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Our Services

 

Home Birth

              Homebirth is a life choice

             Homebirth is a life choice

Labour and birth is a sacred and intimate experience between the woman, her baby and her chosen support. For most women pregnancy is a time of wellness and associated with positive outcomes. Studies prove maternity and birth care by a known midwife in your own home is associated with less need for pain relief, less intervention, more control with a sense of empowerment and a more positive birth experience with a high rate of normal birth outcomes.

If you are wanting or considering a home birth, Yarra Valley Midwives work in close partnership with mothers and families, collaborating with professionals at times to ensure you and your baby’s well-being and safety is a priority. Information given is evidenced based and all risks and benefits are thoroughly considered, A detailed birth sketch is created as the pregnancy grows with birth planning considerations and transfer strategies clearly documented.

Costs of Homebirth include all antenatal midwifery care, two Yarra Valley Midwives on call for your birth and postnatal care for six weeks; including the six week mother and baby check. Any additional appointments you require will be bulk billed if you are a medicare card holder.

 

Total Homebirth fee $5,500** Medicare Rebates $800*

Out of pocket expenses $4,700* Payment plans available on request

  • Initial no obligation information session Bulk Billed*
  • Your antenatal appointments are held in our beautiful rooms in Healesville
  • We will visit you at home around 36 wks to be familiar with your home and your birthing space & preferences
  • Your first 3 postnatal appointments are in your home, then weekly or as needed at our rooms in Healesville

Pool hire and single use liner additional $120.00 (inc GST). For YVM clients only.

** Distance greater than 50 km's from Healesville incur an additional $500

*Medicare rebates are only available for Medicare card holders. Rebates are approximate and may be higher depending on your Medicare Safety Net, please visit; 

https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/medicare/medicare-safety-net#group-128 for more information.

 

Contact Yarra Valley Midwives to discus if you are suitable for a homebirth.


Primary Midwifery Care & Birth at Casey Hospital (Berwick)

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Yarra Valley Midwives are able to admit you to Casey Hospital as our private patient for labour and birth. As registered midwives both Lisa & Robyn are able to support and protect physiological birth within a hospital environment. Our goal is to nurture and protect your birthing space, we can be your voice and your strength when needed, allowing your natural birth hormones and instincts to do what they do best for an amazing and empowering labour and birth experience.

As a private client, you do not need a referral to our services as we have collaboration with the Casey obstetric team. There is no need to attend the hospital for any visits unless you or your baby require an obstetric review.

 

Places in this program are limited

 

Total Planned Hospital Birth fee $5,500** Medicare Rebates $1,300*

Out of pocket expenses $4,200* Payment plans available on request

  • Initial no obligation information session Bulk Billed*
  • Your antenatal appointments are held in our beautiful rooms in Healesville
  • We will support you in your home in early labor
  • Your first 3 postnatal appointments are in your home, then weekly or as needed at our rooms in Healesville

Pool hire and single use liner additional $120.00 (inc GST). For YVM clients only.

** Distance greater than 50 km's from Healesville or from 20km Casey Hospital incur an additional $500

*Medicare rebates are only available for Medicare card holders. Rebates are approximate and may be higher depending on your Medicare Safety Net, please visit; 

https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/medicare/medicare-safety-net#group-128 for more information.

 

 

Contact Yarra Valley Midwives for more information.


Care Bundles

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Oak bundle - Pregnancy care $650.00

Birth planning/sketch appointment

Antenatal education x 4 appointments

*Medicare rebates $452.75 out of pocket expense $197.25

 

Ginger bundle - Breastfeeding support $650.00

Breastfeeding education & preparation care plan

Postnatal Breastfeeding support x 4 

*Medicare rebates $452.75, out of pocket expense $197.25

 

Marlo bundle - After birth support $650.00

Pregnancy education & preparation care plan

Postnatal support x 4 appointments 

*Medicare rebates $452.75, out of pocket expense $197.25

 

Holistic bundle $1500.00

Includes; pregnancy, breastfeeding and postnatal support for 6 wks 

Pregnancy education x 4 appointments   

Birth planning/sketch 

Postnatal Home visits x 3 (within 30km radius of Healesville)

Postnatal visits at Yarra Valley Midwives rooms x 2 

6 week mother & baby check at Yarra Valley Midwives rooms

*Medicare Rebates $831.90 out of pocket expense $669.00

 


Pregnancy Care

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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.

 

Contact Yarra Valley Midwives for further information


Postnatal Care

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Yarra Valley Midwives are there to help support your transition to motherhood with 6 weeks of postnatal care. The first week after birth we will visit you and your baby in your own home, then weekly or as often as you require in our rooms completing your care with the 6 week mother and baby check. At each visit your emotional and physical needs are reviewed, breastfeeding assistance is provided and advice on normal newborn behaviour and settling techniques discussed.  Your baby's growth, weight and development is monitored with education and assistance in transitioning to parenthood our priority.   

 

Contact Yarra Valley Midwives for more information

All appointments attract Medicare rebates