Welcome to Hobart Private Hospital Maternity
At Hobart Private, we recognise that each of our expectant mothers have different needs and expectations.
Every birth is unique and each journey is a personal one.
Our maternity team will work with you to understand your goals and provide the best possible care for you, your baby and your family.
You will have our support throughout the process, every step of the way.
We are dedicated to providing you with a personalised experience in a nurturing environment whilst offering a full range of services to support you through pregnancy, birth and into motherhood.
Our caring and highly skilled team of health professionals, including midwives, obstetricians and pediatricians, will work together to ensure that you have a safe and memorable experience.
We can provide support in so many ways:
- A fully-equipped Special Care Nursery
- Experienced, caring midwives and clinical staff
- Modern surroundings, private rooms where your partner can share with you and your new baby
- Paediatricians available 24 hours – referrals upon consultation with your obstetrician
- Parent education at each stage of your pregnancy
- Personalised booking Tours of the Maternity Unit
- Preparation for Parenthood classes.
Our Maternity suites are designed on the contemporary labour/deliver/recover model and fitted with state-of-the-art technology, including K2 fetal monitoring
systems, and provide a variety of resources that can be used during childbirth including a bath for water immersion, birth balls, mats and stools.
Each of our suites have double beds so women can birth their babies and remain in the suite with their partner and baby. Partners are encouraged to stay the night to ease the transition into a new or extended parenting role at no extra cost.
We encourage your baby to stay with you at all times in these comfortable rooms.
The unit is secure and can only be accessed via swipe.Hobart Private Hospital Maternity Unit also includes the Special Care Nursery, Know Your Midwife Clinic, lactation room, lounge room and kitchenette for beverages and snacks.
If baby needs a higher level of care The Neonatal and Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Hobart Hospital is adjacent to our facility and quickly accessible.
Simply ask your General Practitioner to refer you to a Hobart Private Hospital accredited obstetrician.
After you have booked an appointment with your obstetrician they will give you an online admission form to be filled out as soon as possible.
Once the online e-Admission is completed we ask that you give us a call on (03) 6214 3370 to arrange a pre-admission appointment with a midwife.
We also recommend that you contact your health fund to determine your insurance entitlements.
For more information please contact our Maternity Admissions Officer on (03) 6214 3370 or email@example.com
We would love you to come and meet us and have a tour through the unit:
- Every Wednesday at 1.00pm for maximum of 5 couples
- One Saturday per month at 2.30pm
Alternatively you can arrange an appointment for a tour by contacting the Unit on (03) 6214 3370.
Some of our new mums will choose to take advantage of the Know Your Midwives scheme (KYM).
This program offers mums-to-be the best in antenatal care through the coordination of regular visits with both the obstetrician and the midwives at Hobart Private Maternity. This allows them to form a relationship with both health care providers.
It can be difficult to tell when labour has started but if you are booked to come into Hobart Private Hospital Maternity Unit you are welcome to phone at any time and talk to one of our experienced midwives.
Should you be experiencing strong signs of labour including regular contractions less than ten minutes apart, waters breaking or blood loss, please contact the Maternity Unit to determine how far labour has progressed.
You will be assessed and advised whether to stay home or come to hospital.
During your pregnancy, it is important to contact your obstetrician or the Maternity Unit without delay if you have experience any of the following symptoms:
- Vaginal bleeding
- Ruptured membranes
- Continuous leaking of fluid
- Premature labour prior to 37 weeks
- Unusual or severe abdominal pain
- Blurred vision
- Regular contractions
For any other health issues unrelated to your pregnancy please contact your general practitioner.As always, in the event of a medical emergency please call 000.
It is Hobart Private Hospital’s policy to encourage breast feeding on demand and 'rooming in', in accordance with the recommendations of the World Health Organisation. However we do respect the right of each mother to determine how she wishes to feed her baby.
We provide comprehensive advice regarding baby’s nutrition and recognise the importance of informed and individual choice and support you in whatever decision you make in regards to feeding.
We are both mother and baby friendly.
All our mothers have an opportunity to meet the Lactation Network Consultants either antenatally, through their hospital stay or once they go home, all at no additional charge.
The consultants are available to provide personalised, individual education and support for mothers.
Our highly experienced midwives will also assist you with all aspects of feeding and post natal care.
We have a range of complimentary classes and a variety of options for learning to suit both mothers and partners.
At the classes you will meet the midwives who will care for you when you have your baby.
We have evening and weekend sessions to help fit into your lifestyle.
Mothers can arrange classes through our experienced midwives who will also be available to discuss concerns, refer to services, help with anxiety issues and facilitate visits to the unit.
Situated within the Unit is the Level 2 Special Care Nursery that provides all special care needs for both premature babies over 34 weeks and full term babies.
We have a 24 hour paediatric roster, with a choice of highly skilled and credentialed paediatricians.
If a higher level of care is required, then transfer to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit will be arranged and parents can visit their babies in that Unit. It is located in the adjacent Royal Hobart Hospital and is easily accessible.
We ask mothers to arrange their departure prior to 10:00 am on the day of discharge as this assists with accommodation for incoming patients.
It’s normal for new mothers to feel a little anxious about taking baby home. Before discharge we will provide you with the relevant community services available to you.
Ifyou have private health insurance cover, we suggest you contact your healthfund to confirm that your admission is covered and if there is anyexcess/co-payment that may apply to this admission.
Checkwith your fund at least three months prior to your due date whether you need toadd your baby to the fund prior to the expected date of birth.