Not a lot of people know that independent midwives are an option for maternity care in Perth. If you’d like to know all of your care options you can see my blog on that here. If you want the continuity of care of an independent (also referred to as private) midwife, check the list below. 

Reasons to hire an independent midwife?

– You are planning a homebirth.
– You have a high risk pregnancy or would be considered high risk in the medical system but want continuity of care under a midwife. Not all midwives have admitting rights so always check when you call them to have a chat.
– You want autonomy when it comes to making decisions about the tests etc you will have in your pregnancy.

– You want to develop a trusting relationship with your care provider and see the same person throughout your entire pregnancy journey. 

– You want an expert in physiological birth.


The following independent midwives provide care for your labour and birth (as well as antenatal and postpartum). There are some other independent midwifery services in Perth that offer antenatal and postpartum care but NOT labour and birth so I haven’t included those here. 

Vanessa Butera – Simply Midwifery

Ph: 0448 220 966

Has admitting rights to KEMH


Liza Kennedy

Ph: 0424 368 116

Armadale and south west Perth suburbs


Peta Bisset – Hand in Hand Midwives

Ph: 0409 422 287

Has admitting rights to KEMH


Marilyn Allen – Mother and Midwife

Ph: 0438 933 779

Fremantle and surrounding suburbs


Sarah Nicholls – Babymoon Midwifery

Ph: 0401 286 514

Has admitting rights to KEMH


Claire White – Blooming Bumps Midwifery

Ph: 0430 312 212

Has admitting rights to KEMH


Melissa Buck – Midwives Perth

Ph: 0477 172 649

Has admitting rights to KEMH


Naomi Newman – Calmic Birth Services

Ph: 0419 926 679

Has admitting rights to KEMH


Kathleen Johnson – Earthside Midwifery

Click here for facebook page

Ph: 0411 856 265

Has admitting rights to KEMH


Louise Pattison – HeartSwells

Click here for facebook page

Ph: 0417 170 255


Sunny Walker

Journey of Birth

Based in Rockingham, will travel 45min

Has admitting rights to KEMH


Kieran Kenny – The Nest Southwest  Midwifery

Based in Myalup, servicing surrounds including Donnybrook, Peel. Collie and Bunbury

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Ph: 0488 347 377