Midwife Options: Midwives are fully qualified, trained and experienced medical professionals.

Midwives are available for your care at all the local maternity hospitals in the area.
We have listed the information below for your interest, please contact individual hospitals to ask further questions and to book in, we are not affiliated with any hospitals

Studies show that a woman who receives continuous care, midwife options (from a known midwife) is more likely to:

> have a normal birth
> have a more positive experience of labour and birth
> be satisfied with her maternity care
> successfully breastfeed her baby
> have her baby born at term
> have her baby born healthy

Midwives strive to help women to have a healthy pregnancy and natural birth experience.

Midwives are trained to recognise and deal with deviations from the normal.

The midwife is a responsible and accountable professional who works in partnership with women to give the necessary support, care and advice during pregnancy, labour and the postpartum period, to conduct births on the midwife’s own responsibility and to provide care for the infant.

Midwifery care includes preventive measures, the promotion of normal birth, the detection of complications in mother and child, accessing of medical or other appropriate assistance and the carrying out of emergency measures.

Great news – There is continuous Care Midwifery available in the Hunter!

It is through the Belmont Midwifery Group Practice (one-one Midwifery Care)!  

See a photo of some of the team below:

This group offer one-to-one midwifery care throughout pregnancy, birth and postnatal experience. This service is based at Belmont Hospital, however care is also provided within your home and the community.

Yes, that means there is a government funded home birth option!

This service is professionally and functionally linked with John Hunter Maternity and Gynaecology Services. It is only available to women who assessed as having a low risk pregnancy.

See a picture of a room in the birthing suite below:

midwife options belmont group practice

Read more about the Belmont Midwifery Group Practice program here

or Phone (02) 4923 2108

 

 

 

“There is no other organ quite like the uterus.

If men had such an organ they would brag about it.

 So should we.”

 

~Ina May Gaskin, Midwife of thirty years.