Maternity care at Matilda

Matilda is widely respected for our expertise in obstetrics and offers a complete range of maternity services including antenatal care, classes, hospital care for delivery and support at home with your new baby.

Our quality research-based maternity care is provided in a friendly environment with experts sensitive to your healthcare needs. Both new and experienced parents alike appreciate our open, modern approach. Many of the costs are predetermined, providing you peace of mind for everything you and your baby might normally require during your stay.

The Matilda team understands that everyone’s needs are unique and aim to guide you through the different stages of care, please contact our dedicated patient service team by calling 2849 0355 or whatsapp 6390 9970 should you have any questions.

 







Antenatal care

A schedule of 13 antenatal visits with a designated obstetrician commences at around week six of your pregnancy based on international guidelines.

Appointments can be arranged at Matilda Medical Centre in Central or the Hospital’s outpatient department. Pricing is transparent and the programme has been developed to help you manage costs.

Should you choose to have your antenatal care with an obstetrician who is not on our antenatal care panel, you are still very welcome to book your delivery at the hospital.

Classes

Antenatal classes help to prepare you on what to expect for the birth and being home with a new baby while childcare courses educate domestic helpers on childcare and first aid to ensure they have up-to-date information and shared understanding.

  • Antenatal care schedule

    Starting from week six of your pregnancy, our Patient Service Team and experienced healthcare professionals will look after you and guide you to the special journey into parenthood.

    Based on international guidelines, the schedule includes 13 designated specialist consultations. It is built with price transparency in mind and is based on a pay as you go system.

    If you have maternity insurance coverage for antenatal care you should be able to pay and claim, it is important to find out your coverage details. We have been recognised as a select provider for maternity care with some insurers and have specific programmes in place, for details of these please contact our dedicated Patient Service Team.

     
    GestationsContentFee
    6-8 weeks Registration and introduction
    Booking and planning &
    Antenatal blood test (Blood group, Complete Blood Count,syphilis, rubella, varicella, Hepatitis B surface antigen, HIV)
    $5,830
    12 weeks Antenatal check
    Screening for Down syndrome - Non-Invasive Prenatal test (NIPT) and Nuchal Translucency (NT) scan
    $6,880
    16 weeks Antenatal check $1,980
    18-20 weeks Antenatal check
    Structural scan
    $4,990
    25 weeks  Antenatal check $1,980
    28 weeks  Antenatal check
    Oral glucose tolerance test
    $2,640
    31 weeks  Antenatal check $1,980
    34 weeks  Antenatal check
    Labour planning
    $1,980
    36 weeks  Antenatal check
    Group B strep test
    $4,190
    38 weeks  Antenatal check
    Labour planning
    $1,980
    39 weeks  Antenatal check $1,980
    40 weeks  Antenatal check $1,980
    41 weeks  Antenatal check $1,980

    Booking and enquiries:
    Patient Service Centre
    2849 0355
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    Terms and Conditions

    • The above schedule and fees only apply for designated obstetricians.
    • The antenatal check includes consultation, weight, blood pressure, urine check and basic ultrasound scan, as well as items listed. Additional consultations, imaging, laboratory tests, medications and supplements that are ordered by the obstetricians will be charged additionally.
    • Appointments or emergency consultations held beyond this schedule will be charged additionally.
    • You are required to settle the payment of each visit, including additional tests and prescriptions at each appointment.
    • Optional items can be chosen at an extra cost.
    • No direct billing arrangements with insurers or company schemes will be administered through this antenatal programme, you may need to pay and claim.
  • Antenatal courses

    During several sessions our team of healthcare professionals share insights into the later stages of pregnancy and becoming a parent.

    The course includes practical information and useful suggestions for pregnancy, the birthing process and caring for newborns and is suitable for ladies who have reached at least 28 weeks of pregnancy with partners are welcome to join.

    The friendly sessions include a discussion time and you are encouraged to prepare questions. No question is too trivial – your concerns may be shared by others. Classes are conducted in English and Japanese.

    Click here to learn more and enrol.
  • Childcare courses

    The health education team at Matilda International Hospital is dedicated to helping domestic helpers and care givers enhance basic skills and knowledge on child care. We run two courses, one on child care, and the other on first aid.

