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    Hey everyone,

    I am pregnant with my 4th bub and am interested in having a natural water home birth. I have had the experience of a Public Hospital, Birth Centre and Private Hospital.

    This time I would love to hire a midwife for a home birth and was curious to know how much it usually costs and other Mums experiences.

    I am booked into Sutherland Hospital as they have a birth centre there but am leaning more towards a home birth if possible.

    Any advice or help is greatly appreciated.

    Hippie Mumma xx

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    Rachele Meredith is a wonderful midwife. She was my midwife a couple of years ago so I don't know what her current rate is but check out her site. It's With Woman.

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    The price varies between midwives. Mine was $4000-ish (however I had to pull out from it at 35 weeks because I moved interstate for personal reasons).

    You can find IM's on the Homebirth Australia website.

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    Depends where you live, in Perth there is a Medicare funded midwife homebirth program, could there be something like that where you live? I only wanted a homebirth for number 2 and was researching prices when I came across the free program I had never previously heard of

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    The free midwife hospital programs are a great idea, but bear in mind that they are very controlled by the hospys. I originally looked into it, but they wouldn't allow me to birth at home if I refused certain tests (i.e.: strep b).

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    Default Hiring a midwife for home birth??

    I had my #2 birth through the community midwives program and didnt have many tests, just the 12 & 18w scans

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    Default Re: Hiring a midwife for home birth??

    No required tests at all- just need a hospital to say you are not a high risk pregnancy.

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    Default Hiring a midwife for home birth??

    Maybe it was that particular program. They were very strict about refusing certain tests. It's good to know they aren't all like that.

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    Default Hiring a midwife for home birth??

    Yeah I homebirthed through the CMP and no tests were necessary at all. We only had 12 and 20 week scans, I refused strep B and GD tests and that was fine

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    Default Hiring a midwife for home birth??

    I'm going through the CMP and I have refused most tests but had to get signed off by an OB from my backup hospital who held his consent until I had the GTT and a growth scan because of my last babies size. No previous GD of birthing problems.


 

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