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Health alert: Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Please be aware of visitor restrictions for Metro South Health hospitals and aged care facilities at this time. This is for the health and safety of our patients, staff and the community.

Visitor restrictions for patients in maternity - A partner and/or support person/s for a patient admitted for care related to their pregnancy is permitted. Read more

Other exemptions may be granted for emergency or other compassionate grounds.

We ask that you contact your loved one’s ward in advance, so that details can be arranged for specific cases.

See the Chief Health Officer - Hospital Visitors Directive and Restricted Local Government Areas for more information.

Thank you for your understanding.

Are you expecting a baby? Read about what to expect during COVID-19.

More information is available from Queensland Health on Pregnancy, birth and feeding baby during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and Queensland Government antenatal information.

Maternity information

Congratulations on your pregnancy from all of us at Metro South Health Women and Children’s Services. Pregnancy is undoubtedly one of the most important events in your life.

Metro South Health offers a range of maternity options at our three birthing hospitals—Logan, Redland and Beaudesert hospitals—and we are committed to providing you with the highest level of care to ensure you and your family get the most out of your journey to parenthood.

We understand that while the journey to parenthood is a time of great joy, it can also be a time of confusion and fear around the changes to your body, the labour and birth and of course becoming a parent. Many pregnant women also find the amount of information available to them quite overwhelming.

In these pages, we hope you will find up to date, relevant and consistent information to guide you throughout your own pregnancy journey and to inform you about your options for care.  In some cases, you will find the information links to other trusted websites we believe provide high quality information to assist you in your journey.

Pregnant woman holding her bump and baby shoes

I'm pregnant—where do I go now?

When you discover you are pregnant, the first thing to do is go to your usual GP (local doctor). You will need to consider the birthing experience you have in mind, where you want to have your baby and who will provide your maternity care.

Newborn baby in hospital

Labour and birth

Find information about labour, birth, our facilities and what to do when you come to hospital:

Metro South Health has three birthing hospitals:

Mother holding her baby

After you have your baby

Information about what happens after you have your baby:

Maternity FAQ

A list of commonly asked questions about our maternity services.

Last updated 7 January 2021
Last reviewed 23 September 2020