Choosing an option for your maternity care
All options for maternity care are delivered by our caring and dedicated health professionals in partnership with you and your support people. Your GP or midwife will discuss these options with you.
Maternity care options
Choosing the best option for you will depend on your own personal preferences, and sometimes, your medical history.
Your appointments: Appointments may be in the hospital or in the community. You will be allocated a midwife who will be your primary carer with an obstetrician consultant who will oversee your care. The midwives will see you from booking-in to 6 weeks after birth. A ‘meet the midwives’ social group will be offered for you to meet the rest of the midwifery group and other mothers.
Availability: There are limited spaces available for this care option. Please state your interest in Midwifery Group Practice when you’re registering online. Even if you have pregnancy complications, you may still be able to choose this care option.
Your appointments: Your private midwife may offer antenatal visits, routine blood tests, ultrasounds and will recommend when to have appointment(s) at the hospital.
Labour: For labour and birth, you may be cared for by your private midwife in the hospital. Your midwife can provide care for you and your family in the community and visit you at home.
Home visits: Your private midwife will provide ongoing care and home visits after your baby is born.
Further information can be found at www.mymidwives.com.au
A midwife and an advanced Indigenous health worker will care for you throughout your pregnancy and after birth. They will provide all antenatal and postnatal care in either your home, the community clinic or at Redcliffe Hospital.
Location: Antenatal Clinic, Redcliffe Hospital
Phone: (07) 3883 7802