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COVID-19 Change to Maternity services information

Visitor numbers have been restricted in the Maternity Unit. Two support people will be permitted in the birth suite. One regular support person (such as a partner) will be allowed in the inpatient unit.  Unfortunately, no children will be permitted to visit either the birth suite or the maternity inpatient unit. Everyone entering the Maternity Unit needs to thoroughly clean their hands at the ward entrance. Thank you for your understanding as we protect the safety of all our patients and your precious babies.

After you have your baby

Gold Coast Health provides a number of postnatal (after birth) care services to help you in the initial days and weeks after the birth of your baby.

Access to these services can be arranged by your midwife or health practitioner and include:

  • Midwifery @ home—to support mothers after discharge
  • Lactation consultant—to assist with breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding clinic—providing practical assistance with breastfeeding.

Community Child Health Service—providing a wide range of free health services including child development services, child youth and family health, and community paediatrician.

Last updated 27 May 2020