About Know My Midwife
At Peninsula Private Hospital, we understand women want to feel empowered, informed, supported and reassured throughout their pregnancy and birth journey. We want to provide mums-to-be every opportunity to get to know us, as we get to know you.
The Know My Midwife program gives women the very best in Midwifery Continuity-of-Care through the coordination of regular antenatal appointments, care in labour and birth and postnatal care with our highly experienced Peninsula Private Hospital KMM Midwives and Obstetricians. Our program gives you the opportunity to form meaningful and trusted relationships with those who will be with you on your path to childbirth.
The role of a midwife
“Knowing your midwife - being cared for by, and able to build a trust and rapport with, the same midwife during pregnancy (or even pre-conception), through labour and birth, and into the early weeks of mothering - has benefits for mothers, babies and society”
- Australian College of Midwives
The word midwife essentially means ‘with woman’. It is a value-system which considers the journey of bringing a child into the world, and raising them, to be important and profound.
In partnership with your Obstetrician, who will provide specialist pregnancy & birth related care, our midwives will also care for your holistic health needs – physical, emotional, social, spiritual and cultural, and the needs of your baby.
How does the program work
As part of our Know My Midwife program, you’ll have a dedicated midwifery team to care for you on your journey through pregnancy, labour and birth. We will also be there to support you throughout the 6 week postnatal period.
- Minimum 4 x antenatal appointments at Peninsula Private Hospital with our team of Midwives. These will be scheduled at regular intervals throughout your pregnancy, in addition to your Obstetrician appointments.
- Minimum 2 x post-natal appointments at Peninsula Private Hospital with our team of midwives – so we can check in with you and your little one.
- All our usual Maternity services are still included; such as antenatal classes, breastfeeding advice, and parenting education & support.
Once we have received a referral from your Obstetrician, a KMM Midwife will contact you to arrange an antenatal appointment.
Our Midwives and your Obstetrician will share your care. They both will provide you and your loved ones with individual care and follow you through your journey into motherhood.
How do I participate in the Know My Midwife (KMM) program?
Choose to have your baby at Peninsula Private Hospital
Discuss KMM program with your Obstetrician (from as early as your first appointment).
Contact the Peninsula Private Hospital Midwifery Unit on (03) 9788 3468