Shared Antenatal Care
The Midwifery Centre provides shared maternity care to patients planning to give birth at University Hospital Geelong (UHG). 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
Each appointment is 40 minutes, so there is plenty of time for discussion, education and questions.
Medicare benefits enable women to claim Medicare rebates for all midwifery appointments when referred by an Obstetric GP or UHG Doctor. Those without a referral or without Medicare will be charged the full fee.
Private Postnatal Care
This service is available to all women who have given birth in Geelong, the Surf Coast or the Bellarine Peninsula. Private Midwifery Care is available from birth to 6 weeks postpartum. There is no cap on the number of appointments and visits are tailored to each individual family.
This service is Bulk Billed via Medicare with a referral and can be used in conjunction with, or in lieu of, standard hospital based postnatal care.
Those without Medicare or without a referral will be charged at the full fee.