    Child care course (8 hours, full day)
    This course provides practical knowledge in relation to childcare. It is designed for domestic helpers tasked with child care duties, especially those working with children between 0-1 year of age.

    A multiple choice examination will be given to the students at the end of the course and a performance evaluation will be completed by the teacher. Students will obtain a record of attendance issued by the Matilda International Hospital if they have passed the examination.

    Paediatric Emergency First Aid course (8 hours, full day)
    All participants need to complete a practical examination which tests participants' practical skills of CPR and first aid. Students will obtain a first aid certificate issued by First Aid International (UK). This certificate will be valid for three years.

    Click here to learn more and enrol.

  • Information session and visit

    Our coffee gatherings and maternity walkabouts are a great way to get the latest news, get a deeper understanding of what to expect, as well as providing an opportunity to meet other couples. A midwife is there to offer important insight into preparing for a stay with us. Ladies with a maternity booking will receive a personal invitation.

    If you cannot make the scheduled dates or do not yet have a booking we can arrange for a separate maternity visit.

    For information please contact:
    Patient Service Centre
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  • Booking

    Your obstetrician will book your maternity stay with us and will share important information about your pregnancy and history. Once we receive the booking we will send you a confirmation. It is best that the booking process is completed as early as possible as there are a limited number of rooms. This also ensures that there is plenty of time for you to complete classes, attend the information session and facilitates a smooth admission.Check-in online here once you have received our confirmation.

    We encourage you to draw up a birth plan, please send this to our maternity department by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or fax (2849 6246) before your admission so we are aware of your special requests. On admission the maternity team will discuss your preferences on labour to make the experience as fulfilling as possible.

    We make every effort to provide you with your choice of room, but can’t guarantee the type until the day you are admitted. There is no exact science in predicting due dates– babies set their own programme.

    If your booked room type is not available, you may choose a different available room. The published room category rate will apply.









Delivery

 

Maternity at Matilda is characterised by quality service, friendly people, luxurious rooms and a beautiful environment.

Parent-baby friendly

We believe in a parent-baby friendly approach to maternity and welcome the presence of partners during the big event. You are encouraged to express your preferences in delivery as you prepare for a new member to your family.

Early bonding

Whether in a delivery room or the clinical setting of an operating theatre we encourage early parent-baby bonding. Through creating a peaceful and unique atmosphere where parents set the mood by choosing background music, both parents are able to be part of the birthing process and watch the birth of their baby.

It is a special emotional moment when you hold your baby close for the first time, right after birth. Skin-to-skin contact helps regulate the baby's body temperature and heart rate, though above all it initiates bonding and promotes successful breastfeeding.

At Matilda, we offer support to you in many different ways:

  • Personalised care
  • Partner, close relative or friend accompanying labour
  • Choice of alternative methods of pain relief, such as mobilization, birth ball, warm pad, music and water bath
  • Walking epidurals, Entonox
  • Ratio of one midwife to one mother in active labour and during delivery
  • Partner present at delivery and for caesarean section under epidural (Partners are not encouraged to stay with you should a general anaesthesia be required)
  • Partner may cut the baby's cord
  • A breastfeeding-friendly atmosphere with help from certified lactation consultants
  • Early bonding for normal deliveries and caesarean sections
  • Skin to skin contact with baby at birth in delivery room or operating room
  • Baby rooms-in with mother in shared and private rooms
  • Postnatal midwifery home visits

You may find our maternity up-to-date statistics about having a baby useful when you are looking into pregnancy and delivery care.

Facilities

Maternity facilities include advanced scanning and diagnostics technology, and private labour suites.

  • Private labour suites
  • Special care baby unit and professional team dedicated to neonates
  • Adult high-dependency unit

Our patient services team will be delighted to take you for a hospital visit to learn more about these facilities during your pregnancy.

  • Delivery Packages

    Matilda maternity packages typically include the total hospital cost for you to have your baby. These packages start on the day of delivery and include everything you’d normally need, giving you predetermined costs.

    • 2-night normal vaginal delivery (including forceps or vacuum delivery if required)
    • 3-night normal vaginal delivery (including forceps or vacuum delivery if required)
    • 4-night elective (pre-booked) caesarean section delivery
    • 5-night elective (pre-booked) caesarean section delivery
    • 5-night emergency caesarean section delivery

    Circumcision, phototherapy, physiotherapy and special care baby unit services are available outside the package costs.

