Waverley Private Hospital
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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs About Maternity Care

Yes, you do need to be booked in with an obstetrician before you can complete the online booking form.

If you have not yet selected your obstetrician please refer to our list of obstetricians we recommend that you book in your obstetrician as soon as possible.

Waverley Private Hospital can deliver babies when the pregnancy is 32 weeks or more. Mothers who go into labour prior to 32 weeks, in consultation with your obstetrician, will be transferred to a tertiary hospital where the baby can be cared for in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

A standard stay for vaginal birth is three to four nights, or four to five nights for a caesarean section.

Waverley Private Hospital does offer a Home Visiting Maternity Service designed for mothers who have delivered with us and choose to leave hospital a day or too early. To enquire about this service speak to one of our midwifery team.

Yes. Tours of Waverley Private Hospital Maternity Unit are held on weekends and also weekdays. Bookings are essential as numbers are limited. To book your tour online click here or for more information please contact the Maternity Unit on: 03 9881 7760.

Each fund is different. We recommend that you check with your private health fund to confirm your individual level of private health insurance before your admission. Some private health insurers have a 12 month waiting period before they will accept you for obstetric cover. Our patient accounts team can advise you and provide cost estimates that include any out-of-pocket expenses so you are better prepared.

No. Waverley Private Hospital is happy to accept self-funded patients. Please contact Patient Accounts on 03 9881 7745 for further information about our self-funded maternity packages.

No. At Waverley Private Hospital, our mums are guaranteed a private room and partners are welcome to stay.

Yes, as a self-funded patient, if your baby delivers early and you have not yet made your hospital payment you will be asked to make the full payment at the time of your admission to hospital.