Having a baby at Werribee Mercy Hospital

Every pregnancy and birth is different. We offer a range of care options to suit each person and family throughout your journey. At Werribee Mercy Hospital, we ensure you're at the centre of your care by providing a variety of choices to suit your personal preferences and specific health circumstances.

We offer care and support for women with normal and higher-risk pregnancies. You are able to choose the type of care that suits you best, in partnership with your midwife and doctor.

For normal-risk pregnancies, you can choose between shared care with your general practitioner (GP), a community midwife, or midwives’ care in our antenatal clinics. For higher-risk pregnancies, we offer specialist obstetric care.

Please note, Werribee Mercy Hospital is unable to offer maternity care for very high-risk pregnancies. Very high-risk pregnancies can include:

  • identical twins
  • triplets
  • complex medical conditions
  • a mother with a body mass index greater than 40
  • an expected extremely premature birth.

For patients with very high-risk pregnancies, your GP or one of our obstetricians will refer or transfer you to your closest, most appropriate hospital.

Werribee Mercy Hospital offers public maternity care to women in Werribee and the surrounding areas. We have nine nominated birth suites.

View our maternity services

Last reviewed September 20, 2017.

Outpatient Clinics building

Werribee Mercy Hospital offers specialist services across Allied Health, Medical, Surgical, Women's and Children's health care. A large number of the specialist services are located within the Outpatient Clinics building, next to the multi-level car park.

Outpatient Clinics building

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

The Werribee Mercy Hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU) cares for patients who need close monitoring after complex surgery, through to patients with life-threatening conditions.

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Mother Baby Unit

The Mother Baby Unit at Werribee Mercy Hospital is a mental health inpatient unit. We care for mothers and babies with mental health conditions from birth up until your baby is one year old.

Mother Baby Unit