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Why use the Shared Care Midwife Model?

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

Cost

As a private health service, The Midwifery Centre care attracts an out-of-pocket expense.

 

Each pregnancy visit is charged at $80.00 with a $50.00 rebate available from Medicare. Your first and third visit with us are Bulk Billed via Medicare.

 

See our 'Contact Us' page for more information

Schedule of Visits

Every pregnancy is unique. Below is the basic schedule of visits for a low risk pregnancy. Please note, this may differ from your pregnancy journey. 

Early Pregnancy - GP visit for referral to a health service

10-16 week (First Visit with University Hospital Geelong)

16 weeks

20 weeks

24 weeks

28 weeks

31 weeks

34 weeks

36 weeks

38 weeks

40 weeks

41 weeks (back to UHG)

Indicative Costs

Each pregnancy situation is unique, so the associated costs can vary.

An indicative estimate of costs for a low risk pregnancy, with all visits attended by the The Midwifery Centre would be:

  • Total Upfront Cost: $560

  • Out of pocket cost (after rebates): $210

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