Perinatal and Postnatal Services
Becoming a new parent is an exciting and joyous adventure filled with countless moments of love laughter, and growth. The road ahead may have its challenges, so finding the right support services can play a crucial role in providing you with educational resources, emotional support, and practical guidance to empower and equip you to navigate this new role.
Please see below several resource options that can assist you during this exciting time.
Know My Midwife program – Ramsay Health Care
Know My Midwife gives mums-to-be the very best in midwifery continuity-of-care through the coordination of regular antenatal appointments, care in labour and birth and postnatal care with the highly experienced Greenslopes Private Hospital Know-My-Midwife midwife and your chosen Greenslopes Obstetrics & Gynaecology obstetrician.
The program gives you the opportunity to form meaningful and trusted relationships with your midwife and your obstetrician as they both share your care and follow you through your journey into motherhood.
Midwife services play a valuable role in providing education and support to new parents. Midwives offer guidance on pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum care, breastfeeding, and newborn care.
A strong focus is placed on creating a personalised and holistic approach to support the physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing of both the parent and the baby. By combining their expertise with a nurturing approach, midwives can help empower and educate new parents throughout their journey.
For external midwife services, please see below.
New Life Midwife
Sam is a Registered Midwife and mother of two. She has spent several years training at the Mater Mother’s Hospital in Brisbane, across all areas of maternity including antennation, intrapartum, postnatal and bereavement services.
She is passionate about maternal mental health and providing support and guidance to women and their families during the postpartum period.
Services offered include:
- Breastfeeding support at any stage of your journey
- Newborn feeding plans
- Postnatal check for mother and baby – including weighing and measurements
- Post-birth debriefs
- Emotional support
- Newborn behaviour – settling techniques, feeding, sleeping, understanding cures and developmental leaps.
Fran Friedlander Midwifery Care
Fran strives to provide an unhurried and informative service. She will listen to your breastfeeding and postnatal needs and offer exceptional care and support during your early parenthood experience. As a registered endorsed postnatal midwife, she can provide complete care and refer where necessary. Her IBCLC Lactation Consultant accreditation also means your in-home support in Brisbane, Redland and beyond will be evidence based and supportive.
- Lactation consultations
- Postnatal midwifery care
- Home visits
Phone: 0432 381 373
Bec is a Registered Midwife, who has a passion for supporting families or individuals as they transition into parenthood. An International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, Bec understands that breastfeeding can be a rewarding, yet challenging experience that sometimes requires a little extra support and advice. Her qualification in this area allows her to be hands on and offer new parents the skills and techniques to thrive on their journey. An avid learner, Bec continued her education, gaining accreditation as an Endorsed Midwife. This endorsement meant she was eligible for a Medicare Provider Number, and until six-weeks postpartum, could offer her patients bulk billing (for video consultations), as well as Medicare rebates for most other services.
The journey to becoming a new parent is exciting and filled with nerves, Bec finds that connecting with parents-to-be towards the end of the pregnancy can often be invaluable. She believes that by developing strong relationships, it enables her to set new parents up for success, while nurturing them in the early stages of parenthood to trust their instincts and make informed decisions about what is best for their baby. It’s a dream of Bec’s to share her knowledge of newborn behaviour and reassure parents that everything they are experiencing is perfectly normal, which can make all the difference in those early days. Offering a holistic approach, Bec believes in an inclusive environment that supports without judgement and guides new parents to develop invaluable skills and confidence to relax and follow their intuition when it comes to caring for their baby.
Phone: 07 5522 1144
Midwives On The Move
Shelley has been practicing as a Registered Nurse/Midwife for 20+ years. Shelley completed both her Bachelor of Nursing and Graduate Diploma of Midwifery at Queensland University of Technology. Since completing her training she has worked in various specialties within Australia and the United Kingdom. Since 2003 Shelley has practiced as a Midwife across all areas of maternity including antenatal, intrapartum and post birth care, primarily at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.
Shelley is a Registered Midwife and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She is highly experienced in providing a continuum of care to women during pregnancy, and the post birth period, with Medicare rebates available for these services. Midwives On The Move was created to support you and your partner throughout your special journey towards the birth of your child and beyond.
B. Nursing (QUT)
Grad. Dip. Midwifery (QUT)
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
Medicare Eligible Midwife (P/N 4444901K)