Support for new mums in Kalamunda

Midwives Sue-Anne Hawkins, Wendy Hoey and Sarah Nicholls at Stirk Park with newborns from the Community Midwifery Program.
Midwives Sue-Anne Hawkins, Wendy Hoey and Sarah Nicholls at Stirk Park with newborns from the Community Midwifery Program.

THE Community Midwifery Program (CMP) held its Christmas break-up at Stirk Park, Kalamunda last week.

Mothers and babies regularly catch up as part of the program to support each other and share their experiences.

The CMP is active in creating the community groups and supporting birthing families from all over the metro area.

Its service is available to Perth women experiencing a low-risk pregnancy.

It provides safe, evidence-based continuity of care from a midwife throughout pregnancy, labour, birth and for two to four weeks post-natally.

The group protects, promotes and supports women in pregnancy who choose to give birth in water.

The CMP can support women to have their baby at home, at the Family Birth Centre or Kalamunda Birth Unit, or in a public hospital.

It is a publicly-funded service, governed by WA Health and delivered in partnership with TheBumpWA.