Our maternity service is the largest maternity provider in Victoria providing care to over 9,000 women each year across three hospitals: Monash Medical Centre, Dandenong and Casey. Monash Women’s provides maternity care for well women and women with more complex and specialty needs. Monash Medical Centre provides tertiary level maternity care, with pregnancy assessment and fetal diagnostic units, adult and neonatal intensive care situated on-site.
This integrated service structure provides one of Australia’s safest levels of maternity care.
Our Monash Health breastfeeding policy aligns with the World Health Organisation recommendations to protect, promote and support exclusive breastfeeding from birth to the first six months of a child’s life, with breastfeeding continuing for two years and beyond along with safe family foods.
- Monash Health recognize that some women cannot or choose not to breastfeed.
- Individual support and education will be provided to all women cared for, to enable them to make feeding decisions that are right for themselves and their babies.
- Monash Health employs Internationally Certified Lactation Consultants at the three sites that provide maternity and newborn services. Our expert and dedicated Lactation Consultants are available for breastfeeding information, education and support, during pregnancy, during hospital admission and when discharged home.
Monash Women’s has a range of allied health services for women including physiotherapy, social work and interpreters. These services are provided on referral from the team clinicians.
Monash Women’s is affiliated with Monash University and a number of other universities for research and training. We provide training and clinical placement for trainee doctors and midwives as part of their university requirements.