Maternity FAQS


Everything you need to know about pregnancy, birth and beyond

Many people have questions about Buderim Private Hospital maternity, from what to expect during pregnancy and birth, as well as postpartum care. Read on to find answers to some Frequently Asked Questions about our maternity services, pregnancy, birth and beyond.


Maternity FAQs - Pregnancy

  • How do I choose an obstetrician?

  • What are antenatal classes?

  • What are the trimesters of pregnancy?

  • Can I exercise while pregnant?

  • What can I eat during pregnancy?

  • What is gestational diabetes?

  • How much weight will I gain during pregnancy?

  • What do I need to buy for my baby?

Giving birth

Maternity FAQs - Giving birth

  • What is a birth plan and do I need one?

  • What should I pack in my hospital bag to give birth?

  • What facilities are in my hospital room?

  • What are the signs of labour?

  • How long does labour last?

  • What do contractions feel like?

  • What are my pain management options for giving birth?

  • Can I have a water birth at Buderim Private Hospital?

  • Can I choose whether I give birth via Caesarean?

  • Can my partner stay with me in my hospital room?


Maternity FAQs - Postpartum

  • How long will I stay in hospital after giving birth?

  • My friends and family want to visit me and my baby, what are the visiting hours?

  • How soon after giving birth can I get back to my usual exercise routine?

  • I’m having trouble breastfeeding, is there support for me?

  • I think I’m suffering from postpartum depression, who can help me?