The Mater

Pre-admission Midwife Appointment

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, all face-to-face Pre-Admission Midwife Appointments have now been cancelled. The appointment will take place via phone call. Please call Maternity Bookings on 9900 7690 to make an appointment which ideally takes place at around 30 weeks. A PDF questionnaire will be emailed one week before the appointment, it can be filled in online (no need to print) and emailed back before your appointment. 

The wellbeing of our patients and their babies is our main priority at this time.

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 from 28 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