Private Midwifery Services

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Services offered by private practice midwives can vary depending on areas of interest. While many private practice midwives offer care right through pregnancy, birth and beyond others choose to specialise in pre or postnatal care. Some midwives have skills in in complementary therapies such as acupuncture, massage, reflexology, naturopathy etc. Private Midwifery services can include:

Preconception care

  • Pre-pregnancy advice
  • Advice on birth options
  • Nutrition information

Support for pregnancy loss

Pregnancy Care

  • Antenatal visits - one off visits or for clients choosing continuity of care
  • Education classes eg. Preparation for parenthood, early pregnancy classes, VBAC class, Birth techniques, breastfeeding classes, first time parents, sibling preparation etc.
  • Preparation for breastfeeding
  • Providing a second opinion
  • Birth planning


  • Hospital Birth
  • Homebirth
  • Birth Centre Birth

Postnatal Care

  • Postnatal visiting service – in homes or hospital
  • Lactation consultations
  • Parenting support
  • Child and family health: Community Education – talking to community groups, childcare centre's etc
  • Family planning
  • Pap smears

Page created 13th July 2012

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