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Australian Maternity Care Options- State and Territory, Public and Private

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#1 lucky 2

Posted 25 March 2015 - 09:46 PM

After a great suggestion from a member, I have opened this topic with a view to creating a pinned thread with Australian State and Territory based information and links to information about Pregnancy and Birthing options or "Models" of Maternity Care.

Each State or Territory is different, in the options available or the terminology used.

If you would like to contribute information about Models of care in your local area or State/Territory, please add.

All options, public and private, midwife or medical based.

Thanks for reading, :)

lucky 2
Moderator of the Hospitals and Birthing Centres forum

Edited by lucky 2, 20 February 2018 - 10:48 AM.

#2 Wigglemama

Posted 28 March 2015 - 10:41 AM

NORTHERN NSW (Northern Rivers and Far North Coast)

Tweed Hospital
GP shared care and high risk antenatal care available
Fully equipped birthing unit with theatre facilities
Water birth supported
Special care nursery from 34 weeks gestation

Murwillumbah Hospital
Murwillumbah Birth Centre: low risk, continuity of care, midwife led program, birth centre for birth, water birth supported, early discharge home, after 4-6 post birth, 4 weeks postnatal follow up in the home
GP shared care and high risk antenatal care available (to birth at Tweed Hospital)

Byron Central Hospital
Byron Community Birthing Service: low risk, continuity of care, midwife led service, GP shared care or GP care available with a link to a primary midwife for birth, water births supported, publically funded home birth program

Lismore Hospital
Lismore Community Midwifery Service: continuity of care, midwife led service. Water birth supported
GP shared care and high risk antental care available
Fully equipped birthing unit
Special care nursery

The Birth House- Lismore
Antenatal, labour, birth and labour care with private midwifery service
Water birth available
Home birth available
Hospital support available

Casino Hospital
Antenatal care for local residents
Labour and birth at Lismore Hospital

Grafton Hospital
GP shared care and hospital based care, to moderate risk
Midwifery support in labour and birth
Special care nursery

Edited by Wigglemama, 18 September 2016 - 06:31 AM.

#3 MrsBoots80

Posted 29 December 2015 - 05:20 PM

This post was exactly what I was looking for, but it looks like it's either been moved, or is unfinished. If it's been moved, could someone please point me in the right direction, as I'm looking for Brisbane, QLD info.

#4 wombats

Posted 29 December 2015 - 05:35 PM

Do you know which catchment you are in?

Metro north includes RBWH and their options are outlined here: https://www.health.q...aternity-q2.asp

And as a document here: https://www.health.q...els-of-care.pdf

#5 bagelbagel81

Posted 04 September 2016 - 02:13 PM

Anyone have information about Hills District, NSW? TIA

#6 elawood

Posted 24 October 2016 - 12:33 PM

This would be really handy for Perth if anyone has the info please!

#7 lucky 2

Posted 15 January 2017 - 01:38 PM

Victorian information-
From the BetterHealth Channel website-
Comprehensive information about the various care options offered in Victoria.
Please note that this page is currently under review, it was last updated in 2012 so some of the options may have altered.
The Birth Centre option is currently limited with many maternity facilities now offering Midwifery Care Models within the mainstream Birthing Units, rather than in separate facilities.

#8 lucky 2

Posted 20 February 2018 - 10:45 AM

Maternity care options in each State and Territory:-

National- http://www.health.gov.au/maternity

Tasmania- http://www.dhhs.tas....ient_department

Vic- https://www.betterhe...cy-care-choices

ACT- http://www.health.ac...ernity-services

NSW- multiple districts, you will need to go to each district to see what is on offer, see post #2 above

QLD- https://www.qld.gov....y/birth-centres

NT- https://www.qld.gov....y/birth-centres

WA- http://healthywa.wa....g/Having-a-baby

SA- http://www.cyh.com/H...&np=458&id=2750

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