Summary of Options of Care

Options of care ​Suitability ​Who will provide your antenatal care ​Where you will have your antenatal care ​Where you will have your baby ​Who will provide care during labour and birth ​Your postnatal care
Midwifery Group Practice (MGP)​Women with uncomplicated pregnancy​Known midwife from the MGP​Home / Antenatal ClinicMaitland Hospital​Known midwife from the MGP​Home within 4-6 hours after birth if you and your baby are well or option of postnatal stay in the maternity unit
Shared Care with GP​Women with uncomplicated pregnancy​​GP of your choice; Antenatal Clinic midwife at Booking-in and 36 weeks​GP practice;
1 visit prior to 20 weeks and  2nd visit at Maitland Addison clinic
Maitland Hospital​Midwife from Birth Suite​As above
​Midwifery Care in Community Antenatal Clinics​Women with uncomplicated pregnancy​Midwives from Maitland Antenatal Clinic​Community Antenatal Clinic closest to your home​Maitland Hospital​Midwife from Birth Suite​As above
Naae-Wanni/AMIHS Service​Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island women or women having an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island baby​Naae-Wanni midwives and Aboriginal Health Care Workers​Home / Community Antenatal Clinics/ Mindaribba​Maitland Hospital​Midwife from Birth Suite​Home after 4-6 hours may be an option, or postnatal stay at Maitland Hospital
Care with private Obstetrician​All women​Private obstetrician​Private rooms​Maitland Birth Suite​Midwife from Birth Suite​As above
​Specialist Care at Maitland Hospital​Women with pregnancies complicated by medical, obstetric conditions​Medical obstetric teams​Maitland Addison Antenatal Clinic​Maitland Birth Suite​Midwife from Birth Suite​Postnatal stay on the maternity unit at Maitland Hospital