Midwifery Group Practice

In a Midwifery Group Practice (MGP) the woman knows the midwife and back up midwives who provide care throughout her pregnancy, labour, birth and postnatal period. This models care is available at Tweed, Murwillumbah, Byron and Lismore Hospitals.

Midwifery Group Practice is a continuity of care model for pregnant women who are allocated a known midwife, who provides individualised care and follows the woman across the interface of community and hospital services, through her antenatal (pregnancy), intra partum (labour and birth) and early postnatal journey up to 6 weeks post birth. Two midwives are present for the birth. Medical advice and care is available at all times.

There are two services available:

  • Low risk model of care available to women who have no health conditions. Available at Murwillumbah and Byron Hospitals. These hospitals consult with and refer to The Tweed and Lismore Base Hospitals if a higher level of care for newborns is required.  If higher care is required, the women will transfer out of this model.
  • All risk model of care. This means that women begin their care with no known healthy (no health risks) and/or has had a previous caesarean birth.  If the woman develops health conditions a higher level of care can be provided. Available at Tweed and Lismore Hospitals.

Women may also share their antenatal care between a Byron Community Birthing Service Doctor and primary midwife. Both the doctor and midwife are present at the birth.

 

To contact the Midwifery Group Practice in Northern NSW:

 

Tweed Midwifery Group Practice
Tweed Midwifery Group Practice
The Tweed Hospital
07 5506 7490
Lismore Community Birthing Service
Lismore Community Birthing Service
Lismore Base Hospital
02 6620 7400