For the last nearly 10years, Eastside Midwives has been providing the families of Melbourne with homebirths. Over that time many midwives have worked with us, each have offered their own unique skills and evolved Eastside Midwives to what it is today. These inspiring women include; founder Andrea Bilcliff, Karen Heywood, Janie Nottingham, Veronica Ingram and current partners Helen Barrington & Amy Gillies. We, Amy and Helen, are now ready for a change. We have loved and adored being on call for your births, welcoming a baby into the world is the most amazing experience to share. But our families have missed us and it is now time to give them back their mothers & wives.
So from August 2016 we are opening a brand new clinic in Boronia to support many more families in a new way. We will be offering midwifery services complementary to your hospital visits. The hospital or your doctor will offer you a 10min appointment to make sure you are physically healthy, but they aren’t able to offer a full range of individualised midwifery education and support. This is where we step in. During you pregnancy you have several appointments with your own midwife to cover all pregnancy related education and questions. We then work with you to set up a birth plan for your hospital birth. After you have your baby, we can continue to provide you with support for breastfeeding, parenting and the transition to parenthood. Rebates are available on our services with a doctors referral and are very affordable when in packages. Helen and Amy can also offer you counselling sessions to assist you with previous birth trauma, difficulty attaching to your baby, relationship issues and many other concerns. We are excited and looking forward to the future. Come and visit us at: Melbourne Eastern Healthcare – Level 1 / 157 Scoresby Rd. Boronia