Every birth is different. As a result, we offer a range of care options to suit your personal needs throughout your pregnancy and birth. At Mercy Hospital for Women, we put you at the centre of your care by providing choices to best suit your individual preferences and health circumstances.
Mercy Hospital for Women is a tertiary hospital. This means we provide high-level care for women and babies across Victoria, as well as being a major research and teaching hospital. We have 12 nominated birth suites. For normal risk, or some high risk pregnancies, you need to live in Melbourne’s north eastern region or have had a baby with us before in order to receive care at the hospital.
Our mission is to provide comprehensive care and support for women with normal, high and very high-risk pregnancies. We know the best outcomes occur when we ensure your individual obstetric and medical needs are met, and we partner with you to ensure your care caters to what’s important to you.
You are encouraged to choose the type of care that suits you best, in partnership with your midwife and doctor.
If you have a normal (uncomplicated) pregnancy, you can choose from a range of pregnancy care options:
- shared care with your GP
- team midwifery care
- maternity group practice
- private obstetric care (as long as your chosen obstetrician is affiliated with Mercy Hospital for Women).
For high-risk or very high-risk pregnancies we offer obstetric care at Mercy Perinatal. This also includes private obstetric care (as long as your chosen obstetrician is affiliated with Mercy Hospital for Women).
Last reviewed August 10, 2018.