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.