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Core services

Kindred provides access to both midwives and obstetricians as primary care providers.

At Kindred, we believe that the best maternity care is delivered in collaboration rather than isolation.

This co-operation between Kindred’s highly experienced midwives and obstetricians ensures a safe and true continuity of care, not only during pregnancy, but into parenthood.

As a result, the women and families we care for feel supported, comfortable, well-informed and empowered in their decision making.

Kindred provides complete pregnancy, labour, birth and postnatal care. Read on to find out more about care options at Kindred, and be sure to visit our frequently asked questions for more specific information. We look forward to being part of your journey.

Kindred midwifery provides complete pregnancy, labour, birth and postnatal care.

Midwifery

Our midwives look after you throughout pregnancy, during labour and delivery, and with ongoing care after the birth. There are proven benefits of continuity of care providers during all stages of the journey to parenthood. Midwifery continuity models are not are not a new concept, but how Kindred delivers care, and the core philosophy behind our team based model, is progressive, responsive and relative to the needs of each individual family.

This new, innovative team-based model of private midwifery is based upon supportive collaboration between midwives and obstetricians with a focus on continuity of care. In other midwifery-lead models, you may have most your care with a midwife but then if you need (or want) input from a doctor at any stage, it would likely be a doctor you don’t know. We have closed that gap, by providing families with all the advantages of continuity care, but with the benefit of a small team of midwives, backed up by known, trusted, and like-minded obstetricians.

Kindred midwifery works alongside our obstetricians to provide collaborative care. This approach allows women and families to enjoy clinical care and support that is relevant to them, without continuity being fractured, no matter the circumstance.

As part of the Kindred midwifery family, you will have access to the following services:

  • 24-hour on-call access to a midwife from first appointment, through to six weeks after birth
  • regular routine check-ups: fortnightly until 36 weeks, then weekly
  • email access for direct but non-urgent questions
  • education
  • one-on-one care throughout labour and birth
  • daily visits while in hospital after the birth
  • comprehensive in-home postnatal visits
  • ongoing support into parenthood with feeding clinics, self-service baby weigh facilities and parents’ groups.

Kindred midwifery families have two routine appointments with the obstetrician during pregnancy. The on-call obstetrician is available at all times during the pregnancy and labour should they be required. 

Kindred midwives work as private clinicians and therefore all care during pregnancy and the postnatal period attracts a Medicare rebate.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

For the first time, private midwifery and obstetrics have been brought together to allow complete continuity with a team who support you in your preferences and unique journey.

In other models, accessing midwifery care means that if you need input from an obstetrician, it may be someone you have never met before and doesn’t understand your story, journey and preferences. Kindred midwives are the only private midwives who are able to provide one on one labour and birth care at Mater Mothers Private Hospital, with back up of like-minded obstetricians that you also know and trust.

Similarly, in other practices, obstetric patients may not meet a midwife until the day of labour, and or have input from a number of different midwives, which can be difficult. If you chose to have care with one of the doctors at Kindred for your pregnancy journey, Kindred midwives will see you during your pregnancy for education and support, then for six weeks of in-home midwifery visits.

Kindred has been established as a ‘best of both worlds’ approach, to allow families care that is specifically important to them. At no other practice can you access complete continuity from a like-minded team.

Kindred’s unique practice model means you can choose to have complete care with midwives and obstetricians who recognise that not all families need or want the same thing. Therefore we have designed Kindred with an understanding that care is better delivered in collaboration, rather than isolation. For the first time, Kindred has brought private midwifery and obstetric care together to allow access to and continuity from known care providers throughout your entire journey.

Continuity in care providers has been identified as the most influential factor in both optimal clinical outcomes and positive experiences in maternity care.

Continuity  means unbroken and consistent care from a known person/s. It promotes autonomy, self-efficacy, and increased satisfaction through enabling informed decision making.

Working collaboratively in maternity care is paramount. Midwives and obstetricians have skills and knowledge which compliment each other, and when used with like-mindedness to support women and families in their unique journey, optimal outcomes are achieved, both in terms of clinical outcomes and positive experiences.

Kindred is the only practice where continuity and collaboration between midwives and obstetricians is at the core of practice philosophy and is provided throughout the entire journey – from early pregnancy, throughout labour and birth, and for six weeks after birth.

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