Medicare rebate $46- $55 depending on safety net balance
During Covid-19, local area only
Medicare rebate $68-$90 depending on your safety net balance
Available during Covid-19, local area only
The booking fee is an administration fee and to secure Astra as your midwife. This fee is payable before week 20 and is non-refundable.
Labour and birth care, including provision of emergency equipment and medication.
Provision of second registered midwife for the birth.
Straightforward perineal repair.
Birth registration forms.
Comprehensive newborn exam
**During the COVID-19 pandemic, antenatal and postnatal care will be bulk-billed to accomodate telehealth options
Upfront payment of whole amount by 28-weeks.
Break your cost up into 2-3 manageable flexible payments plan.
**Payment plan must be finalised by 37-weeks.
I can provide you with a birth pool, pump, and new pool liner. The hire costs for the pool and purchase of new liner are optional as you are also able to purchase a brand new pool for your own birth or hire/borrow your own if you prefer - more details here
If you are concerned about birthing at home in a regional area, Astra can discuss with you birthing in a registered birth house close to the Lismore maternity hospital. This fee is payable directly to the birth house, and is in addition to your booking and home birth fee.
A postnatal consult includes taking a history, inspecting your breasts and nipples, inspecting baby’s mouth and observing a breastfeed. As a midwife I will develop an individualised breastfeeding plan and can refer you to other health professionals if indicated.
If you live more than 30-minutes from Lismore there will be an additional travel fee
I am committed to providing private midwifery care to all, and to finding solutions that assist you with the financial aspects of your care. Please contact me to discuss your financial situation or any concerns you may have.