Knowing when you’ll be back home, ready to begin the next stage of your bigger life, is a great help when you need to plan and organise.

The anticipated postnatal stay is four nights for a vaginal birth and five nights for a caesarean section birth, provided there are no complications.

 

Private mums

Length of stay 

The anticipated postnatal stay is four nights for a vaginal birth and five nights for a caesarian section birth, provided there are no complications.

Discharge time is 10.00am.

Postnatal check-ups and support

You can call our midwives if you have any concerns during the first few days at home. Our midwives will arrange for you to access additional support should you need it.

You will have a follow up with your obstetrician for your postnatal check-up around 6 weeks. Baby will also have a 6-week checkup with your paediatrician.

The Child and Family Health Nurse from the community will contact you within two weeks of going home to arrange ongoing follow up. You also have access to the Child and Family Health drop-in clinics with midwives from the moment you go home.

 

Public mums

Length of stay

The anticipated postnatal stay is between 48 and 72 hours, depending on the type of birth.

Discharge time is 10.00am.

Postnatal check-ups and support

Our Midwifery in the home service will monitor you in the first few days at home and the Child and Family Health Nurse from the community will also contact you within two weeks of going home to arrange ongoing follow up.

 

Further support

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