Choosing your private maternity care

Every day is Mother's Day at Mater Mothers’ Private Brisbane so we know that pregnancy can be an exciting time for women and their families.

How to book into hospital

One of the benefits of private maternity care is that you can choose your own private obstetrician to manage your private maternity care.

Simply ask your general practitioner (GP) to refer you to one of our accredited private obstetricians. It is helpful for you to know who you would prefer to manage your private maternity care before making an appointment with your GP to discuss your pregnancy and for a referral to your obstetrician.

Once you have booked your initial appointment with your chosen obstetrician, we reccommend booking into your chosen private maternity hospital as early as possible using our online patient portal.

Learn more about our comprehensive booking service

Private Health Insurance

Prior to booking into hospital, we recommend that you speak to your private health insurance provider prior to booking, so that you are fully aware of your entitlements, including neonatal special or intensive care, and whether you will be required to cover an excess or co-payment.

Understanding other potential out of pocket (Gap) payments

To understand what other out of pocket (gap) expenses may be involved with having your baby, we recommend talking to your doctor, to your health fund, and of course to the hospital. 

If you are unsure exactly what to ask, we can suggest this checklist; a series of useful questions to ask those involved in your care during pregancy and birth, so you have a much clearer idea of what to expect and can focus on what's important—you and your baby.

Information for self-insured patients

If you are a self-insured patient (ie paying for your hospitalisation yourself) you will need to contact Mater Mothers’ Private Brisbane to discuss costs and obtain a quote. Staff are available to discuss costs with you on telephone 07 3163 8847 between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm weekdays (excluding public holidays).

Cost estimates are based on the information available at the time and are subject to change if any aspect of your stay changes due to medical necessity (e.g. if complications arise).

Understanding and managing your maternity care

Your choice of care will be affected by:

  • your wishes
  • any complications from a previous pregnancy
  • any medical conditions that you now have
  • conditions that may arise in this pregnancy
  • where you live.

Mater Mothers’ Private Brisbane midwives will support your individual birthing plan. They are familiar with the expectations of your obstetrician and communicate regularly with them during your labour and birth.

The midwifery and nursing team will look after you on the postnatal ward after your baby’s birth. A Midwifery/Nursing Unit Manager is responsible for each ward and clinical department. If you have any concerns about your care, you can speak to the manager of the relevant  ward or clinical department.

Your safety

At Mater Mothers Private Brisbane we value your safety above all else.

Our Patient and Carer Escalation (PACE) program allows family members/carers to escalate any concerns they may have about a patient’s condition at any time, day or night. It is important to raise any concerns as early as possible.

For more information on how to raise any concerns, learn more about our PACE procedure.

Our performance 

Whilst it is essential that Mater maintains quality safety and care, we also require all of our patients and visitors to take a conscientious role in supporting our efforts to retain this level of excellence by following all safety instructions as well as immediately advising a Mater representative if there is a safety or care issue.

As part of our commitment to safety, Mater tracks our latest safety and performance data for all of our hospitals through our SafeQuest website.

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For urgent assessment at any stage of your pregnancy, please present to your nearest emergency centre or Mater Mothers’ 24/7 Pregnancy Assessment Centre in South Brisbane.

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