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Embrace program

Our Embrace Maternity Program is an option for our St Vincent’s Private families, where our highly-skilled obstetricians work in conjunction with our experienced midwives to provide exceptional maternity care and support in your maternity journey; from pregnancy, through to motherhood at a lower cost.

The Embrace Program provides you with your very own pregnancy support team, with the comfort and benefits that are offered here at our private hospital.

Whether you have private health insurance or are self-funded the embrace program is a popular choice for our mums.

For more information call (03) 9411 7634 or email

Your Embrace Journey 
  • Step 1

    Choose an Obstetrician 

    Select an obstetrician who offers the Embrace Program

  • Step 2

    GP Referral

    Request a referral to your chosen obstetrician

  • Step 3

    First Obstetrician Appointment 

    Discuss with your obstetrician if you're applicable to opt-in for the Embrace Program 

  • Step 4

    Your Care

    The Embrace midwife will be in contact to book your first antenatal appointment.

Embrace Program

an affordable packaged for you and your family

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Embrace Program

Which obstetricians are available through the Embrace Program?

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Medicare rebates are available for your obstetrician antenatal and postnatal care. 

Pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting is a special time in your family's life. That's why, with mums like you in mind, we have created the Embrace Program.

The Embrace Program provides you with your very own pregnancy support team, with the comfort of a private setting, in a more affordable package.

Melbourne's top obstetricians are working in conjunction with our experienced midwives to offer you outstanding maternity care at a lower "out of pocket" cost.

The Embrace Program is a popular choice for women who are healthy with a normal pregnancy. Your antenatal visits will be shared between our top obstetricians and experienced midwives.

Together, your obstetrician and midwife will provide very personalised and comprehensive care for you and your baby.

St Vincent's Private Hospital, Fitzroy offers high quality personalised care and attention from your obstetrician, along with our highly qualified midwives and nursing staff. Along with this, the Embrace Program provides:

  • Private room with your own bathroom
  • Physiotherapy consultation in your private room
  • Lactation consultant
  • A FREE breastfeeding clinic for you to attend until your baby is 12 months old
  • Access to the only Level 5 Special Care Nursery in a private hospital in Victoria

Our obstetricians have affordable pricing options, as we believe all women should be able to access the best maternity care. Please call us on 03 9411 7634 or email us at for more information.

Yes. You will need a referral to access Medicare benefits when seeing your Obstetrician. Please ask your GP to write a referral to your preferred Obstetrician.

The Embrace Program offers a low risk model of care. Our Embrace Program midwives will work collaboratively with your Obstetrician, and will facilitate an obstetrician consultation in a timely manner if you require additional care. Your obstetrician will determine whether it is best for you to remain in the Embrace Program.

The Family Retreat at Melbourne’s luxurious Park Hyatt Hotel is now an option for completing your postnatal care within the Embrace Program. Eligible families must consult with their obstetrician and midwife. If you’re interested in the Family Retreat Program please speak to your midwife.

There may be times when the Family Retreat package is not available because of high seasonal demand for rooms at the Park Hyatt. In certain cases St Vincent's Private Hospital, Fitzroy may also decide that maternity care would be better provided in the hospital.

The Embrace Program midwives can provide support for feeding and settling problems with your baby. All our midwives are experienced in breastfeeding issues and we also have a Lactation Consultant who can provide a range of additional services including free breastfeeding support program right up until your baby is 12 months old.