Maternity clinics

We provide education programs designed to inform and empower women as they approach the birth of their baby, and during the weeks following the birth.

Parent education

The classes are facilitated by an experienced midwife who delivers a structured program, but also diversifies to fit with individual needs. The group structure allows you to meet with others and forge lifelong friendships. Over the course of the program a variety of topics will be covered.

Find out more about the classes on offer.

Parent education classes

Antenatal preadmission clinic

As you approach the birth of your baby, it is time to think about making a preadmission appointment with the Mater Mothers' Private Townsville team. All mothers giving birth at the Mater Mothers' Private Townsville must attend an antenatal preadmission appointment. We recommend you book the appointment between 13-18 weeks.

The appointment at 24 weeks is with a Mater midwife and takes about 45 minutes. Your completed Admission Profile Form should be brought along to the appointment.

Appointments are available every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday between 9 am and 3.30 pm. Phone appointments are also available if needed.

Antenatal breastfeeding and physiotherapy education

This class is available once a month on a Wednesday, along with the breastfeeding and lactation education. In this session, we'll provide you with advice and information about:

  • keeping active during pregnancy
  • physiological changes to your body (heart rate, hormones, blood pressure etc)
  • types of exercise to consider (low impact)
  • returning to exercise
  • care of your pelvic floor (strength, endurance)
  • care of your abdominal muscles, posture and back care,  positioning during labour and birth
  • continence advice
  • postnatal review recommendations.

It is recommended this class is booked by 28 weeks to avoid disappointment.

For further information or to arrange an appointment, please call our Allied Health team on 07 4727 4650.

Postnatal clinic

Our Postnatal Clinic is a free service offered to Mater Mothers' Private Townsville families. We provide professional support and education for parents of babies from seven days uo to four weeks old. The clinic is run by a qualified Child Health Nurse and experienced Mater midwives, providing a vairiety of services including:

  • weigh clinics
  • new baby appointments
  • developmental assessments
  • breastfeeding support
  • postnatal assessment

Maternity unit tour

To book a tour of our maternity unit please contact the team at [email protected]

Contact us

To find out more about these services or to arrange an appointment, please call us on 07 4722 8866.

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For urgent assessment at any stage of your pregnancy, please present to your nearest emergency centre or Mater Mothers’ 24/7 Pregnancy Assessment Centre in South Brisbane.

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