Community Midwifery Program

The Community Midwifery Program (CMP) is a model of care 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.


Eligibility 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
  • are not taking antidepressants
  • apply to the CMP before 35 weeks gestation
  • have a pre-pregnancy BMI between 18 and 35
  • 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.


How to apply

In order to apply you must complete BOTH the CMP Application Form (Word) and Patient Registration Form (PDF), and return via fax, email or post to;

CMP Administration
Internal Box 86, Lakeside Shopping Centre, 420 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup WA 6027

Fax: (08) 9301 9218

Your application will not be assessed until both forms are received


Antenatal Classes

Bookings for classes are essential, please book in early to avoid disappointment. Your partner or support person is welcome to attend our classes with you but we request that you do not bring children.

Book a course or workshop

Childbirth and parenting courses

These courses are offered to mums to be and their partner or support person who are booked to birth with the Community Midwifery Program (CMP) ONLY

Classes available

Breastfeeding and Early parenting

Positive aspects of birth and active birth

Explaining the unexpected

Home Birth Preparedness

Course topics

  • when to come to hospital, normal labour and active birth
  • methods of pain relief, induction of labour and assisted birth
  • introduction to breastfeeding
  • parenting and postnatal information.
Last Updated: 15/02/2023