Maternity and Newborns Services, Women's and Newborns Services, Caboolture Hospital
Caboolture Hospital maternity services provide quality care for women, babies and families in the Caboolture and surrounding areas. The service maintains affiliation with Queensland universities with many graduate midwives and doctors returning to Caboolture for consolidation of skills. Caboolture is also a Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative accredited hospital.
Approximately 2000 babies each year are born at Caboolture hospital. Various models of care are offered to women who access Caboolture Maternity Services. We provide links with Social Work, Dietician, Diabetic Education, Physiotherapy and Child Health services.
Options for care depend upon the overall health of you and your baby, and include:
- Obstetrician Led Care
- GP Share Care
- Midwifery Led Care
- Team Midwifery Care
- Collaborative care with Doctors and Midwives
- Midwives clinic
- The Lotus circle (Young Parent’s clinic)
The service also offers a range of additional services for women and newborns including:
- Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit (EPAU)
- Antenatal Day Assessment Service (ANDAS)
- Childbirth Education Classes
- Special Care Newborn Services
- Home Maternity Services where contact is made with every family on discharge
- Universal Newborn Hearing Screening
- Breast feeding classes
- Outreach antenatal clinics at Kilcoy and Bribie Island
- Newborn and Family Drop in clinics
Models of Care
The routine schedule of antenatal visits comprises a minimum of nine visits, with the model of antenatal care being determined following the midwives booking visit and the first Doctor’s visit at approximately 20 weeks gestation.
Low risk mothers are offered midwifery led care; either via
- Hospital based midwifery led antenatal clinics, including a program for young parents (The Lotus Circle);
- Team midwifery (Holding Hands) - a small team of midwives working within a continuity of care model which provides hospital and community based antenatal care, birthing and home based postnatal services;
- Midwife/GP led share care; or traditional
- GP Share Care.
Women with medical conditions or pregnancy conditions requiring monitoring by a doctor are seen predominantly in Obstetrician led antenatal clinics. Referral to other health professionals and specialists occurs on an as needs basis.
All birthing services are provided onsite at the Caboolture Hospital campus regardless of model of care.