At Northpark Private Hospital we take pride in being involved in the birth of your baby.
Our highly skilled team of midwives and obstetricians work closely with parents to ensure the safest and best start in life for their babies.
Comfort for labouring patients is a priority and each of our large birthing suites have their own ensuite with tea and coffee making facilities. Our large, modern private post natal rooms, provide the calm and relaxing space for families post birth.
The introduction of the Complimentary Maternity Meals program is our way of extending our care beyond the maternity ward where all mothers receive 14 meals on discharge from the hospital.
Our expert team of midwives will provide you and your family with personalised care, advice and support during your labour and delivery. We will be with you every step of the way discussing the various choices and facilities available
Our modern and spacious private maternity suites provide the space for families post birth. Each room has its own ensuite, television, mini fridge and free Wi-Fi. Partners are encouraged to stay with double beds available at no extra cost to ensure they feel welcome and comfortable, as the family transitions into this new role. Partner’s meals, car parking and accommodation is offered at a rate of $57 per night.
Our Special Care Nursery is situated close to our birthing suites and post natal ward. Our highly trained staff are competent in caring for sick and premature babies. We understand that it is an anxious time when you are separated from your baby so the staff and pediatricians work closely together to ensure that your baby is returned to you as soon as they are well again.
We have a 24 hour paediatric roster, with a choice of highly skilled and credentialed paediatricians.
At Northpark Private we are fully equipped and prepared for the unexpected.
We understand that babies aren't delivered within standard business hours. The majority of our obstetricians and paediatricians consult on-site and are supported by afterhours anaesthetic and theatre roster as well as a 24 hour paediatric roster, all staffed by our highly skilled specialists.
We suggest that you have your bag packed by 36 weeks.
- Pregnancy Information Record
- Health fund/Medicare cards
- Blood Group Card
- Pre Natal information from your obstetrician
- Old nightgown/t-shirt for the labour
- Nighties/dressing gown (if desired)
- Comfortable casual clothing and footwear
- Your own toiletries
- Super sanitary pads
- Maternity bras and briefs
- One box of nursing pads
- Enough money for incidentals
For your new baby
- 5 nightgowns or growsuits
- 5 singlets
- Nappy change lotion, bath lotion or pure soap (if desired)
- Mittens and booties (optional)
- Dummy (optional)
- Cardigans and beanies (optional)
- Cotton wool balls
- Baby wraps
- Small amount of spare nappies for discharge
- Approved child restraint on discharge. This is required by law.
For your birthing partner
- Change of clothes
To prepare families for the impending birth, we offer a range of classes on weeknights and weekends which offer comprehensive information on preparing for labour and birth, pain relief options, breast feeding and parenting skills. A cost is incurred dependent upon your Private Health Insurance Provider.
We offer post natal physiotherapy classes every Tuesday and Friday at 11:00am. Join in the class to learn how to look after your ‘pelvic floor’. Should you be not able to attend the class during your stay, you are welcome to return and join in anytime.
Photographers are at the hospital 3 times a week and will visit you to discuss your photo opportunities.
The staff from the RCH (Royal Children’s Hospital) are here twice a week to carry out the hearing screening on your baby.
If you have a vaginal delivery, you will be discharged on day five. If you have a caesarean section delivery, you will be discharged on day six. Our maternity care does not stop at time of discharge. The midwives remain only a phone call away, both day and night. At any time, if we are unable to assist with the appropriate information, we will put you into contact with the appropriate services.
We understand that as a new parent you aim to spend as much time as possible with your baby. We recognise that your wellbeing and nutrition is vital for the health of your newborn. So, whilst you attend to your new baby, we have arranged for 14 complimentary nutritious take home ready meals.The convenient take home meals will be handed to Mum upon her discharge from hospital.This is our way of extending our care beyond the maternity ward.
For further information, please contact Bookings on 03 9468 0800.
We offer Maternity Ward tours, Wednesday evenings at 7pm and Saturday mornings at 11:00am. Please contact us on 03 9468 0503 to make a booking.
We provide maternity services for families without private health insurance. For information, please call 03 9468 0269.
Maternity patients at Northpark Private Hospital are able to access the online Look@MyBaby® to record all your precious memories for your baby and to share with family. Parents with babies in our Special Care Nursery can also stay connected with live video during the times they cannot be in the hospital, subject to hospital protocols.
Please ask your midwife for further information.