Welcome to Maternity Services
Our service provides pregnancy, birth and postnatal care to the Geelong community and the wider Barwon South West region. Our staff are dedicated to providing quality, safe and culturally appropriate care in partnership with women and their families using evidence based care to achieve the best health outcomes. We demonstrate our values of respect, compassion, commitment, accountability and innovation in all that we do.
If you have a Medicare card there are generally no out-of-pocket expenses for services provided by University Hospital Geelong Maternity Services. This applies to consultants and reviews with midwifery and obstetric staff, allied health support, and inpatient services.
Free flu vaccines for pregnant women
Vaccination against flu is the best way to protect you and your children from flu and any associated illness. Seasonal influenza vaccines are available from mid-April 2018 under the National Immunisation Program. Vaccines are free for expectant mothers.
Click here to find out where and when you can get your flu vaccination in the Geelong region.
Refurbished Maternity Hub now open
Barwon Health's refurbished Maternity Hub at University Hospital Geelong officially opened on 28 February 2018. Director of Women's and Children's Directorate Claire Geldard said the refurbishme...
Midwifery Group Practice celebrates 10 years
On Thursday, 6 September 2018, Barwon Health's Women's and Children's Service celebrated 10 years of the Midwifery Group Practice program, supporting midwifery-led maternity care for women and familie...
Koorie Birth Suite helping Close the Gap
Barwon Health has transformed a University Hospital Geelong birth suite into a welcoming, culturally-inclusive space for Indigenous families. The new Koorie Birth Suite is named Darrabarruk Pupup...
Breastfeeding makes a big difference to both your baby’s health and yours – the longer you feed your baby mum’s milk, the longer they benefit.
Labor and birth is often the most thought about part of pregnancy. Find out about the stages of labour and birth by clicking the link below.
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