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Post Natal Services

Post birth care Midwifery home visiting service – SHELLEY GUTHRIE (RM/ Eligible Midwife)

We recognise the challenges faced by families with the birth of a new baby and as a part of your maternity package we offer support in your own home with this transition.  Shelley Guthrie is a qualified midwife who will contact you after the birth of your baby to arrange a convenient time to conduct your home visit.   An initial visit will be included in your maternity package, with the option of additional visits which can be arranged with Shelley directly.  These additional visits are all able to be claimed on Medicare.

Shelley is a qualified midwife with over 10 years experience , working in community settings as well as at the  Royal  Brisbane and Women’s hospital. She has experience across all areas of midwifery including antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care.

Shelley has also received endorsement from  AHPRA  as an Eligible midwife, entitling her to a provider number, enabling Medicare rebates for all midwifery services that she provides.   Shelley has joined our team to provide you with the much needed support upon your return home, all in the comfort of your own home.

Services included at visit are:

  • Breast feeding advice and support
  • Artificial feeding support
  • Postnatal check of mother
  • Newborn well being checks -including weighing and measuring
  • Advice on newborn behaviours and settling techniques
  • Support with emotional health- PND
  • General parenting information
  • Assistance with referrals if needed- alternative therapies, child health.

You will also be provided with a comprehensive postnatal information pack, as your own referral source.  Shelley is approachable, friendly and is only a phone call away to answer any questions or concerns you may have.  For further details on Shelley’s training and qualifications see . We look forward to welcoming the new addition to your family and continuing to support you after the birth of your newborn .

*Conditions apply to number of visits, depending on medicare safety net.

To speak directly with a team member please call 07 3188 5000