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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 out 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.

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.

We provide families with all the advantages of continuity care, but with the benefit of a small team of midwives.

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
  • regular routine check-ups
  • education
  • one-on-one care throughout labour and birth
  • daily visits while in hospital after the birth
  • comprehensive home postnatal visits
  • ongoing support into parenthood with feeding clinics, self-service baby weigh facilities and parents’ groups.

Kindred midwifery patients 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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or call 07 3188 7916

Specialist obstetricians by your side each step of the way.

Obstetrics

Kindred is home to two specialist obstetricians who provide care before, during and after birth. Kindred’s obstetricians practice similarly to traditional obstetric practice with the added advantage of midwifery support.

The doctors at Kindred are here to support each family during their journey. We are particularly experienced in caring for women with complex pregnancies, those who have had complications in previous pregnancies, or who have medical conditions.

Obstetric care allows you to have a specialist obstetrician caring for you throughout pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period.  During this time, you can also have input from Kindred midwives for education, consultations, visits in hospital, and in-home visits after birth.

Continuity of care with your obstetrician is a priority at Kindred. Occasionally your obstetrician may not be available in which case another Kindred obstetrician will always be on hand, and it is possible and encouraged to meet both of the obstetricians at Kindred prior to the birth. Kindred obstetricians all work collaboratively, and in all circumstances will be familiar with your situation and preferences.

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

  • 24-hour on-call access to an obstetrician
  • regular routine check-ups
  • education
  • care from your obstetrician throughout labour and birth
  • daily visits while in hospital after the birth
  • comprehensive home postnatal visits
  • ongoing support into parenthood with feeding clinics, self-service baby weigh facilities and parents’ groups.

Kindred obstetric patients have a routine appointment with a Kindred midwife during the pregnancy and will also be seen by the midwife during their postnatal admission for education and to plan home postnatal visits.

Midwifery care during birth is provided by the staff of the Mater Mother’s Hospital.

All care during pregnancy and the postnatal period attracts a Medicare rebate.

 

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or call 07 3188 7916

The journey

Throughout pregnancy, during admission to hospital and for six weeks after birth, Kindred midwives and obstetricians work collectively to provide complete and incomparable care.
Week 1
6-10 Weeks

Consultation with midwife and obstetrician, including an ultrasound. We use this appointment to welcome you to Kindred, answer and questions you have and develop a plan for pregnancy care.

Week 2
12-14 Weeks

Long consultation to discuss ultrasound reports and chat about where you're up to. Moving into second trimester is an exciting time.

Week 3
16 Weeks

Consultation with midwife to check in about changes during pregnancy and preparing for parenthood.

Week 4
20 Weeks

Routine check-up. This is when your baby starts to get regular with movements, so it's a good time to chat about what to expect in the coming weeks.

Week 5
24 Weeks

Long consultation to discuss ultrasound reports and develop plan for remainder of pregnancy.

Week 6
28 Weeks

Routine check-up. Welcome to third trimester! Lots of changes happening inside with a growing baby, we'll chat through all of these with you, as well as any questions you have.

Week 7
30 Weeks

Routine check-up. Settling into third trimester, beginning to discuss preferences for birth.

Week 8
32 Weeks

Consultation and ultrasound (if desired). A good time to consider booking into antenatal classes.

Week 9
34 Weeks

Routine check-up. Education and discussion about preferences for birth.

Week 10
36 Weeks

Long consultation to discuss birthing preferences.

Week 11
37 Weeks

Routine check-up.

Week 12
39 Weeks

Routine check-up

Week 13
40 Weeks

Long consultation to discuss preferences and options for care beyond your due date.

Providing gynaecological care to women of all ages.

Gynaecology

The gynaecologists at Kindred provide a broad range of gynaecological services to meet the needs of all women.

These services are delivered in the Kindred ethos with a personalised service designed around clinical needs, personal preferences and priorities.

Gynaecological care means that you will have a specialist gynaecologist who will care for you at each visit, through every procedure and in an emergency if required. During this time, you can also have input from other Kindred clinicians if required.

Kindred gynaecologists manage the following conditions:

  • Abnormal pap smears
  • Menstrual disturbance
  • Pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence
  • Pelvic pain including pain during sexual intercourse
  • Infertility and recurrent miscarriage

Kindred gynaecologists provide the following services:

  • Colposcopy
  • Insertion of intra-uterine devices, including Mirena
  • Open pelvic surgery
  • Laparoscopic or minimally invasive pelvic surgery including hysterectomy
  • Vaginal pelvic surgery including prolapse repair and incontinence surgery

Continuity of care with your gynaecologist is a priority at Kindred. Occasionally your gynaecologist may not be available in which case another Kindred gynaecologist will always be available.

All consultations and procedures attract a Medicare rebate with a referral from your GP.

 

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Other services. Sharing the love.

Other services

At Kindred, we believe in the value of our services, which is why we provide a range of maternity services to all families, regardless of where or with whom you have had your care.

Kindred has been designed to allow each family to experience continuity and collaboration, not just within Kindred but also with the broader healthcare system. We are happy to work with other hospitals and health professionals to create the best possible outcomes for all families.

Kindred offers additional services in midwifery, physiotherapy, lactation consultations and education.

This includes:

In-home postnatal visits with a midwife.
We are happy to see any family at home within the first six weeks of having a baby, regardless of where or with whom you have had your care.

Shared care for public patients.
We understand that not all families have top level private health cover, but still value continuity and care within a holistic model such as that at Kindred. We are happy to discuss the options for shared care with you. Having shared care means that your routine pregnancy care is with either the midwives or one of the obstetricians at Kindred (according to your preference), but care during your admission to hospital is provided by hospital staff. We resume your care after birth, and all postnatal services are available as normal. Regardless of your insurance status, we are very happy to discuss the options for care with you.

Education sessions.
Kindred’s education is structured in topic modules, so that you can choose to attend sessions that are relevant to you. Antenatal education is an integral part of facilitating a positive experience as you become parents. Everybody is welcome to book into Kindred education, even if you are having your pregnancy care elsewhere. Call our friendly admin team to find out more and book.

Community Supports.
Kindred has community based support such as self-weigh and drop-in baby clinics and a fortnightly parents groups. These are all free of charge and everyone is welcome.

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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