Midwife Maternity Care
At Frances Perry House, we understand women want to feel empowered, informed, supported and reassured throughout their pregnancy and birth journey. We want to provide mums-to-be every opportunity to get to know us, as we get to know you.
Midwifery Care Consultation
The Frances Perry House Midwifery Care Consultation enables you to meet with a midwife to begin your care partnership with Frances Perry House. The consultation is conducted at the Maternity Care Centre, directly across the road from the hospital.
What is involved?
During the 90 minute consultation, one of our fully qualified midwifes will develop a care plan for the remainder of your pregnancy, birth and early days of parenthood. This consultation will include a holistic review including physical, emotional, social, spiritual and cultural needs.
With your consent, a number of antenatal assessments will be conducted to support development of your individualised care plan. The assessments will be explained during your appointment.
You will also be invited to access the Gidget Foundation Emotional Wellbeing Screening program. Our experienced and specially trained midwife will ask you a series of emotional wellbeing questions as part of the broader maternity care plan.
Your appointment is also an opportunity for you to discuss how you are feeling and develop a great awareness and understanding of perinatal depression and anxiety.
Please note, this midwifery consultation is in addition to the care and appointments that you have with your Obstetrician and any team members who work with them in their private practice.
The midwife who you meet at your antenatal consultation may not look after you during your stay.
How much does it cost?
If you have a Medicare Card, the Midwifery Care Consultation is bulk billed so you will not have to pay an out of pocket cost.
If you do not have a Medicare Card, the Midwifery Care Consultation out of pocket cost is $279.65.
The Frances Perry House Maternity Care Centre is located just opposite Frances Perry House at Level 2, Suite 214, 55 Flemington Road, North Melbourne.
For more information or to book your appointment
You can book online through HotDocs.
Alternatively, for more information email MCC.FRP@ramsayhealth.com.au or call 03 9326 5947.