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Bloom Obstetricians is a team of experienced obstetricians and midwives, committed to providing a connected, personalised model of care from the beginning of your pregnancy through to post-delivery.

Our doctors, who currently work in both the public and private hospital systems have collectively delivered thousands of babies between them, while our dedicated midwives have decades of pregnancy care and mothercraft experience.

Bloom obstetrician services now  provide an affordable, premium private birthing experience,  available to most mums who are privately insured and hold a valid Medicare card.

We like to use the analogy of an airline service, to describe how Bloom’s model of care might be different to the public system, or other private models of maternity care. The public system could be described as “economy”, where your baby is often delivered by a midwife or junior doctor.  At the other end you have business class, where you see the same obstetrician every visit and that doctor will usually deliver your baby. This PRIVATE model is the ultimate in personalised care, seeing the same obstetrician for nearly all your visits and very likely having that obstetrician provide care during your labour, birth and postnatal period.

Bloom’s model of care is best described as “premium economy” where you can be reassuringly guaranteed that an experienced obstetrician will be intimately involved in the labour and post-delivery care of your baby. Our obstetricians do not encourage one method of delivery over another, the cost for both vaginal and C-Section is the same. We respect your choice!

Your complete Bloom obstetric package includes*:

  • Bulk-billed, no obligation first visit
  • Three to four consults with an obstetrician
  • 6-7 midwife consults including 6-week follow up
  • C-Section or vaginal birth with obstetrician care during birth and delivery at Westmead Private, Norwest Private hospital  or Westmead Public
  • Current public patients can transition to Bloom private hospitals up to 37 weeks
  • Your eligibility for Bloom services will be assessed at your first bulk-billed consultation

*$990 obstetric package is with major funds such as BUPA, HCF, Medibank Private. Other funds may incur higher fees.

*Bloom costs include all obstetrician costs and midwife costs. Pathology services in most instances are bulk billed. In hospital pathology services may incur additional charges. Ultrasound may also incur some out of pocket charges. You may be charged an anaesthetist’s fee and paediatrician’s fee.

 
  • During your first bulk-billed visit, a highly-trained midwife will review your medical history to determine your suitability for Bloom services.Your scans and pathology will be reviewed in this time.
  • If your pregnancy is considered “high risk” your obstetrician or midwife may recommend that you opt for private obstetric care, under the single guidance of one obstetrician. Some cases where you may not be considered eligible for Bloom services include twin pregnancies or significant underlying conditions like severe diabetes.
  • However the majority of pregnancies will be suitable for Bloom’s maternity service model.    

Your next appointment will be with one of six rotating Bloom obstetricians who will assess your pregnancy and discuss your birth plan and any other concerns.

Your second trimester consults will then be covered by our trusted midwives (who are in close contact with our obstetricians), until you move towards the third trimester where you will again see an obstetrician to plan your preferred birthing pathway (vaginal or C-Section). The choice is yours!

Bloom obstetric services costs include both vaginal deliveries and C-Section deliveries in either Norwest Private, Westmead Private or Westmead Public.  

In between consults with your Bloom Obstetricians, our highly-skilled and experienced midwives will assist with:

  • Blood pressure checks
  • Ultrasounds
  • Baby heart-beat checks
  • Dietary advice to keep your weight on track
  • Mood assessment
  • Advice about what to expect during your pregnancy (everything from hiccups in utero to how to deal with morning sickness through to pain minimisation in childbirth)

After your delivery, you will have one postnatal appointment with a member of the Bloom family,  to assist with tips on breastfeeding, settling and monitoring for post-natal depression.  

Our Bloom midwives and obstetricians are also available to assist with any problems or issues which arise between your hospital discharge and your postnatal check-up.

  • Does not include private health insurance hospital excess fee
  • Anaesthetist fee and Paediatrician’s consult fee is not always included (but some will bulk-bill or reduce fees for Bloom patients). 
  • We aim to find bulk-billing providers for scans and pathology but this may not always be available or advisable. Ask us.

Whilst we can’t guarantee you will always see the SAME doctor or midwife, due to our small, dedicated team we think you will get to know and love everyone in the Bloom family.

Your birth will be serviced by an on-call Bloom obstetrician.

If the available on-call obstetrician should be involved in another delivery, a second obstetrician will be called to attend your labour, birth and postnatal care.

I guess you could call us “the Uber of maternity” our pooled resources mean you can get efficient, quality care at a time you need it most.

You will need a referral from a GP to see us for your first visit.

Your management fee should be paid between 28 -34weeks.

obstetrics

  • Early Pregnancy
  • Ultrasound
  • Vaccination
  • Labour
  • C-section
  • Postnatal

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  • 1300 613 991
  • info@bloomobs.com.au
  • Cnr Mons &, Darcy Rd, Westmead NSW 2145

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*$990 obstetric package is with major funds such as BUPA, HCF, Medibank Private. Other funds may incur higher fees.

* Bloom costs include all obstetrician costs and midwife costs. Pathology services in most instances are bulk billed. In hospital pathology services may incur additional charges.
Ultrasound may also incur some out of pocket charges.You may be charged an anaesthetist’s fee and paediatrician’s fee.

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