Maternity

What we can Provide

Jessie McPherson Private Hospital provides women with access to state-of-the-art care and facilities for both mother and baby.

We also provide you with access to highly skilled obstetricians who have provided excellent care to women at Jessie McPherson Private Hospital for many years. The onsite facilities and access to emergency care available here is why these obstetricians choose Jessie McPherson Private Hospital.

For a full list of Obstetricians click below or visit our Specialist Directory on the Doctors section on this website.

  • a newly renovated maternity unit
  • antenatal /post-natal care
  • 24/7 onsite anesthetists
  • 24/7 theatre
  • JMPH Special Care Nursery
  • fetal monitoring
  • maternal fetal medicine unit
  • neonatal intensive care unit
  • adult critical care unit
  • education area
  • patients’ lounge

Our Maternity Unit

Jessie McPherson Private Maternity Unit has a long and proud history of caring for women with both high and low risk pregnancies. Our co-location allows us to work in partnership with Monash Medical Centre and offer you a diverse range of specialist care and facilities not found in other private hospitals.

We can provide the highest level of safe and effective care to pregnant women who are pre-term (before 34 weeks) term and post term. You will not find this high level of service available at many other private hospitals.

Our knowledgeable and committed specialist obstetricians, paediatricians and midwives are onsite 24hrs a day which allow us to provide an exceptionally high level of care to women at any time of the day or night. They are dedicated to ensuring your first days as a parent are supported and focused on your individual needs and any parenting education that you may require.

You and your baby’s safety is our priority

Whilst we anticipate the smooth and safe arrival of your baby, you can be comforted by the knowledge that we can provide specialised high level care to both mothers and babies 24hrs/day. We have the support of onsite anaesthetists, neonatal intensive care, an adult intensive care, and our own special care nursery. Safety is our priority which is why we ensure you have access to these services at any time of the day or night.

You won’t find that level of support anywhere else!

Additional Information

Maternity Unit Tours

MATERNITY UNIT TOURS
During the Maternity Unit tour, one of our friendly staff members will guide you around the hospital and ward and answer any questions you may have. This is your opportunity to find out as much as possible about the facilities, services and level of care that we can provide you during your stay with us.

Our tours are held on:

  • Saturday starting at 2.00pm  (please note new start time of 3:30pm effective 10th June 2017)
  • Sunday starting at 2.00pm (please note new start time of 3:30pm effective 10th June 2017)
  • Wednesday starting at 6.00pm

Please arrive 5 minutes early  as the tours will start on time.

**Bookings are essential for all tours. You can make an online booking of our tours via the calendar below.

Classes

The Childbirth and Early Parenting Program aims to give parents knowledge and confidence in the birthing process and in parenting. A wide range of workshops are available, facilitated by our well experienced midwives and physiotherapists.
Bookings for these classes will be made by the birth and parenting coordinator at the time of you your ante-natal phone interview which is conducted at approx 16-18 weeks.


Early pregnancy class

Suitable for:  First time mothers who are between 12-20 weeks pregnant.
Schedule:      This class is conducted by a Physiotherapist on alternate Friday afternoons between 2-4pm.

  •                    How to cope with physical and psychological changes of pregnancy
  •                   How to exercise safely during pregnancy
  •                   Healthy eating during pregnancy

Saturday or Sunday workshops

Suitable for:  First time parents.

Schedule:      Workshops are held monthly from 9:45am – 4pm


Caesarean Section Births

Suitable for:  First time parents whom plan to have a caesarean section birth

Schedule:      Every second month on Tuesdays from 8:30-11am


Multiple Birth Classes 

Suitable for:  Parents preparing for a multiple birth

Schedule:       Conducted every 3 months on Tuesdays from 8:30am to 12:30pm


Breast Feeding Workshop 

Suitable for:  First time mothers from 37 weeks

Schedule:        Fortnightly on Tuesdays from 9:30-11am & 1pm-2:30pm

Becoming a Jessie McPherson Private Hospital patient

Maternity bookings at Jessie McPherson Private Hospital can only be made through your Obstetrician. Please view our specialist directory to find one of our highly skilled obstetricians who will care for you and your baby at Jessie McPherson Private Hospital. Your Obstetrician will then contact us to advise us of your booking.

Click here for a full list of Obstetricians who choose Jessie McPherson Private Hospital.

If you have general enquiries about having your baby at  Jessie McPherson Private Hospital, you are very welcome to contact us or please come and participate in one of our Maternity Tours.

