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Is midwifery right for you?
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Choosing midwifery care for your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum journey can be a transformative and empowering experience. Our midwifery practice offers women-led care, where our experienced and compassionate midwives are committed to providing patient-centred support tailored to each client's unique needs and preferences.

We believe in the importance of listening to our clients, and respecting their choices when it comes to healthcare. Midwifery is founded on the belief that pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period are natural processes that can be supported through individualised care, education, and trust in the body's ability to birth and heal.

Our midwives work collaboratively with each client to develop a personalised care plan that aligns with their values and preferences. We provide a range of clinical services, including prenatal care, continuous support during labour and delivery, postpartum care, and breastfeeding support.

Choosing midwifery care means choosing a care provider who is committed to helping you achieve the birth experience that you want, while prioritising your health and safety. We are passionate about building strong relationships with the families we serve and providing care that is grounded in trust and respect.

We encourage you to consider midwifery care for your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum journey. Our team is here to support you every step of the way, providing compassionate, individualised care that is tailored to your unique needs and preferences.

What's the difference between a midwife and a doctor or doula?

You've probably heard conflicting information about the care you receive with a doctor versus a midwife, and even more confusion about how a doula might be involved. OBs, doulas, and registered midwives are all important members of the maternity care team, but they have different roles and responsibilities. Here's a brief overview of the differences between them:

  • Obstetricians (OBs) are medical doctors who specialise in the care of pregnant women, including managing high-risk pregnancies and performing medical interventions during labour and delivery, such as caesarean sections. OBs typically have completed medical school and a residency in obstetrics and gynaecology.

  • Doulas are non-medical professionals who provide emotional, physical, and informational support to women during pregnancy, labour, and the postpartum period. They do not perform medical procedures or make medical decisions, but rather provide continuous support and advocacy for the woman's choices and preferences.

  • Registered midwives are trained medical professionals who provide comprehensive clinical maternity care, including prenatal, labour and delivery, and postpartum care. Midwives use a holistic, patient-centred approach, emphasising the natural process of childbirth and empowering women to make informed decisions about their healthcare. Midwives can provide care in a hospital, birth centre, or home setting, depending on the woman's preferences and needs.

Doula
Doctor
Midwife
Labour Support
YES
NO
YES
Deliver at Hospital
NO
YES
YES
Deliver at Home
NO
NO
YES
Drugs for Pain Relief
NO
YES
YES
Non-Drug Options for Pain Relief
YES
NO
YES
University Degree
NO
YES
YES
Breastfeeding Support
YES
NO
YES
Postpartum Home Visits
YES
NO
YES
Long Appointments
YES
NO
YES
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