Antenatal care

With You Midwifery provides all the antenatal services your GP or Obstetrician would provide.
This includes performing checks on your baby’s growth and heart rate, ordering all routine ultrasounds,
pathology and many prescriptions as well as checks on your wellbeing. The part that sets us apart is the
one-on-one support you receive whilst building a trusting relationship with your Midwife.

Medical history

Compiling a comprehensive medical, surgical and family history.

Health checks

Height and weight measurements and blood pressure checks.

Maternal wellbeing

Including emotional support, reassurance and education and discussion about your baby’s development.

Ordering

Ordering of routine antenatal tests, investigations and ultrasounds and nutrients and supplement education.

Birth preparation

Discussion of preferences and planning, including guidance on booking into hospital, common discomforts and coping strategies for labour.

Empowerment coaching

Chats about what your body is doing during labour and instilling belief in your body through empowerment and preparedness.

That was their experience, it doesn’t have to be that way for you

Birth time

At birth time, your Midwife will handover to your choice of public or private hospital or see you at the hospital for birth support.
With You Midwifery offers birth support to women who feel they need extra support and coaching through the labour process.
Although With you Midwifery women and their families will feel empowered to successfully achieve their best possible birth,
it’s useful to have a spokesperson for you there to uphold your birth values and rights.

Birth support

On-call support and advice pre-labour before we meet you at your choice of hospital to be with you until after the birth of your baby.

Public Hospital handover

The Mornington Peninsula’s local public hospital is Frankston. You will have all of your paperwork and your Midwife will be in close contact with staff.

Private Hospital handover

The Bays and Peninsula Private are the Mornington Peninsula’s private hospitals. You will have all of your paperwork and your Midwife will be in close contact with staff.

Informed, empowered, amazing

Postnatal care

Post birth can be a very difficult time for any woman and we believe it is crucial that every woman access
real and practical support, whether in a midwifery clinic or in your home. Postnatal midwifery offers you
support, care, understanding and information you need to successfully make the transition into motherhood.

In-home support

Your Midwife will visit frequently during your first week home ensuring you are managing physically, mentally and emotionally.

Up to six weeks

Your Midwife is available to call, email or visit in our clinic or your home until your baby is six weeks old.

Health and wellbeing

Health and wellbeing checks for yourself and health and wellbeing checks for your baby, including weight checks.

Sleeping

Education and support of your baby’s sleep cycles, help getting into routines and worries answered.

Breast feeding

Breastfeeding assessment, education and support.

Contraception

Discussion and ordering of contraception, if required.

Pregnancy care packages

With You Midwifery has tailored four packages of care suitable to different levels of needs and attention.
Please contact us for a chat about which package is most suitable for your unique journey.

Ultimate Pregnancy Care

All antenatal clinic visits
On-call birth support
Postnatal home visits
(up to six weeks)

Empowered Pregnancy Care

ALL ANTENATAL CLINIC VISITS
POSTNATAL HOME VISITS
(UP TO SIX WEEKS)

With You antenatal care

ANTENATAL CLINIC ONLY

With You postnatal care

POSTNATAL HOME VISITS ONLY
(UP TO SIX WEEKS)

Did you know

Most of our services are Medicare rebatable

Academic studies

  • In total 2314 women were randomised – 1156 to (Midwifery) caseload
    and 1158 to standard care. Women allocated to caseload were less likely
    to have a caesarean section; more likely to have a spontaneous vaginal birth;
    less likely to have epidural analgesia; and less likely to have an episiotomy.
    Infants of women allocated to caseload were less likely to be admitted to special
    or neonatal intensive care. No infant outcomes favoured standard care.

    HL McLachlan, et al, 2012
  • The government believes the role of Midwives in labour and birth
    needs to be encouraged and extended and acknowledges the majority
    of women do not require medical attendance at the birth.

    DHS, 2002
  • Collaborative maternity care enables women to be active participants
    in their care by maximising continuity of care and carer throughout pregnancy,
    birth and the postnatal period.

    NHMRC Consultations, 2009
  • The philosophy behind midwife led continuity models is normality,
    continuity of care and being cared for by a known, trusted midwife
    during labour. The emphasis is on the natural ability of women to
    experience birth with minimum intervention.

    Sandall J, et all, 2015
  • The majority of studies reported a higher rate of maternal satisfaction
    in the midwifery-led continuity care model. Similarly there was a trend
    towards a cost-saving effect for midwife-led continuity care compared
    to other care models.

    Sandall J, et all, 2015

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