Last Updated on 30/05/2021 by Mandy
Maternity Hospitals Brisbane
Maternity hospitals in Brisbane have to be able to accommodate the needs of mothers and their new babies. Maternity care is not only for the health and safety of the mother, but also for her new baby. For this reason, you need to find a hospital that can offer all your family’s needs so they can both thrive during their stay. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at four maternity hospitals in Brisbane that are sure to meet your requirements! You have many choices! How can you choose between the number of Public Hospitals, Private Hospitals, Birth Centres or a Home Birth?
Featured Maternity Hospitals
Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital – You’ll find all the care your child needs at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital. From prenatal to postnatal, they have it all as they are reported to be the best South Brisbane hospital for public maternity patients. They are an international leader in maternity care and research, so you can rest assured that every step of their journey will be safe with them. The facility is equipped with a 24-hour Mother & Baby Unit and special care nursery for mothers who need extra support while caring for newborns, which is just one of many reasons why we chose this place as our number one spot on this list! This unit has rocking chairs that lull babies into a deep sleep when placed over the mother’s chest and areas where parents can get together.
The leading private maternity hospitals in Brisbane are Mater, Women’s Hospital and Wesley, which all offer exceptional care. The Mater Hospital health professionals provide expectant mothers with exceptional care at one of the most beautifully designed hospitals in Queensland. The Mater Mother’s medical staff are committed to providing pregnant women and new parents with peace of mind before, during and after their time in the birth centre. “Mater Mothers & Babies is a hub of birthing, caring and healing to be treasured by mothers, fathers and families for generations to come.”
This maternity hospital has the best facilities in Brisbane, plus it’s situated right next door to Australia’s largest women’s hospital so patients are always close when their care needs change during pregnancy or after giving birth. The Mater Hospital also offers one of Queensland’s most modern neo-natal intensive care units with state-of-the art equipment that ensures babies have everything they need from the earliest stages of life.
“A birthing centre is an excellent option for women who want more natural childbirth options or fear being exposed to infection during labour,” says Senior Obstetrician Dr Carlene Chard from The Wesley Medical Centre Birthing Service. “The hospital has specialised obstetric equipment such as monitors that can go around the mother’s stomach to monitor contractions and fetal heart rate, as well as a birthing pool.” Source: The Wesley Medical Centre.
Which Brisbane hospitals have upfront costs?
In addition to Mater, Brisbane hospitals with upfront costs include:
– Royal Women’s Hospital
– Princess Alexandra Hospital
– Logan Districts Hospital.
The Maternity Hospitals listed above also offer exceptional care and a unique environment for birth at one of the most beautiful moments in life. Outstanding facilities are matched by outstanding staff – all have had extensive training in their speciality field and are highly skilled where it counts.”
Then the question of Natural Birthing or Intervention? The broad selection of birthing options and Brisbane Maternity Hospitals has to offer can make these decisions difficult. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to get specific information on birth interventions from individual hospitals in South East Queensland. Birth Centre bookings and some private Obstetricians book out for your due date in the first few days of getting that second blue line so making a quick choice is sometimes vital.
At busier times, the Birth Centre will use a “lottery” to assign care places. To save your time and energy, here is a breakdown of the information you need to make the right birthing choices.
Birthing choices that adhere to your ideal birth plan
Doulas, Midwives and Maternity Hospitals offer different services for Brisbane mothers depending on your birth plan and priorities. Remember that the best-laid birth plans often go awry, but choosing the right birthing option in Brisbane can help sure up the chances.
Natural birth and the level of intervention
For some women, a planned C-Section is the desirable choice – for others, it is the more natural birth. Whether you’re opting for a natural childbirth experience or one that can be summed up in “more drugs please”, childbirth decisions come down to the individual mother. Your obstetrician or midwife is there to ensure the safety of your baby and your own health, however, your intentions should be respected. While most Brisbane hospitals and OBGYNs won’t release intervention data, Queensland birthing authority, Having A Baby has compiled some telling data for Brisbane mothers.
