Coming to hospital to have your baby is an exciting time and we want to make sure everything runs smoothly. From admission to what to bring, here are a few things to know before you come in.
To complete your online booking form, you will need:
To ensure that you are booked in, and everything runs smoothly on your special day, it is important that you contact The Wesley Hospital Midwives Preadmission Clinic prior to 32 weeks into your pregnancy.
This is a complementary service for all maternity patients, where we will give you key information you will need in the lead-up to your labour. It is also an opportunity for you to provide feedback on your experience with us so far. You can also discuss any plans you might have that may affect your stay at Wesley Maternity. This chat enables us to welcome you straight to the maternity ward on the day, bypassing general admissions.
To make an appointment, please call the clinic on 07 3232 7161 on Tuesday or Friday between 8.30am and 3pm, or on Thursday between 12 noon and 7.30pm.
Appointments run for about 30 minutes and are conducted over the phone.
It is important to contact the birth suites on 07 3232 7161 before coming into hospital, so that we can prepare for your arrival.
You should contact birth suites if:
The midwives will discuss your concerns and may ask you to attend the birth suite for assessment.
When you arrive at the hospital, please proceed to Wesley Maternity (Ward 1E), located on Level 1 of East Wing, and you will be taken to the birth suites. The midwife will then notify your obstetrician.
If you have any concerns during your pregnancy, please feel free to contact the birth suites if your doctor is unavailable, as we have 24-hour contact with your obstetrician. Our Wesley midwives are available to assist you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
We want to make your stay with us as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Upon your arrival, we will provide a gown for you to wear during labour or you can bring your own if you prefer.
To assist you with your new bundle of joy, we will also provide linen, clothing, wipes and nappies for your baby. Again, you may also bring your own items if you prefer.
We suggest you bring: