Understanding women’s health needs

Women’s health has been a primary area of care at Matilda since we first admitted patients in 1907. In fact the original Matilda was renowned for her work with women and children. Today we’re widely respected for our expertise in obstetrics and gynaecology.

We believe in a parent-baby friendly approach to maternity and encourage you to express your preferences in delivery as you prepare to welcome a new member to your family. 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. 

Matilda offers a complete range of maternity services including classes, pregnancy testing and monitoring, care for special circumstances, and community postnatal midwifery service. Facilities include advanced scanning and diagnostics technology and private labour suites. We welcome the presence of partners during the big event.

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 and by involving parents they can feel part of the birthing process and are able to watch the birth of their baby.

It is a special emotional moment as mom holds her 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.

Parent-baby friendly initiatives

  • Personalised care
  • Early bonding for normal deliveries and caesarean sections
  • Skin to skin contact with baby at birth
  • Choice of alternative methods of pain relief, such as birth ball, warm pad and water bath
  • Walking epidurals 
  • Partner present at delivery and for caesarean section under epidural
  • Partner may cut the baby's cord
  • Ratio of one midwife to one mother in active labour
  • Baby rooms-in with mother in shared and private rooms
  • A breastfeeding-friendly atmosphere with help from lactation consultants 

 

Facility and support

More about maternity at Matilda

Matilda Maternity Statistics

 

Women's health

Our services also cover women health screening as well as common conditions such as endometriosis, menopause and cancerous abnormalities.