Greenslopes Obstetrics and Gynaecology supports you in settling your new baby into your life. Your doctor will arrange for one of our qualified midwives to visit you in your own home* shortly after you leave hospital.
Shelley Guthrie and Gillian Hermosilla are trained to provide the very best in post birth care, including:
- breastfeeding support
- artificial feeding advice
- postnatal check of mother
- postnatal check of baby – including weighing and measuring
- newborn settling techniques
- emotional support
- parenting information
- referrals to other practitioners, if needed.
Our one-on-one post-natal support is tailored to suit the needs of each mother and baby we visit. Everything Shelley and Gillian do is focused to help you to feel assured and build your confidence.
The first visit is made by Shelley or Gillian and is free of charge. Subsequent visits, made at your request, are undertaken by Shelley; patients will incur a cost but may be eligible for a Medicare rebate.
* Patients within a 30km radius of Greenslopes Private Hospital are offered a home visit. Patients outside the 30km radius are offered an in-rooms consultation, or an in-home visit with the cost of travel paid by the patient.
Shelley Guthrie completed both her Bachelor of Nursing and Graduate Diploma of Midwifery at the Queensland University of Technology. She has 16 years nursing experience, with 12 years spent working as a midwife across all areas of maternity, including antenatal, intrapartum and post birth care, primarily at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.
During her home visits, Shelley draws from this experience as she provides mothers with support, advice and the confidence to attend to their own and their baby’s needs during those early weeks after baby’s arrival.
Shelley is a Medicare Eligible Midwife.
Gillian Hermosilla has 10 years nursing and midwifery experience. She holds a Bachelor of Nursing, Masters of Midwifery and an endorsement in immunisation; she is also a university-qualified lactation consultant. She has spent much of her career working in birthing suites but is experienced across all areas of midwifery.
When visiting mothers and their babies at home, Gillian ensures the mother’s well-being remains high and birth recovery is on track. She also checks on baby’s growth and development. Her heartfelt support and advice helps families through this very special time.