Welcome to Western Health. We look forward to caring for you and your baby throughout your pregnancy journey. The Western Health Maternity team provides maternity care across two of our campuses;
Joan Kirner Women’s & Children’s Hospital
Bacchus Marsh Hospital
Western Health offers many services if you choose to have your baby with us.
Our Maternity Service offers:
Options for pregnancy care including Midwifery Group Practice
Koori Maternity Service
Pregnancy care clinics
Antenatal education classes
Perinatal Mental Health Service
Maternal Fetal Medicine service
Maternity Assessment Centre for assessment and monitoring
Birth Suite, including water birth and birthing pools for pain relief in labour
On site staffing for theatre and epidurals
Maternity Inpatient Unit
Newborn Services with a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
A Breastfeeding Support Service with dedicated lactation consultants
A Maternity at Home service to support you following discharge from hospital.
Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s is also a Baby Friendly Health Initiative accredited facility.
We work collaboratively across both sites to ensure you receive the most appropriate care closest to your location.
For more informed please refer to the Your Pregnancy Booklet