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.

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions

Visitors

As a part of our coronavirus (COVID-19) management plans and advice from authorities, we are undertaking a number of precautions to help keep people within our hospitals and facilities safe from harm.

We ask that our patients have only two visitors at a time.

If you are planning on visiting and you are feeling at all unwell, please reconsider your visit to help protect the more vulnerable in our facilities.

This decision has been made in the best interests of you, your family, all our patients and caregivers. 

 Thank you in advance for your support of this.

Maternity tours

Maternity tours have been cancelled to minimise visitors and large gatherings at our hospital to help keep our patients safe.

If you have a question about our maternity services, please call us on 9382 6708.

More information

Please read our latest advice about what to do if you have an upcoming admission or want to visit someone in hospital.

If you are seeking assistance, or testing for coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit your nearest COVID-19 clinic; or contact your GP.

You can also call the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.

During your pregnancy

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

Services we offer include parent education classes, maternity unit tours, booking-in clinics and telephone support.

Parent education classes

We offer some of the most comprehensive parent education classes in Australia - covering many aspects of pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and early parenting.

These relaxed, informal classes hosted by experienced midwives offer you a safe environment to learn, share and ask questions.

Please contact our parent education team to find out more:
Email: su.parent.education@sjog.org.au

Maternity unit tours

We offer free tours of our maternity unit to give you an inside look at our facilities and services.

You can participate in a maternity unit tour by:

Please contact our maternity unit to find out more:
Email: su.parent.education@sjog.org.au

Booking-in process

Your obstetrician will forward your hospital registration papers to us once they are complete. We will then contact you with details on any further booking-in requirements.

Telephone support on maternity questions/concerns

Registered patients are welcome to contact our maternity unit pregnancy-related concerns or questions they might have.

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

For example, they might:

  • invite you in to the hospital’s maternity unit 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