Experience exceptional care during pregnancy, labour, birth and getting to know your baby with our family-focussed approach.
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.
Caring for your baby
We understand that having a baby is a major life event and feel privileged to be sharing this special time with you. The Mater has a long and proud tradition of providing a family-focussed approach to maternity care.Read more
Breast feeding clinic
Our specialised lactation consultants will help you establish breastfeeding and overcome any challenges. We will also show you how to swaddle, soothe, settle and bathe your baby.Read more
Special care nursery
Some newborn babies need extra care from specially trained staff. The Mater’s level 4 special care nursery (SCN) is the only one of its kind in Sydney.Read more
When you choose Mater Maternity to have your baby, you and your partner can enjoy delicious, freshly-prepared meals from our room service menu.Read more
During your stay you can access a wide range of classes including breastfeeding, postnatal physiotherapy, caring for your baby and transitioning to home.Read more
Support and services
Baby photography, car restraint fitting and baby first aid training are some of the extra services we offer our new mothers and their partners.Read more
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 obstetrician and midwifery staff will confirm when you and your baby are ready to go home. Expected discharge is day 5 for natural births and day 6 for caesarean births.Read more
Useful information and contacts
New parents can get help and advice on pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, caring for their family and more from these useful groups and helplines.Read more
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.
You will need to complete our Online Admission Registration Form.
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.