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Maternity Unit

Service Description


The Maternity Service offers supportive care for healthy women with uncomplicated pregnancies, from the first antenatal visit, to support in the first weeks at home.

Our approach promotes pregnancy and childbirth as a normal healthy life event.

Our Maternity Unit is located at Bacchus Marsh Hospital: Grant Street, Bacchus Marsh.

The friendly and professional team includes Midwives, Obstetricians, Paediatricians, Allied Health and support staff. The hospital has 24 hour Obstetric and Anaesthetic staff available. There is a Lactation Consultant on the unit 2 days a week facilitating Breastfeeding and referral to community services as needed.

Within the maternity unit there is a level 3 Special Care Nursery caring for babies from 34 weeks. This is recent addition to our unit, which reduces the need for babies and families to be separated in the event that a baby requires a nursery admission.

The unit currently has six birthing rooms and 11 antenatal/postnatal beds including a bath for use in labour.

After the birth of your baby you can expect to stay in hospital for 24 to 48 hours following a vaginal birth, or 72 hours following a caesarean birth. The actual length of stay will depend on the wellbeing of you and your baby. If you choose to go home in less than 24 hours, additional domiciliary (home) visits will be provided for you.

Partners are encouraged to remain with you throughout the entirety of your stay to provide support and benefit from the time with the midwives to learn baby care and settling techniques.


Clinical Lead Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Dr Premjit Gill  

Head of Paediatrics
Dr Zoe Asher


Contact

Manager of Maternity Services

Phone: 5367 9615

Fax: 5367 8223

Location

Bacchus Marsh Hospital
29 - 35 Grant Street, Bacchus Marsh, 3340

Eligibility

Low risk pregnancy of more than 34 weeks gestation.

Access hours

24 hours

Referral process

Women can self refer, from a GP or Obstetrician to Ante-Natal Clinic at 10 Turner St

Cost to client

Antenatal care charged by General Practitioner

Public Patient via Ante-natal clinic.

Useful Websites & Brochures:

Pregnancy, birth and babies:

www.essentialbaby.com.au

www.babycenter.com.au

www.motherandbaby.com.au

www.education.vic.gov.au/earlychildhood/parentline/default.htm

Breastfeeding:

www.breastfeeding.asn.au

www.thewomens.org.au

Support the

Western Health Foundation