How to book
Once your pregnancy has been confirmed and you have arranged an appointment with an obstetrician accredited to North Shore Private Hospital, please fill in our online booking registration form. You will receive an automatic email reply to confirm that your online registration has been received and then a complete package of booking forms will be forwarded to you in the mail. Please note that your maternity booking at North Shore Private is not guaranteed until we have received your completed paperwork. To secure your booking, it is advised that you return your booking forms within two weeks of receiving them. For any questions or queries regarding maternity bookings please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, you can contact our maternity bookings officer on 02 8425 3950 for information on booking into the maternity unit.
Private Health Insurance
Contact your private health fund who will confirm your level of cover and advise you if there is an excess or co-payment on your policy.
Previous Medical Treatment
If you have been receiving treatment elsewhere – especially outside Australia – please be sure to advise your specialist.
PREPARING FOR THE BIRTH OF YOUR BABY
Childbirth & Parenting Classes
Here at North Shore Private, we offer a number of programs for parents to be. For more detailed information please see Our Childbirth & Parenting Programs page.
To ensure we have your current medical, surgical, obstetric and family history we require you to complete the Maternity Health History Form and provide a copy of your antenatal card.
Both forms are to be returned to the Birthing Suite at North Shore Private Hospital. You may either drop by to the Birthing Suite for us to copy your antenatal card or fax it to 02 8425 3979 or NSPbirth@ramsayhealth.com.au.
Interview with a Midwife
If you would like to discuss relevant issues regarding your admission and midwifery care, please contact the us on: 02 8425 3282 for an appointment with a midwife.
What to bring for your stay in the maternity ward
- Breast pads and maternity bras
- Sanitary pads
- Nightwear, dressing gown
- Comfortable clothes for daytime
- Reading material / writing material and pen
- Bedside clock
- List of people to telephone
- Outfit to take baby home in (including wraps). During your stay we provide all clothing, nappies and wraps for your baby
- Nail scissors (to cut your nails short in preparation for breastfeeding)
What to bring for birthing suite
- Antenatal card
- Lip balm
- Camera and charger
- Telephone list
- Water spray
- Massage oil
- Tennis ball, or massage tool
- CD’s IPOD ( we provide IPOD speakers)
- Sweets to suck on
When you arrive at North Shore Private Hospital
Prior to your coming to the hospital, please ensure that you telephone the Birthing Suite staff on 02 8425 3288 to notify them of your imminent arrival. Admittance to North Shore Private Hospital can be gained by using the main entrance, accessed via Westbourne Street from Pacific Highway.
Important information for your stay
Valuables - We encourage you to leave anything of value, such as jewellery, at home. North Shore Private Hospital is unable to accept responsibility for the loss of valuables or money.
Film equipment in Birth Suite and the Operating Theatre - Ramsay Health Care recognises that unique and special moments arise in hospital that patients, families and friends may wish to capture on film. North Shore Private Hospital needs to ensure that patient safety, clinical teamwork, the privacy of other patients, staff members and medical personnel are not compromised. Devices that record both film and sound are not allowed in the operating suite, birth suites or special care nursery.
Single shot devices that do not record sound are permissible by the agreement of the care team members present at the time.
Film and sound may be recorded in the privacy of a patient’s own room, provided the privacy of other patients and staff members is not compromised.
Medication - Please bring all current medications with you. These will be stored in your bedside cabinet during your stay for your personal use.
Smoke-Free Environment - We ask all patients and visitors to respect our smoke-free policy whilst within the hospital complex and grounds.
Postnatal care - helping you care for your baby
During your stay you will be guided by our midwives in baby bathing, dressing and settling techniques. Midwives will assist and support you in establishing the feeding method of your choice for your baby. Extra support is also provided by our lactation specialists.
We recognise that your family and friends are very excited about the new arrival and they provide valuable support for you and your partner. Our visiting hours are between 11am- 12md, 3pm-5pm and 6pm -8pm. We ask that you inform your visitors of these times and encourage them to visit during these times as you will want to attend education classes, establish feeding and rest.
Special Care Nursery
North Shore Private Hospital provides you with the reassurance that should your baby require intensive care support, a specially equipped Special Care Nursery is available. In the event of a baby being born prematurely or very ill, transfer to a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit can be effected without delay. Please contact your health fund provider to confirm your level of cover for your baby if the Special Care Nursery is required during your admission.