Choosing your maternity care

We understand that pregnancy is an exciting time for you and your family, which is why we offer several options for maternity care to meet your individual needs.

When your GP confirms your pregnancy, they will send a referral to Mater Mothers Hospital’s Antenatal Clinic. We aim to review and process referrals within two weeks. We will also need to assess if you have any other medical issues. Due to demand, there may be delays to our processes. Please contact your GP if you have any concerns about your referral.

Once your referral has been approved you will then receive confirmation and details of your first antenatal clinic appointment. We also ask that you complete an online antenatal history form so that your midwife has all of your information before your appointment. You can choose to have your appointments in person or via telehealth

At this initial appointment you can discuss your preferred option for maternity care with the midwife. Please continue to see your GP while waiting for your first appointment with us.

Understanding and managing your maternity care

Your choice of care will be affected by:

  • your wishes
  • complications that arose in a previous pregnancy
  • any medical conditions that you have
  • conditions that may arise in this pregnancy
  • whether you live within our Antenatal Clinic catchment.

Mater Mothers’ Hospital provides the following choices for your maternity care:

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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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