Continuity of care is central to our practice. It is our belief that if the woman knows her caregiver well a trusting relationship is formed.
Pregnancy testing, all referrals for laboratory tests, specialist consultations and regular pregnancy checks in your home or at our rooms, are all included in the service.
Scans now incur a fee.
You can choose either a birth in hospital or a home birth. The majority of the postnatal care is from birth to four weeks.
One midwife will provide continuity throughout as your lead maternity carer but you will also get to know a second midwife as we have allotted time off.
You can call us at any time. We are on call 24 hrs a day. Ring if you have any concerns.
Labour usually starts with contractions. You may have irregular short contractions to begin with as the cervix (neck of the womb) prepares for birth. It may also begin with the membranes (waters) breaking and a loss of clear fluid.
We visit you every day until around the 5th to 7th day, then every second or third day. We will provide care up to a final visit at around 4 - 6 weeks.
You can call us whenever you need to.