Every birth is unique and each journey is a personal one. Our maternity team support your choice of birthing journey and will provide the best possible care for you, your baby and family. We’ll be there for you, every step of the way.
It’s important to contact your obstetrician or call the Jabiru Maternity Ward on 08 8920 6066 without delay if you have any concerns about your baby’s movements, or you experience any of the following symptoms during your pregnancy:
- Vaginal bleeding
- Ruptured membranes
- Continuous leaking of fluid
- Premature labour prior to 37 weeks
- Unusual or severe abdominal pain
- Blurred vision
- Regular contractions.
Am I in labour?
It can sometimes be difficult to tell when labour has started, so feel free to call the Jabiru Birth Suite on 08 8920 6100 and talk to one of our experienced midwives, even in the middle of the night.
Should you be experiencing strong signs of labour including regular contractions less than ten minutes apart, waters breaking or blood loss, please contact the maternity ward to determine how far labour has progressed. You will be assessed and advised whether to stay home or come to hospital.
We are fully equipped and prepared for the unexpected when it comes to delivering babies. We always have a team on standby.
Before you come to hospital, please call the Jabiru Birth Suite on 08 8920 6100 so we can prepare for your arrival. Call 000 in a medical emergency.
When you arrive
Enter the hospital via the main entrance on Rocklands Drive. Your partner can park in the onsite carpark, then head directly to the Jabiru Maternity Birth Suite on level 1. We’ll give you a temporary carpark pass for the duration of your stay with us.
For security, the main entrance is locked after-hours 9pm to 6am, 7 days. If you arrive after hours please use the phone to connect with the afterhours coordinator and they’ll give you access.
Enter and walk past reception along the corridor to the lifts. Take the lift to the Jabiru Birth Suite on level 1, turn right out of the lifts and call the buzzer to gain access. If you’re in strong labour please tell the midwife before you arrive if possible.
If you are booked for an elective caesarean section or induction, please present to reception for admission. A planned Caesarean section is generally a straightforward, yet highly-planned surgical operation. Our obstetricians, surgical staff, and midwives have a great deal of experience performing Caesarean sections, and caring for patients afterwards. Sometimes, mums who have planned a Caesarean may go into spontaneous labour. While this is not necessarily a risk, you should call the Jabiru Birth Suite immediately.