Waverley Private Hospital
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Private Maternity Care

Our experience…
allows you to enjoy yours

Why choose us for private maternity care?

 

At Waverley Private Hospital, we provide exceptional service and a flexible approach to family centered care as having a baby is one of the most important events for a family.

At Waverley Private Hospital, we welcome approximately 1100 families from the Eastern and South Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne to our maternity unit every year. Our highly skilled maternity team provide exceptional care in a safe and supportive environment.

Waverley Private Hospital has a proud tradition of providing maternity services for our local community since 1972. Our team of experienced Midwives and Consultant Obstetricians are on hand to answer all your questions, no matter how big or small.

Every family is special to us, and the Waverley Private Hospital Maternity team look forward to attending to your needs and helping you to develop the skills and confidence required to care for your new baby.

In the Maternity Unit at Waverley Private Hospital, our maternity team can help guide you though the various stages of your pregnancy, childbirth, and care for you after your baby has been delivered.

When you choose Waverley Private Hospital, you have access to the ultimate maternity experience.

Waverley Private maternity private suite

  • Our modern deluxe maternity suites provide the ultimate in comfort and privacy
  • Nursery facilities for well babies are available if you need to attend a physio class or catch up on some good quality sleep
  • Partners are welcome to stay with you overnight
  • Patient Comfort Pack (including Foxtel, Wi-Fi access, Sleep and Settling CD and toiletry pack)
  • Choose your meals from our a` la carte menu
  • Indulge in the superb afternoon cake trolley

Waverley Private Hospital's fully equipped modern maternity unit gives you the reassurance and peace of mind that you and your baby will have access to the very best of care.

Our maternity unit is supported by a highly trained team of obstetricians, paediatricians, midwives, lactation consultants, neonatal and maternity nursing staff who are all dedicated to you and your baby's clinical care at any time of the day or night.

Delivery Suite

The Maternity Unit's modern Birthing Suite has 3 separate birthing rooms which are fully equipped with the latest technology to ensure a safe and comfortable environment during childbirth. All of our birthing rooms feature an ensuite (with access to a deep bath), television, fridge, comfortable recliner chair, and iPod docking station/stereo.

Our individualised care during childbirth means that our experienced midwives are dedicated to attending to all your needs throughout childbirth and immediately after the birth of your baby.

Foetal Monitoring Service

To monitor your baby's heart rate and uterine contractions a Foetal Monitoring Service is offered within the Maternity Unit. This service is managed by highly skilled and experienced midwives.

We offer a Cardiotocograph (CTG) clinic should you and your baby require specialised monitoring.

Special Care Nursery

Our team of paediatricians and experienced neonatal nursing staff care for unwell and premature babies (from 32 weeks) in our Special Care Nursery. Our modern nursery provides specialised equipment and reduces the likelihood of you and your baby being separated.

There are many reasons why a baby requires admission to a Special Care Nursery. They may have been born prematurely (before 37 completed weeks) or are unwell. This means that extra nursing care is required and this extra care is provided in the Special Care Nursery within Waverley Maternity at Waverley Private Hospital.

We understand the admission of your baby to the Special Care Nursery environment may generate concern and many questions. As the care and comfort of you and your baby are our primary concerns, we are pleased to provide important information on our Special Care Nursery Services.

About Us

The Special Care Nursery at Waverley Private Hospital is a Level 2 nursery that is able to provide specialised care for babies born from 32 weeks. Experienced midwives and neonatal nurses staff the unit 24 hours a day and are supported by a team of experienced paediatricians and neonatologist. They have an on call roster 24 hours a day, 7 days a week offering parents the reassurance of the best quality expert care.

In the event your baby becomes unwell or requires increased monitoring your baby will be transferred from our Special Care Nursery to a tertiary hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

When your baby no longer requires this higher level of care they may be transferred back to Special Care Nursery at Waverley Private Hospital.

Our Personalised Model of Private Maternity Care

At Waverley Private Hospital Maternity Unit we provide specialised and individualised obstetric care. Our dedicated maternity staff work in partnership with you and in collaboration with your private obstetrician to support you during the most incredible milestone in your life. We work together to ensure the safe delivery of your baby, whilst remaining respectful of the physical and emotional needs of every new mother.

Our model of personalised maternity care allows you to develop a special partnership with our midwives who will coordinate your care to provide the finest birthing and parenting experience possible.

From early pregnancy, our caring staff are available to answer any questions you may have about the admission and care you will receive at Waverley Private Hospital Maternity Unit, to ensure your needs are met.

Our in house childbirth educators and midwives conduct a comprehensive antenatal program for expectant mothers and their support partners, providing valuable guidance relating to labour, childbirth, breastfeeding and early parenting issues.

Whilst in labour you will receive individualised care from a highly skilled midwife dedicated to attending to all your needs during labour, childbirth and immediately after the birth of your baby.

Our team of midwives include lactation specialists, neonatal nurses and maternity staff with specialised parent craft skills. We provide you with around the clock postnatal support and education whilst you develop the parenting skills and confidence required to care for your new baby.

Throughout your pregnancy, admission and upon your return home with your new baby, you have the peace of mind knowing our midwives are only a phone call away to provide advice. We are also available to provide guidance and links to community resources relating to early feeding issues, maternal and newborn care through our 24 hour Telephone Maternity Support Line.