Choosing your private maternity care

Every day is Mother's Day at Mater Mothers’ Private Brisbane, so we know that pregnancy can be an exciting time for women and their families.
 

Understanding and managing your maternity care

Your choice of care will be affected by:

  • your wishes
  • any complications from a previous pregnancy
  • any medical conditions that you have
  • conditions that may arise in this pregnancy

During your delivery, Mater Mothers’ Private Brisbane midwives will support your individual birthing plan alongside your chosen obstetrician. 

The midwifery and nursing team will look after you on the postnatal ward after your baby’s birth. If you have any concerns about your care, you can speak to the Midwifery Unit Manager of the relevant ward or clinical department.

Information for parents about labour and birth


Developing a birth plan

Many couples wish to develop and share their plan for labour and birth with their maternity team. While staff at Mater Mothers’ Private Brisbane would encourage you to consider your preferences for this special time, it is important to discuss these with your obstetrician prior to going into labour so that any details which might incur a risk to you or your baby can be fully discussed before labour begins.

Because labour and birth involve so many variables, it is not possible to predict exactly what will happen, and you should be reassured that the Mater Mothers’ Private Brisbane team are committed to providing the best care which is safe for both you and your baby. Sometimes, in emergency situations this may mean your preferences may not be able to be followed exactly. Wherever possible we would endeavour to discuss the reasons for this with you to facilitate informed consent and your understanding of events.
 

Coming to hospital for the birth of your baby

During the final stages of your pregnancy, we highly recommend that you and your support person take time to familiarise yourselves with our hospital and where to go.

For more details view Having your baby at Mater Mothers’ Private Brisbane

 

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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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