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Birth at Home

Birth at Home Homebirth can be a controversial topic for some people and there are many who have concerns about the safety of planned birth at home, but actually there are a number of recent studies in favour of giving birth at home . This research found that birthing at home is a safe option …

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Birth Centres

Birth Centres Public Birth Centre Public birth centres are generally on-site at the public hospital and most often within the hospital walls. To birth in a public birth centre, you will generally need to have midwifery group practice care, or sometimes a private midwife may be able to attend. Your birth room will look a …

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Private Hospital

Private Hospital Anyone can choose to use a private hospital for their pregnancy and labour care but generally it is only those with private health insurance that do. If you have private health insurance, make sure you check with your provider that you are covered for maternity costs. Families that don’t have private health cover …

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Public Hospital

Public Hospital There are up to three birth place options in public hospitals: the labour and birthing suite (ward/unit), the hospital birth centre, or at home. All public maternity hospitals have a labour and birthing suite, some will have a birth centre and only a small number have a homebirth service. It is a good …

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Termination

Termination Termination, or abortion, is when a pregnant person decides to end a pregnancy by choice. People who have an abortion do so for many different reasons, it is a very personal choice. Considering terminating a pregnancy can be one of the most difficult and stressful decisions a person can make. If you are pregnant …

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Birth Support

Birth Support Have you considered birth support? If you are at the beginning of your pregnancy, you might be wondering ‘do I really need to think about this now?’. Well the answer is YES! It’s never too early (or too late) but the sooner you create your birth team, the more time they have to …

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Birth Places

Birth Places Hospital is the most common place to have a baby in Australia, with 97% of babies born either in a public or private hospital in 2018.  While hospital is the most popular place to give birth, its not the only place. It’s good to know what other options are available because they are …

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Primary Care Providers

Primary Care Providers Many people think that if they have private health insurance then they should have a private obstetrician. Or if they don’t have insurance, then they will have fractured midwifery-led care in the public system. But there are so many more options than this. From high-risk care with a public obstetrician, to low-risk …

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Informed Choice

Informed Choice Throughout your pregnancy, during birth and after birth, you will be given many different options to consider. Many of the options are considered standard and they may not always be presented to you in a way that offers another choice. It is good to remember that anytime your care provider is advising a …

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Continuity of Care

Continuity of Care The term ‘continuity of care’ is getting used more and more when it comes to general patient care. But there are actually two terms that regularly get interchanged – continuity of care and continuity of carer. Here we compare the two and see how they apply to you. Continuity of care refers …

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