Melanie provides you with all of your pregnancy/antenatal care in her home clinic and in your home. This includes physical checks, extensive education and birth and breastfeeding preparation, among other things. Your antenatal visits are tailored to your needs and you will have plenty time to ask any questions you might have. Antenatal care starts soon after you discover you are pregnant and visits are done approximately every 4 weeks until 30 weeks gestation, every 2 weeks until 36 week gestation and then every week until you give birth. These intervals are just a guide, some women require more and others less.
Home Birth / Birth Care
Most of Melanie's clients choose to give birth at home, however some have chosen to give birth in hospital. Melanie cares for you in your home, or chosen hospital during labour and birth and comes to your birth with all the equipment required (including birth equipment, oxygen, resuscitation equipment and emergency medications). A second midwife is also available at the birth to assist if required.
Melanie provides you with all of you postnatal care in your home for six weeks after your baby is born. During this time she will check on the health and development of your baby and assist with breastfeeding needs and your recovery from pregnancy and birth. Melanie will visit every day for 4 days after your birth, at week 1, week 2, week 4 and week 6. This visiting schedule is flexible and based on your needs and circumstances.
Free information session
It is important to meet with your midwife and ask all your questions before choosing if she is the right care provider for you. Melanie offers free appointments for you and your family to attend for a one on one chat about the care that Melanie provides and to discuss all of your desires and preferences for your care.
Please feel welcome to contact Melanie to arrange your appointment
Melanie has a collection of books and DVD's available for loan during your care, you are welcome to read as much or as little as you like. There are many books about pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and newborn care.
Melanie and Emma host a casual monthly 'Pregnancy and Parenting network' at cafe '2773' in ross st Glenbrook NSW. You are welcome to attend anytime to meet other families in the area and use this group as a learning resource and build relationships with like minded families. The group is held every 3rd Tuesday from 9:30am.
Learn more details about Melanie's midwifery services at our 'Frequently asked Questions' page
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