Belmont Birthing Info
NOTE: Any delay in deciding and booking, can mean you miss out on a spot in the most desirable/hard to get programs. E.g. many women now join a waitlist VERY early to get a spot in Midwifery Group Practise Programs (these programs are available at Belmont, JHH and Maitland).
Extra Note: Birth CAN be a zero-financial-cost event. Out of pocket costs for birth in public hospitals range expectation might be: $0-1500.
Options through Belmont Birthing include
homebirth (as long as you continue to meet required criteria),
birthing at Belmont Hospital (inside the Birth Centre)
or transferring at any stage to JHH Hospital.
The GREAT news about Belmont Birthing is the wonderful access to the gold standard of maternity care:
- One-to-One Continual Midwife Care with the Belmont Midwifery Group Practise Midwife Team (women birth at their homes or the Belmont Birth Centre with the intention that they birth with a member of their known midwife care team.
The Birth Centre are at Belmont Hospital away from the temptation of strong medications for pain relief.
Women are supported with the intention to support natural physiological birth, without interventions - as much as possible. And to access such interventions a woman would need to decide to transfer her birth to the JHH and transfer herself there too (this is done smoothly by ambulance service).
After birth the ideal intention is to head home four hours after birth to relax in your known and comfortable environment for best sleep etc). (all of of the Birth Centre rooms have baths to enjoy)
The best way to ensure your birth is as physiological and smooth as possible is to do great quality, private birth education and/or consider hiring a Birth Doula.
The time and energy you invest in your birth will reward you for your full lifetime and your next generations too!
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