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Booking in

If you choose to birth in a Metro South Health Hospital, you will need a referral from your GP or your private midwife.

Once your chosen Metro South Hospital receives the referral from your GP, we will process your information and send out an appointment letter for your booking in visit with us. The earlier we receive your referral and online registration details, the sooner we can commence the booking in process.

Next steps

Booking in visit 

Your appointment letter will have the date and time for your 'booking in visit' at the hospital or community venue, which is usually scheduled around 12 - 14 weeks.

Breastfeeding Support

At Redland Hospital, around 95% of mothers offer their babies their own milk at the breast for the first feed. The below resource contains current information for parents planning to breastfeed their babies, including;

  • how to prepare
  • what to expect in the first few days
  • where and how to get support and help
  • additional resources, apps, video clips and more

Planning to breastfeed (PDF, 3.37 MB)

Expressing Colostrum when Gestational Diabetes (GDM)

Recently there has been an increase in the number of women diagnosed with GDM during pregnancy. The below resource contains information about;

  • skin to skin contact holding to protect babies blood glucose levels (BGL),
  • collecting the first milk (colostrum) for baby ahead of birth
  • where to get support and help 
  • additional resources, apps, video clips and more

GDM Baby Skin contact (PDF, 1.53 MB)

Antenatal classes

Please note antenatal group meetings may be temporarily cancelled due to COVID 19, ask at your Health Service Center.

Antenatal classes start around 28 weeks of pregnancy. To book your classes through the Antenatal clinic, phone:

  • Logan Hospital - (07) 3299 8899
  • Redland Hospital - (07) 3488 3111
  • Beaudesert Hospital (07) 5541 9111
Important note

If you have a common problem like the flu, asthma, diarrhoea and vomiting or have come in contact with childhood diseases like chicken pox / rubella, please do not present to the hospital, rather go to your GP for advice and treatment. This helps to reduce the risk of cross infection to other pregnant mums.

Mixed feelings about your pregnancy

If you are undecided about your pregnancy don't be afraid of talking to someone. It is important to know all your options and the support available to you. Please speak to your GP about your choices

Last updated 5 December 2022
Last reviewed 24 June 2019