During Your Stay
During your stay, mothers, partners and babies are welcome to attend these talks, which are held in the Well Baby Nursery:
1. Breastfeeding Class
Meet our Lactation Consultant and learn about:
- Feeding cues (how your baby lets you know they are hungry)
- Positioning and latching onto the breast
- Breast changes in the first week after birth
- How to know your baby is getting enough breast milk
- Expressing breast milk
- Support when you go home
2. Looking After Your Emotional Health:
Our Coordinating Chaplain, Petra Milaudi, engages in a relaxed conversation about holistic wellness for mums and partners. Areas covered include physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual wellness. Peer interaction, experience sharing and connections are encouraged in a supportive, safe and caring environment.
3. Physiotherapy Class
An overview of recovery post-birth. This class covers initial movement, pelvic floor activation, return to exercise, posture, feeding positions and baby handling techniques.
Infant Feeding Sheet
It is important for you to complete the Infant Feeding Sheet to keep track of your baby’s digestive process (both intake and output). This is a vital way of ensuring they are having sufficient nutrition. Your midwife will assist you with this sheet each shift to ensure you and your baby are supported in establishing correct feeding.
All Day Menu
There is a special All Day Menu which gives mothers the option to order a delicious range of items throughout the day (in addition to the breakfast, lunch and dinner menus). It is available from 10am-10pm.
Complimentary meals are available for partners of maternity patients.