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Maternity & Newborn Services

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What we do

Alpine Health midwives provide a range of antenatal (before birth) and postnatal (after birth) services to help you with your parenting journey. 

Alpine Health is well prepared for fast unplanned births at each of our three Urgent Care sites in Bright, Myrtleford and Mt Beauty but we do not provide planned birthing services.


Birthing and Early Parenting Classes 

There are plenty of reasons to go to Birthing and Early parenting classes before your baby arrives. Apart from informing and equipping you with the knowledge and skills for the best start in your parenting journey, these local classes allow you to connect with other local people in a similar situation and provide up to date information relevant to wherever birthing is planned to occur. Generally classes are most beneficial when attended between 20 and 36 weeks of pregnancy. 

More information


Antenatal Care

Antenatal checks by an Alpine Health midwife are available to pregnant women in conjunction with the following General Practiconers:

  • Dr Laura Zagorski  - Mount Beauty Medical Centre, Mount Beauty

These visits are free of charge, and are provided at Alpine Health in Mt Beauty or in your home. 


Postnatal (Home Visits)

Alpine Health registered midwives provide in home postnatal care for mothers and babies for the first week after birth. This includes; 

  • Monitoring growth and wellbeing of babies 
  • Recovery of mothers and adjusting to parenthood
  • Advice on feeding
  • Referral to other health care providers for specialised care.

Infant Program

  • The Infant Program is a face to face program about Healthy Eating and Active Play during infancy.
  • Four group sessions are offered at around 3, 6, 9 & 12 months of age, in a friendly environment.
  • Access to the ‘My Baby Now’ App is included.
  • More information about the program can be found at Parents - INFANT

How to access the services

Maternity Services Co-Ordinator can be contacted in business hours from Tuesday to Thursday.

►Phone:  0438 754 019

►Email: maternity@alpinehealth.org.au

Birthing and Early Parenting Classes 

Bookings can be made through the Maternity Services Co-ordinator or Mt Beauty Hospital Reception during business hours on 03 5754 3500.

Antenatal Checks

Referral from your General Practitioner or contact Alpine Health’s Maternity Services Co-Ordinator.

Postnatal (Home Visits)

Birthing services refer Alpine mothers and babies directly to our service.  

Infant Program

Bookings can be made through the Maternity Services Co-ordinator or Mt Beauty Hospital Reception during business hours on 03 5754 3500.

Maternity & Newborn Services Survey

If you or your partner have had a baby in the last 5 years and you live in the Alpine Shire, then we would like to hear your thoughts about Maternity and Newborn Services in our local area.

Your responses will inform and support the development of new ideas and shape proposals for future services. The survey should take approximately 5 minutes. Your feedback is anonymous and confidential.

Take the Survey before 30 July 2021 at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D5LZ8Q7

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