Maternity and Newborns Services, Women and Newborns Services, Redcliffe Hospital
Maternity and Newborns Services
Redcliffe Hospital Maternity Service has a long and proud tradition of providing maternity care to birthing women and their families for 45 years. Currently approximately 1500 babies are born to families from the Redcliffe Peninsula and surrounding areas. The service aims to provide individualized care by developing a friendly and understanding relationship with each family and offers a comprehensive range of models of care to support your pregnancy, birth and parenting needs.
Options for care depend upon the overall health of you and your baby, and include:
- Obstetrician Led Care
- GP Share Care
- Midwifery / GP Led Care
- Midwifery Led Care
- Team Midwifery Care
The service also offers a range of additional services for women and newborns including:
- Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit
- Antenatal Day Assessment Service
- Childbirth Education Classes
- Special Care Newborn Services
- Home Maternity Services
- Universal Newborn Hearing Screening
Redcliffe Maternity currently provides some Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) services including nuchal translucency scanning, chorionic villi sampling, amniocentesis, morphology scans and has the capability to monitor higher risk pregnancies such as twins and intra uterine growth restriction. A close relationship exists with the MFM unit at both the Royal Brisbane and Womens’ Hospital and the Mater Mothers.
Redcliffe Maternity is a training unit for student midwives, medical students and specialist doctors. Your involvement in the teaching aspect of you care is greatly appreciated and we encourage your and your family to participate in the decision making about your care.
Models of Care
There are a many clinic sessions across various models of care and locations per week. 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;
- Team midwifery (AMITY) - 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.
Higher risk mothers are seen predominantly in Obstetrician led clinics. Referral to other medical disciplines occurs on an as needs basis.
All birthing services are provided onsite at the Redcliffe Hospital campus regardless of model of care.