Your second trimester will be the most comfortable time to travel. If you’re healthy and have a normal pregnancy, there’s no reason why you can’t travel by air. Be sure to check with Dr Attiq or a midwife to ensure it’s safe for you to do so. 

Should I avoid spa baths and swimming pools during my pregnancy?

Swimming is a safe and enjoyable recreational activity you may choose to engage in during pregnancy. Avoid using heated spas or hydrotherapy pools, as they may increase your body temperature and put you at risk of overheating, dehydration or fainting.

Is it safe for me to use a seat belt?

You should always wear a seatbelt to ensure your safety on the road. You must make sure your seatbelt is positioned correctly. The lap sash should be worn under your pregnant belly and the shoulder strap fitted above your belly and between your breasts.

Is it safe to lie on my back during pregnancy?

The best position to sleep during pregnancy is on your side. If you lie on your back, the weight of your baby and uterus will press down on major veins, leaving you short of breath or lightheaded, and potentially compromising the baby’s health. You can place pillows behind your back and between your knees to avoid falling on your back as you sleep.



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