Date: Monday 3rd February 2014
- The session is 1 hour long with time for questions afterwards – please bring a water bottle
- No bookings is required
- Partners, children and support people all welcome to the information session
- Yes – you will get to see the new Calvary Birth Centre
- You cannot put your name on the waiting list until you have attended an information session, your details will be taken at the information session, but you need to call to book into the birth centre after the information session
There are 2 birthing rooms and 1 assessment room, a kitchen and lounge area and kids area with toys supplied.
Q. I have my name on the other Birth Centre waiting list, will I get transferred over to the Calvary Birth Centre list automatically?
No, the 2 Birth Centres are separate, so you need to put your name on the Calvary Birth Centre’s waiting list.
Q. If I have been going through an antenatal clinic, can I put my name on the waiting list here too?
Yes, your records will be transferred through to the Birth Centre midwife.
Q. I don’t live in Canberra and I want to birth in the CBC – can I?
Currently the Birth Centre is only able to take women living in the ACT.
Q. I have/I want a student midwife, am I still able to?
Yes, student midwives are welcome.
Q. Who are the midwives?
Liz, Cindy, Isabele, Siobhan, Monica, Kate and Monique.
Q. Can I have a water birth?
Women are welcome to labour in water but currently water birth is not offered.
Q. Do I still get to do antenatal classes?
The Birth Centre will run their own classes – more information will be given to the women who are enrolled into the program.
Q. Where is the new Birth Centre?
In the current maternity unit on level 3. It is down past the Antenatal clinic.
Q. I have more questions who can I speak to?
If you have attended an information session and you have more questions please feel free to contact our Admin Assistant on 02 6264 7062. Please understand that the CBC Admin Assistant will be quite busy in the beginning months and wont be able to answer every question, particularly medical questions.
The information session is a good time to ask questions, meet the midwives and see the new Birth Centre.