Being pregnant is extremely exciting but can be quite daunting, especially for first-time parents who often have many questions and sometimes concerns about pregnancy and birth. The role of a midwife is to provide women-centred care, based on evidence, which is empathetic and supportive.
At each visit, your midwife will check that you and your baby are progressing well. You will have time to ask questions and discuss your pregnancy, as well as plan for your labour and birth, and learn about care after birth. You will need to attend a ‘booking in’ appointment with the hospital you have chosen for your birth.
Care after the birth of your baby
Your midwife will check that you are recovering well and that your baby is growing, and provide reassurance or referral where there may be concerns. Midwives are highly-skilled in supporting and educating parents, and understand the many challenges of early parenting. Your midwife can see you for up to six weeks after your baby is born.
In South Australia, many women leave hospital before breastfeeding is fully established and may require further support. If you find you are experiencing challenges with breastfeeding and require additional advice, our clinic has a Lactation Consultant available.
Services are offered by a midwife who has prescribing rights and a Medicare provider number. Your personalised care will attract a Medicare rebate. For a schedule of fees and rebates please speak with your midwife.
Teaching & Learning
In addition to providing valuable maternity care to the community, the Clinic educates our next generation of midwives studying at UniSA. Educated in state-of-the-art facilities, students gain invaluable practical experience and exposure to a wide range of client needs.
Midwifery students are required to have continuity of care experience with a woman through her pregnancy. This means that with your consent, students will be offered an opportunity to follow you through your pregnancy, birth and after birth.
UniSA City West Health and Medical Clinic
For allied health services please contact:
Telephone: (08) 8302 0986
Fax: (08) 8302 7888
For general practitioner services please contact:
Telephone: 1300 172 996
Fax: (08) 8125 6712
UniSA City West campus
27-29 North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000
(please contact us for opening hours).
Public transport options are within walking distance of the clinic including the tram and buses.
Tram: “Park n Ride”- Park your car at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre or in the Parklands (4 hours) at Thebarton and catch the free Tram from 1 stop away.
Please visit adelaidemetro.com.au for further details.