Your pregnancy care

Locations:

Every pregnancy and birth is different, and every person has a different expectation and understanding of the care involved in their experience. At Mercy Hospital for Women, we offer a range of pregnancy care options to suit your personal preferences and individual health circumstances.

Having a baby is an exciting and life-changing experience. Each pregnancy carries a different level of risk. Our pregnancy care options offer support for women with normal-risk, high-risk and very high-risk pregnancies. Please choose the type of pregnancy care that suits you best, in partnership with your general practitioner (GP), midwife or doctor.

Everybody’s circumstances are unique and it is important that your care is planned in a way that suits you and your personal situation.

We offer the following pregnancy care options at Mercy Hospital for Women:

*Please note, for very complicated pregnancies, we can provide midwifery support alongside your specialist obstetric care.

It is important to discuss with your GP and family which care option is best for you. You can also discuss your options with us during your first visit. Otherwise, you can email us to arrange a phone call at MMHWspecialistclinics@mercy.com.au.

At Mercy Hospital for Women, you will be allocated to a unit or perinatal care. The decision is based on your preferred or recommended care option and the review that takes place at your first appointment.

The units are known as:

Antenatal Clinics — Yarra Unit, University Unit and Waterdale Unit offer:

  • obstetric care
  • shared maternity care
  • midwives clinic
  • team maternity care

Antenatal Clinics — Plenty Unit offers:

  • obstetric care
  • shared maternity care
  • maternity group practice
  • midwives clinic
  • team maternity care

Antenatal Clinic — Darebin Unit offers:

  • obstetric care
  • shared maternity care
  • maternity group practice
  • midwives clinic

Last reviewed August 10, 2018.

During your pregnancy

There are a range of services you may need to access during your pregnancy.

During your pregnancy

Your hospital stay for pregnancy and birth

Whether you are admitted to Mercy Hospital for Women during your pregnancy, which is not common, or for your labour, birth and the period after your baby is born, our staff are here to make sure you have all the care and information you need.

Your hospital stay for pregnancy and birth

When you get home with your baby

Knowing what to expect in the first weeks at home with your new baby can help you prepare and understand the supports available to you.

When you get home with your baby