Maitland Hospital Birth is a hospital in the Hunter that provides birth care.
The Maitland Hospital has a few different birth programs and we have provided information here for your interest – please contact the hospital directly to ask further questions or to book in – we are not affiliated with any hospitals
Midwifery Group Practice (MGP) is a small team of Clinical Midwife Specialists who provide individualised care throughout pregnancy, during birth and for up to six weeks after the birth of your baby. This service is for healthy women who plan for a normal birth with support from a midwife whom they get to know and trust. They state: “We support a philosophy of trust in your ability to birth, encouraging healthy lifestyle choices and returning home from birthing unit with the midwife supporting the family unit. You will be allocated a midwife who will work in partnership with you and your family to provide care, encouragement and education throughout your pregnancy, birthing and post natal experience. The midwives consult with the specialist obstetric team as necessary for optimal care”.
Phone: (02) 4939 2739
Midwifery Care at the Cessnock Community Clinics
Research tells us that women feel most satisfied when they can access care in their local community. This clinic is staffed by midwives from the Maitland Hospital and is available to women with uncomplicated pregnancies. This clinic is conducted at the Community Antenatal Clinic closest to your home. The midwives consult with the specialist obstetric team as necessary for optimal care. A follow-up visit three to four weeks postnatal is also provided.
Midwifery Care in the Maitland Hospital Clinic
Antenatal care in this clinic is provided by a small team of midwives for women who have an uncomplicated pregnancy. The clinic is conducted in the Outpatient Cottage in Mount Pleasant Street (adjacent to the hospital). The midwives consult with the specialist obstetric team as necessary for optimal care. A follow-up visit three to four weeks postnatal is also provided in the View Street Clinic
Are you interested in looking at the statistics for this hospital? Your individual circumstance will not necessarily reflect the stats, but the stats may help you have an understanding of what is happening to women birthing at this hospital as a general outcome.
Statistics gathered from the publicly available and easily accessible website: http://www.healthstats.nsw.gov.au
Statistics – Data Table: Maitland Public Hospital, NSW 2008 to 2017
Outcome of selected primipara (mums birthing for the first time),
Clinical indicator: Spontaneous vaginal birth
Year, Per cent
(TREND: Spontaneous vaginal birth has been staying at similar percentages)
Clinical indicator: Induction of labour
Year, Per cent
(TREND: Induction of Labour has been INCREASING)
Clinical indicator: Instrumental vaginal birth
Year, Per cent
(TREND: Instrumental vaginal birth has stayed around the same percentages)
Clinical indicator: Caesarean section
Year, Per cent
(TREND: Caesarean Section has been very variable)
Midwifery Care for Young Mothers
This clinic is available for young women aged 20 years and under. Pregnancy care is provided by a midwife with continuity of care throughout the antenatal period. All women enrolled in this clinic have the opportunity to attend an 8 week learning program which covers various aspects of pregnancy, labour and early parenting, and is conducted on the same day as your midwife clinic visits. The midwives consult with the specialist obstetric team as necessary for optimal care. Private Care with an Obstetrician Women having private obstetric care may give birth at The Maitland Hospital. Women who opt for this model of care will have all their antenatal care with their chosen obstetrician in their consulting rooms. Women with private obstetric care are still required to book in to the Maitland Hospital through Admissions as early as possible.
Shared Care with your GP
This means that most of the care during your pregnancy will be provided by your local doctor (GP) with visits to the hospital on at least two occasions during your pregnancy. You should be referred early in the pregnancy to attend a booking in visit at the antenatal clinic and if there are no significant problems you will return to your GP until 37 weeks gestation.
This means you can:
See a doctor close to your home or workplace
See the same person through most of your pregnancy care
Get to know a GP who can see you after your baby is born
Some shared care providers charge fees for visits, tests and investigations. You should ask your shared care provider about any fees they may charge.
Specialist Medical Care at the Maitland Hospital Addison Antenatal Clinic
This type of antenatal care is only required by women who have:
A complicated medical history
Had a previous pregnancy requiring specialist care and/or hospitalization
A pregnancy that is not progressing normally
A multiple pregnancy
Naae-Wanni Aboriginal Maternal Infant Health Service (AMIHS)
This service is for families that will identify their baby as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. The service aims to provide culturally appropriate and culturally safe maternity care. AMIHS provides community based midwifery care in pregnancy and the early postnatal period. Regular clinics are held at Cessnock, Kurri Kurri, Telarah, and Mindaribba. The care is provided in a partnership model by a registered midwife and a female Aboriginal Health Education Officer. The midwives consult with the specialist obstetric team as necessary for optimal care.
Private Care with an Obstetrician
An option for women that require a trained surgeon or high risk medical provider.
Women having private obstetric care may give birth at The Maitland Hospital. Women who opt for this model of care have all their antenatal care with their chosen obstetrician in their consulting rooms. Women with private obstetric care are still required to book in to the Maitland Hospital through Admissions as early as possible.