Each beginning bears a special magic - (Hermann Hesse)
Birthing Service

Our aim is to know each other well before you go into labour so we can embrace labour and birth with trust and confidence in your body and baby. 

Birthing location is your choice- it is important that you feel comfortable with the place you are giving birth and with the people surrounding you. Your midwives will be on call for your birth, which can be in the new Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Buderim private hospital or at home.

If you choose to birth in Sunshine Coast University Hospital  (SCUH) you can choose to be admitted privately by myself, Midwife Sylvia Jenkin for your birth in hospital environment and enjoy using the new birthing pool, be supported in upright birth positions, acupressure massage, positive reaffirmation and your know, dedicated midwife.  You will also meet a second midwife during your pregnancy- the 2nd midwife  would only join us in the hospital if labour goes on for very long (more than 12 hours) or if I should be unavailable (unlikely but good to be planned for). You can also choose to get to know a midwifery student to support you.

If you choose to birth at home we will discuss what to expect and prepare (food, preparing and cleaning your birth area, supplies (eg lots of old towels and sheets), medications, pool and liner etc) and when transfer to hospital is safer than staying at home. You will meet the second midwife during your pregancy, she will arrive for baby's birth or earlier if required. You need to be aware that currently there is no indemnity insurance for homebirth.

If you choose to birth in Buderim private hospital Sylvia can provide continuity of care  during your pregnayc, birth and post birth for 6 weeks- during labour and birth Sylvia can look after you in a supportive role (similar to a Doula).

Usually Sylvia takes on 1-2 primary birthing women per month (and support my midwifery collegues in a second midwife role 1-2 per month) in order to be able to offer dedicated, personalised continuity of midwifery care for you and still have enough time for my 2 fast growing girlsheart






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