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Community Midwifery Program

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The Community Midwifery Program (CMP) is provided as part of Women and Newborn Health Service. This model of care is available to Perth women experiencing a low risk pregnancy and birth who reside within a designated catchment area. The CMP philosophy is to protect and support natural birth and to provide clients with evidence based, holistic care from known midwives throughout the continuum of pregnancy, labour, birth and the postnatal period.

What are the geographical boundaries for the CMP?

The boundary for the CMP is measured from the Perth CBD and extends 50 kilometres north, 50 kilometres south and 40 kilometres east. Generally the north, south and eastern boundary is determined by the Great Northern Highway and the South Western Highway.

What does the Community Midwifery Program involve?

The CMP is offered/delivered through Women and Newborn Health Service and provides women the opportunity to receive care in their local community from known midwives.

The CMP provide appointments at a number of community clinics (see below) and offer a variety of different birthing options.

  1. Women can choose to give birth at Home with their CMP midwife.
  2. Women can choose to give birth at CMP’s Kalamunda Birthing Rooms.
  3. Known as a Domino Birth; women can choose to receive antenatal care from a community midwife and then birth in one of the following locations with their midwife:
    • Family Birth Centre King Edward Memorial Hospital
    • Fiona Stanley Hospital
    • Armadale Hospital
    • Rockingham Hospital

The CMP midwives are able to support women in each of these settings. The midwives are highly skilled and experienced in supporting water birth and home birth as well as caring for women in a hospital setting with more complex issues.

The CMP follows evidence based policies and guidelines to facilitate safe outcomes for families.

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CMP clinic venues

King Edward Hospital
374 Bagot Road
Subiaco, Perth
WA 6008

Level 1, 162 Grand Boulevard, Joondalup WA 6027
Department of Health building, cnr Boas Ave and Grand Boulevard (next to Bank of Queensland)

Kalamunda District Hospital, Kalamunda, WA, 6076
Enter Cnr. Shakespeare and Byron Road for CMP clinic.

Suite 8, 11 Wentworth Parade, Success WA 6164

Early Intervention Centre, 8-100 Ameer St, Rockingham

For more information on each CMP option view our Information Flyers in the left hand column of this page.

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