Nunkuwarrin Yunti provides three options for pregnant Aboriginal women (or non-Aboriginal women having an Aboriginal baby), infants and their families.
Aboriginal Birthing and Family Support Service
The Aboriginal Birthing and Family Support Service is available for women who plan to have their baby at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
You will be cared for by our Aboriginal Maternal Infant Care (AMIC) Worker and a group of Midwives from Women’s and Children’s Hospital throughout your pregnancy, labour, birth and after your baby is born. The service is provided in partnership with the family Support Worker from Towilla Purrutiapendi.
You can contact our AMIC Worker on 8406 1600 or come in and have a chat to discuss your situation.
GP Obstetric Shared Care
Nunkuwarrin Yunti has several GPs who have been trained to provide most of the antenatal care for women who are pregnant and who work with the clinicians at the hospitals where women are going to delivery their baby.
Our AIMC worker may also be available to support your care.
GP Obstetric Shared Care enables eligible woman to continue their relationship with their GP throughout her pregnancy and the GPs can provide most of the postnatal care after discharge from hospital for you and your baby, including 2-6 week checks; opportunistic health checks, care for any acute illness, immunisations and referral as needed.
The GP liaises with the Obstetric Shared Care Midwife Coordinator from the birthing hospital during the antenatal and post-natal periods, and is able to refer women and their families to other Nunkuwarrin Yunti services and other agencies as necessary.
Referral to other services
The third option is a referral service for clients of Nunkuwarrin Yunti who would like to have their antenatal care provided by either a private obstetrician or public hospital.