Our maternity services
Due to state safety restrictions, information on this page may be subject to change. Please see our COVID-19 information for the latest details and how you may be affected.
New maternity education hub for parents to be
St John of God Berwick Hospital is pleased to launch and offer maternity patients access to a new digital online learning hub, Nourish.
The social distancing restrictions in place during COVID-19 have seen the cancellation of antenatal classes and other educational sessions. Nourish is the online solution, home to all the accurate and reliable education patients will need, while keeping them and their baby safe.
Beyond COVID-19, Nourish will allow the hospital to continue to provide convenient, consistent and credible antenatal and postpartum support to its patients. Find out more.
If you have a question about our maternity services, please contact us.
Please read our latest advice about what to do if you have an upcoming admission or want to visit someone in hospital before coming to our hospital.
PLEASE NOTE: due to COVID-19, all tours and information sessions are temporarily on-hold. Please contact 8784 5300 for more information.
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.
Due to COVID-19 our in-person tours are currently on hold.
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
Due to COVID-19 our in-person classes are currently on hold.
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
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
Interested in our maternity services?
Book a maternity ward tour or send an enquiry and see why mums-to-be choose St John of God Berwick Hospital for their maternity care.
The tour gives you an opportunity to view our facilities, ask questions, get answers and meet our midwives.
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