Before Your Baby is Born
Research has shown that good antenatal (pregnancy) care significantly improves the chances of women giving birth to a healthy baby.
The Women's and Children's Hospital offers many choices for your pregnancy care and the birth of your baby. These include:
- attending the Hospital as a public or private patient
- deciding who cares for you during your pregnancy and childbirth. You may choose to return home a few hours after the birth of your baby or transfer to the Postnatal Unit or another hospital.
We recommend that you attend our parent education classes before your baby is born. All WCH antenatal education is free of charge (Medicare eligible). If you are a public patient you should receive information about antenatal education the first time you visit the hospital. Private patients should contact the parent education team for information.
Tours of the maternity section are no longer running onsite. A virtual online tour will be coming soon.