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Health alert: COVID-19

COVID-19 Alert: We are currently at GREEN traffic light level - there is no restriction for coming to hospital to receive healthcare. Visitors are currently welcome at Metro South Health facilities, and are asked to help keep patients safe by maintaining physical distancing where possible and practising hand hygiene. See visitor restrictions and the latest Queensland Government information. [18 January 2023].

Where can I have my baby?

Your GP (doctor) will talk to you about where you would like to have your baby.

Most women choose to give birth at either:

  • a public hospital, or
  • a private hospital.

The Queensland Government website has more information about the different options for giving birth in Queensland.

Public hospitals

If you choose to give birth at a public hospital, you will usually go to your local maternity hospital. Here is a list of public maternity hospitals in the Metro South Health local area:

  • Mater Mothers’ Hospital
  • Logan Hospital
  • Beaudesert Hospital
  • Redland Hospital

Read about the maternity care options available in public hospitals.

Private hospitals

If you have private health insurance (or you can afford to pay the up-front costs), you can choose to give birth at a private hospital.

Some examples of private maternity hospitals are:

Last updated 1 July 2019
Last reviewed 16 May 2015