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Services

Antenatal Home Visit

In collaboration with Attunga Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Blissful Beginnings is a home visiting Midwifery service designed to assist women and their families during the first 6 weeks of their new baby’s life. Welcoming a new baby into your life is an exciting but sometimes stressful time. As your home visiting midwife I am here to support you through these challenges including

  • Baby weighing and advice about feeding
  • Breastfeeding reassurance and help
  • Bottle-feeding information and assistance if needed
  • Settling your baby
  • Wound care
  • Prescriptions for medications if required
  • Liaising with your obstetrician and paediatrician if necessary
  • Referrals to other health providers
  • General help and support for new parents

If you have had a previous breastfeeding issue, an antenatal visit will allow for a breastfeeding plan to be put into place for when your baby is born

Please allow at least an hour for the home visit. The visit will be conducted by a Midwife/internationally certified Lactation Consultant

A referral from your obstetrician/GP may allow for this visit to be bulk billed with no out of pocket gap

Postnatal Home Visit

Welcoming a new baby into your life is an exciting but sometimes stressful time. As your home visiting midwife, I am here to support you through these challenges by offering services such as

  • Baby weighing
  • breastfeeding assistance, including attachment and position assistance, care of blocked ducts and mastitis and more, with an Internationally Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
  • Bottle feeding assistance
  • Wound care
  • Assistance with settling and infant sleep education
  • General support and education

The total cost of the 40min postnatal home visit is $116.75 and attracts a $66.75 medicate rebate, which increases to $88.30 Medicare rebate if you have reached your Medicare safety net.

Select private health funds may rebate a percentage of a lactation consultation depending on your fund and level of cover.

Booking

For women who have attended Attunga Obstetrics and Gynaecology for their pregnancy care, the antenatal/postnatal home visiting service will be discussed with you during your pregnancy. If you consent to an antenatal or postnatal home visit, I will ring you to arrange a time for the visit.

For women who have had their pregnancy care elsewhere, you can contact Blissful Beginnings anytime during your pregnancy to arrange an antenatal and/or postnatal home visit. You can contact Blissful Beginnings via phone or email  (please see the contact page for details).

Please see the fees page for the fee structure