Mater Maternity
Your Stay

Your Stay

Experience exceptional care during pregnancy, labour, birth and getting to know your baby with our family-focussed approach.

Mater maternity

Our maternity staff know that having a baby is one of the most exciting times of your life and we pride ourselves on providing supportive, high quality care before, during and after the birth of your baby. We have a long and proud tradition in maternity services with a focus on comprehensive and personalised care.

Mater Maternity is an integrated team of obstetricians, midwives, maternity social workers and lactation consultants who will guide you in the planning and development of your pregnancy, delivery and care of your baby. 


Prior to your stay

After your booking has been confirmed, we will be in touch with you to discuss the details of your hospital stay.


During your stay

What to expect during your stay with us, through labour and birth and caring for your baby.


After your stay

After your baby is born, we want to ensure you are well prepared and have everything you need before you go home.

Your maternity questions answered

No, you don’t need to have private health insurance to give birth in a private maternity hospital. Many mothers choose to be self-funded and pay the full out-of-pocket costs.

If you’re planning to be self-funded, your estimated hospital expenses must be paid on admission. Any additional costs incurred during your stay are payable on discharge.

In private hospitals your pregnancy will be managed by an obstetrician whereas in public it is overseen by midwives only (unless circumstances result in needing a doctor)

At the Mater Hospital, North Sydney we offer well-appointed private rooms with ensuites, room service and other services at no extra cost.

Our public hospitals offer a safe and affordable option for pregnancy care and birth. You may be lucky and get to stay in a private room but many rooms are shared. You’ll normally stay 1 or 2 days. If you have a Medicare card, most of the costs will be covered.

You can book your maternity stay as soon as your pregnancy is confirmed. Simply follow the prompts to make your booking.

For most policies, you need to have private insurance cover for 12 months before the birth of your baby, so plan ahead.

We strongly advise you to call your health insurer to find out what your plan covers regarding the costs of your prenatal care, birth and postnatal care. You should also check that your level of cover includes your baby in case they need to be admitted to the special care nursery.

Still have questions? Let us help you.

Book a tour

Our fortnightly virtual tours showcase our state-of-the art facilities, followed by a Q&A session with our senior maternity staff.

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Contact Us

Please feel free to contact the Mater Maternity Team.

25 Rocklands Road, North Sydney, 2060

Ph: (02) 9900 7690