Proven Benefits of Midwifery Care

Continuity of Care by your known midwife has many proven benefits:   More likely to have a normal birth  Better able to physically and emotionally cope in labour and birth  Lower rates of epidural and less likely to need medicated pain relief  Lower rates of instrumental birth  Lower rates of Caesarean section  More positive experiences with labour and birth  Earlier initiation and success with Breast feeding  Follow up care for 6 weeks after the birth of your baby
  • More likely to have a normal birth

  • Better able to physically and emotionally cope in labour and birth

  • Lower rates of epidural and less likely to need medicated pain relief

  • Lower rates of instrumental birth

  • Lower rates of Caesarean births

  • More positive experiences with labour and birth

  • Earlier initiation and success with Breastfeeding

  • Follow up postnatal care for 6 weeks after the birth of your baby

 

Pregnancy Care

Pregnancy is generally a time of wonder and excitement; life is being created in every second of every day. You will experience new sensations and emotions that can be unfamiliar and difficult to explain or understand. Remember, this is your pregnancy, your body, your baby and your journey. We want to support you to feel happy, nurtured and safe. By ensuring your privacy and open communication your pregnancy care will remain focused on you and your baby’s needs. All information and education provided is non-biased and evidenced based, this ensures you can make informed decisions in regards to all aspects of your pregnancy care.

Your antenatal care is provided by either Lisa or Robyn in our private rooms which is close to local shops and customer parking is available. Although one of us will be your main midwife, we work closely together throughout your pregnancy so you will get to know both of us. 

  • The number of pregnancy visits you have can vary from 8 - 14 depending on circumstances and need.

  • The Booking visit is a Bulk Billed appointment where we explain our models of care, fees and will review in depth any relevant medical and/or obstetric history providing advise or recommendations.

  • Mother and baby well-being are reviewed at every antenatal visit, this includes listening to your baby's heart beat, measuring your blood pressure and baby growth as well as reviewing and ordering pathology tests or ultrasounds as required, with the place of birth evolving throughout your pregnancy.

  • We focus on optimal nutrition and physical preparation for pregnancy and birth.

  • A Maternity Care Plan visit will occur between 21 - 36 weeks of pregnancy. At this visit your pregnancy and birth expectations and wishes are explored in preparation of your personal birth journey.