Seeing the same obstetrician / midwives during your pregnancy checkups
The importance of antenatal care is well known – and associated with positive outcomes for the mother and child and increases the
likelihood of receiving effective health interventions. It is particularly effective when started in the first trimester (before 14 weeks gestation), which often leads to better maternal health in pregnancy, fewer interventions in late pregnancy and positive health outcomes for the child (AIHW 2018; DoH 2018).
Whilst public hospitals offer antenatal support, the public health system can’t guarantee you’ll see the same midwives or obstetricians each time you visit.
Giving birth in a private hospital means you can choose your obstetrician, who is accredited to work at Hurstville Maternity. If you haven’t booked your obstetrician already, please refer to our obstetrician team.
You have health concerns for you and/or your baby
If you have any health concerns such as having an ongoing thyroid condition, low or high blood pressure issues, any autoimmune disorders or any other health factors which need monitoring, giving birth at a private hospital will give you the additional support you may need. By seeing the same doctor and midwives, you will have the level of ongoing health monitoring and advice you need to give you peace of mind.
You can choose to have a caesarian section
While the majority of women have babies full-term, via vaginal delivery, whether babies are induced or not, there are many birth complications including excessively long labors which result in emergency caesarians.
In a private hospital, you can choose to have a caesarian, known as an elective caesarian. Once you’ve discussed and confirmed your choice with your obstetrician, you’ll be booked in to have the procedure on or just prior to your due date, with a clear timeline given about your checkin/arrival time, anaesthetist’s meeting, epidural administration and theatre time for delivery.
Choosing your paediatrician
Paediatricians may or may not be required or present at a public hospital birth delivery. Please be aware that all babies delivered at Hurstville Private are automatically under the care of a Paediatrician. A paediatrician will be allocated to you after your baby is born, or you can request one.
All Paediatrician’s have their own billing rights. Paediatrician fees are in addition to hospital fees (much like your Obstetrician fees), we suggest that you discuss this fee with the paediatrician.
If you would like a list of our Paediatrician’s accredited to work here at Hurstville Private, please review Paediatrician team members here.