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Models of Care

Models of Care There are several different models of maternity care around Australia and these are made up of the care provider you choose and where you plan to birth. Not all models of care are available to everyone, which may be because of geographic location, financial limitation or the availability/high demand of some services. …

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Informed Choice

Informed Choice Throughout your pregnancy, during birth and after birth, you will be given various different options to consider. Many of the options are considered standard and they may not always be presented to you in a way that offers another choice. It is good to remember that anytime your care provider is advising a …

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Continuity of Care

Continuity of Care The term ‘continuity of care’ is getting used more and more when it comes to general patient care, and with good reason. But there are actually two terms that regularly get interchanged – continuity of care and continuity of carer. Let’s compare the two and see how they apply to you. Continuity …

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Birth Places

Birth Places In 2018, 97% of all births occurred in hospital. While this is clearly the most popular place to have a baby, it is not the only place. You can choose to birth (and accidentally birth!) in a great many places, each appealing to different people. It’s a good idea to know what other …

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Primary Care Providers

Primary Care Providers Many people wrongly think that if they have private health insurance, then they should have a private obstetrician. Or if they don’t have insurance, then they will have fractured midwifery-led care in the public system. But there are so many more options than this! From high-risk care with a public obstetrician, to …

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