Maternally Yours Midwifery Group Practice (MGP) offers care to women with low-risk pregnancies, enabling a woman to be cared for by the same midwife and aims to provide women and their families with continuity of care throughout your pregnancy, birth and as new parents. The primary midwife is supported by other midwives within the group who may also provide some of your care throughout pregnancy, labour, birth and in the early postnatal period at home. Following birth, postnatal and newborn care is provided in the community, usually in the woman’s home for up to 10 days.
Women can receive care from the Maternally Yours MGP if their pregnancy risk is determined as low. Pregnancy risk is based on medical conditions that impact on the pregnancy and obstetric history. Medical complications can be present prior to pregnancy or arise during pregnancy. Women receiving care from the Maternally Yours MGP give birth at Mackay Base Hospital birth suites.
How do I access MGP?
It is important to see your GP early in your pregnancy (within the first 10 weeks) to confirm the pregnancy and to start your pregnancy care. Your GP will also create a referral to Mackay Base Hospital as well as arrange pregnancy screening and blood tests.
We recommend you contact us early into your pregnancy as the midwives’ caseloads fill quickly. You can call the Maternally Yours Team Leader on 0418 500 022 for more information and to ascertain your suitability for this model of care. After your referral has been received by the Women’s and Children’s Clinic at Mackay Base Hospital a midwife from Maternally Yours will contact you to confirm your suitability. In the meantime, continue your early pregnancy care with your GP.
If you haven’t been contacted by the MGP by 14 – 16 weeks you should arrange a booking-in appointment with Mackay Base Hospital’s Women’s and Children’s Clinic by phoning 4885 7200.