Bathurst Health Service is excited to be able to offer a new birthing opportunity as a part of Bathurst Maternity Unit.
Families will be able to have their own Midwife to provide continuous care throughout pregnancy, during labour and after the birth of their baby.
Bathurst Health Service General Manager, Cathy Marshall said, “This will allow mothers to get to know your midwife, who has been allocated to you. This will provide a better birth experience for you and your family.
“It now doesn’t end there, we will be able to offer pregnancy and post birth care that can be provided in your home and you will have the opportunity of going home from hospital as early as 4 hours after the birth”.
Project Officer Bathurst Midwifery Group Practice - Clinical Midwifery Specialist, Melissa Grabham said, “We are a team of four midwives consisting of Meg Hitchick, Bree Murphy, Susannah Robinson and myself. This new service will allow you to get to know each of us during your pregnancy”.
“Throughout the ages midwives have been providing this type of care for women and their families to provide a positive and empowering birthing experience and transition into parenthood”.
We are eager to start working as a team within the Bathurst Midwifery Group Practice and will start working with expecting mums over the next few weeks and will be providing care to women from the 18th November 2018.
If you are, or someone you know is currently pregnant and would like more information on the model, please call or send a text message with your details to our Midwives on 02 6330 5400 and they will get back to you as soon as possible.