Maternity Hospitals Brisbane
You have many choices! Public, Private, Birth Centre or 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 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, BeaudesertGreenslopes Private Hospital Private Care Only Newdegate Street, Greenslopes, Hatch Maternity, 588 Stanley Street Woolloongabba, Ipswich 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 find all of this via http://www.homebirth.org.au
Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital Birth Centre (RBWHBC).
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 a 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.
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. You can find more information here and click the images below.
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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
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