COSTS

It is important that you are aware of any fees that may be associated with your stay before you come to hospital.

Private Health Insurance

If you are planning on using your private health insurance cover, between 32-34 weeks, we will provide you with information regarding any expenses which are not covered by your private health insurance. We encourage you to contact your private health fund prior to this date though to ensure that your level of cover is tailored to your needs and that you are aware of any potential costs.

You will need to also confirm with your private health fund that they will provide cover for your baby to be cared for in the Special Care Nursery if that higher level of care should be required.

Self Insured

If you are not using private health insurance and are funding your own stay, we are very happy to provide your care. We will provide you with an estimate of the associated costs by approximately 20 weeks. The payment of these fees will be requested prior to your admission.

If this is an option for you, it will be necessary for you to contact our Maternity Bookings office prior to your hospital admission to discuss this further.

Costs for your obstetrician, anaesthetist and paediatrician are contracted between yourself and the practitioner. Please discuss costs with the individual specialists.

Overseas Health Cover

If you are visiting from overseas and have overseas health cover we are very happy to provide your care. We are able to provide you with an estimate of the associated costs by approximately 20 weeks. These fees will be required prior to your admission.

If this is an option for you, it will be necessary for you to contact our Maternity Bookings office prior to your hospital admission to discuss this further.

Admission Information

Once we have received your booking from your Obstetrician, you will receive an information package in the mail. This will include a ‘Patient Booking Form’ which needs to be completed and returned to the hospital in the supplied reply paid envelope. You will also receive an estimate of costs in the mail at approximately 32 weeks of your pregnancy.

Between 12-18 weeks gestation, you will be contacted to organise an appointment time for a midwifery interview. The interview is conducted by telephone with the aim of documenting your medical and previous pregnancy history (if applicable). If we have been unable to contact you by 18 weeks gestation please contact us to arrange an interview. You can also use this opportunity to discuss tours and classes.

Once you have completed all the booking requirements, should any details change, please notify our birth and parenting coordinator immediately.

What To Bring

WHAT TO BRING
For the mother:

  • light nightwear, dressing gown and slippers
  • 8-10 pairs of underwear
  • casual clothes for day wear (including footwear)
  • 4 packets of maternity sanitary napkins
  • toiletries, tissues and a small amount of money
  • any medications that you take regularly
  • details of your private health insurance and Medicare card.

For the baby:

  • singlets
  • grow suits size 000-0000.
  • mittens and a bunny rug
  • extra packet of newborn size disposable nappies. We will supply you with 18 nappies on admission but please bring extra nappies for your baby
  • baby wipes if you choose to use them
  • labelled baby clothing
  • towels are supplied.

For taking baby home:

  • baby outfit and 2-3 nappies

For use in the delivery suite, you may consider bringing the following:

  • massage oil
  • camera
  • music of your choice
  • partners may need bathers for use in the shower/bath
  • snacks for your partner
Receiving visitors

Maternity visiting hours: 10am – 8pm

We know that the presence of friends and family members during this time is very important for the well-being of both you and your baby so we have extended our visiting hours

We also understand how important rest and bonding time is so if you would like assistance with tailoring specific visiting times for you whilst you are in hospital we are very happy to help.

 

Unwell Visitors

To help prevent the spread of infection it is very important that people do not visit the hospital if they have an infectious illness such as chicken pox, a coldsore, flu, parvovirus (slapped cheek), a stomach upset, bad cough or cold. These infections can be easily spread and some are particularly dangerous to pregnant women and newborn babies. Unfortunately, if the brothers and sisters of your newborn baby have any of these infections they must not visit you while you are in hospital.

Going home

Going home with a new baby is an exciting moment. Planning for this point is an important component of your care. It involves discussions with your clinical team, as well as your family and support people to ensure you are fully prepared to go home.

The midwives will assist you in organising this and arranging the necessary support you may require when going home. They will ensure you are linked with the relevant Maternal and Child community supports in your area.

Expected time of discharge is at 9.00 am.

Transporting your new baby home 

You must have an approved and correctly fitted child restraint for children under six months old. It is illegal and dangerous for your baby to travel without correct restraint. You must understand how to operate and adjust your baby car restraint before your baby leaves. It is a good idea to practice this prior to the expected date of your baby’s birth.

Book a Maternity Tour

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Our tours are held on:
  • Saturday starting at 15:30
  • Sunday starting at 15:30
  • Wednesday starting at 6.00pm

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