Mitcham Private Hospital
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In Labour and Private Birth

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In Labour

If you think you are in labour, call our maternity unit on (03) 9210 3111. Please ensure you always ring and let us know when you are coming into hospital.

It can be difficult to tell when labour has started. If you are unsure, you can telephone our maternity unit at any time. If there are strong signs of labour, such as your waters breaking, regular contractions or blood loss you should contact us immediately.

The midwife will ask you about how and where you feel your contractions, how often the contractions come and how long they last. This will help the midwife to know how far your labour has progressed.

Depending on what is happening, the midwife may reassure you that it is okay to stay at home or she may ask you to come into hospital so that you and your baby can be checked.

Please ensure you always ring and let us know when you are coming to Hospital.

Private Birth Information 

If you are booked for an elective caesarean section, please present to Maternity Reception for admission

You will be contacted prior to admission to confirm the time and to answer any questions you may have.

Whether you come into hospital in labour or are booked for an elective caesarean section, the care and comfort of you and your baby will always be our focus. Our experienced midwives, doctors and clerical staff work together to form a reassuring support system for you during labour, surgery and delivery.

The following guide has been designed to help maximise your comfort during labour and your hospital stay.

Rear entrance radiology/maternity
Rear entrance radiology/maternity