As you may have read in ‘our history’, we delivered 200 babies in our first three years and then 150 babies for the past 6 years. We love it!!
We believe the women of Port Lincoln have a unique opportunity, to be able to select the obstetrician of their choice to see for antenatal care through to birth is a model usually only seen in Private settings & costing the family upwards of $5000!
At Boston Bay FHP we know all too well the expense that comes with a baby! Why add to it - we deliver the highest standards in quality care, and at no out of pocket cost to you, or your baby!!
Since our inception we have always employed midwives, but in 2012 Marika & Katie Mallard joined the team, and our obstetric patients have reaped the benefits. Not only do we provide a shared care model with Kris and our midwives in the clinic, but these midwives also work in the hospital. Our hope is to give you every chance of your birth being guided and supported by those who have looked after you your entire pregnancy. If your labour doesn't fall on a day/night when Katie or Marika aren’t rostered, don't be alarmed - Port Lincoln hospital has an amazing midwifery team sure to look after you and baby, right up until you’re ready to go home!
Katie, and soon to be Marika, deliver the complete package, with post natal care & home visits upon discharge for 6 weeks postnatal, we aim for day 3, day 5, day 7, day 10, then weekly, but this it individually tailored to your needs and wishes. Our midwives are rostered in clinic five days a week, in addition to our amazing nursing team, all providing immunisations, lactation advice, weight checks, counselling & general information!
We encourage mums to drop in for weight and height checks, or at any stage they might need some extra love and support!
We are extremely proud of what we have achieved as a team!