Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to many frequently asked questions can be found below. These have been categorised to assist you in pin-pointing the answers that you’re seeking.

If, after browsing through our categories and questions, you’re still left wondering, please feel free to contact Organic Midwifery via email (or using our online contact form) and best efforts will be made to answer your question or to steer you in the right direction.


Shared Care

What does shared antenatal care mean?


Can I claim midwifery services on tax / medical expenses?

Do Private Health Insurance companies offer rebates for homebirth?

What is the estimated cost associated with antenatal / birth / and postnatal care?

Do you have Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) for homebirth?

I am considering homebirth. Could you provide me with information regarding the safety of homebirth?

How do I choose my homebirth midwife?

At what gestation of pregnancy do women normally book in with a homebirth midwife?

How often do I meet with the midwife?

Do I have to see a GP during the pregnancy?

Can I obtain Medicare rebate for homebirth?

Breastfeeding – Lactation Consultancy

How do I know if my breast and nipples are suitable for breastfeeding?

How can I prepare my breasts for breastfeeding?

What should I expect in the first 24 hours after the baby is born in terms of breastfeeding?