Please view our fees for antenatal, birth and postnatal care
You can choose to birth at either our Protea Birth Unit, have a Home Birth, or choose to birth at a hospital. Read more about these birth options here.
You will need to enquire with your medical aid (or pay as a private patient) for all the hospital facility fees/deposits. Protea Midwives will do the delivery, usually with a back-up midwife present. Your gynaecologist will be on stand-by during the labour, should any complications occur, and a Caesarean section become necessary.
We encourage moms to hire a Doula and we also encourage parents-to-be to refer to our supportive services for holistic care throughout your pregnancy, birth and postnatally.
Protea Midwifery Fees
Schedule of Costs For Protea Midwifery Services:It is the client’s duty to ensure that they have adequate medical aid in place before engaging the services of the Midwife and/or that they can afford the fees of the Midwife without medical aid.
Antenatal consultation fees
The Antenatal consultation schedule for the practice is set out as per the South African Nursing Council (Regulation 2488) and the Maternity Guidelines for South Africa (2015), as set out by the National Department of Health. This is a generic plan to guide you during the pregnancy, a more personalized plan will be developed for you during an antenatal consultation.
View the full Antenatal Schedule here.
- 4 to 28 weeks: Once a month.
- 28 to 36 weeks: Once every 2 weeks.
- After 37 weeks: Once a week until delivery.
Booking Visit / First Antenatal Consultation (Compulsory)
Antenatal Consultations (approx. 10x)
R500 per visit
birth unit & home birth midwife fees
You may choose to birth in our beautiful Protea Birth Unit is located in Northcliff, Johannesburg. Our Birth Unit is fully equipped for anything and everything relating to natural birth and its possible complications. We have two private rooms for labouring and birthing in, as well as the option of a water birth. Here you and your partner will recuperate after the birth until the midwife discharges you.
You may also choose to birth at home, which is a more familiar and comfortable environment and may minimise the stress to a labouring mother, which means that labour has the chance to progress without interruption and with a reduction in pain. It’s also a more intimate setting, which may appeal to some moms who have specific religious or personal reasons. For more information for these birth options, please read more here.
|Fees for Birthing at Protea Birth Unit or a Home Birth||Total|
Includes the following:
Use of the Protea Birth Unit Facility
Attending Midwife Birth Fee
2nd Midwife attending (compulsory)
Medications for birth
Stock needed for the birth
Baby’s blood group
Baby’s thyroid function test
Disposal of medical waste
NST (non-stress test ~ when needed and not compulsory)
hospital midwife fees
|Birthing at these Hospitals||Midwife Fees||2nd Midwife Fee||Total|
Life Genesis Maternity Clinic
Netcare Park Lane Hospital
Netcare Linkwood Hospital
Life Lakeview Hospital
postnatal midwife fees
Following the birth of your baby, regardless of method of delivery, Protea Midwifery will do a postnatal follow up with you and your new family. Postnatal care is offered in both the home and clinical care settings. Should you wish to do a home based follow up, we will attend to you in the comfort of your own home. Should you prefer to attend postnatal visits at the clinic, you may attend at the individual clinics where Protea Midwifery Services are consulting on that day. During these visits we will attend to the needs of the mother, baby and surrounding family. They are individualised and suited to the needs of the new family.
Postnatal care can be done either in the comfort of your own home or at our clinic. It is compulsory to do a minimum of 2 postnatal visits following the birth.
Postnatal Home Visits (includes costs of travel)
Postnatal Clinic Visits
Postnatal check at 6 weeks / includes a pap smear
excluded in midwife fees
|The Midwife does not provide the following services and/or such costs are not included in her charges:|
Hospital admission in the case of emergency
Laboratory testing/antenatal screening tests/blood tests
The cost of hiring a birthing pool
Hospital facility fees/deposits
Delivery by forceps or vacuum
Suturing of perineal tissue (3rd degree tears)
Newborn hearing screening test
Any other cost which the Midwife may incur that was not foreseen at the time of in exceptional circumstances.