I wanted to let anyone interested in birthing at Mt Barker hospital (SA) know that they have just got the go ahead to offer a midwifery-led clinic.
What this means is you go to see a GP to confirm your pregnancy, then ring Mt Barker Maternity and request care by the midwife led clinic. Through your pregnancy you will be cared for by a small group of midwives (there are currently 5 wonderful midwives in this model) then see a GP/OB at 36 weeks. From then you remain under the care of the midwives who will be available for your birth and will look after you after the birth.
This is really exciting!!!
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08-09-2012 08:48 #1
Midwifery led Clinic now available at MT Barker SA
24-02-2013 19:00 #2Junior Member
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Thanks for your post. I live not far from Mt Barker and am about 7 weeks along in my first pregnancy. It's all very new to me so still trying to work out my next move but am looking at Mt Barker hospital for the birth so your post has been helpful. Thanks!
20-05-2013 09:58 #3
This is fantastic news!
My partner and I will are planning to TTC within the next year and a half and I would love nothing more that to have Midwife led care! I can't think of anything better than being able to give birth in a hospital 15 minutes from where I live (Nairne). Will make life so much easier (as compared to having to go down into town). That and I've heard wonderful things about Mt Barker Hosp. They even have water births, I think..
Last edited by emuls; 20-05-2013 at 10:01.
22-05-2013 15:59 #4Member
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I'm booked for my first appointment Friday week to see the midwives at the Midwifery LED clinic. I am so passionate about midwifery care. This is my third baby, I am 12 weeks today, and my other two were delivered by wonderful midwives at different hospitals. BLOOM INTO LIFE WITH A MIDWIFE.
25-05-2013 14:04 #5Senior Member
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I did shared care in Mt Barker and birthed in the Mt Barker hospital (with Ob care from 37+ weeks). I found this hospital and their midwives to be generally excellent. Very supportive bunch. Good facilities, private room only sharing bathroom with one other person. Baths for labour and a myriad of other things to assist in labour. I imagine that midwife led care attached to the hospital will be a positive experience for women. They just need more rooms to accommodate more women (the whole hospital would benefit from an extension).
I was disappointed at having to shift to Women's and Children's hospital due to twin pregnancy this time.
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