In 2010 the Federal Government implemented the National Maternity Services Plan. It aims to give women more choice for their birthing rights. Since it was implemented, Queensland has lead the way towards creating midwifery care that really gives women the power to decide.
Do you know there are quite a few different types of birthing options that are available to you in Queensland? Here is a quick list:
- Public hospital
- Private hospital
- Birth centre
- Home birth
- Private midwifery care in hospital
Read more about the above options here: https://www.qld.gov.au/health/children/pregnancy/birth-centres/
You may not have heard much about private midwifery care. 8 hospitals in Queensland now work together with Medicare eligible private midwife providers. These hospitals include RBWH, Toowoomba, Bundaberg, Nambour, Ipswich, Gold Coast, Redlands and Logan Hospitals.
Family Midwives is a Brisbane private midwifery centre, who offer care to pregnant women who want either a home or hospital birth. With clinics based at Banyo and Cleveland they have access to Redlands hospital, Logan hospital and RBWH. They can provide services to women over a wide area of Brisbane.
Private midwife care allows you to have that continuity of care with someone you are able to get to know. They will be with you right through from the initial weeks of your pregnancy through to post-natal care.
The philosophy at Family Midwives: “Women are the most amazing, powerful, intuitive, creative and courageous beings. Not only can they conceive and grow another human being, they can birth them.”
… And isn’t it so true? Even though women all over the world give birth every day, when it happens to you it is likely one of the biggest events of your life. The ladies at Family Midwives know this well and they know how important this time is for women. They want to give women the support that they need to birth their babies through a model of care that they are comfortable with.