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FREQUENT QUESTIONS

You Ask. We Answer.

As is the case with any medical field, maternity care can sometimes be weighed down with unfamiliar terminology and concepts. Scroll down to see some of the most common questions we receive, and see if they help clear up the jargon.

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  • Where are you located?
    Pregnancy Care: We are a mobile home visiting service. We provide pregnancy and postnatal visits in the comfort of your home. We have availability after hours and on weekends to accomodate your work/life schedule. We do not have a clinic space to provide visits, if home visits are not suitable, UHG can provide clinic appointments within their hospital service. Infusions: Inside Dermaluxe Beauty 138 Shannon Avenue Geelong West, Vic 3218
  • How much does it cost to access Shared Care Midwifery?
    The Midwifery Centre is a private maternity service which attracts an out of pocket fee. Medicare rebates are available for all services and are processed online after your appointment. Rebates are then paid into your bank account linked with Medicare. Appointment cost $80.00 Rebate $50 We are a MOBILE home visiting service. Suburbs outside of Geelong and Bellarine Peninsula may attract a Travel Fee, Speak to Tanya directly to discuss
  • Who can access Shared Care Midwifery?
    Shared Care is designed for low risk pregnancies. However, most women can access some degree of shared care. Women who attend Pregnancy Care Clinic (PCC) can still have access to Shared Care. Visits can be in conjuction with or in addition to your PCC visits.
  • I'm on the list for Midwifery Group Practice (MGP), can I book in to The Midwifery Centre as back up in case I miss out?
    Yes, you can book into The Midwifery Centre as back up for MGP. If you get a place in MGP, you can simple cancel your visit.
  • I'm near the end of my pregnancy, can I still access shared care?
    Yes, absolutely!
  • How do I make a booking?
    See our 'Contact Us' Page to request an appointment
  • I am seeing the Midwives Clinic at University Hospital Geelong, can I change to shared care?
    Yes. Women who are seeing midwives for their care are the most suitable for shared care. You can change to shared care at any time.
  • I've had a previous C-Section, can I access Shared Care Midwifery?
    Yes. Women booked for an Elective c/s as well as those who plan a vaginal birth are welcome to attend The Midwifery Centre in conjunction with regular PCC appointments.
  • Can I just access Postnatal care?
    Yes, Anyone who has given birth at University Hospital Geelong can access Post Natal Care with The Midwifery Centre . Please contact us for availability as we have a cap on post natal patients
  • Can my partner/children be home when the Midwife visits?
    Yes. Partners, children and other family members are welcome to be at your home during the visits. However, we can move to another room or ask them to leave for the duration if that makes you more comfortable.
  • Do you offer birth services or support?
    No. Unfortunately we do not provide any form of Birth Service/Support. All inpatient care for birth or emergency care is provided by the staff at University Hospital Geelong. We are strictly a Home Visiting pregnancy and postnatal service
  • I'm unsure if this is the care for me, how can I access more information?
    Navigating maternity care can be confusing with many different options available. The Midwifery Centre team knows Geelong maternity care very well! Phone consultations are available with our Midwives for more information without making a face to face booking home visit booking. Send us an email at admin@themidwiferycentre.com.au or fill in a request an appointment on our 'Contact' page
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The Midwifery Centre team are experienced at answering any other questions you might have.
Please get in touch with us and we will do our best to help.

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