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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

The Frances Perry House Maternity Care Consultation gives mums-to-be the very best in Midwifery Continuity-of-Care. It enables you to meet and build meaningful and trusting relationships with our midwives during your pregnancy journey and provides you with additional support on top of your obstetrician appointments.

Your appointments with a Frances Perry House midwife will enable you to ask any questions specific to the hospital and learn our services such as childbirth education, birth suite facilities, inpatient supports, breastfeeding and discharge planning.

During a 90-minute consultation, one of our fully qualified midwifes will develop a care plan for the remainder of your pregnancy, birth and early days of parenthood. This consultation will include a holistic review including your physical, emotional, social, spiritual and cultural needs. If you consent, a range of antenatal assessments will be conducted.

You will then go on to have several antenatal and postnatal appointments, scheduled at regular intervals throughout your pregnancy and after your birth.

Please note, this midwifery consultation is optional and is in addition to the care and appointments that you have with your obstetrician and any team members who work with them in their private practice. Please speak to your Frances Perry House obstetrician about your interest in the program.

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

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 the Frances Perry House 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 weeks after the birth of your baby.

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 Emotional Wellbeing Screening Program
    The Gidget Emotional Wellbeing Screening Program enables pregnant women to have a face-to-face appointment with a trained Gidget midwife to confidentially explore their feelings and emotional wellbeing.
  • 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

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?

If you have a Medicare Card, the Maternity Care Consultation and Antenatal appointments are bulk billed so you will not have to pay an out of pocket cost. Gidget Foundation services also incur no out of pocket costs. The breast-feeding support service is $75.00 out of pocket per consultation.

If you do not have a Medicare Card, the Maternity Care Consultation out of pocket cost is $279.65, and Antenatal Consultations are $46.80.

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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