Frequently Asked Questions

Which paediatricians work at the Wesley?

The Wesley Hospital has a number of paediatricians. For further information please visit the Wesley paediatricians' section.

Which obstetricians work at the Wesley?

There are numerous obstetricians who work at the Wesley. For their profiles and contact details please refer to our Wesley obstetrics' section.

How long will I stay in hospital after the birth of my baby?

It is anticipated that you will be in hospital for three to four nights after a vaginal birth, or four to five nights for a caesarean section.

Can I video the birth of my baby?

Videos and cameras are permitted in the birth suite but cannot be used while the birth is in progress. Videos and cameras are not allowed in the operating theatre during caesarean births.Phones placed on flight mode may be permitted at the discretion of the obstetricians or anesthetist - pPlease contact Wesley Maternity to confirm.

Is my partner allowed to stay overnight?

Yes, your partner can stay overnight if preferred. Please note that we do not supply toiletries for partners. Partner meals can be provided at an additional cost.

Are there any out of pocket expenses at the Wesley?

Out of pocket expenses will be determined by your level of cover with your Private Health Insurer. It is best to contact your insurer or your obstetrician for information on any out of pocket expenses.

Who can help me with breastfeeding?

We have a three hour breastfeeding class for women who would like more information than is provided in the Parents-to-Be class. We also have a Lactation Clinic that you can book into after the birth of your baby for assistance with breastfeeding.

What antenatal classes do you offer and what is the cost?

Wesley Maternity offers Parents-to-Be classes and Breastfeeding classes. Please refer to the Antenatal classes' ​page for more information.

What other support is available at the Wesley?

The Wesley Hospital has more than 30 specialty areas and all of our multidisciplinary teams are available to support you as needed during your stay at Wesley Maternity. These include:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Nutrition
  • Wesley IVF
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Pastoral Care
  • Paediatrics

What happens if I need a caesarean section?

Your obstetrician will discuss a caesarean section with you if needed. If you require a caesarean section, you will welcome your baby in the operating theatre beside the birthing suites.

What happens if I go into premature labour?

If you think you may be in premature labour, please call the Birthing Suites on 07 3232 7221 and come to the Wesley Maternity Ward on level 1. The midwife will contact your obstetrician to notify them of your arrival.

When should I come into hospital?

It is important to contact the birth suites on 07 3232 7221 before coming into hospital, so that we can prepare for your arrival.

You should come into hospital if:

  • You think you may be in labour
  • Your waters break
  • You experience any blood loss
  • You notice a significant decrease or lack of baby movements

When I arrive at the hospital in labour, is there special car parking?

When you are in labour and you arrive at the Wesley Hospital, you can park at the front entrance of the hospital located on Chasely Street. Please note that this is the only entrance available 24-hours a day. Wheelchairs are available at main reception or on request.

Once you are comfortably within Wesley Maternity, your driver will need to move their vehicle to the multi-story car park to allow access for other vehicles requiring drop off or pick up of patients. Long-term parking is not permitted in this area.

Do partners receive discounted car parking?

There is no special discounted parking for maternity partners, however a single day pass (multiple entry and exit) or a 5-day pass can be purchased. Please see Parking at The Wesley for more details.

Where do I park and how much does it cost?

The Wesley Hospital has a large multi-storey car park, which is accessed via Chasely St. Please refer our list of car parking charges.

Who conducts the antenatal classes?

Licensed midwives who work at Wesley Maternity conduct all of the classes. Midwives who are also accredited Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) conduct the breastfeeding class.

Refreshments are provided for all classes and car parking is available in the Wesley’s multi-storey car park at a discounted rate.

To book into one our classes please email twh.maternity@uchealth.com.au (preferable) or call (07) 3232 7145 between 8am-4pm Monday to Friday.