    Please arrange for your obstetrician to book your hospital stay and for details of their fees.

    Full maternity price list and notes here

    To get a better estimate of your costing, please make use of the maternity fee calculator.

    With the current COVID-19 situation there are special delivery packages in place up until 31st December 2020. Please click here for details.

  • Doctors and cover

    During your pregnancy please take time to discuss with your obstetrician your choice of paediatrician and anaesthetist. This will enable your obstetrician to ensure their availability for routine and emergency care during your delivery and stay with us.

  • Maternity team

    Matilda’s international team of midwives assist with the delivery of around 900 babies a year. They appreciate every delivery is unique and every baby is special and are here for you with expert advice and care.

    The maternity department is accredited by Hong Kong College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and is part of the hospital wide international accreditation. Our nursing team is trained regularly in emergency procedures by an international body, take up training in Advanced Life Support Obstetrics (ALSO) and with our level of expertise we have been accredited as a clinical training site for fellow membership training by the Hong Kong College of Midwives.

    Midwives will help you with your individual needs and offer a high level of support as you get to know one another as a family, with partners welcome to be present at the delivery. Our midwives and certified lactation consultants give you full support in breastfeeding as well as establishing early skin-to-skin contact. We have one of the highest percentages of new mothers that choose to breastfeed (over 90%) amongst all private hospitals in Hong Kong, and encourage your baby to stay with you in the room to foster bonding and facilitate breastfeeding.

  • Baby’s safety

    For security reasons the nursery door is locked at all times and only parents are given the access right. A member of staff is stationed in the nursery and the area is covered by 24 hour CCTV. To prevent accidents please transport your baby in the cot between your room and the nursery.

    Should your baby need to be transferred to a public hospital, the government ambulance service may charge a transportation fee.

    All visitors must report to the nursing station on arrival to confirm your room number and ensure the visit is convenient for you. Your own children and other children over the age of 12 are allowed to visit, though there may be times when visiting is limited.


 







Post-natal care

Community postnatal midwifery
Our team of community midwives bring the unique care and support you received during your stay into your home on discharge from the hospital.

They guide you as you adjust to becoming a new mum, assess and offer advice on the wellbeing of you and your baby, support breastfeeding, talk about home safety and provide an important link when needed to your paediatrician, obstetrician and other healthcare professionals.

Please speak to our staff during your hospital stay for details of a home visit or you can call 2849 0321 / e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details.

Six-week obstetric check

Six weeks postnatally, you will need to visit your obstetrician for postnatal check to see how you are getting on. Your obstetrician will be able to assess your psychological wellbeing, check if you have enough support as well as examine your wound (if required), and offer breastfeeding guidance. If you have chosen to be taken care of by a Matilda designated obstetrician, we will help you arrange the appointment and confirm the associated special rates.

Baby vaccination package 

You can opt for our vaccination packages for babies from 2-18 months that gives you the flexibility to add specific vaccines and meets your country recommendations. 

Click here for details.

  • Matilda babies around the world

    Babies born at the hospital are warmly welcomed into the Matilda community. Their life’s journey started at the Peak in Hong Kong and it is fascinating to see where they are now.

    Matilda Hospital has been providing medical care for people of different nationalities since its inception in 1907. Generations of Matilda “babies” now reside around the globe, exploring the wonders the world has to offer.

    Visit the Matilda Baby Map to see their pictures, how far they have travelled and those who still call Hong Kong home. 

    Photos provided for the digital map will also be displayed in a separate art project to create a Matilda mosaic for the Maternity Department.

    How to join us?
    If you or your children were born at Matilda, you are welcome to take a part in these unique projects.

    Simply email your favourite picture (at any age) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line: Where are Matilda babies? Please provide the full name, the year of birth and the current location (city and country). Photos should be copyright-free, not trademarked material and in landscape format with a file size over 500K.

    The photos collected will continuously added to the digital map, and will also become an important piece of the unique Matilda mosaic which will be displayed in the maternity department in 2020.

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Contact us to enquire how we help you embark on the journey into parenthood.

Patient Service Centre
t 2849 0355
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Maternity Department
t 2849 0321