The Midwifery Centre was established in 2021 by Midwife, Tanya Hodgkinson. It was created to offer women and their families an alternative to hospital based maternity care. The Midwifery Centre is a community based service, that provides Antenatal Shared Care and Private Postnatal Care to Geelong, Surf Coast and Bellarine Peninsula.
Administrative Hours - Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
Why Shared Care?
The Midwifery Centre provides shared maternity care to women planning to give birth at University Hospital Geelong. Shared maternity care means that during your pregnancy, your care is split between a community based midwife at The Midwifery Centre, and your local birthing hospital. Shared Care is deigned for low risk pregnancies, however most women will be able to access some degree of shared care
Midwife service Geelong
What are the benefits of Shared Care?
- Home / Community based appointments
- More convenient appointment times
- Less travel time and expenses
- Less waiting times
- Holistic care
- Continuity of care from a known Midwife
- Improved continuity and coordination of care
Please Note: The Midwifery Centre does not provide home birth service. The Birth House Geelong is our chosen provider of Home Birth services.
Registered, Endorsed & Medicare Eligible Midwife
Tanya has proudly been working as a Midwife for the past 10 years. She has previously worked at The Royal Women's Hospital in Parkville and at University Hospital Geelong (UHG). While at UHG, Tanya spent 3 years working in the Midwifery Group Practice (MGP) program as a continuity of care practitioner. In that time, she has developed great working relationships with the obstetric and midwifery teams and remains up to date with clinical practice guidelines and policies.
Tanya is a mum of 2 children, Georgia (4 years) and Jack (2 years). With 2 very different birth experiences, Tanya has developed a passion for helping others achieve the birth they have always wanted. Tanya is a strong advocate for women rights in childbirth and has a passion for women centred maternity care.
Tanya's aim is to provide all women with empowerment and knowledge for their birthing journey and ensure they feel safe, respected and heard.
Tanya is fully vaccinated against Covid-19