Home nursing and care

Postnatal care

Heading home from hospital with your newborn is a special occasion as you welcome your baby into your home.

Having the right advice or support during the first few days is very important.  Our midwives and lactation consultants can visit you at home to give you the support you need to settle in with your little one at home.

Our postnatal care services

Some of the services we offer through our postnatal care service include:

  • advice on general baby health and wellbeing
  • advice on mother health and wellbeing
  • assistance with breastfeeding and lactation
  • general baby health checks, including Guthrie testing.

All of our postnatal care services are delivered by experienced midwives and certified lactation consultants. They work closely with your obstetrician, midwife, paediatrician, child health nurse and general practitioner to ensure your baby has the best possible start to life.

Accessing our postnatal care services

Our postnatal care services are open to any family who has delivered their baby in the Perth metropolitan area. You do not need a referral from a specialist or a health care provider.

If you have delivered at a St John of God Health Care hospital they may automatically arrange for you to access this service. If they haven’t and you would like to access the service, or if you have delivered at a different hospital, contact us and we can arrange your access to this program.

In some circumstances, you may have between one to three visits free of cost if you are a patient of a St John of God Health Care hospital. Otherwise, you can pay privately per visit. Some health funds can reimburse all or a portion of the out-of-pocket expenses. 

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