With our comprehensive team of maternity specialists, state-of-the-art facilities, and outstanding compassionate care, San Maternity has every aspect of your maternity experience covered. Here’s an overview of some of the services we provide to support your complete maternity journey.
If you need to deliver your baby via caesaerean, we’re here to make sure the experience is as smooth as possible – keeping mum, baby and partner together throughout the journey. This means a midwife will stay with you in the operating theatre, and recovery to help with the skin-to-skin contact and initial breastfeeding that’s so important early on.
We have fully qualified obstetricians and gynaecologists who sub-specialise in ultrasound and prenatal diagnosis procedures on our team. This, combined with our 3D and 4D ultrasound services, means that all your diagnostic procedures are done with the utmost skill. And because we know how intimate these procedures are, we make sure they are carried out with empathy, care and respect for your comfort and privacy.
Phone 02 9480 9800 to book your ultrasound appointment.
Breastfeeding doesn’t always happen as naturally as we hope – but at San Maternity, our lactation consultants are on hand 7 days a week to help you get off to a smooth start. If you have any issues after leaving hospital, you can also book home consultations for up to 6 weeks after delivery (for a small fee).
Care & support
Throughout your stay, you have the support of social workers and our Spiritual Care team. If you would like any help at all, even just a chat, please let your midwife know.
Maternity photography service
To capture those special memories of your baby’s early days, San Maternity can arrange for a professional photographer to take beautiful pictures of your baby, with different packages available to suit your style. Photography services are provided by My Eye Photography. Phone Nicolle on 0431 765 458 for more information.
Keepsake San Baby teddy bear plaque
To celebrate the arrival of your cherished baby - and contribute towards the San Foundation’s life-changing projects - why not buy a San Baby Teddy Bear plaque. These plaques are printed with your baby’s name and date of birth, and they’re displayed on the San Baby Bear frieze in Maternity until your baby turns one, when they are archived. Bears come in silver and gold, and cost $50 – and you can also purchase your own take-home bear keepsake for an additional $10.
Cord blood storage
Your baby’s cord blood and tissue are rich in stem cells, which can be used to treat life-threatening conditions such as blood cancers, immune system and metabolic disorders. Collecting this blood and tissue has many potential benefits, but there’s only one opportunity to collect it – at birth. That’s why San Maternity has partnered with Cell Care to make collection and storage more accessible. The collection process is quick and painless for both mother and baby.
Update on San Swaddle
Our much-loved San Swaddle Maternity package, offering no out-of-pocket costs for eligible HCF members (apart from your hospital excess), has unfortunately closed to new participants as of 31 January 2023. After this date, HCF members can still access the usual HCF benefits for obstetrics services, provided they have appropriate cover and all terms and conditions are met.