Westmead Hospital runs a midwifery antenatal shared care program. This program is based on evidence illustrating the benefits to both mother and baby of continuity of care. Antenatal Shared Care programs are available to women with low-risk pregnancies. The program gives you the choice of having all of your antenatal care provided by a Private Practising Midwife.
Do you wish to make use of the Westmead Hospital Antenatal Shared Care Program? You will need to attend a booking visit at the hospital antenatal clinic. The rest of your visits are with your private practice midwife. You can book directly with your midwife. Alternatively, the hospital midwives may refer you if you are eligible to the privately practising midwife Antenatal Shared Care program.
Jane Palmer is accredited with Westmead Hospital to provide antenatal shared care. Jane can provide your antenatal care at her clinic at North Parramatta. If any issues arise during your pregnancy, Jane will refer you to the doctors at Westmead Hospital. As part of the shared care program, Jane will not be able to attend you in labour. The midwives (and doctors if needed) at Westmead Hospital will provide your birthing care.
If you need further assistance following your birth Jane can provide postnatal care after you have been discharged from Westmead Hospital’s care. Ideal you need a midwife to see you and your baby for postnatal checks and breastfeeding support.