Our maternity services
St John of God Berwick Hospital on Kangan Drive features a brand new 22-bed maternity ward with a six-cot special care nursery.
The spacious, light and airy unit helps promote calm and wellbeing for you and your baby with private rooms featuring a built-in sofa bedding for partners, shelving and storage, access to baby bathing and change facilities and ensuite bathrooms.
You also have access to outdoor spaces for convenient access to fresh air and communal spaces for parent education including antenatal education, grandparent classes and other group sessions.
Our Level 3 Special Care Nursery provides care for babies who need a little extra medical attention after being born.
We also have 24-hour access to anaesthetic and paediatric care.
Maternity tours are weekly on Tuesdays at 5.00pm and the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at 1.30pm.
To confirm Saturday tour dates please call (03) 8784 5300
When you choose your own private obstetrician, you get to develop a ongoing relationship with one expert who provides a dedicated maternity care experience throughout pregnancy, labour and postnatally at their private consulting rooms.
Your obstetrician will attend the birth and care for you during your stay at St John of God Berwick Hospital. They will understand your birthing preferences and be the medical lead for your baby’s birth into the world.
During your pregnancy, typically you see your chosen obstetrician:
- monthly, until approximately 28 weeks
- every two weeks, until 36 weeks; and then
- weekly, until the birth of your baby.
Your private health insurance will fund the majority of your costs. Out-of-pocket costs will depend on your obstetrician. You can call obstetrician rooms for an outline their costs.
When you choose Joy maternity care you are cared for by a team of obstetricians, midwives, nurses and other clinicians rather than one single obstetrician.
During your pregnancy you will see a midwife and a obstetrician on duty at the Joy antenatal clinic.
When you give birth and in hospital you will be cared for by the obstetrician on duty and our midwives, who you may have already met at the Joy antenatal clinic.
Our $990 low-cost Joy maternity package offers expecting parents all the perks of a private maternity care experience but with reduced out of pocket costs. Find out more.
Pregnancy information sessions
We hold regular free pregnancy information sessions, run by our obstetricians, for couples who are considering starting a family or in the early stages of pregnancy. It is an opportunity for you and your family to meet our team and see the facilities and services you can enjoy.
Pregnancy information sessions typically include:
- obstetrician and midwife discussion to answer all your questions
- tour of our maternity unit and birth suites
- physiotherapy advice
- nutrition advice
- finance advice
Sessions are usually the first Sunday of every month at 2.00pm. Please call (03) 8784 5300 to book.
Upcoming 2020 datesSunday 2nd February
Sunday 1st March
Sunday 5th April
Sunday 3rd May
Sunday 14th June
Sunday 5th July
Sunday 2nd August
Sunday 13th September
Sunday 4th October
Sunday 8th November
If you would like to confirm your attendance at one of these events please contact our St John of God Berwick Hospital midwives:
Tel: (03) 8784 5300
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