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Your Journey

Simply ask your general practitioner to refer you to a Nepean Private Hospital accredited obstetrician. (link to obstetrician listing in find a specialist)

After you have booked an appointment with your obstetrician, we ask that the online admission form be filled out as soon as possible. Once the online eAdmission is completed one of our staff members will be in contact with you via email to confirm your booking. We also recommend you contact your health fund to determine your insurance entitlements.

For more information please contact our Maternity Booking Officer via phone 47258612 or email to nepeanmaternitybookings@healthscope.com.au.

If you have private health insurance cover, we suggest you contact your health fund to confirm that your admission is covered and if there are any co-payments that may apply to this admission. This is also a good time to confirm with your fund whether you need to add baby to your membership prior to birth.

Please remember to notify the hospital if your fund details change.

Check with your fund at least three months prior to your due date whether you need to add your baby to the fund prior to the expected date of birth.

No private health insurance?

We provide maternity services for families without private health insurance.

For more information please call our Maternity Bookings Officer on 02 47258612 or email nepeanmaternitybookings@healthscope.com.au

What to bring to hospital

The following is a recommended as a general list of what to bring with you:

  • Antenatal card, Medicare card and private health fund details
  • Loose comfortable clothes and maternity bras
  • Comfortable footwear
  • Toiletries, a packet of maternity pads as well as three – four packets of pads, tissues
  • Reading material
  • Mobile phone and charger
  • Favourite pillow

Your partner will also need to bring a bag and a suggested list includes the following:

  • Change of clothes
  • Toiletries
  • Pyjamas or some form of sleepwear if planning to stay
  • Swimming costume in case they are needed in the bath or shower with you
  • Camera, phone and chargers and spare memory cards
  • Covered shoes. In the event that you need to go to the Operating Theatre they will need to wear covered shoes.
  • Change for the vending machines

All clothing, nappies and wipes and linen is provided for your baby. You will however need the following:

  • Clothing and a wrap to take the baby home
  • Correctly fitted rear facing car seat

During your pregnancy, it is important to contact your obstetrician or the maternity ward without delay if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Ruptured membranes
  • Continuous leaking of fluid
  • Premature labour prior to 37 weeks
  • Unusual or severe abdominal pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness
  • Regular contractions

It is also important to contact your obstetrician if you have any concerns about your baby’s movements.

Think you are in Labour?

Please call the maternity ward before you come into hospital so we can prepare for your arrival.

It can be difficult to tell when labour has started but you are welcome to call the maternity ward at any time and talk to one of our experienced midwives.

Should you be experiencing strong signs of labour including regular contractions less than ten minutes apart, waters breaking or blood loss, please contact the maternity ward to determine how far labour has progressed. You will be assessed and advised whether to stay home or come to hospital.

During your pregnancy, it is important to contact your obstetrician or the maternity ward without delay if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Ruptured membranes
  • Continuous leaking of fluid
  • Premature labour prior to 37 weeks
  • Unusual or severe abdominal pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness
  • Regular contractions

It is also important to contact your obstetrician if you have any concerns about your baby’s movements.

As always, in the event of a medical emergency please call 000.

Please contact us if you have any worries or concerns regarding your pregnancy on 47327390.

For any other health issues unrelated to your pregnancy please contact your general practitioner.

When you arrive

The entry point to the hospital for maternity is always via the main entrance on Barber Avenue. Your partner may park in one of the Nepean Private Hospital’s car parks. Your car parking will be validated on the day of your baby’s birth. Once parked, please proceed directly to the maternity ward on level three.

The main entrance will be locked after-hours, please use the intercom to gain access. Enter and walk pass reception, proceed along the corridor to the lifts. Take the lift to the Maternity Ward (Women’s Health Unit) on level three, turn right out of the lifts and a midwife or clerical person will meet you and escort to the Birthing Suites. If you are in strong labour please advise the midwives prior to your arrival.

If you are booked for an elective caesarean section or booked for an induction, please present to Reception for admission.

Once your baby is born, you will move into a private room on the ward. Your baby will stay with you unless they are being cared for in our special care nursery. Our experienced team will assist you with caring for your baby.

Following a vaginal birth, mothers can expect to stay for three to four nights however this will be determined according to your individual needs. Following a caesarean section, mothers can expect to stay for four to five nights.

At Nepean Private we are fully equipped and prepared for the unexpected.

We understand that babies are not delivered within standard business hours and always have a team on standby.

We ask mothers to arrange their departure prior to 10:00 am on the day of discharge as this assists with accommodation for incoming patients.

It’s normal for new mothers to feel a little anxious about taking baby home. Remember, we’re here to help 24 hours a day. If you have any concerns when you arrive home, you can always talk to one of our experienced midwives in the ward.

Contact the midwives by phone on 4732 7398.

Before discharge we will provide you with the relevant community services available to you.

You must ensure you have a baby capsule that meets the Standards Australia guidelines (mark will be on capsule) correctly fitted to your car (as per the manufacturer’s instructions) before taking your baby home.

Australian law says that you must not use a restraint if it does not comply with the Australian Standard. Overseas restraints do not meet Australian standards unless they have this mark.

It is recommended that you seek help from an authorised fitting station to fit any safety restraint system.

For further information go to: www.rta.nsw.gov.au

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