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After you have your baby

After you have your baby

In most cases you can expect to take your baby home between 6-48 hours following a normal vaginal delivery, or after 3 days following a caesarean birth. Find out more about what to expect after you have your baby - while you’re in hospital, leaving hospital, and support available once you’ve returned home.

Care after birth

Vaccinations, medicines and screening tests for your newborn.

While you're in hospital

Keeping your baby safe and secure in hospital

Going home from hospital

When you can expect to take your baby home, what to do before you leave, and support available after you go home.

Feeding your baby

We provide guidance, assistance and support to help you feed your baby.

Your health after birth

What to expect following birth and caring for yourself

Special care nursery

Rockhampton Hospital's Special Care Nursery cares for unwell and preterm babies from 32 weeks gestation.

Last updated: 30 April 2018