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.
 

Discharge

The discharge time from Mater Mothers’ Private Townsville 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.
 

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.


Postnatal clinic

Our postnatal clinic is a free service, providing support and education for parents of babies from seven days old to four weeks old. The clinic is run by qualified and experienced midwives, and is available with support services including:

  • weigh clinics
  • new baby appointments
  • developmental assessments
  • breastfeeding support, and
  • postnatal assessment.

 

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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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