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Maternity Care Centre

Supporting you during
pregnancy, birth and beyond

Maternity Care Centre

Supporting you during pregnancy, birth and beyond

At Frances Perry House, we understand women want to feel empowered, informed, supported and reassured throughout their pregnancy, birth and postnatal journey. We want to provide mums-to-be every opportunity to get to know us, as we get to know you.

Our Maternity Care Centre, located just around the corner from Frances Perry House, is an outpatient service developed to provide you and your baby with additional care throughout your pregnancy and up to six weeks post birth.

Our expert midwives will work in partnership with you and your obstetrician to ensure you and your baby receive comprehensive and high-quality maternity care that is safe and of value.

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Services available at the Maternity Care Centre

If you or your baby require additional monitoring or observation during pregnancy, you can receive care by one of our experienced midwives in our dedicated Maternity Care Centre. Our midwives will work collaboratively with your obstetrician to ensure the safety and wellbeing of you and your baby.

During your 60-minute consultation, your obstetrician and our experienced midwives will develop a personalised plan for you and your baby’s ongoing care. Depending on the individual circumstances of you and your baby, you may access this service for a one-off consultation, or we might plan ongoing scheduled consultations.

Please note, a referral from your obstetrician is required to access this service.

To book your consultation please visit hotdoc.com.au/frances-perry-house

Support at Frances Perry House and the Maternity Care Centre doesn’t end when you have given birth. Our International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants can support you with your breastfeeding and lactation concerns during pregnancy and up to six months after the birth of your baby. We offer our Breastfeeding Support Service consultations in person or via Telehealth.

They can support you with complex breastfeeding situations, establishing and maintaining breastfeeding, position and attachment, management of milk supply and much more.

During your private, 90-minute consultation, our lactation consultants will provide you with compassionate support and:

  • Obtain a thorough and holistic history of you and your baby
  • Observe breastfeeding and modify breastfeeding techniques as necessary
  • Weigh your baby and perform weight gain analysis if required
  • Complete a full examination of your baby including gentle oral examination if required
  • Complete a breast examination if there are any issues or concerns relating to your breasts

At the end of your consultation, you will be provided with a personalised feeding plan and resources, so you feel more confident and supported with breastfeeding and caring for your baby.

To book your consultation please visit hotdoc.com.au/frances-perry-house

We are very pleased to be working with the Gidget Foundation Australia to support not only the physical health but also the emotional wellbeing of expectant and new parents.

Not-for-profit organisation, The Gidget Foundation Australia, supports families suffering from emotional distress during pregnancy and early parenting and ensures they receive timely, appropriate and specialist care.

Available within the Frances Perry House Maternity Care Centre, The Gidget Foundation Australia offers free on-site consultations and services including:

  • Gidget House
    Expectant or new parents can access 10 free clinical psychological sessions with a clinical psychologist. These sessions are bulk billed and require a GP referral and a mental health care plan.
  • Gidget Village
    A Group Treatment Program is available for mothers and fathers experiencing Post Natal Depression and Anxiety

These services are available to all Frances Perry House ante and postnatal patients but is also offered to anyone who meets the Gidget Foundation Australia requirements.

To find out more visit gidgetfoundation.org.au

Pre-Admission Consultations with a Registered Midwife to discuss your pregnancy, medical history, emotional wellbeing and answer any questions you may have about your hospital experience. The Pre-Admission Consultation is via Telehealth for your convenience.

Support at Frances Perry House and the Maternity Care Centre doesn’t end when you have given birth. Postnatal Consultations provide support following discharge from hospital. During your appointment, our Registered Midwives will be able to provide general feeding and mothercraft support in addition to wound care and postnatal assessments of you and your baby. Please note that this is a short appointment and we recommend that you access our Breastfeeding Support Service with our International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants if you are experiencing breastfeeding issues.

How do I book services at the Maternity Care Centre?

You can book online through HotDocs.

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Alternatively, for more information email MCC.FRP@ramsayhealth.com.au or call 03 9326 5947.

How much does it cost?

Antenatal CTG Appointments: 

  • $10 co-payment with valid Medicare card
  • Without valid Medicare care:
    • Short consult (i.e. less than 40min) $43.60
    • Long consult (i.e. longer than 40min) $65.55

Pre-Admission Consultation (inc telehealth): 

  • $10 co-payment with valid Medicare card
  • Without valid Medicare care: 
    • Face to face short consult (i.e. less than 40min) $43.60
    • Telehealth short consult (i.e. less than 40min) $33.60
    • Face to face long consult (i.e. longer than 40min) $65.55
    • Telehealth long consult (i.e. longer than 40min) $55.55

Breastfeeding Support Service:

  • Antenatal consultation: $100 with valid Medicare card ($150 without Medicare card)
  • Postnatal consultation up to 6 weeks of age: $100 with valid Medicare card ($180 without Medicare card) 
  • Postnatal consultations after 6 weeks of age, up to 6 months of age: $180 (nil Medicare rebate available) 

Baby Re-weighs: 

  • No out of pocket cost with valid Medicare card
  • Without valid Medicare care: 
    • Short consult (i.e. less than 40min) $43.60
    • Long consult (i.e. longer than 40min) $65.55

Gidget Foundation:

  •  No out of pocket costs with a Mental Health Treatment Plan from your General Practitioner. 

Our location

The Frances Perry House Maternity Care Centre is located just around the corner from Frances Perry House at Level 2, Suite 214, 55 Flemington Road, North Melbourne.

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Opening hours

Monday 8:00am—4:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am—4:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am—4:30pm
Thursday 8:00am—4:30pm
Friday 8:00am—4:30pm
Saturday - Closed
Sunday - Closed

For more information

Email us MCC.FRP@ramsayhealth.com.au or call us on 03 9326 5947

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