Choosing your private maternity care

Your care team

A team of midwives will look after you and your baby during your stay at Mater Mothers’ Private Redland. The midwife caring for you will maintain close and regular contact with your obstetrician to support your individual birthing needs during labour and after your baby’s birth.

Doctors from the hospital are available at all times should an emergency arise.

The following is a list of obstetricians at Mater Mothers’ Private Redland:

If you have any concerns about your care, you may ask to speak to the Mater Mothers’ Private Redland Manager or the Director of Clinical Services.

Advanced care

The health and safety of you and your baby is very important to us. If you or your baby requires specialised care, Mater Mothers’ Private Redland has a transfer agreement with the Redland Public Hospital, as well as Mater Mothers’ Private Hospital at South Brisbane.

If your baby requires a transfer to the Redland Public Hospital Special Care Nursery, mothers usually remain at Mater Mothers’ Private Redland. You and your immediate family will have unrestricted visiting privileges to your baby.

Mater Mothers’ Private Brisbane provides tertiary level retrieval services for mothers and babies, and is a recognised leader in maternity care. If your baby requires a transfer you will be transferred to a postnatal ward at Mater Mothers’ Private Hospital to be closer to your baby.

Private Health Insurance

Prior to booking into hospital, we recommend that you speak to your private health insurance provider prior to booking, so that you are fully aware of your entitlements, including neonatal special or intensive care, and whether you will be required to cover an excess or co-payment.

Understanding other potential out of pocket (Gap) payments

To understand what other out of pocket (gap) expenses may be involved with having your baby, we recommend talking to your doctor, to your health fund, and of course to the hospital. 

If you are unsure exactly what to ask, we can suggest this checklist; a series of useful questions to ask those involved in your care during pregancy and birth, so you have a much clearer idea of what to expect and can focus on what's important—you and your baby.

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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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