At Nepean Private Hospital we offer our maternity patients and their support person an opportunity to attend a series of antenatal classes, our Birth and Beyond program.While classes mainly consist of first-time expectant parents, existing parents,who are gaining a new addition to their family, are also very welcome.
Our antenatal program is practical, informative and tailored to suit your birthing experience at Nepean Private. We aim to prepare you with the essentials for your physical and emotional wellbeing in late pregnancy, during your baby’s delivery and also for early day to day life with your newborn. Classes include a tour of our Maternity Unit.
Those who have attended our classes say an important benefit of the program is the opportunity to meet other expectant parents sharing similar situations and experiences.
Classes are held on Thursdays, over four weeks from 6.30pm to 9.30pm OR two Saturdays from 9.00am – 3.30pm. The cost of our antenatal classes is $300.
If you are interested in attending, please contact our maternity unit via email on firstname.lastname@example.org and quote your reference number. Our friendly staff will be in contact with you to organise your booking.
At Nepean Private, we take the safety and security of your baby seriously. As part of the security provided to your baby, we require a passport sized photo of the mother and significant other. This will be attached to the baby’s cot card. These are returned to you when your baby goes home. We ask that you supply these photos when you complete your online booking.
Your baby will have two identifications bands placed on them after birth. The information on these identification bands is checked with you and your support person and contains:
- Mother’s name e.g. Smith Baby Of (B/O) Mary
- Date of baby’s birth
- Time of birth
- Mother and baby’s hospital identifier number
Please notify staff if the either of these bands falls off so that a new one can be reapplied. These bands will be checked with the mother’s bands if for some reason the mother and baby have been separated and the baby is returned.
Always have your cot lying flat. When walking around the ward, please ensure that your baby is placed in the cot.
Safe infant sleeping
- Place your baby on their back to sleep with feet to the end of cot
- Place your baby in the cot when you and your baby are sleeping
- Leave your baby’s head uncovered
- Do not place toys, including soft toys in the cot
- Avoid the use of bumper, doona and pillows
- Keep baby in a smoke free environment.
It is NepeanPrivate Hospital’s policy to encourage breast feeding on demand and 'roomingin', in accordance with the recommendations of the World Health Organisation.
Our highlyexperienced midwives will assist you with all aspects of feeding and post natalcare.
However, werespect the right of each mother to determine how she wishes to feed her baby.
Babiesespecially in the Special Care Nursery are vulnerable to infection.
Therefore weask all visitors, including parents to wash their hands on entry to the unitand nursery, to help reduce this risk.