FAQWe have shared so much about Hatch Private Maternity with you on our website but to assist you further, below is a list of some of the frequently asked questions that we receive. If you still have a question, particularly about your eligibility, private health insurance, transfers into Hatch and our costs, please get in touch, as we will be very happy to help you.
Am I eligible for care from Hatch ?
Do I need private health insurance to be a patient at Hatch?
Do I need a GP referral to visit Hatch?
I am currently receiving pregnancy care through the public system but I have private health insurance, am I able to transfer to Hatch?
Will I see the same midwife and obstetrician for all of my appointments?
Where will I have my baby with Hatch Private Maternity?
I am quite far along in my pregnancy, can I still become a patient with Hatch?
Can I choose to have an elective caesarean with Hatch?
Do you offer VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Caesarean)?
Can I have a waterbirth at Hatch?
Who are the Hatch midwives?
The Hatch midwives are all endorsed midwives who have undertaken additional study and training. This means that they can write referrals, order blood tests and scans, and provide a Medicare rebate at each of your appointments. The team includes Lauren Williams, Claire Howlett, Bela Davis, Rachel Di Re, Renee Eggmolesse, Rachel Kunde, Karly Simon and Ryndell Levkovich.
Who are Hatch’s obstetricians?
The Hatch obstetrician team consists of a number of experienced obstetricians and midwives working on a rotating roster. Obstetricians on the team include Dr David Moore, Dr Paul Conaghan, Dr Tal Jacobson, Dr Matthew Smith, Dr Julie Buchanan, Dr Bronwen Byrne, Dr Thomas Chong, Dr Thea Bowler, Dr Brooke O’Brien, Dr Rob Butler, Dr Ben Kroon, Dr Kellie Tathem, Dr Robyn Aldridge and Dr Rudra Thangeswaran.
A large number of these obstetricians have established private practices with Hatch's sister company Eve Health, a leading provider of gynaecology, obstetrics and fertility care in Brisbane for the last decade. Eve Health launched Hatch Private Maternity in 2016 to enable women who are mindful of their spending to access high quality pregnancy care.