Day: 23 March 2020

GP Shared-Care

GP Shared Care GP shared care is a model of care that allows you to have the majority of your appointments with your preferred GP who also has obstetric accreditation. Some antenatal appointments will still be held at the hospital you plan to birth at. GP shared care can be convenient for some women if …

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Private Obstetrician

Private Obstetrician Private obstetricians offer medical care for high risk and low risk pregnancies and can work in private and public hospitals. They also offer a form of continuity of carer. It is a good idea to do some research before deciding which obstetrician you wish to use, as some may meet your needs better …

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Public Obstetrician

Public Obstetrician Womxn who plan to birth in a public hospital, and their pregnancies have been identified as higher risk, will be given care by a public obstetrician. In some situations, it may also be possible to chose obstetric-led care if you have a low-risk pregnancy. Most or all of this care is covered by …

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Clinic Midwives

Clinic Midwives The most common type of pregnancy and birth care is provided by clinical midwives within the public system. This type of care is midwifery-led but it is not the gold standard continuity of carer. This means that most of your care would be provided by the midwives who work in the antenatal clinic …

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Midwifery Group Practice

Midwifery Group Practice Midwifery group practise offers caseload midwifery-led care through the public hospital system. Caseload midwives work in small teams of about three to six midwives, who provide a version of continuity of carer to several women at a time. MGP is always supported by a an inter-professional collaborative team and if at any …

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Private Midwife

Private Midwife Midwives who do not work in the public system are called private midwives and can be self employed or work for a private business. Midwives who are in private practice may choose to offer full care from pregnancy to after birth and some specialise in particular areas – for example, antenatal education only. …

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