Pregnancy & birth
At the Women’s, we encourage all women to be actively involved in their pregnancy, birth and postnatal care, and we encourage the involvement of your partner, support person and family.
We believe that every birth is a natural and unique event, and that you should receive personalised care throughout pregnancy, labour, and birth and in the days after you go home with your baby.
Can I have my baby at the Women’s?
From what to do if you think you're pregnant, to booking a hospital appointment, we've got the answers to help you start planning your pregnancy care.Learn more
Pregnancy care options
We will work with you to find a model of care to meet your needsLearn more
Pregnancy Appointments - what to expect
This series of videos will give you an idea of what to expect at your scheduled pregnancy appointments if you are booked at the Women's Parkville. The series also includes a short video about induction of labour.Learn more
Labour & birth
We believe that every birth is special, and that your labour and the birth of your baby will be a very personal and special time for you.Learn more
Cord blood collection
Women who give birth at the Women’s Parkville campus can donate cord blood so that it is available to any child in the world who needs a bone marrow transplant.Learn more
Your breast milk is the perfect food for your baby. Babies who are breastfed have a reduced risk of gastroenteritis, ear and chest infections, allergies, diabetes, obesity, childhood leukaemia and sudden infant death syndrome.Learn more
The Perineal Clinic is a specialised clinic that treats women who have had a significant tear during birth of their baby. These tears are rare and some require follow up to avoid long-lasting effects.Learn more
Miscarriage, stillbirth & death of a baby
The loss of a baby, at any stage of pregnancy or following birth, is a tragic experience that is unique for every bereaved parent.Learn more