Congratulations on your pregnancy, and thank you for visiting my website. Here, you'll find lots of information about the care that I can offer you. Private midwifery care allows women to build a trusting relationship with their midwife through one of life's most incredible and exciting times. All of the options I offer will ensure that you have a one-on-one relationship with your midwife, whether you choose to see me just for pregnancy care, or for your entire pregnancy-birth-postnatal experience.
There are several options to suit your budget and your needs. Whatever you choose, you can expect to feel confident, informed, prepared and supported through your pregnancy, birth and new parenting experience, and you will receive contemporary information about all things to do with pregnancy, birth and babies to support you in making informed decisions about all aspects of your care.
Private Midwifery Care
This is a continuity of carer model where I will provide all of your care from early pregnancy through to birth and postnatal care until your baby is six weeks old. I partner with you to achieve a healthy, safe, rewarding and satisfying pregnancy, birth and new parenting experience.
Private midwifery care has long been recognised as the "Rolls Royce" of care for all women. It provides the opportunity to build a relationship with your own midwife who works in partnership with you from early in your pregnancy through to your birth and the first 6 weeks with your new baby. This care ensures that you feel empowered, in control and safe throughout, while having access to your midwife 24/7 if something urgent should come up.
My service supports homebirth, waterbirth, VBAC, vaginal twin birth, vaginal breech birth and high-risk pregnancies and births. Women choosing to have care with me can anticipate a safe pregnancy and birth, exceptionally low rates of intervention and an emotionally satisfying experience. You can expect a short, efficient, comfortable labour, low rates of caesarean section, and high rates of drug-free birth without stitches. After baby is born, healthy and successful breastfeeding is the norm, with no known case of postnatal depression to date.
For women birthing at Westmead Hospital, I am supported in my practice by a private obstetrician, so that reassuring obstetric care can be accessed without delay if it is needed at any time.
About half of the births that I attend are in hospital, and the other half are homebirths.
Antenatal Shared Care
Your care is shared between me and your local hospital. I would provide your pregnancy and / or postnatal care in comfortable surroundings where you will have no waiting time for your appointments, and you would give birth at your local public hospital as a public patient under the care of the hospital staff. This model is similar to GP Shared Care, except that your visits are with a private midwife who specialises in provides continutiy of care. There is no cost to receive shared care through this service if you have a Medicare card.