Frequently asked questions
Where can I birth my baby?
At Midwives Perth we believe where you birth your baby is an important decision but there are many factors that may impact on this choice including the facilities you would like to access during birth.Our midwives are happy to work with you and any other medical practitioners you would like to involve to try to accommodate all choices.
What if there is a problem with my pregnancy?
At any time during your care if your midwife suspects something out of the ordinary, has any concerns or you are worried, you will be referred to the appropriate expert, this may be your GP, an obstetrician, pediatrician or other relevant specialist. Our midwives have positive relationships with health professionals in differing modalities and we want the best care for you and your baby every step of the way.
Do I still need to see an obstetrician?
If you are receiving private obstetric care you may still choose to see your obstetrician. You can discuss your overall options are with your obstetrician or alternatively contact us to find out more.
If you are birthing in a public facility you will discuss with your midwife the involvement you would like to have from an obstetrician. You will always have the option for obstetric visits and there may be a necessity for more visits if there are complexities in your pregnancy.
Can I have a water birth?
All our midwives are accredited to provide water immersion for pain relief and also water birth. However, not all facilities offer the option of water immersion so it will depend on the facility where you are birthing as to whether or not water birth is an option for you.
Why should I choose Midwives Perth for my care?
Choosing your caregiver is one of the most important decisions you will make for your pregnancy, birth and your journey into parenthood. Women often feel that they must choose an obstetrician for their care and some women do need to have obstetric care during pregnancy but all women have a midwife providing their care during labour – whether their labour is attended by a medical practitioner or not. The difference in choosing Midwives Perth means that you know the midwife who will be caring for you in labour. It is crucial that women and their family are surrounded by supportive, knowledgeable, friendly, caring faces and service providers throughout the pregnancy, birth and beyond. We know that in choosing Midwives Perth you will be supported by midwives who you know during the important times of your pregnancy, birth and post birth period and you will also have the care of medical practitioners whenever you need or want it.
Midwives Perth see women from all walks of life, women who require different types of care, women who make a variety of choices and women with pregnancies of varying risk factors. Our midwives can see you for all or some of your care and we are happy to work in collaboration with your General Practitioner (GP) or obstetrician if you wish to share your care.
Do I need a referral?
Generally speaking, No you don't need a referral, however there might be on a occassion where a referral is required if you are seeing Midwives Perth for care. Please contact us for further information.
Fees & payment plans
There may be some additional rebates from your health fund, you will need to contact your fund to find out the level of cover you have. Any claims from your health fund, will need to be submit through yourself.