The Mater

Pre-admission Midwife Appointment

Women booked in to have their baby at the Mater are invited to come in for a personal appointment with one of our midwives.

The 45 minute appointment gives you the opportunity to become familiar with the hospital, and the midwives who will be providing your care during and after the birth of your baby. You can also discuss any expectations you may have for the pregnancy, birth and early parenting. (While this appointment ideally takes place around 30-32 weeks, we recommend you book your appointment as soon as possible.)

The journey to parenthood is a time of change. This appointment provides an opportunity for you to discuss your thoughts and feelings about that change with a specially trained midwife. It also allows us the opportunity have an extended chat with you, to gauge your emotional well-being and take you through your support options, should you need them.

We are proud to be working in partnership with The Gidget Foundation, a not for profit organisation, supporting the emotional wellbeing of new parents and their families, while providing education for health professionals and the community.
How to book your appointment

Our antenatal midwives have appointments available on weekdays and Saturdays. Please email mater.maternitybookings@svha.org.au or phone maternity bookings on 9900 7690 to make an appointment.

Gidget

The Gidget Foundation aims to promote awareness of perinatal anxiety and depression amongst women and their families, their healthcare providers and the wider community to ensure that those in need receive timely, appropriate and supportive care.
www.gidgetfoundation.com.au