Compare Maternity Hospitals in Brisbane – Make an Educated Choice

Maternity Hospitals Brisbane

Public, Private, Birth Centre, Home Birth? 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 hospital’s 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 the time and energy of an already exhausted pregnant woman, 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’s a 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”.

Brisbane Maternity Hospitals

Beaudesert Hospital
Public hospital: Team Midwifery
and midwifery group practice
64 Tina Street, BeaudesertGreenslopes Private Hospital
Private Care Only
Newdegate Street, GreenslopesIpswich Hospital
Public Hospital: Public & Private
East Street, IpswichLogan Hospital
Public Hospital: Public & Private
Cnr Armstrong &, Loganlea Road, Meadowbrook,Mater Mothers Hospital
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 ParkRedcliffe Hospital
Public Hospital: Public & Private
Anzac Ave, RedcliffeRedland Hospital
Public Hospital: Public & Private.
Cnr Wellington &, Weippin Sts,Royal Womens 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 fid all of this via: http://www.homebirth.org.au

Brisbane Doula’s

You also have the option of taking a Doula with you to any model of care you choose ibn Brisbane Maternity Hospitals. What is a Doula you may ask? 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. 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. Anything you can contribute to help Mothers make an informed choice is greatly appreciated. Please comment below.

SignatureContributor: This is a contribution by Brisbane based birthing choice advocate Melanie Sparkes. Melanie’s background is in providing healthy options for babies and mothers & Owner of Green Bubz

 

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