Booking private midwifery care with Amanda includes all of your antenatal, birth care and postnatal visits in your home. Throughout your pregnancy, Amanda is able to write referrals for blood tests and ultrasounds, if you would like these. Amanda is Medicare eligible so you will have access to Medicare rebates for a portion of your care.
Full care package includes:
Clinical care, pool, and second midwife for birth
Antenatal care appointments up to an hour
Birth care in your home (with your second midwife) OR in hospital as support
Postnatal care to 6 weeks
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for availability and fee information.
Sage Midwifery Care works in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s (NMBA) Midwifery Standards for Professional Practice and the Safety and Quality Guidelines for Privately Practising Midwives; practising within the International Confederation of Midwives definition and scope of practice of a midwife.
Further information and commonly asked questions about private midwifery care.
Which areas do
I live in Gungahlin, Canberra ACT. I service Canberra and the surrounding region up to 1hr distance. If you live beyond the catchment area, you are welcome to contact me, as I may travel further in some circumstances. When sending an email, please let me know your location and estimated date of baby's birth, so I can assess my availability.
How much is it to hire you a my midwife?
Amanda is registered as an eligible midwife, which means you will receive a portion of your fee back from Medicare. You may also check with your Private Health Fund, as some offer rebates for private midwifery services. Private midwives usually charge between $5000-$7500; Amanda's fee is $5000, which includes all of your antenatal, birth, and postnatal care, the fee for your second midwife and the birth pool. Payment plans may be arranged as needed.
What if I need care after hours / between visits?
Amanda is available to you for midwifery care 24/7 for all urgent matters and labour/birth care. If you have questions/concerns between visits you are welcome to call or email. If it is non-urgent, it is preferable that you call during business hours. In the case of an emergency or an urgent concern, you are welcome to call anytime.