The Women's is Australia's largest public maternity hospital, and has operations at two campuses: Parkville and Sandringham.
Primary and tertiary maternity care is provided at the Parkville hospital, while primary maternity care is provided by the Women's at Sandringham Hospital. There is a single referral pathway for maternity services at the Women's.
An overview of maternity services that are offered at the Parkville and at Sandringham campuses, including key inclusion criteria for referral to the Women's at Sandringham.Learn more
The Breastfeeding Service offers information and support to breastfeeding mothers up to three months after they have given birth at the Women’s.Learn more
The Women’s provides Childbirth Education programs for all pregnant women and their partners or support people, who have booked to give birth at the hospital.Learn more
Maternity Care Clinics
The Maternity Care Clinics are multidisciplinary clinics providing care to pregnant women with both complicated and high risk pregnancies.Learn more
The Perineal Clinic at the Women's provides multidisciplinary assessment and treatment for women with pelvic floor dysfunction.Learn more
Recurrent Miscarriage Clinic
After three consecutive miscarriages, it is recognised that there may be an increased chance of a specific or recurring underlying cause for the miscarriage.Learn more
The Cornelia Program
The Cornelia Program provides pregnant women who are experiencing homelessness or insecure housing with a supportive pathway to safe accommodation, social services and compassionate health care.Learn more
Women’s Alcohol & Drug Service (WADS)
Providing medical care, counselling and support to women with complex substance use, dependence and assessment and care of infants exposed to drugs and alcohol during pregnancy.Learn more
Women with Individual Needs
The Women with Individual Needs Clinic is an antenatal care clinic for pregnant women with an intellectual disability, learning disability, acquired brain injury, physical disability or sensory impairment.Learn more
Young Women’s Health Program (YWHP)
The Young Women's Health Program offers specialised pregnancy, labour and birth care to young women 19 years of age and underLearn more
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