During your pregnancy

Pregnancy can be a wonderful and exciting time but it can also be an emotional time which presents a number of doubts and questions - especially for first-time parents.

We can support you during your pregnancy to help build your knowledge and confidence in what’s ahead.

Services we offer for maternity patients booked at the hospital include parent education classes, maternity unit tours, booking-in clinics and telephone support.

Parent education classes

We offer free parent and birth courses to mothers booked to give birth at St John of God Midland Public Hospital.

To find out more information.

COVID-19 vaccine 

Find out more information on the impact of the COVID-19 vaccine pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Telephone support on maternity questions/concerns

You are welcome to contact our Maternity Unit with pregnancy-related concerns or questions.

A registered midwife will assess your situation and refer you to the most appropriate service. 

For example, they might:

  • suggest you attend the hospital for a further check or to begin your labour
  • recommend you present to an emergency department for specialised medical care
  • advise you to liaise with your obstetrician or GP.

Please contact us if you:

  • have any concerns related to your pregnancy
  • think you are in labour
  • are experiencing any blood loss from your vaginal area or a rupture of membranes (‘waters breaking’)
  • have a severe headache and/or visual disturbances such as blurred vision
  • experience intense abdominal pain
  • notice reduced baby movements.

To get in contact with our Maternity Unit, please call 9462 4558.

Maternity tours

Due to COVID restrictions maternity tours are currently on hold.

For a virtual tour and to find out more about coming to the hospital for maternity care and where our services are located within the hospital, view this video.