If you choose to have your baby in a CQ Health hospital, you will need a referral from your GP or private midwife.
Once the hospital receives the referral from your GP, we will process your information and contact you to make a booking-in appointment with us.
The earlier we receive your referral, the sooner we can start your maternity care.
We will schedule your appointments leading up to the birth of your baby based on the type of maternity care that is best suited to your needs.
If there are medical risks we may refer you to another hospital that provides the services required for you to have your baby safely.
Antenatal classes start around 28 weeks of pregnancy. You can book these classes during your antenatal appointments. Antenatal classes are held in the following locations:
- Rockhampton Hospital
- Gladstone Hospital
- Emerald Hospital
- Biloela Hospital
- Capricorn Coast Hospital
These classes will provide you with helpful information about:
- preparing for birth
- options while in labour
- caring for your baby after birth