After your baby is born

Phew! You did it! Congratulations on the arrival of your new baby.

Unfortunately after all that hard “labour”, the work really begins…

Postnatal stay

Most women stay in hospital between 4-5 nights after delivery. Use this opportunity to rest and to learn “mother-craft” from our experienced midwives at Ashford and Calvary North Adelaide Hospital.


Don’t worry if breastfeeding isn’t as easy as you thought it would be – it gets easier. Most women can breastfeed successfully and breastfeeding is best for your baby. If you do find that you are having problems you may contact the lactation consultants at Ashford or Calvary North Adelaide Hospital for support and help.

Additional help is available from Breastfeeding Helpline
1800 686 268.