Maternity

  
 


At Epworth Freemasons we pride ourselves on the excellent outcomes we deliver for both mums and babies.


With state of the art equipment and highly trained staff with over 20 years experience, our commitment to world’s best practice in maternity c​are is second to none.


Guaranteed private rooms combined with stays at Park Hyatt Melbourne, an a-la carte menu, a night nursery and Lactation Consultants on hand make Epworth Freemasons one of Victoria’s most popular private maternity hospitals with mums to be.


Check out our new mobile midwife videos!

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2nd Floor, 320 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne 


1st floor 166 Clarendon Street, East Melbourne.


Undercover parking is available at Victoria Parade, with discounted rates available for partners of our maternity unit patients.


Bookings


Your Obstetrician will organise the hospital booking at your first appointment. 


Bookings Office (03) 9418 8300.


Further Information

Download Epworth Maternity Brochure​​


Birthing your baby


Our experienced midwives know how important it is for you to be informed on your birth options. They will discuss with you the various choices and facilities available at Epworth Freemasons, all of which have been designed with your comfort and well-being as top priority.


Our Birth Suites provide the latest in technology, blended discreetly into the room’s décor, creating a harmonious, safe and peaceful environment.


A fully-equipped Operating Theatre, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Special Care Nursery (SCN) are nearby, if required.


Newborn care 


Caring nursing staff are on hand to assist with newborn care including the first bath. A suggested list of items to bring to hospital will be provided. Huggies Nappies are supplied by the hospital.


Our Maternity Unit has a ten-cot, high-dependency level 2 Sepecial Care Nursery for ill or premature babies. 


Our staff are trained to provide the highest-level of clinical and emotional support for parents. Parents can access the Special Care Nursery at anytime and are encouraged to assist with feeding, bathing and settling.


Childbirth & Parenting Education Classes


Epworth Freemasons offers a comprehensive suite of Education classes for you, your partner and even grandparents.


Classes iclude topics such as, preparing for labour, feeding options, preparing for home, twin babies and parenting skills.


HypnoBirthing® (PDF 249 KB) 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.


For further information on childbirth education classes, please contact (03) 9418 8314.



 

 

Private Room Guarantee


Our accommodation has been designed to provide a superior experience, level of support and security. We are delighted to be able to guarantee you a private room with an en-suite, television, telephone, bar fridge, microwave and free Wi-Fi. Several of our suites have double beds.


A nurses’ station is only a short distance away, should you need us any time of the day or night for assistance or advice.


Accommodation for partners


Partners are welcome to stay, with double beds and sofa beds available. Double beds are available at an extra charge per night, which includes your partner’s breakfast. This is a non-rebatable item from your health insurance provider.


We will allocate your room, following your baby’s birth. Rooms cannot be pre-booked.


For safety reasons, children and toddlers are not permitted to stay overnight.


A La' Carte Menu


At Epworth Freemasons, we pride ourselves on sourcing Australian products, prepared daily by a team of dedicated chefs, for you to enjoy. We cater for Special Meal requirements including vegetarian, intolerances, allergies and religious restrictions.


Our menu is designed to reflect the seasons, with an emphasis on healthy and nutritional dishes.


Partner meals are available, ask your Food Service Assistant for more details.


Park Hyatt Melbourne - Hospital in the Hotel Program


At Epworth Freemasons we are committed to creating an environment that will support and help you bond with your baby. 


We believe that our boutique Hospital in the Hotel Program  at the nearby Park Hyatt Hotel, is an extension of that care. 


Because each birth and situation is different, this program is not available to everyone. There are strict medical criteria that needs to be met before you can be eligible for transfer to Park Hyatt Melbourne. Our Maternity Unit team will discuss your suitability following the birth of your baby in conjunction with your Obstetrician.


Read more about the Hospital in the Hotel Program.


​Visitors

 

For your comfort, 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).​


Early Disc​harge Package


Discharge planning is important. 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 if you would like to discharge early.


Keep in touc​h 


We encourage you to follow us on FacebookInstagram and our maternity Facebook Group​.


​Join the Epworth Freemasons Maternity community before you arrive!


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