Moving into our new rooms in Boronia has been a mixture of excitement, awe and a touch of fear. Are we biting off more than we can chew? Or are we going to be able to support more families, like we hope?
We are at Melbourne Eastern Healthcare in Boronia (Level One /157 Scoresby Rd), surrounded by other bustling health care professionals. People were coming and going from their clinics, when suddenly Eastside Midwives has popped up in the middle. We have two consulting rooms, one each for Helen and Amy. Complete with examination tables and place to hold our lending libraries. A little kitchenette, so weary mothers can grab a cup of tea, or warm up a bottle. A store room- much needed! And a good sized waiting room. Our rooms are bright, have a lot of sunlight, are warm and clean. We are slowly adding our own touches to make it more representative of our nurturing work. Children are always welcome at Eastside Midwives.
Currently we offer a whole range of services for the families in the area. Including pre-conception advice for women looking to fall pregnant, pregnancy education, breastfeeding education, lactation support after your baby is born, and counselling services to anyone who needs some support.
In the very near future we will be using the amazing facilities here to offer yoga classes, infant massage and a range of group activities.
If you have any ideas on what you would like to see available in the community for families. Send us an email.