Taking your baby home

  • You may choose to go home 6 hours after the birth of your baby if you are both well and/or anytime up to your planned discharge time and date.

    After you leave the hospital one of our Mercy @ Home midwives will visit you and your baby in your home to continue your care. This visit is to check your recovery and to answer any questions you have regarding yourself and your baby.

    Once discharged from the Mercy @ Home service your care will be provided by your local Maternal and Child Health Nurse. *Privately booked women will be referred directly to their Maternal and Child Health Nurse. We recommend that you make an appointment to see your GP or Private Obstetrician approximately 6 weeks after birth.  

    Please ensure that you have an approved infant care restraint and that it has been correctly fitted to your vehicle. Your car seat needs to be fitted prior to the birth of your baby as the hospital is unable to assist with the fitting of infant care restraints.


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