Maternity

Discovering you are expecting a baby is one of the most exciting times of your life.  Preparing for the new addition to your family should be an enjoyable time for expectant parents.  However, it can also be daunting, especially if it is your first child.

The National Maternity Hospital offers individual care to women before, during and after pregnancy to ensure all their needs are met.  We have a team of experienced midwives and consultant obstetricians, physiotherapists, dieticians and other health professionals, who are on hand to answer all your questions, no matter how big or small.  Educational classes to prepare you for childbirth are available for you and your partner, as well as exercise classes to help maintain general fitness and get your body ready for having a baby.

What type of care do you want? For most women pregnancy and birth are a normal, healthy part of their lives. The care you choose to have for your pregnancy and birth will depend on a number of things. Once you find out that you are pregnant, review the care options below and contact the hospital to request an appointment for your first visit.This should take place between 12 and 14 weeks of pregnancy. Maternity Fees & Charges apply women choosing semi-private and private care.

You will need to visit one of our specialist clinics if you suffer from certain conditions. Women with medical conditions, e.g. diabetes, cardiac disease or epilepsy should be seen as early as possible.

Our Care Options

Public Care

Most women are entitled to free maternity care as a public patient.

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Semi-Private Care

If you choose to be a Semi-private patient you will be seen by the same Obstetrician for all your visits.

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Private Care

As a private patient, you choose a Consultant who sees you for all your appointments in their private rooms

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When is my baby due?

Average Length of Cycles: From first day of your period to the first day of your next period. Ranges from: 22 to 44. Leave 28 if unsure.