PRIVATE MIDWIFERY SERVICE
Great Southern WA
Antenatal ~ Birth ~ Postnatal
Registered + Endorsed
Why choose a private midwife?
For a positive birth experience! Stirling Midwifery empowers women and families with evidence based knowledge and quality continuous care
One Woman, One Midwife
A private midwife offers continuous care through pregnancy, the best level of knowledge and independent advice based on your individual needs. This is proven to have the best health outcomes for mum and babe.
Check-Ups in Your Home
Regular check ups are recommended and these can be done comfortably in your home. Stirling Midwifery will develop an overall picture of your progress. Diagnostic testing, referrals and general support are all part of the service. Appointments range from 1 to 1.5 hours.
Roxane can give advice to help alleviate common symptoms in early pregnancy; such as morning sickness, fatigue, sleeplessness and other issues. A TENs machine is available to help with back pain and early labour discomfort. Ask Roxane about the impact of medications, interventions and why a natural approach is often best.
The Empowered Way
The Empowered Way
The world of child birth is a highly specialised field with loads of information to navigate. Stirling Midwifery gives clients the power to make informed decisions during this emotional and personal journey. Read more: "Six Reasons to Choose a Private Midwife"
Stirling Midwifery's Founder - Roxane Wood
Stirling Midwifery is the proud creation of Roxane Wood, a registered and endorsed midwife who trained at King Edward Memorial Hospital. She has several decades experience working in metro, regional and rural hospitals. For the last ten years Roxane has worked as a senior midwife at the Albany Health Campus.
Above: Roxane at a home visit with a client
• New Active Birth
By Janet Balaskas
• Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering
By Sarah Buckley
• Birthing Outside the System: The Canary in the Coal Mine
By Hannah Dahlen et al
• Birth with Confidence
• Beyond the Birth Plan
By Rhea Dempsey
• Spiritual Midwifery
• Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth
By Ina May Gaskin
• Birth Crisis
By Sheila Kitzinger
• The Birth Wars
By Mary-Rose MacColl
• Reading Birth and Death: A History of Obstetric Thinking
By Jo Murphy-Lawless
• The Scientification of Love
• Birth Reborn
By Michel Odent
• Why Induction Matters
• Reclaiming Childbirth as a Rite of Passage
By Rachel Reed
~ We can also recommend books about parenting, nutrition and breastfeeding ~
Do I need a referral?
You do not need a referral for our midwifery services. Roxane can refer you to a GP or specialist if required.
Do you offer Medicare rebates?
Most of our services are eligible for rebates. All appointments are bulk billed. Medicare also offer a generous rebate for Stirling Midwifery's support during child birth.
Can I claim midwifery fees with Private Health Insurance?
You can claim some fees and best to check with your private health insurer. Read more: Medicare fees and rebates
Do you offer home birth?
Home birthing for women with no foreseeable complications is a popular choice. Contact Roxane to discuss birth options with Stirling Midwifery. Read more: Australian College of Midwives
Mechanic or organic?
Naturally, we all hope for an uncomplicated pregnancy labour and birth that goes according to your birth preference. However, in some cases intervention may be required, Stirling Midwifery is available to inform and assist you.