Compare Maternity Hospitals in Melbourne – Make an Educated Choice
Maternity Hospitals Melbourne
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 Melbourne 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 Melbourne 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 Melbourne 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 Melbourne hospitals and OBGYNs won’t release intervention data, x has compiled some telling data for Melbourne mothers.
Maternity Hospital Melbourne 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”.
List of hospitals:
Royal Women’s Hospital
Location: 20 Flemington Rd, Parkville Victoria and 193 Bluff Road, Sandringham Victoria
Mercy Women’s Hospital
Location: 163 Studley Road, Heidelberg
Website: http: www.mercyhealth.com.au
Phone: 03 8458 4444
Location: 320 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne
Phone: (03) 9418 8333
Frances Perry House Private Hospital at Royal Women’s
Location: 20 Flemington Rd, Parkville VIC
Phone: (03) 9344 5000
St Vincent’s Private Hospital
Location: 59 Victoria Parade Fitzroy VIC
Phone: 03 9411 7111
Monash Medical Centre Clayton
Location:246 Clayton Road
Phone: 03 9594 6666
Location: 183 Wattletree Rd, Malvern VIC
Phone: (03) 9508 1222
Location: 300-310 Princes Hwy, Werribee VIC 3030
Phone: (03) 8754 3000
Location:176 Furlong Rd, St Albans VIC
Phone: (03) 8345 1333
Location: 39 Albert St, Upper Ferntree Gully VIC
Phone: 1300 342 255
The Northern Hospital
Location: 185 Cooper St, Epping VIC
Phone: (03) 8405 8000
Read the excellent reviews from other mums at: https://melbournemumsgroup.com.au/melbournes-best-maternity-hospitals/
Melbourne Home Birth Options & Support
If you would like to research your options for Home Birthing in Melbourne and need support and more information, you will find all of this via http://www.homebirth.org.au
You also have the option of taking a Doula with you to any model of care you choose in Melbourne 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 Melbourne 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 Melbourne Maternity Hospitals or care you chose.
Anything you can contribute to help Mothers make an informed choice is greatly appreciated.