ANTENATAL, BIRTHING/MIDWIFERY and POSTNATAL SERVICES
Midwifery led birthing service
We offer safe, accessible, woman-centred, pregnancy care and a birthing service to first time mums and those who have been there before.
The Community and Hospital Midwifery (CaHM) program is an inovative and progressive initiative provided by specially trained midwives, works collaboratively with Goublurn Valley Health (GVH) and has the support of hospital colleagues.
Benefits of the service
This is your pregnancy and you are central to decision making around your care.
Personal care from the CaHM Midwives ensures continuity of care.
There is a trusting and supportive relationship between your family and the carer.
You have less travel time away from your family, home and responsibilities.
Your birth will be in familiar surroundings.
GVH provide timely support immediately it is needed.
Limitations of the CaHM Program
If there is any chance your birth will not be low risk you will need to consult with, or be referred to, GVH and any stage during your pregnancy and post birth
In the event transfer is necessary, every effort will be made to ensure your transfer occurs in a timely manner.
There is no medical support on site at KDHS
Who can be involved in the CaHM Program?
All women need an appropriate level of care depending on their assessed needs.
For low risk pregnancies antenatal care, birth and postnatal care can be offered in Kyabram
For medium risk pregnances some antenatal care and postnatal care can occur in Kyabram. Birth will not occur at KDHS.
For high risk pregnancies consultation with specialist services is required and these will be arranged depending on need. Birth will not occur at KDHS.
We will endeavour to provide as much care within the community as is appropriate to your needs.
Assessment of your suitability to birth at KDHS occurs throughout your pregnancy.
If you need to be transferred to GVH during your labour, where possible your midwife will accompany you.
For more information please contact Karen Taylor, Midwifery Coordinator on 5857 0285 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Domiciliary Midwifery Services
Domiciliary Midwifery Services are available on discharge. This service allows mothers who are capable and coping well with themselves and their baby, to go home early. A midwife will visit you at home to check that you and your baby are physically well and doing great.
Home help services are available by arrangement with your Midwife, Doctor or Maternal and Child Health Nurse.
*Midwives are on duty 24 hours a day, please do not hesitate to phone the hospital on 5857 0200 and ask to speak to one at any time.