Mums-to-be are the win­ners in new ser­vice

Central and North Burnett Times - - YOUR COMMUNITY -

NORTH Bur­nett mums-to-be can ex­pe­ri­ence a per­son­alised mid­wifery ser­vice, due to start in Gayn­dah this month.

Klare Craven-Hughes, who runs an ac­cred­ited pri­vate mid­wifery prac­tice from Bund­aberg, will pro­vide monthly ap­point­ments for fam­i­lies at IWC Gayn­dah.

“The way I run my mid­wifery care is very in­di­vid­ual,” Ms Craven-Hughes said.

“In an ideal world, I would see each woman at least once be­fore she’s preg­nant... and the ser­vice goes through un­til six weeks after birth.

“See­ing the same per­son each time is ben­e­fi­cial; we don’t need to start from zero each time.”

Mums-to-be would re­ceive a full ed­u­ca­tion, dis­cuss baby’s progress, and hear baby’s heart­beat from about 11 weeks.

Notes from the bulk-billed vis­its would be shared with Bund­aberg Base Hos­pi­tal and each woman’s GP, she said.

IWC Gayn­dah child health worker Cyn­thia George said free trans­port within the North Bur­nett to IWC Gayn­dah could be or­gan­ised with at least 24 hours’ no­tice.

To book an ap­point­ment on Oc­to­ber 28, please phone IWC Gayn­dah, cor­ner of Pineap­ple and Gor­don Sts, on 4161 4800.

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