Maternity

Within the luxurious environment of Flinders Private Hospital is a maternity service dedicated to providing specialised and personal care for you and your family.  From four beautifully appointed birthing suites, private rooms with sea or hills views to the warm and welcoming ambience of our nursery, Flinders Private Hospital provides a luxurious and safe environment in which to begin the wonderful journey of life with your baby.


In consultation with your obstetrician you have a choice of birthing methods. Our midwives are skilled and flexible in providing the best care for you before, during and after the birth of your baby. We are committed to accommodating your choices for childbirth.

If extra care is required Flinders Private Hospital offers a holistic range of services. The state of the art nursery can accommodate babies from 34 weeks gestation with neonatal intensive care facilities readily accessible. This means you and your baby would remain close if there was need for a higher level of care, a service unique to Flinders Private Hospital.

Our provision of care begins well before your baby’s birth and continues beyond.

Further information and greater detail will be sent out about our facilities and classes including an antenatal class booking form when we receive your hospital booking form from your doctor.
If you would like to personally see our facilities please ring reception on 08 8275 3333 to book your free tour. Tours are run every Wednesday and Saturday at 4.00pm.

Antenatal Resources

We offer a comprehensive antenatal education service consisting of a variety of classes to meet your antenatal and postnatal needs. These classes are provided free of charge to those who are booked to have their baby at Flinders Private Hospital.

Early Pregnancy Class

This interactive session is best attended in week 12 to 18 of pregnancy. A women’s health physiotherapist, midwife and dietitian provide interactive information on topics related to foetal development, nutrition, muscle and skeletal changes. Other discussion topics include fathers role, when to call the hospital, what to do when the unexpected happens and Flinders Private Hospital facilities and services.

Labour, Birthing and Parenting Classes

Best attended around 30-36 weeks of pregnancy. We provide these classes as two options:

Option 1: a series of 4 classes over 4 weeks held on either a Tuesday or Wednesday night 7.00pm to 9.30pm.

Option 2: a Saturday workshop 9.00am to 5.00pm held once a month.

Topics covered include:

  • What to expect before, during and after labour
  • The anatomy and process of labour and delivery
  • Obstetric assistance and caesarean section
  • Pain relief options,
  • Body changes after birth
  • Settling and parenting skills

Refresher Class

Best attended around 30-36 weeks for families having a second or subsequent baby to refresh your knowledge and gain new knowledge. Content is guided by participant questions relating to labour and delivery, pain relief options, caesarean section, siblings and managing an extended family.

Antenatal Class Reunion

This class provides a chance for new parents to catch up 3 months after delivery.

Additional Antenatal Resources and Support Services

  • Access to a range of antenatal literature can be obtained via our antenatal educator
  • A 24/7 advice line is provided to answer any concerns you may have about your pregnancy

Lactation Consultant Services  

·  Antenatal breast feeding class

Aims to educate on the anatomy and physiology of breast feeding and lactation with a focus on practical information to assist with breast feeding.

·  Postnatal advice and support

Our lactation consultant visits all new and referred mothers. This includes if you have chosen to bottle feed. The lactation service can also be accessed as an outpatient.

·  Wednesday ‘Drop in’

A weekly support group with access to our lactation consultant to assist with any support you may require with feeding, settling and parenting skills.    

 Additional Postnatal Support Services and Resources

·  Postnatal physiotherapy class held once a week bookings essential

·  24/7 advice line

·  Video library

·  Baby portrait photographer

More detail will be sent to you about our facilities and classes including an antenatal class booking form when we receive your hospital booking form from your doctor.

If you would like to personally see our facilities please ring reception on 08 8275 3333 to book a free tour. Tours are run every Wednesday and Saturday at 4.00pm.