Post-natal care

If you have had an uncomplicated birth and all is well, you will go home as soon as your condition allows. Most women will not need to stay overnight. You will only be transferred to the postnatal ward if there is a clinical indication otherwise you and baby will stay in Delivery Suite to rest before preparing to transfer home.

During this time, your midwife will:

  • Ensure that you and your baby are both well
  • Give you and your partner time together with your baby
  • Advise and support you with feeding your baby.

Who will be involved in your care?

  • Doctor/Obstetrician
  • Midwife
  • Nursing auxiliary/maternity care support worker
  • Radiographer
  • Physiotherapist
  • Newborn hearing screener
  • Neonatologist
  • Neonatal nurses and midwives
  • Social worker
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Administrative support staff
  • Chaplains

For more details please see the Birth to Five Book