Care after birth

Wesley Maternity Lactation Clinic

Our lactation clinic is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays to assist you with any breastfeeding challenges you may be experiencing after discharge. The clinic offers one-on-one appointments with qualified lactation consultants.

There is also a lactation consultant who is rostered to work within Wesley maternity to support mothers experiencing breastfeeding challenges whilst still an in-patient.

A cost* is incurred that may be reimbursed by your health fund. To make an appointment please call 07 3232 7432.

*Late cancellation incurs a fee

Going home from hospital

It is anticipated you will stay in hospital for between three and five nights. We will discuss your expected date of discharge with you early on in your stay, so that you and your family can plan for your return home.

Discharge time is 10am. Please ensure you have your discharge medications (if required), birth registration paperwork, and “Personal Health Care Record” book (red book).

If your baby is born prematurely, you may be ready to go home before your baby is able to be discharged. Once your baby is ready for discharge from the Special Care Nursery, you will have the opportunity to room in for one or two nights.

Safe baby travel

Please ensure that an Australian standard approved car restraint/seat is correctly fitted for your safe journey home. Checking and fitting of car seats will need to be organised prior to your baby’s discharge. Kidsafe House can assist in correctly fitting this safety device (Wesley Maternity does not offer this service).

For more information please phone Kidsafe on 07 3854 1829 or visit the Kidsafe website.

Wesley Maternity Home Visiting Service

Wesley's Maternity Home Visiting Service is an initiative to enhance family support following the birth of your baby.

All new mothers living in the Wesley catchment area are entitled to receive two visits from a post-natal Wesley Maternity midwife, in the comfort of your home in the first month following birth of your baby.

These visits provide:

  • Mother health check (Postnatal)
  • General health and wellbeing
  • Baby physical assessment
  • Feeding support
  • Parenting strategies
    • Prior to going home from hospital with your baby, speak with your midwife to ask for a referral and consent form for a home visit. Your midwife will let you know if you live in the Wesley catchment. If not, they will arrange other services for you.

      Maternity home visiting service

Physiotherapy

The Women's Health Physiotherapy Outpatient Clinic provides personalised one-on-one management of various problems you may encounter during pregnancy and/or after delivery such as back/pelvic girdle pain, urinary leakage, bowel dysfunction or abdominal muscle separation.

We provide continuity of care and onsite hospital location so that you can see your doctor/specialist on the same day. We also offer competitive prices with access to HiCAPs for a rebate with your health fund.

Please phone (07) 3232 6190 to book an appointment. A doctor's referral is not required.

Women's Health Physiotherapy Outpatient Clinic
East Wing, Level B1, The Wesley Hospital
Open hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm
Phone: (07) 3232 6190