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Yarrawonga Health maternity showcase

By Cobram Courier

Those planning a pregnancy are invited to Yarrawonga Health’s maternity showcase on Monday.

Yarrawonga Health chief executive Elaine Mallows said the event would highlight the health services maternity services and showcase the team of skilled GP obstetricians and trained midwives.

‘‘For over 70 years now Yarrawonga Health has been safely caring for mothers and babies in the Yarrawonga and surrounding communities,’’ she said.

Yarrawonga Health offers low-risk birthing services, close to home for people in Yarrawonga and surrounding communities and has shared cared pathways for associated prenatal health risk.

Couples will hear from the hospital’s medical staff of GP obstetricians, trained midwives and allied health services, who all work together to provide continuity of care to women and their families during pregnancy, birth and the transition to parenting.

A meet-and-greet will also be given so people can receive advice on the night.

‘‘We are proud of our maternity services at Yarrawonga Health and are committed to investing and building their long-term capacity of service,’’ Ms Mellow said.

‘‘We hope the evening highlights to women the benefits of birthing close to home for low-risk pregnancies and the clear shared cared pathways we provide to women to return to Yarrawonga for postnatal care should they not be suitable to birth here.’’

In April last year, Yarrawonga Health was found to be providing a nurturing birth experience to women through a Safer Care Victoria review.

●Yarrawonga Health’s maternity showcase is on Monday from 5pm to 6.30pm. To hear more about the event, contact the maternity team on 5743 8135.