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Maternity

Gladstone Hospital offers quality maternity service to all patients, both public and private. We deliver around 600 babies each year.

Our maternity unit has:

  • Three birth suites
  • 14 bed antenatal/postnatal ward (including 2 single rooms which may be available if you have private health cover)
  • Neonatal Nursery

Maternity care options:

  • sharing your care between GP and hospital
  • midwifery group practice
  • total hospital care or
  • private care with an obstetrician or a midwife

More information about maternity care options

Antenatal clinics

Antenatal midwives clinics are offered five days week (Monday to Friday).

If you require obstetric appointments during your pregnancy these are available on Thursdays.

If you have diabetes (Gestational, type 1 or type 2) you will be attend our multi-disciplinary clinic which is offered on Tuesday. At this clinic you will see an obstetrician, diabetes educator, dietician and midwife.

Antenatal classes

We offer an antenatal education program every second Saturday of the month from 9.00am – 3.00pm at the Gladstone Hospital antenatal clinic.

The classes are designed for women who are around 30 weeks pregnant. Topics include:

  • how to look after yourself during pregnancy
  • signs of labour and when to come to hospital
  • breastfeeding hints and tips
  • tour of the maternity ward

To book in for antenatal classes, speak to your midwife or book through the antenatal clinic by phoning 4976 3207.

When to come to hospital

Please present yourself to the maternity unit immediately if:

  • your waters have broken
  • you have bleeding from the vagina
  • you are having regular pains or contractions 5-10 minutes apart
  • you have severe abdominal pain
  • there are any changes in your baby’s movements. For example, if the movements are less frequent, more than usual or if you have any other concerns around your baby’s movements.

Phone the maternity unit before coming in, if you have time.

Visiting hours

Check the visiting hours page for the latest information about visiting hours in CQ Health hospitals.

Rest period

We encourage mothers to rest between 1.00pm and 4.00pm daily. Please respect the needs of other patients and keep noise to a minimum between these times.

Photographs and video

You are encouraged to bring a camera for those special memories. If you do however wish to photograph/video the birth please speak with your midwife/doctor caring for you.

While we aim to make this a positive experience for you, please understand your midwife/doctor may not wish to be included in images of your birth.

Last updated: 30 April 2018

Contact us

Maternity Unit
Level 2, Block 1
Gladstone Hospital
Park Street

Phone: (07) 4976 3375

Please ring the maternity unit before coming in so we can be prepared for your arrival.

Video: welcome to the Maternity Unit

watch the Gladstone Hospital maternity unit video

Antenatal classes are now available online.

CQ Health antenatal classes