This blog was initially set up to support women and midwives through the Australian government's so-called 'reform' of maternity services in 2009-2010. Since 1 July 2010, when the reforms came into effect, a few midwives continue to practise privately, attending women and their babies, providing the full scope of primary maternity care in homes, and enabling women to make informed decisions when and if medical intervention is needed.
Aitex PRIVATE MIDWIFERY SERVICES (APMS) is a new professional care option providing one-to-one primary maternity care for women, and mentoring for midwives in caseload midwifery for births in the home or hospital.
APMS is situated in Blackburn South, an Eastern suburb of Melbourne, Australia. Midwifery services provided by Joy Johnston, Principal Midwife and owner of APMS, and other midwives employed by APMS, are available for women who plan to give birth at home or hospital, with continuity of care from a known primary care midwife, appropriate and evidence-informed collaboration with specialist obstetric and medical services when and if indicated, and backup arrangements from other trusted midwives who are skilled in the art of promoting and protecting health by working in harmony with the natural processes in childbearing.
To contact Joy, please call:
Tel +61 3 9808 9614
mobile 04111 90448