Our holistic, personalised approach to maternity care includes access to our team of experienced midwives, providing you with the benefit of their collective expertise.
Having a baby is special and exciting and one of the most wonderful experiences of your life. It is also a time when you will have many questions and support will be important to you. At Eve Health you will have access to both your obstetrician and our Eve Health midwives for your antenatal and postnatal care.
We feel that establishing a relationship with a known midwife as well as your obstetrician provides an integrated approach to your pregnancy, birth and beyond. Holistic, women-centred care recognises the impact your mind, spirit, as well as your physical health has on your pregnancy and birth experience. Experiencing support and input from different women’s health disciplines ensures we are promoting your emotional well-being.
All women booked for obstetric care will have the option of scheduled visits during pregnancy as well as postnatal visits with one of our midwives, Laurie, Jean or Paula. The antenatal appointments are between 20 – 40 minutes in length and cover common pregnancy concerns, diet, exercise, antenatal education options, birth preparation, social networking and an opportunity to answer any questions or concerns about “what is normal”. You are encouraged to book your initial midwife appointment between 16-18 weeks. By this stage most women have not felt their baby’s movements, so the heartbeat is also heard at this session. It is also an ideal time for our midwives and you to get to know each other.
A second midwife appointment in your third trimester can be booked for birth preparation (Birth plans, TENS education and hire, antenatal expression of colostrum). Our midwives have had years of experience working in the birthing unit at the Mater Mothers’ Private Hospital and are passionate about preparing new families for the transition to parenthood. In addition to these routine midwifery visits, our midwives are available for phone advice, and pathology and scan results.
At Eve Health, we recommend a postnatal visit at two to three weeks with one of our midwives. In these early days, they can help you feel confident navigating your new role as a mother and guide experienced mums with the new dynamic of another baby. This is also a great time to learn more about our Eve Health Mother’s Group and paediatric first aid courses.