East Grampians Health Service provides low risk midwifery care. GP/Obstetricians and a midwifery team provide antenatal, intra-partum, postnatal and domiciliary care to women in the region.
East Grampians Health Service offers shared antenatal care. Women can choose to alternate antenatal care between a GP/Obstetrician and midwife. We offer antenatal classes for first time parents and one-on-one care for parents who would like ongoing education in specific areas in preparation for their birth. We have a modern birthing suite and encourage women to be active during labour and birth. Fathers/partners are able to stay for the duration of the woman’s hospitalisation. A Caesarean section is available 24 hours a day if needed.
You can make an appointment to book in for your birth by phoning 5352 9321. We advise booking in at 12-16 weeks gestation (6 months prior to your due date). At booking in, the midwife will provide information on shared care, antenatal education, breast feeding and an opportunity to discuss concerns. We invite you to tour the birthing suite at the appointment.
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We can’t thank you enough for helping to bring our daughter into this world. We will be forever grateful for your support as well as all of the team for looking after the three of us.
What a relaxing and wonderful experience having my baby at the Ararat hospital. A massive thank you to the lovely midwives, the team during my surgery and the doctors. A very friendly and professional workplace.
Thank you so much for the care and hospitality you provided to our family during and after the birth of our first child. We had an amazing experience, that is a credit to all at this wonderful hospital.
Thank you for your support, dedication and encouragement throughout our pregnancy and baby’s birth. I appreciate all your care, hard work and guidance. It was a great experience getting to know you all and sharing this important time with you.
We cannot thank you enough for the exceptional care you gave us during our pregnancy and birth journey. As first time parents, your advice, care and time spent with us made us feel so relaxed. You should be proud of the job that you do.