Happy families

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.

Childbirth Education and Breastfeeding Classes

Our Childbirth Education and Breastfeeding Classes are available to families who are booked in with us, or elsewhere.

Classes take place on a Tuesday evening between 7pm and 9pm. Dates for 2019 are as follows:

Round 1: 5th, 12th, 19th March (Childbirth Education) and 26th March (Breastfeeding Class)
Round 2: 4th, 11th, 18th June (Childbirth Education) and 9th July (Breastfeeding Class)
Round 3: 3rd, 10th, 17th September (Childbirth Education) and 24th September (Breastfeeding Class)
Round 4: 26th November, 3rd, 10th December (Childbirth Education) and 17th December (Breastfeeding Class)

There is no charge for families who are booked to give birth at Kyneton District Health. A $50 charge is payable by those booked elsewhere.

For more information, call our friendly midwifery team on 5422 9900.