Throughout your pregnancy a midwife will support you in preparing to go home with your baby.
Evidence shows that it is the best for mother and baby to return home as soon as possible after birth. If you are both well, transfer to midwifery care in your home is planned within 4 to 6 hours of birth.
If you or your baby need a longer hospital stay Gosford Hospital provides postnatal care for women and their babies.
Women who birth at Wyong will receive care with their MGP midwife following transfer to home care 4 to 6 hours after birth.
Women who birth at Wyong hospital and need ongoing hospital care, (after 6 hours) are transferred to Gosford Hospital.
Discharge planning will be discussed at your antenatal visits and after the birth of your baby.
Midwifery Support Program (MSP)
Care for mums and babies in the home following birth. Phone calls and/or visits occur between 9 am and 3 pm, 7 days a week.
Advantages of care in your home:
- family members can be more involved in your babies care
- it is usually more restful in the comfort of your home
The midwife will provide care and advice regarding support services, including Early Childhood Health Centres and immunisation.