Midwifery Services

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Our Services

Professional Midwives provide education and care for women and families in all aspects of birthing and parenting.

Services offered include:

  • Advice and care during your pregnancy. You can phone or come and speak to us about your needs.
  • Midwife Clinic
  • Support and assistance during labour and birthing.
  • Liaison with your obstetrician.
  • Parenting advice such as settling the newborn, nappy changing, bathing and breastfeeding.
  • One home visit after discharge (domiciliary), or more as required.
  • 24 hour consult service up to 6 weeks postnatal.
  • Referral service to other agencies.
  • Newborn hearing screening.
  • Childbirth education.

The Midwifery Unit contains two birth rooms and four postnatal beds, with all single rooms. All rooms have ensuite facilities with televisions provided.

Partners can stay if there is a bed available (beds will be prioritised to women and newborn babies at all times).

Here at SHDH we are dedicated to the women and babies in our region. We want you to know, we are on your team and we are very proud to have chosen to work towards achieving Baby Friendly Health Initiative (BFHI) accreditation. The BFHI is a global effort by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) to implement practices that protect, promote and support breastfeeding. It’s key role is to ensure all parents receive information and support about feeding and caring for their babies to help them make informed decisions. All choices are supported; infant health and a positive experience for all mothers is our focus.

Visit https://bfhi.org.au/ for more information about the BFHI.

See Pregnancy and Birth for more information on services and support available during pregnancy.

Visit our new local Early Years Online Hub for up to date and relevant information for parents, carers and service providers in the Swan Hill Local Government Area, go to: www.earlyyearsonlinehub.org.au