Maternity Hospital Brisbane List
Note that private Obstetricians generally work with a single hospital so if you’re planning on using a specific birth team, your choice of hospital may be limited. Contact Private Maternity Hospitals to get a list of doctors you can choose from. Note that like the Birth Centre, the top private obstetricians can “book out” very quickly. There may not be time to do much “shopping around”.
|Beaudesert Hospital Public hospital: Team Midwifery and midwifery group practice 64 Tina Street, Beaudesert Greenslopes Private Hospital Private Care Only Newdegate Street, Greenslopes, Hatch Maternity, 588 Stanley Street Woolloongabba, Ipswich Hospital Public Hospital: Public & Private East Street, Ipswich Logan Hospital Public Hospital: Public & Private Cnr Armstrong &, Loganlea Road, Meadowbrook, Mater Mothers Hospitals Public Hospital: Public & Private Raymond Tce, South Brisbane Mater Mothers’ Private Hospital Private Care Only Raymond Tce, South Brisbane Mater Private Hospital Redlands Private Care Only Weippin St, Cleveland||North West Private Hospital Private Care Only 137 Flockton Street, Everton Park Redcliffe Hospital Public Hospital: Public & Private Anzac Ave, Redcliffe Redland Hospital Public Hospital: Public & Private. Cnr Wellington &, Weippin Sts, Royal Women’s Hospital Public Hospital: Public, Private & Birth Centre Butterfield Street, Herston, St Andrew’s Ipswich Private Hospital Private Care Only cnr Roderick &, Pring Sts, Ipswich Sunnybank Private Hospital Private Care Only 245 McCullough St, Sunnybank The Wesley Hospital Private Care Only 451 Coronation Drive, Auchenflower|
Brisbane Home Birth Options & Support
If you would like to research your options for Home Birthing in Brisbane and need support and more information, you will find all of this via http://www.homebirth.org.au
Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital Birth Centre
This is a free public health service available, but you need to apply. To apply to the Birth Centre, simply ask your GP. to indicate this on your referral or contact the hospital on (07) 3646 8111 and ask for the Birth Centre to find out more. If you like the idea of natural birth with a dedicated team of midwives, a private home-like birthing room then start planning your birth with the Birth Centre today. In the event of an emergency, you are in the hospital within close proximity to the maternity facilities – so you have easy access to the best medical care available, yet you are also protected from premature or unwarranted medical intervention. The supportive midwives will always offer a variety of natural pain relief remedies.
You also have the option of taking a Doula with you to any model of care you choose in Brisbane Maternity Hospitals.
What is a Doula? A Doula is a trained birth support person who provides all of the emotional support to women during their pregnancy, that they require during labour and birth and post-natal. A Doula cannot provide maternity care to help deliver your new baby.
Find a Doula here: http://findadoula.com.au/member_list/
Choosing a maternity hospital in Brisbane will greatly influence your birthing experience. Unfortunately, if you’re opting for the Birth Centre or a private OB, you may not have much time to decide. We’d love to hear your experiences with the Brisbane Maternity Hospitals or care you chose.
The Hypnobirthing Australia™ program is a unique and comprehensive antenatal education program catering to Australian needs, that uses deep relaxation, self-hypnosis and specific breathing techniques for a safer, easier and gentle birth for your new baby. You can find more information here and click the images below.
Enter the date of the first day of your last menstrual period (LMP):
DUE DATE RESULT
Probable date of conception:
Foetal Age Today:
Best date range for NT scan:
(12 weeks 3 days to 13 weeks 3 days)
Morphology Scan Date:
First Heart Tones by Doppler:
(11 to 12 weeks)
Best time to evaluate cervical length in patient with risk factors:
Best time for routine anatomy ultrasound:
(18 to 20 weeks)
Estimated Due Date:
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Contributor: This is a contribution by Brisbane based birthing choice advocate Melanie Sparkes. Melanie’s background is in providing healthy options for babies and mothers & past owner of Green Bubz