Allied healthcare and other services

While you are in Mater Mothers’ Private Redland your obstetrician may recommend that you be seen by another health practitioner to assess whether you need special help with your recovery after the birth. These people are known as allied health professionals, and may include:

Physiotherapists can help you manage back and pelvic joint pain, abdominal muscle looseness, and bladder and bowel control problems. They can also help you develop better posture and body awareness. This service is provided by one of private allied health professionals from Mater Health and Wellness.

Lactation consultants are specialists in breast feeding and will help you with breast feeding advice and support. Mater Mothers’ Private Redland has qualified lactation consultants on staff and all midwives are trained to assist with your breast feeding needs.

Pathology assistants will take blood samples from you or your baby for any tests that your doctor may order.

Pharmacists will supply any medications you may need during your hospital stay. The pharmacist can also provide advice about any effects of medications on your baby’s development before and after birth, and on breast feeding.

A fee may be charged for allied health services and pathology, depending on the level of your health insurance cover. We recommend that you speak to your health fund before your admission so you are aware of what services can be claimed.

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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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