Kyneton District Health offers personalised pregnancy, birth and postnatal care for low-risk pregnancies. Ours is a safe and welcoming collaborative model between midwives and GP Obstetricians. Experienced nurse-midwives run an antenatal clinic, plus quarterly childbirth education and breastfeeding classes.
You can request a referral from your GP or book the birth in for yourself. Come along to talk with a midwife and take a tour of our maternity suite to discover the local option for your family.
Having a baby at Kyneton Hospital
Experience birth close to home and family, with access to private facilities and professional people who get to know you.
The KDH birthing suite is a calming space with a soothing spa and pain relief options. The comfortable maternity suite includes a bed for your partner to stay while you recover and bond with your newborn.
Our outcomes for births are excellent – including deliveries by first-time mums. We’re also closely connected with the tertiary hospitals if women or babies need extra support along the way.
What is low risk pregnancy?
The criteria for low risk is determined by government expert guidelines. We take these guidelines seriously to act in the best interests of you and your baby at all times. If something changes over the course of your pregnancy, we’ll facilitate your transfer to the most appropriate hospital. Low risk means:
- One baby (your 1st is ok)
- Healthy mum (aged under 35; weight below 35 BMI, no complex issues e.g. diabetes)
- No history of birth complications
- Baby’s head faces down
- Paediatric Infant Perinatal Emergency Retrieval (PIPER) back-up and tertiary hospital connections are available.
An elective caesarean might be an option at KDH (vaginal birth after caesarean is considered high risk).
You’re welcome to talk with a KDH midwife to learn more or take a tour.