My Midwives Toowoomba
At My Midwives Toowoomba we are all so fortunate to do what we love and love what we do. We provide ultimate care to women and their families in a unique environment. We are also fortunate enough to be able to provide our midwifery care in a beautiful community setting, an old renovated Queenslander which women tell us “just feels like coming home”. If you would like to see where we provide a portion of our midwifery care you can take a the Google walkthrough is at the top of this page. The clinic, based in Margaret Street Toowoomba (just up the road from Grand Central) is where we hold the majority of our pregnancy and post-birth appointments and also our group sessions.
My Midwives Toowoomba is a little bit different to the other My Midwives in that we were the first midwives in Australia to have visiting access to a hospital. This significant step in 2012 has allowed our women to continue to receive care from a midwife they employ rather than someone that has been “allocated” to them to provide their care. The midwives are very fortunate to also be able to provide care to women in the Toowoomba Birth Centre, which means many of our women have access to water immersion for pain relief and also water birth. Fortunately as private midwifery becomes more of the “norm” other hospitals around the country are also giving midwives access so that women are able to have the carer of their choice within a hospital facility.
Having access to a the hospital means our midwives are able to consult if there are any concerns, with obstetricians and other medical staff at any time for pregnancy, birth and postbirth care. The other benefit is women are able to receive Medicare rebates and rebates from a select group of private health funds.
It is important to us that women have the ability to “choose” what type of care they would like for pregnancy, birth and those days of early parenting, so we invite you to attend an initial antenatal appointment which we bulk bill, so you can ask questions and find out what we are all about.
We offer a range of Midwifery Services including continuity of midwifery care, which encompasess antenatal care, birth care and postnatal care. We also have a range of classes including antenatal classes, Next Birth After Caesarean Classes and Breastfeeding workshops. .
Birth Preparation Group: On a Wednesday night for a 4 week cycle from 5.30 pm. Topics vary each week from the pelvis through to hormones and fear and tools for support. Please visit our events for more information.
Mothers Group: On Friday mornings from 10:00 am to 11:00 am for mothers with babies no more than 6 weeks old. This session is facilitated by a midwife with a different topic offered weekly. You can stay all morning or just stay for a quick cuppa and a catch up with a midwife.
From 11:00 to 12:00 any clients with bubs over 6 weeks are welcome to come along. At this stage this session will not be facilitated we will just be providing the space.
My Midwives Antenatal Classes – One Saturday per month, fully catered, small groups.
Next Birth After Caesarean Courses - Bi-monthly and covers options for VBAC and repeat caesarean sections.
COMING SOON - Breastfeeding Workshops
Birth is such an emotion provoking subject that this session covers the impact of the way you are thinking on the way you have a baby.
Week 1 - My Emotional Preparation 17th January
Week 2 - My Physical Preparation 24th January
Week 3 - My Partners Preparation 31st January
Week 4 - My Birth Preparation 7th Feb