Private midwifery care is an option open to all women whether planning to give birth at home or in a hospital. Private Midwives are based in the community and provide preconception, pregnancy, birth and post-partum care. Midwives who choose to work privately, rather than being employed by hospitals and other institutions, do so because it allows them to be flexible about the care they provide and cater to each woman’s needs. The care they offer is individualised and determined primarily by the wishes of each woman and their families. Follow the links below to find out more about private midwifery care.