One-on-one care with your own midwife
When you're pregnant and birthing your baby, you want to have a midwife you can get to know and trust, so that you feel confident, informed, prepared and supported. We offer several options for care to suit any budget (including options for care that are free), so that you can have your own midwife by your side. Choose from antenatal shared care, birth support or private midwifery care. Having your own midwife means complete continuity at this special time of your life.
Birthing with a Private Midwife
Research from around the world has shown that private midwifery care is the "Rolls Royce" of care for all women, giving babies the best start to life. Private midwifery care maximises your chance of a normal, natural birth.
Private midwifery care gives you the opportunity to build a relationship and work in partnership with your own midwife from early in your pregnancy through to your birth and the first 6 weeks with your new baby. This care ensures that you are empowered, in control and safe throughout, while having 24/7 access to your midwife if something urgent should come up.
Homebirth, waterbirth, VBAC, vaginal twin and vaginal breech births are actively encouraged and supported. Women with higher-risk pregnancies can anticipate a safe pregnancy and birth, exceptionally low rates of intervention and an emotionally satisfying experience. Our birth outcomes show that women birthing through this service can expect a short, efficient, comfortable labour, extremely low rates of caesarean section, and high rates of drug-free birth without stitches. How is this possible? The Essential Birth Program is a special program of care, tailored to your needs, that ensures your potential for a normal and healthy birth is maximised.