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"My experience with the Midwifery Group Practice"

About: King Edward Memorial Hospital / Maternity

(as the patient),

When I unexpectedly fell pregnant I knew straight away that I wanted to be part of MGP. The thought of having the same midwife throughout my whole gestation provided me with reassurance and comfort knowing I wouldn’t have to repeat myself and could build a relationship with a care provider within the public system. This was equally reassuring for my husband.

I immediately felt at ease with Lolita and she was the perfect balance to my personality. She was extremely reassuring along each step of the way and respectful of the birth I had hoped for. She accommodated appointment times, we never had to wait more than 5 minutes to see her, I believe my husband's questions were answered respectfully and promptly and just being able to text with a question at anytime was great!

Despite having a delayed induction and then birthing on a day when she was off work, I could not have felt more calm and at ease knowing that another MGP midwife would be coming in. We immediately clicked with Emma and I felt so empowered that we only had care from these amazing midwives throughout our pregnancy and birth. The after care at home was incredible where I felt both women were able to help me within my home environment and set up.

I couldn’t imagine now being under the care of a another service when I feel these amazing midwives are so passionate about what they do and based on my experience, put the mother and baby beyond anything else. I believe they deserve the world! I couldn’t recommend MGP higher to anyone after my experience with them and my wish is that this program continues to be supported with the resources it needs. I believe that anyone who is able to get into it will not be disappointed or wish for another experience!

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Response from Jodi Graham, Executive Director, Women and Newborn Health Service 4 months ago
Jodi Graham
Executive Director,
Women and Newborn Health Service
Submitted on 18/01/2022 at 5:47 PM
Published on Care Opinion at 6:08 PM

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Dear leoyp48,

Thank you for your feedback on the Care Opinion Australia website and congratulations on the birth of your baby.

I am glad to hear your experience with our Midwifery Group Practice (MGP) service offered excellent continuity of care and was reassuring and respectful to you and your husband. It is pleasing to know you were seen promptly at all appointments and also that despite birthing on a day when your assigned midwife Lolita was not at work, another MGP midwife (Emma) supported you and ensured you felt empowered throughout the delivery of your baby. The ongoing support given by our passionate staff members Lolita and Emma at home after the birth is also wonderful to hear.

Once again, thank you for your feedback. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to Lolita, Emma and our MGP team.

Yours sincerely

Jodi Graham

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