Newcastle Private Hospital is a hospital in the Hunter offering Birth care

Important Note: Here are some findings of the recently published 2016 MOTHERS and BABIES REPORT:

“• Operative and instrumental births are more common among
privately than publicly insured mothers. Among privately
insured mothers the rate of normal vaginal birth decreased
from 45.3% in 2012 to 44.0% in 2016 and the caesarean
section rate increased from 40.7% to 42.1%. Among
publicly insured mothers the rate of normal vaginal birth
decreased from 63.2% to 61.4% and the caesarean section
rate increased from 26.1% to 27.8%.” (published 15/02/2018)

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Some families believe that using private health care will be beneficial for their birth experience. This is not necessarily the case due to the high intervention rates that can occur in a private health billing system.

Information about Newcastle Private:

At the Newcastle Private Hospital the mothers prenatal care and birth are supported by an obstetrician.

Midwives also attend births but are restricted by hospital policies and the environment in which they work, in the support they can provide (this applies to all hospital settings, though policies vary from hospital to hospital and it is worth asking questions about).

We have provided some information about what Newcastle Private hospital provides for your interest, please contact the hospital directly for further questions or to book, we are not affiliated with any hospitals.

At Newcastle Private they offer:

Private birthing suites, 38 bed maternity ward and 8 bed Level 2 nursery.

An Allied health team of physiotherapists, social worker and lactation consultants are also be available. If required, you would also have access to a psychologist.

Antenatal classes include topics such as stages of labour and options for pain management and relief.

Education sessions are held and include information about feeding your baby, normal infant behaviour, settling your baby and understanding the physical changes you will experience after childbirth.


Phone: (02) 4941 9266.

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