Our maternity services

Our maternity services, offered through our Family Birthing Unit, provide exceptional care and peace of mind for birth, baby and beyond.

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions


As a part of our coronavirus (COVID-19) management plans and advice from authorities, we are undertaking a number of precautions to help keep people within our hospitals and facilities safe from harm.

We ask that our patients have two visitors at a time. 

If you are planning on visiting and you are feeling at all unwell, please reconsider your visit to help protect the more vulnerable in our facilities.

This decision has been made in the best interests of you, your family, all our patients and caregivers. 

Thank you in advance for your support of this.

Maternity tours and parent education

Maternity tours and parent education have been cancelled to minimise visitors and large gatherings at our hospital to help keep our patients safe.

You can keep up-to-date with our maternity information, including a tour of our ward, on Instagram.

More information

Please read our latest advice about what to do if you have an upcoming admission or want to visit someone in hospital.

If you are seeking assistance, or testing for coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit your nearest COVID-19 clinic; or contact your GP.

You can also call the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.

What to expect when you choose St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital

Our hospital, nestled on the banks of the Swan River and boasting some of the best views in Perth, provides a home away from home during your maternity stay.

With plenty of space for your partner to stay with you, we welcome you into our maternity ward to enjoy our exceptional hospitality so you can focus on your new baby.

Spacious, welcoming facilities

Our maternity ward includes birthing suites fitted with the latest technology, a special care nursery if your baby needs a little extra care as well as spacious rooms.

All rooms on our welcoming maternity ward feature views extending across the Swan River or overlooking our landscaped gardens.

Your room includes space and bedding for your partner, an ensuite bathroom, mini-fridge, baby bath, breastfeeding chair, television and tea and coffee-making facilities.

Book a maternity tour to see why mums-to-be choose our hospital.

Welcoming your partner to stay

Our private rooms feature double beds or fold out beds so your partner can stay with you after the birth of your baby. Your recovery needs determine whether your partner needs to stay in a separate bed.

We love welcoming your partner to stay with you as it allows your baby to create lasting bonds with you as well as your partner in the first hours and days after birth.

Experienced clinicians

Our obstetricians know you will receive exceptional care and hospitality during your stay with us, that is why they choose to provide their maternity care at St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital.

Our team of experienced midwives, trained in lactation support, are available at the hospital or over phone if you need care, advice or to answer your questions.

Parent education

St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital’s parent education classes are separated into two categories – antenatal (before birth) and postnatal (after birth).

Antenatal classes

Being empowered and educated about what to expect, both during pregnancy and birth, and afterwards, is very beneficial.

Our antenatal workshops provide you with high quality information on pregnancy and birth including:

  • benefits of an active birth
  • caesarean birth
  • how to stay healthy during pregnancy.

Parent education classes are available to parents who are booked to have their baby at St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital. To book a class please visit My Admission. If you have not booked in via the My Admissions portal please call (08) 9370 9420 to book your parent education class. 

Postnatal classes

Our postnatal classes are a great way to learn about:

  • what to expect after the birth of your baby
  • nappy change exercises
  • settling techniques
  • how to identify and work through postnatal depression.

We also offer dedicated lactation education through our lactation clinics to help you with any issues may be experiencing with breastfeeding in a supportive, reassuring environment.

To find out more, please contact (08) 9370 9420.

Join our online community 

A hospital is more than just a building. Our Instagram page provides a snapshot of life in the Family Birthing Unit. 

Hear from our Obstetricians and Midwives via short videos and photos. Learn from other mothers and families just like you.

Search for and follow @SJOGMtLawley

For more information

Download and print a copy of our Family Birthing Unit information brochure. 

One of our caregivers will contact you during business hours.