Maternity Care Models
Three models of maternity care exist for women wishing to have their baby at the Mullumbimby Birth Centre:
- Midwives Program
Women see a midwife for the whole of their pregnancy, birth and postnatal period. 2 of your team midwives are present for your birth. An on call Doctor is available at all times.
- Shared Care
Women share their antenatal care between a MCBS doctor and primary midwife. Both the doctor and midwife are present at the birth.
- Doctors Program
Women see a GP obstetrician throughout their pregnancy and birth. Their team midwife will also be present at their birth.
- Home Birth
Women chose to give birth at home, attended by the team Midwife. Your antenatal visits take place either in your home or at the birth centre. Two midwives attend your birth.
Mullumbimby Birth Centre practises continuity of maternity care and carer so as to promote woman centred care:
- By fostering a trusting and mutually respectfulpartnership between the woman and her care provider.
- By focussing on the woman’s individual, unique needs, expectations and aspirations.
- By encompassing the needs of the baby, the woman’s family, her significant others and community, as identified and negotiated by the woman herself.
- That is ‘holistic’ in terms of addressing the woman’s social, emotional, physical, psychological, spiritual, and cultural needs and expectations. (Leap 2000).
Mullumbimby Birth Centre
PO Box 240
MULLUMBIMBY NSW 2482