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More than just pregnancy care.

We provide a personalised service designed around clinical needs, personal preferences and priorities.

We recognise the importance of working together.

Kindred has been designed to allow each family to experience continuity and collaboration, not just between midwives and doctors, but with allied health professionals and community health care providers.

 

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Women's physiotherapy services

Physiotherapy

The goal of physiotherapy treatment is to optimise functional recovery and promote independent, long-term management. Kindred’s physiotherapist, Kristen, is passionate about promoting a healthy lifestyle for all women.

Kristen’s aim is to provide holistic care, guidance, and self-management strategies to resolve your condition and improve your quality of life. A combined knowledge of both musculoskeletal and pelvic floor techniques enables her to provide specialised and comprehensive care.

Treatment areas include:

  • Spinal pain including neck, thoracic and lumbar spine pain;
  • Pelvic pain including pubic symphysis dysfunction, pelvic floor pain and sacroiliac joint symptoms;
  • Wrist symptoms including carpal tunnel syndrome;
  • Abdominal wall complaints including abdominal muscle separation and ligamentous pain; and
  • Sexual dysfunction and pain including bladder pain, painful intercourse, vaginismus, vulvodynia and pudendal neuralgia.

 

Services include:

  • Antenatal and postnatal education including education and practical advice for pregnancy, birth, postnatal recovery and pelvic floor rehabilitation;
  • Pre and post-op management including advice and treatment as part of pre-operative preparations and post-operative recovery for gynaecological conditions and procedures including post caesarean section recovery;
  • Return to sport assessment and guidance including guidance on safe exercise in pregnancy, postnatal return to sport, core strengthening and rehabilitation programs;
  • Baby massage with either small classes or individual instruction on baby handling and development and baby massage; and
  • TENS for hire from 36 weeks gestation. Hire cost includes a 20-minute practical class to explain the role and application of TENS during birth.

 

Request a physio booking
or call 07 3188 7916

Support and education at home with your baby

Postnatal home visits

Kindred Midwifery offers in-home consultations for new parents, within six weeks of having a baby.

We understand that the transition period of bringing a new baby home can be a big change for a family, even when it isn’t the first time.

Midwives offer support, education, clinical assessment and practical advice for parents and newborns.

Midwifery home visits attract a medicare rebate and are available to all families, regardless of where or with whom you had your care.

Home visits are charged at $120 (plus $30 travel fee if outside Brisbane City Council). Rebate information can be found on ‘our fees’ page.

Home visits are available beyond six weeks, however do not attract any medicare rebates.

Home visits can be purchased as a package and gift vouchers are available. Please contact us for more information.

Postnatal home visits include:

  • Assessment and advice regarding postnatal recovery for women
  • Newborn examinations including weight for babies
  • Support and education about newborn behaviours and parenting
  • Feeding, sleep and settling advice
  • Referral to other community services for ongoing support as required

 

Request a home visit
or call 07 3188 7916

Enabling families to make informed decisions and feel supported

Education

At Kindred, we are passionate about the journey.

For us, it’s not enough just to provide clinical care during pregnancy – we want to prepare people to be parents. We want to facilitate the transition, and admire the change.

Education and support is an invaluable part of the journey, and we have specifically designed our education sessions to be small in size, casual, discussion based and interactive.

Our education sessions are held on weekends and weeknights.

Weekend sessions run on the second Saturday of the month from 1pm-5.30pm with afternoon tea provided, and the cost is $300 per couple. Weeknight sessions run on Tuesday evenings every second month (even months) from 6pm-8.30pm with supper provided, and the cost is $150 per session or $300 for full series.

Our classes also includes a hospital tour of Mater Mothers Private Hospital. If you would like to book a tour only, this can be booked separately at no charge.

Education Modules:

Labour & Birth.
We are keen to build your understanding of the physical changes that occur during labour and birth, the impact of hormones and enable you to feel comfortable and confident with the process. We don’t sit on mats and hum, we don’t practice breathing techniques – we talk through the process, we remove the fear; we simply explain.

Fourth Trimester.
No, we aren’t going to make your pregnancy longer. Yes, fourth trimester is a valid period during your transition to parenthood and in actual fact, the most important one to feel educated and supported during. This includes information on what to expect as you get used to being parents, while you baby gets used to being in the world. We teach practical skills such as feeding, nappy changes, bathing, settling, safe sleeping during this session.

Making Informed Decisions.
We are strong believers in ensuring you feel comfortable to make decisions about your journey to becoming parents, that you feel are best for you. It’s not up to us to decide these things, but rather our job to give you all the information and support you in your preferences. This class focuses on options such as medicated pain relief, induction of labour, cesarean sections, and all situations where we want you to be able to make informed decisions.

 

Contact us for education times
or call 07 3188 7916

Because having a newborn is unpredictable

Drop-in and weigh your babe

Having booked appointment times and a newborn is not always an ideal combination.

We know that life with a newborn brings days that are smooth, and others that are not so, and while it is important that you have check ups, it is more important that you have them at times that suit your unpredictable world.

Kindred has self-weigh and drop-in clinics where no appointment is needed and if you can’t make it that day, just drop in when you can.

These clinics are free of charge and involve:

  • baby weigh facilitates
  • tea station
  • ability to chat to a midwife and book full a consultation if needed.

 

Request a booking
or call 07 3188 7916

Enabling women to become their own experts in their feeding experience

Breastfeeding consultations

Breastfeeding support was traditionally distributed through communities where wisdom and experience were shared between local neighbours, families and friends – passed through generations.

Social dynamics have evolved over time and these communities have dispersed, resulting in women not being able to access the support they might have otherwise.

Within Kindred’s approach to recognising each woman and family has a very unique journey, we understand this extends beyond birth and into care of your new baby. We aim to create an outlet where women can seek individualised lactation support, tailored to their own family dynamics.

Breastfeeding is a different road to navigate for every woman, and every baby.

We aim to bring breastfeeding back to basics, overcome overcomplicated social ideals and enhance confidence by providing support, education and expertise.

Kindred offers consultations during pregnancy and after birth in our clinic rooms.

These consultations are $90, and do not attract medicare rebate, however are sometimes covered by your private health.

Request a consultation
or call 07 3188 7916

to naturally maintain optimal health throughout pregnancy & beyond

Acupuncture

Suzanne Sunner is an experienced womens health natural therapist, and will be joining Kindred as an acupuncturist in March 2019.

Suzzanne is a dedicated, results driven acupuncturist who has an extensive background in natural health therapies. A strong advocate of healthy lifestyle, Suzzanne values the importance of balance both in life and in treatments administered to clients.

Since and during completion of her Bachelor’s degree in Acupuncture, Suzzanne has developed a strong interest in treating and managing women’s health issues with a pronounced focus on pre and post-natal care. In her experience she finds this field ultimately rewarding through the connection she makes with people, partners and their families.

Acupuncture can be helpful with the following conditions:

  • Nausea/vomiting/morning sickness (excluding hyperemesis)
  • Indigestion/reflux
  • Constipation
  • Musculo-skeletal conditions and physical pain (SPD/low back pain etc).
  • Fatigue and exhaustion
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Anxiety/depression
  • Excessive vaginal discharge
  • Sinusitis
  • Oedema/excess swelling
  • Breech and posterior positions
  • Induction of labour and preparing for birth
  • Postnatal treatment- night sweats, mastitis, depression, persistent uterine bleeding, after pains, breast feeding problems
  • Fertility and IVF support