Welcome to Centred Midwifery Group Practice (CeMGP) Inc: Midwives in Private Practice Perth WA.
Unfortunately Centred Midwifery Practice has reached capacity (March 2013), we are unable to take on any new clients at this time – CeMGP will review its position in February 2014: If you are looking for a private midwife please review these links: Eligible Midwives Australia - Community Midwifery WA:- Having a baby in WA
We have established this practice because we want to provide midwifery-led continuity of care to women. The CeMGP will provide midwifery services to women and their families. The woman will have a known midwife throughout her pregnancy, and also becomes familiar with other midwives in the CeMGP that may be on call during her labour. This Practice will give women the opportunity to access midwifery led care and has many recognized benefits for women.
We aim to provide one-to-one midwifery care to well women during pregnancy, birth and the post natal period. We aim to facilitate safe, supported, positive experiences for women as a result of evidence-based care. The midwives will provide personalized care, advice, education, support and advocacy to women from pre pregnancy and throughout pregnancy, labour, birth and the first weeks following birth. We aim to facilitate fulfilling childbirth experiences for women.
We offer Continuity of Midwifery Care:
Continuity of midwifery care means a woman is able to develop a relationship with a midwife to work in partnership for the provision of her care during pregnancy, labour birth and the postnatal period. Whilst there are many ways in which midwifery care may be organised, midwives can function autonomously as primary care providers, and do so with the view to personalising care for each woman , providing referral to other health professionals if required (ACM 2007).
Continuity of care is about providing midwifery care for the woman throughout her pregnancy across the spectrum of risk, this means providing care in the hospital and in the home.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recognises midwives as the most appropriate and cost effective health care professionals to manage a normal pregnancy and birth.
The definition of a midwife encompasses continuity of care as it states: “…The midwife is recognised as a responsible and accountable professional who works in partnership with the woman….during pregnancy, labour and the postpartum period to conduct births on the midwife’s own responsibility and to provide care for the newborn and infant” ICM Definition of the Midwife 2005.