What’s new at North Shore Private Maternity?

Jan 09, 2019

New parents will be able to take advantage of a luxury birthing suite upgrade, Gidget House and emotional wellbeing program, and a new Chinese feeding clinic at North Shore Private Maternity.

Luxury Birthing Suite Upgrade

An elegant refurbishment has been undertaken in the maternity ward at North Shore Private Hospital.

Seven birthing suites have been given luxurious and spacious new bathrooms, while the waiting areas and reception area have also been revamped.

This exciting new refurbishment is supported by the 13 cot Level II Special Care Nursery and 40 private post-natal rooms with ensuites.

In addition, there are 13 luxury parenting suites which encourage partners to stay and allow the whole family to celebrate the birth of their child together.

Gidget House and Emotional Wellbeing Program

North Shore Private Hospital has announced a not-for-profit Gidget House is now located on-site, providing support to expectant and new parents who experience perinatal depression and anxiety.

The arrival of this new service allows couples to access free psychological counselling sessions through a GP referral.

North Shore Private offers access to the Gidget Foundation’s Emotional Wellbeing Program. This screening program enables women booked to have their baby at North Shore Private to take part in an antenatal emotional health check.

Where required, expectant mums will then participate in a one-on-one appointment with one of the 15 trained Gidget midwives to explore their emotional wellbeing and discuss their concerns regarding the potential for postnatal depression and anxiety.

Gidget House at North Shore Private will operate 6 days per week, subject to demand.

North Shore Private also provides every private maternity patient with a collection of the Gidget Foundation’s Bunny Books.

These are a box set of four baby books, beautifully illustrated and thoughtfully written for baby story time, while also including proven psychological strategies for parents.

Each book aims to help parents address a particular challenge they may face with a powerful psychological exercise designed to positively transform their state of mind.

New Chinese Feeding Clinic

A new Chinese Feeding Clinic is now being offered at North Shore Private Hospital, adding to an already comprehensive range of post-natal support programs for women and their families.

The service is for Chinese parents who require feeding advice for up to the first 2 months after birth. It will be run by a Chinese Lactation consultant who is IBLCE accredited.

Couples will also be able to access tours of the maternity ward and antenatal classes in Mandarin.

The existing Helping hands Clinic is open to all families requiring support from birth to 12 months old. Parents can seek professional expertise including feeding, sleep/ settling, adjusting to new family, changing behaviours, emotional wellbeing, returning to work and travelling with baby. An early feeding drop-in clinic is open every Friday.