Birth Choices

Guide to pregnancy and birth care

In Australia, you can have your baby in a public hospital, a private hospital, a birth centre or at home. This guide takes you through what to expect in each setting and the carers who will look after you during pregnancy, birth and after your baby is born. You can also look at your pregnancy week by week and compare your pregnancy and birth care options.


Explore your pregnancy week by week to learn about you and your baby’s development and your antenatal appointments.


Midwife General Practitioner Obstetrician

Find out how different carers can be involved in your care for each birth setting.