We know that pregnancy is a special time of your life and that is why we will be here for you every step of the way. We can’t wait to welcome you and your growing family to the Mater.
We’re sure you will have plenty of questions, please follow the link below to our frequently asked questions, or if you would like to chat with our team, we would love to hear from you on 02 9900 7690 or at email@example.com.
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Whether you’re a first time mother or an experienced parent, you’re likely to have questions and concerns as your pregnancy progresses.
We’re here to help you every step of the way
Take care of your body
As your baby grows inside you, you need to look after yourself by adopting healthy habits. By taking part in regular physical activity and eating a balanced diet of freshly-prepared food, you will ensure your body is ready to meet the challenge of giving birth and caring for your new baby.
Enrol in maternity education classes
Our hospital offers antenatal education classes for you and your partner. Topics include preparing for birth, breastfeeding, bathing your baby and baby first aid.
Get a whooping cough (pertussis) vaccination
The best time to be vaccinated against whooping cough is in the second trimester (preferably at 20 weeks). This will provide early protection for you and your baby as the antibodies pass to your baby in the womb. We advise partners and other close family members to be immunised as well.
Look after your emotional wellbeing
Pregnancy can be a stressful time. Don’t hesitate to ask for assistance if you’re struggling to cope. Mater Maternity offers expectant mothers a check-up at roughly 30 weeks with one of our midwives, to help support your emotional wellbeing.
Make a birth plan
Talk to your obstetrician and support person about what kind of birth experience you would like. We will do everything we can to provide you with personalised care in line with your wishes.
Your maternity questions answered
No, while we are a private maternity hospital, you don’t need to have private health insurance to give birth with us. Many mothers choose to self-pay their birth and pay the full out-of-pocket costs. We are happy to provide you with more details on estimated fees; please click here to enquire.
If you’re planning to self-pay for your birth, your estimated hospital expenses must be paid prior to admission. Any additional costs incurred during your stay are payable on discharge.
We have set fees for the maternity stay for both vaginal and caesarean births and are happy to provide you with these on your request. Our fees are based on either a four (vaginal birth) or five (caesarean birth) night admission and include labour and delivery, theatre (if applicable), accommodation, pharmacy and all patient meals. It is important to note that certain other fees are additional, including Obstetrician, Anaesthetist (if applicable), Paediatrician, and Special Care Nursery should your baby need to receive treatment there. You may request more information on private pay fees by clicking here.
To do so, you will need access to your mobile phone and the following information:
Current Medicare and private health insurance (if applicable) details
Medical and surgical history including list of medications and dosages
Personal and next of kin details.
Once submitted, you will receive a confirmation email from us (be sure to check spam/junk folders) regarding next steps.
For complete instructions on registering for your birth online, please click here.
Suggested answer: Once your booking has been confirmed and processed by our team, you should continue to follow up regularly with your Obstetrician, who will oversee all of your care throughout until it is time for baby to be born. In the event that any maternal or fetal monitoring is needed at the Hospital during your pregnancy, your Obstetrician will guide you through coming to the Mater Hospital if necessary.