How Do I Choose A Midwife?
When you are choosing an independent midwife, it is important that you select one who is suited to you and your family. You can ask to meet with a potential midwife or talk to them on the telephone or via skype and ask a lot of questions before you decide.
It is advisable to interview about 3 midwives (who are not from the same group practice) so that you can not only get a broad range of personalities to see who you click with, but so you can have a variety of prices, terms and conditions with which to make a balanced decision.
It‘s a good idea to start talking to midwives as early as possible in your pregnancy so that they can get to know you and your family well before your birth. As there are a limited number of independent midwives in Sydney and surrounding areas, they can get booked out a long time in advance.
However, even if you are late in your pregnancy and would like to have a homebirth, don’t hesitate to call the midwives on our list for advice and recommendations. Homebirth midwives are very committed to helping women during pregnancy and birth, and they are great sources of support and advice.