+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Alexwp's Avatar
    Alexwp is offline Proud to be a Midwife in training
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    34
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked
    1
    Reviews
    0

    Default Midwifery led Clinic now available at MT Barker SA

    Hi Everyone,
    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!!!

    Blessings

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0
    Reviews
    0

    Default Thanks

    Hi Alexwp,

    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!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Nairne
    Posts
    5
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    3
    Reviews
    0
    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 11:01.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    78
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    19
    Reviews
    0
    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.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    301
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    38
    Reviews
    0
    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.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Mount Barker SA
    By Wynter2013 in forum Seeking a Maternity Hospital
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 21-12-2012, 19:35
  2. Pregnant women from Mt Barker or greater Adelaide area?
    By Skudgy in forum Student Midwives & Doulas
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 21-11-2012, 08:14
  3. Anyone used Mt Barker Hospital in SA? What was it like?
    By minipolly2b in forum Seeking a Maternity Hospital
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-09-2012, 19:23

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
Little Rugby NSWCatch, weave, chase, run, but most of all have FUN! Little Rugby runs a NSW network of fun, safe and non-contact footy ...
FORUMS - chatting now ...
Sisters' WeddingIssues with Family Members
Can we use this name?Choosing Baby Names
IVF Babies due Sep/Oct/Nov 2017 #2pregnancy and babies through IVF
looking for some help pleasePregnancy & Birth General Chat
IVF babies due March/April/May 2018pregnancy and babies through IVF
Yummy MummiesMovies / Music / Books / TV Chat
Joyous June/July TTC! #2Conception & Fertility General Chat
Small Age GapGeneral Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
REVIEWS
"Made bed time less anxious"
by Meld85
My Little Heart Whisbear - the Humming Bear reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›