"Water birth"

About: Broome Health Campus / Maternity/Midwifery

(as the patient),

I am currently pregnant in my third trimester and have been living in Broome for a number of years. 

I have a young child and they were born here through the Midwifery Program. It was really amazing service and l felt so secure and comfortable. Really appreciate them for supporting us so much! 

I am also really happy with the Midwifery Program now. l am wondering if l can do a water birth this time, so l asked my midwife about it, but there is no current water birth service in Broome Hospital.

I have experienced my sister's water birth in Cairns in the past. It was really smooth and amazing birth. I really wish l could do same in here too. 

Responses

Response from Wendy McKinley, Operations Manager, Broome Hospital

picture of Wendy McKinley

Dear Gago

Thank you for your post.

It is lovely to learn that you had such a positive experience with our midwifery program and I will be sure to pass along your feedback to the team.

Broome Hospital is currently looking at water birth options and a significant amount of effort has gone into preparing for the introduction of this service. Unfortunately, it is unlikely to be available by the time you are expected to deliver.

As I am sure you can imagine, we need to ensure implementation of any new service is done safely and in a planned and structured way.

Please accept my congratulations on your pregnancy and well wishes for your upcoming delivery. I trust that you will enjoy the same level of service and satisfaction at Broome Hospital as you have in the past.

Sincerely

Wendy McKinley

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