Find a Midwife

Find a midwife to support you

Midwives are listed on this page free of charge in exchange for signing up their clients to one year's membership of HAS.  Listing does not imply HAS endorsement and we reserve the right to refuse advertising. 


Guide to Choosing a Midwife

We recommend you interview several midwives from different practices before engaging someone. Please refer to the comprehensive Guide to Choosing a Midwife (attached at the bottom of this page) for questions to ask midwives you interview.

This guide can be used when selecting any birth caregiver - an obstetrician, birth centre, hospital based homebirth program or independent midwife.

Also at the bottom of this page is a referral guide if you have a concern or complaint about your midwife.


Independent midwives in Sydney & Surrounds

Acorn Midwifery

Katie Sullivan
Location: Newcastle, Hunter Valley, Port Stephens, Upper North Shore, Northern Beaches
Phone: 0408 614 0290408 614 029

Birth with Gentle Choices

Betty Vella
Location: Gymea
Phone: 02 9501 270902 9501 2709 / 0410 504 9920410 504 992

Ella May Centre, The
[Midwives @ Sydney and Beyond]

Melanie Jackson
Location: Western Suburbs & Blue Mountains
Phone: 0425 280 6820425 280 682

Emma Fitzpatrick: Midwife in Private Practice
[Midwives @ Sydney and Beyond]

Location: Western Sydney, The Hawkesbury and The Blue Mountains areas
Phone: 0432724103

Hazel Keedle

Location: Orange & Central NSW
Mobile: 0408 661 5030408 661 503

iBirth - Intimate Birth & Beginnings
[Midwives @ Sydney & Beyond]

Janine O'Brien
Location: Sydney, Northern Beaches and surrounding suburbs
Mobile: 0422 969 9610422 969 961

Jo Hunter: Homebirth Midwife

Location: Blue Mountains and Sydney
Phone: (02) 47519840(02) 47519840; 0412 315 2280412 315 228

Holly Priddis: Becoming Parents
[Midwives @ Sydney & Beyond]

Location: Western Sydney and Blue Mountains
Phone: 0438731816

Megan Barker - Hunter Home Birthing

Location: Central Coast, Newcastle & the Hunter Valley
Phone: 0458160185

New Beginnings Midwifery Practice
[Midwives @ Sydney and Beyond]

Robyn Dempsey
Location: North Ryde
Phone: 9888 7829

Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond
[Midwives @ Sydney and Beyond]

Jane Palmer
Location: Dundas Valley
Phone: 9873 1750

Sheryl Sidery

Location: Northern beaches through to the Eastern suburbs.
Phone: 0409760548

Tanya Munten

Location: Northern Beaches, North Shore and Eastern Suburbs
Phone:0412 210 2220412 210 222

With Woman Midwifery Care

Rachele Meredith
Location: Illawarra, Southern Highlands, Southern Sydney, Shoalhaven & Canberra.
Phone: 0421 721 4970421 721 497


Hospital Based Homebirth Programs


St George Hospital Homebirth Service

Location: St George and Sutherland Shire area
Phone: 9113 3103

Wollongong Hospital Homebirth Service

Location: Helensburgh to Kiama region.
Phone: 0242534256

Belmont Midwifery Group Practice Homebirth Program (New Lambton Heights)

Location: Hunter and New England area
Phone: 49232291


Where To Go With Concerns About Your Midwife

For money matters:

NSW Department of Fair Trading
Lodge a Complaint 13 32 20

For matters of conduct:

Health Care Complaints Commission
How To Make a Complaint 1800 043 1591800 043 159

Nurses & Midwives Board NSW (02) 9219 0222(02) 9219 0222

Whichever Professional Association They Are A Member Of:

Australian College of Midwives (NSW Branch) 02 9281 952202 9281 9522

Australian Private Midwives Association

Australian Society of Independent Midwives (02) 9888 7829(02) 9888 7829





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