Just $990 (see our costs)
Girls: 80 / Boys: 85
Hatch Private Maternity* is committed to providing private pregnancy care at an affordable price. We’re upfront about our out-of-pocket costs, so you can confidently decide to have your baby with us. And when it’s time for you to have your baby, even by Caesarean, your delivery will be at the Mater Mothers’ Private Hospital with one of our qualified specialist Brisbane obstetricians.
Another thing that’s special about us is our model of care. At Hatch, you will meet and be cared for by our team of specialist obstetricians and midwives. Our collaborative spirit allows us to provide a supportive, nurturing network of care for you throughout your pregnancy.
Hatch is able to accept women who are pregnant and currently being cared for in the public hospital system. If you have private hospital and obstetric cover, and meet our other eligibility requirements you can switch and deliver at the Mater with Hatch. We can even accept women up until 36 weeks’ gestation.
Interested? You can book a free^, no-obligation initial consultation with one of Hatch’s midwives, so that you can meet us and get a feel for whether this is the right place for you. Please note that you don’t need a GP referral for this appointment.
* Formerly Nest Private Maternity.
^ No out-of-pocket cost if you hold a valid Medicare card.
We do things a little differently, to deliver affordable private pregnancy care.
Services and Care at Hatch
At Hatch Private Maternity, we care for women throughout pregnancy, delivery and the post natal period. We offer a pregnancy journey shared with both highly-trained midwives and specialist obstetricians. We cannot promise that your appointments and delivery will be with the same clinician but through our collaborative approach we trust you will feel at home with all Hatch team members.
In order for us to offer affordable maternity care, we can only accept women who meet a number of eligibility requirements. Most women are eligible for care with Hatch, and your eligibility can be confirmed during a free*, no-obligation initial consultation with one of our midwives.
* No out-of-pocket cost if you hold a valid Medicare card.
Care at Hatch
At Hatch Private Maternity you will experience a full schedule of private appointments. You will see a midwife or obstetrician up to 17 times and of course can add more visits, for a small additional charge. Your obstetrician may also adjust the schedule depending on your needs.
Your first Hatch visit
This appointment will be with one of our Midwives who will share in your pregnancy excitement. At this visit you will learn more about the Hatch model of pregnancy care and costs and we will explain the differences between private obstetric and public maternity care.
The midwife will review your medical, social and family history to determine your eligibility to Hatch. Pathology or scans, if you have had them, will be reviewed, early pregnancy education provided.
Usually your next appointment/s will be with one of our obstetricians as we check standard pregnancy and ultrasound results. Our midwives will then look after your pregnancy care through the busy second trimester as your baby grows before you see an Obstetrician again to start planning the birth of your baby.
Hatch also extend 2 standard postnatal appointments, the first with a midwife to assist you with sleeping, feeding and routines with your new baby as well as a 6 week Obstetrician follow up.
All of the above scheduled visits and our pregnancy management fee are included in our out-of-pocket fee of $990.
Mater Mothers’ Private Brisbane.
The team of Hatch obstetricians all deliver at the Mater Mothers’ Private. If you decide to become a patient at Hatch Private Maternity, your delivery will be at Mater Mothers’ Private, located on Raymond Terrace in South Brisbane. This is Queensland’s largest private maternity and newborn facility; making it second-to-none when it comes to providing leading edge, compassionate care.
As a patient at Mater you will enjoy a single ensuited room, complete with a daybed for your partner to stay overnight, personal baby bathing facilities and a patient entertainment system with access to Internet and Foxtel. For women with high-risk pregnancies, Mater offers a state of the art maternal fetal medicine service, which provides expert diagnosis and management of complex obstetric cases.
For more information on choosing private maternity care with Mater, please have a look at their website www.matermothers.org.au
Your delivery will be at the Mater Mothers’ Private Brisbane by a Hatch qualified specialist obstetrician.
We’re upfront with our costs, so you can confidently make the decision that’s right for you.
- Pregnancy management fee: $295* (upfront fee of $611 paid with a medicare rebate of $316)
- Total for antenatal and postnatal visits: $695*
- Total out-of-pocket cost: $990*
- There is no additional cost for a Caesarean delivery with Hatch
- Your health fund policy’s excess for private hospital stay
- Anaesthetist for your delivery, if needed
- Private paediatrician
- Ultrasound scans and Pathology
- Visits to a private hospital maternity assessment unit, if needed
If you have private health insurance including obstetrics with Bupa then you may be eligible for zero out-of-pocket costs with Hatch. For more information please contact Bupa or go to www.bupa.com.au/hatch.
* These are out-of-pocket fees and only available to patients who are Medicare eligible and privately insured with pregnancy cover. Additional fees will apply if you are privately insured with Frank or Latrobe Health. Additional appointments will affect your total out-of-pocket cost.
The Hatch clinical team consists of a number of highly experienced Brisbane obstetricians and midwives working on a rotating roster.
Dr Matthew Smith
Dr Kellie Tathem
Dr Julie Buchanan
Dr Thea Bowler
Dr Bronwen Byrne
Dr Paul Conaghan
Dr Tal Jacobson
Dr David Moore
Dr Robyn Aldridge
Dr Rob Butler
Dr Ben Kroon