Going home from hospital 

Depending on how your baby is delivered, you can expect to remain in hospital for three to five days after your baby’s birth. Your obstetrician and your baby’s paediatrician will check the wellbeing of you and your baby before you both leave the hospital. Please arrange appointments with your obstetrician and paediatrician for six weeks after your baby’s birth.


The discharge time from Mater Mothers’ Private Brisbane is 10 am each day. Please ensure that you have pre-arranged for someone to be available to pick you up at 10 am on the anticipated day of discharge and that your baby safety restraint has been fitted securely, prior to your discharge. If you perceive any problems with these discharge requirements, please inform your midwife or nurse as early as possible so that other arrangements can be made.

The Caring Continues

You will also have access to our The Caring Continues offering. If you and baby are well and meet the eligibility criteria, you can choose one of three packages after birth to best suit your needs, including Health and Wellbeing at Home, Helping Hand at Home and Mater Moments at Emporium Hotel South Bank, a luxurious support option for Mater Mothers’ Private Brisbane mums.

The Caring Continues

Maternity Homecare Program

This program allows you to begin your family life in the comfortable, familiar and private surroundings of your home while being supported and educated by specifically trained visiting midwives.

Mater Moments at Emporium Hotel South Bank

Baby care

There’s so much to discover about caring for your new baby, it can be a little daunting. Here, we aim to ease any concerns you may have, help you cope with the changes in your body and prepare you for your exciting new role as a parent.

Learn more about baby care

Allied healthcare and other services

While pregnancy, birth and early motherhood are special moments in a woman’s life, it also has a significant physical impact on a woman’s body and her emotional wellbeing. Mater Health and Wellness provide exceptional specialised private allied health care before, during and after pregnancy.

Mater Health and Wellness Centre

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For urgent assessment at any stage of your pregnancy, please present to your nearest emergency centre or Mater Mothers’ 24/7 Pregnancy Assessment Centre in South Brisbane.

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