Knowing when you’ll be leaving us, ready to begin the next stage of your bigger life, is a great help when you need to plan and organise.
Length of stay
The anticipated postnatal stay is four nights for a vaginal birth and five nights for a caesarean section birth, provided there are no complications.
Discharge time is 10.00am.
You must ensure you have a baby capsule that meets the Standards Australia guidelines correctly fitted to your car before taking your baby home. It is recommended that you seek help from an authorised fitting station to fit any safety restraint system. For further information go to rta.nsw.gov.au.
BabySafe Child Restraints is an authorised and convenient mobile fitting service that can come to your home or here at Hospital. Contact 1300 44 BABY (2229) or www.babysafechildrestraints.com.au.
Postnatal check-ups and support
If you have any concerns following your discharge, you can call the Maternity Ward on 02 9650 4465 where a midwife will be able to assist you.
Following discharge, we will refer you to Child and Family Health who will make contact about your first appointment with a Nurse. The Child and Family Health Nurse will either visit you at home or invite you to attend their clinic. They will also provide information about joining a virtual parent’s group.
For further help and support in the community please refer to the back of your baby’s Personal Health Record (blue book).
- Healthdirect Australia 1800 022 222
- Karitane – 1300 CARING (1300 227 464)
- Tresillian Family Care Centres 1300 2 PARENT (1300 272 736)
- Tresillian Sydney Metro area 02 9787 0855
- Australian Breastfeeding Association 1800 mum2mum (1800 686 268)
- Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia PANDA – www.panda.org.au