Maternity services

  
 
 
 
Booking into Epworth Freemasons
 

​Simply ask your General Practitioner to refer you to an Epworth accredited Obstetrician. View a list of Epworth Freemasons accredited obstetricians. Your chosen Obstetrician will do the rest.

 
 

By booking into Epworth Freemasons you have access to all of our Maternity Services and facilities, as well as the wider services of Epworth HealthCare.

 

There is no booking fee. We recommend you contact your health fund to determine your insurance entitlements. 

 

For more information regarding the booking process, please phone our booking office on 03 9418 8300 during 8am and 4pm Monday to Friday. We would love to hear from you.

 
 
 

Our Comprehensive Prenatal Classes

 

To assist you and your family in preparing for the birth of your new baby, Epworth Freemasons offers a comprehensive Childbirth Education program. 


Our experienced Midwives provide workshops and information sessions. Some of the topics include: Pregnancy, Labour and birth, Breastfeeding, Early parenting, Baby Settling, Multiple births, Grandparents, Refresher and hospital tours.


HypnoBirthing®​ (PDF 249KB) is as much a philosophy of birth, as it is a series of techniques to help you have a relaxing, stress-free and empowering birth. 


Classes are facilitated in the Maternity Unit on level 2, 320 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne. To book a Childbirth Education class or for more information, call 03 9418 8314 before 20 weeks of pregnancy to avoid disappointment. Class sizes are limited.


Our midwives are here to discuss any queries or concerns you may have, as part of our antenatal interview. Please phone our childbirth educator on 9418 8315, to book an appointment​.



 

Breastfeeding Clinic

 

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During your admission, a Lactation Consultant will assist with Breastfeeding your new baby. 


Epworth Freemasons offers a complimentary Breastfeeding Clinic for mothers to receive advice and help from the hospital’s many internationally qualified Lactation Consultants.


Our Lactation Consultants cover all types of breastfeeding issues including positioning and attachment, over or under supply, mastitis, understanding baby cues and assistance with twins. View our breastfeeding information sheet​


To book an appointment, or to discuss feeding concerns, phone our Maternity Liaison Midwife on 03 9418 8310.

 
Places are limited. 
 
 

Physiotherapy

 

To assist you with your recovery after your baby has been born, Epworth Freemasons offers an in-room physiotherapy consultation for each patient. For more information call Fitwise Physiotherapy  03 9486 0512 or vist www.fitwise.com.au.

 

Please note the physiotherapist attends Park Hyatt Melbourne on Tuesday, Thursday  and Saturday.

 


Infant Massage


Infant massage classes are held weekly and cost $20 per family. The rhythmic movements of massage help to regulate and improve sleeping patterns, ease discomfort and encourage healthy growth and development.


Classes are held each Thursday at 10am in the Parentcraft Room on the Maternity Ward. Bookings are not required.  For general enquiries contact QiRythm 0417 035 497 or visit http://qirhythm.com.au/ for more information.

 

Qi Rhythm practitioners ​also massage in the convenience of your hospital room. Speak to your midwife if you are interested in this service. 

 
 

A la carte Meals


All meals are carefully designed by a dietician to provide apetising food options. A representative from Food Services will call to your room each day to collect your meal orders. Tea and coffee facilities are available in your room and restocked every morning and afternoon. Partners are welcome to order from the a la carte menu. Additional charges apply for this service. If you have special meal requirements, please complete the form in your welcome pack. This ensures prompt delivery of suitable food items.


Rooming in


Rooming in allows mothers and babies to stay together. Your baby will stay with you in the comfort of your room unless an admission to the Special Care Nursery is required. Rooming in helps establish a routine and promotes bonding between new babies and parents.
 


Visiting hours​

 

Friends and family are welcome to visit at anytime that suits you throughout the day however please be mindful that you make time for your own recovery and time to bond with your baby. Please be considerate of other patients and families who may be recovering and remind your guests that visitors are required to leave the hospital premises by 8pm (this excludes partners).​



Discharge Planning
 

Relax at Park Hyatt Melbourne in exquisite luxury accommodation after your birth, through our maternity hotel program.


Vouchers are available if you would like to return home earlier than your expected length of stay. This includes a $200 Coles/Myer voucher. Please speak to your nurse to discuss this option.


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Where to find us

 

Epworth Freemasons Maternity is located at:


Level 2, 320 Victoria Parade
East Melbourne 


Level 1, 166 Clarendon Street
East Melbourne


Epworth Freemasons Maternity includes six rooms at Park Hyatt Melbourne. 


Parking


Undercover parking is available onsite at Victoria Parade. Discounted rates apply for partners. Please ask Maternity reception on admission about discounted parking rates.


Further information


Download Epworth Maternity Brochure​​


For further information, please contact: 

 

Epworth Post Natal Ward 

Phone: 03 9418 8304​​​​


Associate Director Maternity Services

Jennifer Francis 

Phone 0419251475


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For a booking:


Ask your general practitioner to refer you to an Epworth accredited obstetrician.


For more information call:


03 9418 8300