Young Mother Expecting

Private Midwife

Cindy Coulson

I started my midwifery career later in life after making my own beautiful family. I had always wanted to be nurse since I was a little girl and follow in my grand-mother’s footsteps. I never knew what kind of nurse I wanted to be, until I was heavily pregnant with my first child.
During my third trimester I experienced the holistic care of an independent midwife. I fell in love with the idea
of being a midwife from that day forth. I wanted to share the respect and empowerment that I had received. A wealth of companionship and grace was bestowed onto me throughout my pregnancy and birth, I wanted other women to share in my experience.
My midwifery journey started in 2012 at a more mature age than others, as a postgraduate midwife at Warragul Hospital in South Eastern Melbourne on the western edge of Gippsland, where I have continued with my career and have had the privilege of providing women with individualised care.
After 6 years of hospital midwifery, I felt like something was missing, I was no longer happy just providing hospital care. The community called to me, a holistic midwifery approach to continuity of care was just what was needed.
I enrolled in Griffith University in 2017 and started my masters of primary maternity care, in which I was able to gain my prescribing rights and became registered as a Medicare endorsed practicing midwife. I believe the philosophy of ‘being with woman’ is fundamental to being a midwife, alongside empowering women to achieve the pregnancy and birth that they want. I am honoured to be welcomed to share the scared space of a women’s pregnancy and birth.

I provide care on the outer suburbs of South Eastern Melbourne, within West Gippsland and surrounding areas, South Gippsland and through to the east of Gippsland.

Pregnancy appointments, Labour support, Home birth assistance (please contact for info), post natal support.

All health care card holders

                                        - Antenatal appointments Bulk Billed

                                        - Postnatal appointments Bulk Billed

                                        - 36wk birth plan Bulk Billed under

 

NON-healthcare card holders

                                         - Antenatal appointments $75 with a medicare rebate applied 

                                         - Postnatal appointments $75 with medicare rebate applied

                                         - 36wk birth plan Bulk Billed under item 82115

 

Homebirth services upon request

Labour Support and hospital birth support upon request.