Bundle of Joy inclusions 

Bundle of Joy offers significant savings compared to what you might otherwise pay when having a baby in a private hospital in Brisbane.

By purchasing the Bundle of Joy card, you will have access to a range of benefits and discounted services as well as special offers from Mater’s community partners.

Key benefits 

Routine bloods tests

The Bundle of Joy card includes routine blood tests at Mater Pathology.* No appointment is required. Simply take your referral for pregnancy blood tests to your nearest Mater Pathology collection centre

You can take any pathology request form to Mater, even if addressed to a different pathology provider.  

*Important: The Bundle of Joy card only covers routine blood tests completed by Mater Pathology. If you decide to have your blood tests taken by another pathology provider, you may incur out-of-pocket costs.

Routine blood tests include the following tests:

  • Free bHCG
  • PAPP-A
  • Full blood count (FBC)
  • Blood group and antibodies
  • Rubella antibody titre
  • Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • Syphilis
  • Urine Microscopy Culture Sensitivity
  • Thyroid function
  • Chlamydia
  • Glucose tolerance test
  • Electrolytes and liver function 

It may include these tests (dependant on your specific risk factors):

  • Vitamin D
  • Measles, Mumps, Varicella, CMV Toxoplasmosis, Herpes viruses. 
  • HbA1c
  • Urinary protein: creatinine ratio
  • Cervical screening test
  • Ferritin (iron studies)

All other tests (including NIPT) may incur additional out-of-pocket costs.

Routine ultrasounds 

There are two routine ultrasound scans undertaken during pregnancy (at 12-14 weeks and 18-20 weeks).

The Bundle of Joy card includes routine ultrasounds at Mater Maternal Fetal Medicine Women’s Imaging, located at Level 7, Mater Mothers’ Private Brisbane. 

Usually, you would expect to pay an out-of-pocket cost of $375 - $500 for these scans, but with your Bundle of Joy card, your routine ultrasounds are included.  

Important: The Bundle of Joy card only covers routine ultrasound scans completed by Mater Maternal Fetal Medicine Women’s Imaging. If you decide to have your ultrasound scan completed by another imaging provider, you may incur out-of-pocket costs.  

Hospital car parking 

Enjoy four consecutive days of free car parking when your baby is born. Simply tap your Bundle of Joy card at entry and exit of any Mater carpark to gain free access.

Partner meals 

With your Bundle of Joy card, we will take care of your partner’s meals for up to four days after your baby is born. They will receive room service free of charge for up to three meals a day, no more than 10 meals in total. Options include breakfast, lunch, and dinner. These 10 meals will automatically be recorded and subtracted from your invoice. 

As a private patient, your meals will already be catered for.


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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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