Maternity overview

The Women's provides primary and tertiary care for women who live in our local areas and for women and babies with complex needs from across the state.

Services include:

For more information, view the clinic and service pages.

Postnatal length of stay

Women, who have had an uncomplicated vaginal birth at the Women's will usually be home with their baby the day after birth to recover and transition to parenting in a familiar environment with their family. Women suitable for this model of postnatal care, will be provided with further support from midwives visiting the home from the hospital. The schedule of visits will be discussed with each woman with their individual needs considered. 

There is flexibility in the model, and women who have had a caesarean birth or have more complex needs will remain in hospital where they will be cared for and supported by our teams of midwives, doctors and allied health professionals.

All new mothers and their babies will be assessed to ensure they are suitable for home the day after birth. As specialists in caring for both low risk and high risk women, evidence indicates that the best  environment for a well and healthy new mother and her baby to recover is at home. Recovery will be enhanced in a relaxed and comfortable environment which facilitates rest as women are not exposed to the unavoidable interruptions and noise of a busy hospital ward.