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Women and Newborn Health Service

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Community Midwifery Program

Eligiblility Criteria

All clients wishing to join the CMP need to meet the eligibility criteria below:

  • live inside the geographical boundaries
  • are aged 18 years or over
  • are pregnant with only one baby
  • do not have a significant pre-existing medical and/or obstetric history such as diabetes or hypertension.
  • have not had a child with significant neonatal problems
  • do not have any condition affecting either mother or baby that develops during pregnancy and increases the level of risk whereby home birthing is no longer considered to be a safe option
  • apply to the CMP before than 35 weeks gestation
  • have a pre-pregnancy BMI between 18 and 35
  • weigh less than 110kg at the onset of labour
  • must consent to an anatomy ultrasound scan at 20 weeks of pregnancy
  • must consent to a blood test to check blood group and iron levels


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