Postnatal care

  • I will provide you with midwifery care for six weeks after your baby’s birth.
  • Visits will initially be daily and tailored to you and your baby’s needs.
  • I am available for you to phone me to discuss any concerns regarding the health and wellbeing of yourself and your baby.
  • Some of your postnatal care is eligible for Medicare rebates.

Care for mother:

  • Postnatal healing and physical health
  • Breastfeeding support and guidance
  • Debrief of labour and birth
  • Individualised postnatal care plan
  • Support with ‘what to expect’ during the first precious weeks
  • Emotional support
  • Sexual health and wellbeing support
  • Support with family and sibling adjustments
  • Parenting support

Care for mother:

  • Postnatal healing and physical health
  • Breastfeeding support and guidance
  • Debrief of labour and birth
  • Individualised postnatal care plan
  • Support with ‘what to expect’ during the first precious weeks
  • Emotional support
  • Sexual health and wellbeing support
  • Support with family and sibling adjustments
  • Parenting support

Care for baby:

  • Baby’s health check
  • Assess baby’s feeding
  • General baby care support and guidance
  • Sleep and settling techniques
  • Umbilical cord and skin care
  • Screening for jaundice
  • Perform newborn screening blood test (with parental consent)
  • Weighing baby
  • Administration of Vitamin K (with parental consent)
  • Developmental milestones