Frequently Asked Questions

What should I bring to my appointment?

  • Your referral from your GP
  • Any blood test or ultrasound results
  • Your Medicare care and Health Fund or DVA card

How do I book into Sydney Adventist Hospital to have my baby?

SAH Maternity Bookings can be made using an online Admission Form or by phoning Maternity Bookings/Admissions Enquiries on 02 9487 9903.

Our office administration and midwife team, can help you with any questions you may have.

What if I need to cancel my appointment?

You will receive a reminder text approximately 24-48 hours prior to your first appointment. Please reply to confirm your booking.

If you need to change your appointment, please call the office so that the appointment time can be offered to another patient.

Does childbirth hurt?

Um, yes.

What Childbirth and Parenting Classes are available?

Prenatal and Postatal Classes are available through Sydney Adventist Hospital

Pregnancy and Postnatal Classes, and Parenting Classes are available through Let’s Talk Psychology

How do I book into Sydney Adventist Hospital to have surgery?

Our office administration and midwife team, can help you with any questions you may have either before or at the time of your appointment.

Details are also available on the Sydney Adventist Hospital website

Who will be my anaesthetist?

Sydney Adventist Hospital has experienced and fully qualified anaesthetists. They may ask for extra tests to be done before an anaesthetic is administered.

In the case of an epidural, a roster of anaesthetists is available to provide this 24 hours a day.

The anaesthetist will charge a separate fee for their service.

What is a surgical assistant?

Most operations require a surgical assistant, including Caesarean Sections. This is a fully qualified doctor and will charge a separate fee for their assistance at your procedure or operation.

What if I have concerns after my operation?

Please call the office on 02 9480 8747 during office hours with any concerns.

In an emergency, please contact the Emergency Department at Sydney Adventist Hospital on 02 9487 9444 or attend your local emergency department.

What are your fees?

For details and fee structure please call our office administration team on 02 9480 8747.

What is the payment policy?

Payment for your consultation is made at the time of your appointment.

Suggested Resources

  • Handle with care: looking after yourself in pregnancy (PDF)

    NSW Health

    Find out what the current recommendations are in regards to exercise, medications, food safety, alcohol and smoking.

    Before and during pregnancy
  • Food safety tips during pregnancy

    Food Authority

    Information include pregnancy and food safety, food to eat or avoid when pregnant, why you need to avoid certain foods and information on mercury and fish.

    Before and during pregnancy
  • Mind the Bump

    Beyond Blue

    Mind the Bump is a free Mindfulness Meditation App to help individuals and couples support their mental and emotional wellbeing in preparation for having a baby and becoming a new parent.

    Before and during pregnancy
  • Lets Talk Psychology

    This Turramurra practice provides specialised antenatal and postnatal psychological services to parents, infants, couples, and families. They aim to provide a service that acknowledges the complex adjustments and adaptations to the many changes that take place when having a baby.

    Before and during pregnancy
  • Mothersafe – 02 9382 6539

    MotherSafe provides a comprehensive counselling service for women and their healthcare providers concerned about exposures during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

    Before and during pregnancy
  • Ultrasound Care

    A specialist ultrasound practice providing diagnostic imaging services for women of all ages.

    Before and during pregnancy
  • Sydney Ultrasound For Women

    A specialist ultrasound practice providing diagnostic imaging services for women of all ages.

    Before and during pregnancy
  • Charmed and Dangerous: A Woman’s Guide to Reclaiming a Healthy Relationship (PDF)

    Violence against women and children is not acceptable for any reason. This brochure was developed by Tweed Valley Women’s Service to share information and resources that may assist women in their journey to achieving and maintaining a healthy relationship.

    Before and during pregnancy
  • Miscarriage, stillbirth and newborn death support

    Sands is the miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal death charity. They operate across Australia, supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby and working to improve the care bereaved parents receive by healthcare professionals.

    Before and during pregnancy
  • Waterbirth Resources

    Water birth means that you will labour in a specially designed bath and you may also choose for your baby to be born under water. Your doctor or midwife will bring the baby to the surface of the water and place your baby on your chest.

    Water birth : Pregnancy Birth and Baby

    BabyCenter Australia : The pros and cons of water birth

    BellyBelly : Water Birth: Everything You Need To Know

    Birth and early years
  • Australian Multiple Birth Association (AMBA)

    The Australian Multiple Birth Association is a not-for-profit organisation consisting of multiple birth families to whom they provide support as well as resources and education for other families sharing the same unique journey.

    Birth and early years
  • Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA)

    Australia’s leading authority on breastfeeding aims to support, educate and advocate for a breastfeeding inclusive society.

    Birth and early years
  • Tresillian

    Tresillian is Australia's largest child and family health organisation providing expert parenting advice to families during the early years.

    Birth and early years

Gifts and Giving

Andrew’s current preference regarding gifts is for funds to be directed towards the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Institute and the work of Professor Badawi and her team. Professor Nadia Badawi, a highly respected Neonatologist, is the Macquarie Foundation Chair of Cerebral Palsy and conducts significant research into this area, focusing on prevention, best intervention and ultimately a cure for cerebral palsy.

Andrew and John also invite you to join them in an initiative called My Sisters’s Baby set up to help support the Barbara May Foundation and the Aminata Foundation, organisations that are providing free, safe healthcare to Mothers and Babies in Tanzania, Ethiopia and Sierra Leone.

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