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Postnatal care

All new mums living in the Metro South Health region are entitled to receive a visit from a midwife at their home or a consultation via telephone, regardless of whether they birth at a public or private hospital and as a public or private patient.

The timing of this contact will depend on your clinical situation and chosen model of care.

Postnatal Home Visiting Service

The Postnatal Home Visiting Service provides an additional two free home visits from a qualified midwife two and four weeks post discharge from Beaudesert, Logan, and Redland Hospitals.

These visits are in addition to the initial hospital midwife contact post-birth and are available to all women in Metro South Health, regardless of whether they birthed as a public or private patient, or at a public or private hospital. The postnatal home visit will be provided as an option when mothers book-in at the hospital.

Metro South Health delivers the Postnatal Home Visiting Service in partnership with Brisbane South PHN. The initiative is part of the Queensland Government's commitment to enhance Maternal and Child Services and improved health and wellbeing for mums and babies in the region.

For further information phone 1300 467 265.

Last updated 31 July 2017
Last reviewed 17 May 2015

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