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Midwife Delivery

Hargreaves Memorial Hospital offers private midwife delivery for mothers to be who are expecting an uncomplicated pregnancy and birth with the unique benefit of having an experienced named obstetrician to supervise and offer support if necessary.

Our team of highly experienced, friendly and committed midwives are available 24hrs daily, for advice throughout pregnancy and when the time comes for your baby to be born you will be guided through labour and birth while supervised by an OBG consultant. 

Following birth, you will be cared for in a private room under the care of a midwife who will be on hand to provide you with invaluable support and advice when looking after your new baby.

 

Are you eligible for Midwife delivery?

At Hargreaves Memorial Hospital there are eligibility criteria for Midwife delivery. While any doctor (whether specialist or general practitioner) can send a patient for booking for a midwife delivery at Hargreaves, certain criteria for selection MUST be met. These include:

No PREVIOUS UTERINE SURGICAL SCARS eg. CAESAREAN or MYOMECTOMY

NO MEDICAL COMPLICATIONS eg. DIABETES, SICKLE CELL, HYPERTENTSION etc.

NO MULTIPLE PREGNANCIES

NO ABNORMAL LIE OR ABNORMAL PRESENTATIONS

NO ANTE-PARTUM HAEMORRHAGE

NO HISTORY OF UNEXPLAINED PERINATAL DEATHS

NO LARGE FOR DATES eg. MACROSOMIA, POLYHYDRAMNIOS

NO IUGR \ OLIGOHYDRAMNIOS

NO DECREASED FETAL MOVEMENTS OR FETAL HEART IRREGULARITIES

 

Patient’s antenatal record must be sent, including her blood results (recent Hb in 3rd T/M) and any dating ultrasound reports in the 1st or 2nd trimesters.

 

A Midwife will deliver them unless there is a problem, consent to same must be given in writing. If the patient requires operation delivery, she has the option of either transferring to the Mandeville Regional Hospital (due to cost) or having her Caesarean Section done at Hargreaves.

 

Booking from general practitioners should not be before 32 weeks and not later than 36 weeks, and booking will be done only on Wednesdays between 9 – 10 am. DR. LAI WILL DO THE ASSESMENT at Hargreaves Maternity on the day of the booking.