Waverley Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

After Your Delivery

You may expect to be in hospital for 4 nights following an uncomplicated delivery and 5 nights following a caesarean section.

Our team of caring and experienced maternity staff pride themselves in offering you and your partner comprehensive care, parenting education and support following the birth of your baby.

Personalised information on feeding, parenting skills, taking baby home from hospital, sleep and settling can be provided. Links with available community resources and services can also be provided as required.

To assist you during your recovery and self-care, a visiting physiotherapist provides group physiotherapy classes twice a week.

We offer the opportunity to receive expert support and guidance through our Day Lactation Support Service, with our highly skilled and supportive lactation consultants. Our service will provide you with further information, advice and reassurance or will link you to other support services if necessary. The Lactation Support Service is available to all mothers and their babies up to 12 weeks of age. For bookings, please call the Maternity Unit on : (03) 9881 7760.

To ensure the safety of your baby it is a requirement by Victorian Law that your car is fitted correctly with an approved Australian Standards baby seat/capsule prior to going home.

Returning home with your new baby is a very special and often anxious time. Our midwives are available 24/ 7 to provide support when you need advice and guidance. Phone our midwifery team on : (03) 9881 7760.

To complement our maternity services, we are affiliated with Mother Baby Units at nearby Mitcham Private and Masada Private Hospitals, to assist mothers who are having difficulty adjusting to parenthood or who are experiencing sleep and settling issues with their baby.

You can call the maternity unit on Phone: (03) 9881 7760 for further information, or visit:

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