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Sharing the Caring: General Practitioner Antenatal Share Care

Sharing the Caring: General Practitioner Antenatal Share Care

This project examined the causes of a substantial decline in general practitioner antenatal share care on the Central Coast over the last 15 years and implemented solutions to reinvigorate the model of care.
Central Coast Local Health District
Added: 9 December 2016|Last updated: 16 December 2016
Vaginal Birth After Caesarean Section at Campbelltown

Vaginal Birth After Caesarean Section at Campbelltown

Campbelltown Hospital have set up Vaginal Birth After Caesarean section (VBAC) service for women in their Local Health District. The service includes specialist Towards Normal Birth clinics and parent education groups targeted at women who have had a previous caesarean section. The VBAC service has resulted in an increase in the number of women planning a VBAC with approximately 50% of women with a previous caesarean choosing this option for birth. The number of successful VBACs is over 80%. The...
Campbelltown Hospital
Added: 6 December 2012|Last updated: 21 October 2016
Pregnancy Centred Care  at the Royal Hospital for Women

Pregnancy Centred Care at the Royal Hospital for Women

General Practice Share Care Model is the chosen model of care for about half the pregnant women at the Royal Hospital for Women. The midwives found this model limited the depth and number of discussions about topics that prepare women for childbirth and motherhood. Other options of care were explored and group antenatal care – or Pregnancy Centred Care was developed....
Royal Hospital for Women
Added: 17 December 2012|Last updated: 21 October 2016
John Hunter Hospital Breech Clinic

John Hunter Hospital Breech Clinic

John Hunter Hospital (JHH) has approximately 4,000 births per year and is considered one of the NSW centres of excellence for vaginal breech birth (VBB). Experience at JHH concurs with that of many European centres that vaginal breech birth is as safe as the alternative planned caesarean section for a select group of women with a breech presentation at term. This is in direct contrast to results from the Term Breech Trial (TBT) which was published in 2000 and has...
John Hunter Hospital
Added: 17 January 2013|Last updated: 21 October 2016
Induction of Labour at John Hunter Hospital

Induction of Labour at John Hunter Hospital

As part of working towards meeting clinical indicators for Towards Normal Birth, John Hunter Hospital (JHH) undertook an audit of Induction of Labour (IOL) over a 6 month period (from 23/5/2011 – 18/11/2011). The audit revealed 83 different indications for inducing women. The team reviewed the evidence relating to nine of the main indications for IOL as well as the process of IOL for nulliparous women. They developed a revised classification schedule and new booking system....
John Hunter Hospital
Added: 21 March 2013|Last updated: 20 October 2016
Shared Care Community Midwifery - Maternity Model of Care

Shared Care Community Midwifery - Maternity Model of Care

When birthing ceased in 2011, women who gave birth outside Narrandera and returned home to Narrandera had no access to follow-up services or to a Midwife in the first two weeks after birth. Shared Care Community Midwifery engaged the support of GP Visiting Medical Officer/Obstetricians in providing antenatal clinics and support for midwives to conduct clinical review and post natal home visits. The evaluation of this model of care supports that the model is effective, safe and sustainable....
Murrumbidgee Local Health District
Added: 13 March 2015|Last updated: 25 March 2015
Midwives with Women

Midwives with Women

The MCBS is a publicly funded homebirth model of care that offers women a safe option to birth at home supported by skilled midwives. It also supports their right to choose where they will give birth.
Northern NSW Local Health District
Added: 10 September 2014|Last updated: 26 September 2014

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