Know My Midwife Program
About Know My Midwife
At Mitcham Private Hospital, we understand women want to feel empowered, informed, supported and reassured throughout their pregnancy and birth journey. We want to provide mums-to-be every opportunity to get to know us, as we get to know you.
The Know My Midwife program allows you to choose a midwife to be by your side, with you every step of the way throughout pregnancy, birth and your post-natal journey, sharing the care with your chosen obstetrician.
How does the program work?
As part of the Know My Midwife program, you’ll have a dedicated team of Know My Midwife Midwives to care for you during pregnancy, support you during labour and be with you during birth. You’ll also follow-up with your Know My Midwife midwife at around 6 weeks post-natal.
- You will meet with your Know My Midwife Midwife for three antenatal appointments at Mitcham Private Hospital. These will be scheduled at regular intervals throughout your pregnancy, in addition to your Obstetrician appointments.
- Your Know My Midwife midwife is booked in for your labour and birth – whether it’s a spontaneous labour, or elective caesarean – she’ll be there to support you.
- So we can check in with you and your little one you will also receive one post-natal appointment at Mitcham Private Hospital with a Know My Midwife Midwife.
- All our usual maternity services are still included, such as antenatal classes, breastfeeding advice, and parenting education & support.
How to book a place
There is no cost to mums-to-be if you hold a Medicare Card; it’s all part of our maternity service at Mitcham Private Hospital.
If you’d like to take part in the program and have already booked in with your chosen Mitcham Private Hospital Obstetrician, then ask your Obstetrician for a referral at your earliest appointment and we’ll do the rest.
Please note: if you are uninsured or an overseas patient with no Medicare Card, please contact us for a quote for the Know My Midwife program.
Interested in Know My Midwife, but don’t yet have an Obstetrician? Visit our specialist page here for more details.
If you’d like more information or have a specific question on the program, simply complete the form below and we’ll get back to you or call 03 9210 3111 during business hours.
Please be aware, program places are limited and placement is not guaranteed.
Q: Am I eligible for the Know My Midwife program?
A: The Know My Midwife program is only suitable for mothers-to-be expecting an uncomplicated birth. Please talk to us or your Obstetrician to find out if you are eligible.
Q: I don’t have Private Health Insurance, can I participate in the Know My Midwife program?
A: Absolutely, please contact us and we will provide you with more information.
Q: What are the hospital costs associated with the Know My Midwife program?
A: If you have a Medicare Card, there are no out of pocket costs for the Know My Midwife program. If you do not hold a Medicare Card there will be a charge for our services. Please contact us on 03 9210 3111 during business hours for a quote.
Q: What are the Obstetricians costs associated with the Know My Midwife program?
A: Each of our Obstetrician’s set their own fees. Please contact your chosen Obstetrician for their fee schedule.
If you are interested in participating in the KNOW MY MIDWIFE program please fill out the form below.