"Cared for by MGP4"

About: King Edward Memorial Hospital / Community Midwifery Program

(as a service user),

I recently gave birth to my first child at King Edward Memorial Hospital. I chose the Midwifery Group Program for my model of care and was allocated into the MGP4's team. 

I was recommended this model of care through a girlfriend who previously gave birth through KEMH's MGP. 

This model of care was incredible and I feel so lucky to have been under the watchful eye of women who make up MGP4. 

Being pregnant for the first time can be a daunting and scary time. MGP4 helped to ease my anxiety as a first time mum. Appointments were super easy to make and change. Appointments always ran on time and I was never left waiting. 

Having someone available to talk to 24/7 helped to ease my anxiety and ensured support for myself, the health of myself and my baby. 

The women in MGP4 are understanding, compassionate and supportive. 

I believe pregnant women definitely benefit from this model of care. 

It was quite hard to find information on and I believe it needs to be better advertised to the public so they know this type of care exists. Like I said, if a girlfriend hadn't told me about MGP I would have no idea it existed. 

Thank you MGP4. 

Responses

Response from Jodi Graham, Executive Director, Women and Newborn Health Service 2 weeks ago
Jodi Graham
Executive Director,
Women and Newborn Health Service
Submitted on 24/06/2020 at 10:39
Published on Care Opinion at 11:04


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Dear Boy Mum

I would like to extend my congratulations to you and your family on the birth of your first child. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the Women and Newborn Health Service (WNHS). I am pleased to hear that your experience with our team was a positive one.

It is great to hear that you had such a wonderful pregnancy and birthing experience with the MGP4 program and that you were pleased with the care that you received throughout your pregnancy journey.

Thank you for your feedback regarding advertising this model of care more widely in the community. WNHS would certainly like to expand the MGP service for our families in the future as our numbers grow so that more women in the community can access care from the same small group of midwives for the duration of their pregnancy, labour and birth and in the postnatal period. In addition to the WNHS Pregnancy, Birth and your Baby guidebook, WNHS have engaged with WA Country Health Service to develop the WNHS information that will be readily available as part of the MyBaby app, designed to provide you with readily available information about your care throughout your pregnancy and following the birth of your child.

Thank you once again for your feedback. Congratulations on the arrival of your new baby - I wish you and your family all the best for the future.

Kind regards,

Jodi Graham, Executive Director

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