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
Before leaving, we always consider what’s best for each mum and baby. Sometimes a longer or shorter stay in the maternity unit is needed. Everyone is unique.
Typically, women under the care of an obstetrician have a four-night stay after a vaginal birth, and five-night stay after a caesarean section.
The discharge time for all women is 10am.
If you have any concerns in the first few days after going home please call us on 02 9600 4228. We’re here to help day and night.
Having an age-appropriate and properly installed car seat is essential to ensure the safety of your baby in the car. In New South Wales, you’re required by law to have a rear-facing car seat until your baby is at least 6 months old, though extending this time is recommended.
Car Seat Fitting Co. come to the hospital or your home to help you install or adjust car seats correctly, preferably before the birth of your baby. As a patient of ours, you will receive a discount. Bookings are essential. Find out more here.
Support and wellbeing
If needed, while you’re with us our midwives will arrange for you to see other service providers such as a physiotherapist, mental health professional and counsellor.
You also have access to PANDA - Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia. They’re experts in supporting families suffering emotional distress during pregnancy and early parenting. Ask one of our midwives for information or call 1300 726 306.
You’ll have a postnatal check-up with your obstetrician, usually six weeks after birth. Your local Community Health Centre will be in touch after you’re discharged.
Contact us any time
Please remember if you’re unsure whether to come in or not, or if you’re in labour, call our Birthing Unit anytime on 02 9822 8962. And if you’ve been discharged and are worried about anything, give us a call and we’ll assist you.