Cairns Private Hospital
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After-birth Support

Access to experience that counts, even after birth

After-birth Support

Cairns Private Hospital’s MaternityCare team prides itself on personal attention and expert support, offering care for new parents and their babies even after discharge.

You’ll find our after-birth support room behind the main hospital building at 195 Abbott Street, as shown on the map below in pink.

Cairns Private Hospital’s MaternityCare map

Know My Midwife Program

Mothers participating in our Know My Midwife Program receive postnatal care via scheduled appointments up to 6 weeks after birth. Women love forming a relationship with a ‘known’ midwife and our midwife team throughout their pregnancy, birth and parenting journey. Please bring your Medicare Card.

Bulk-billed appointments.

Postnatal Drop-In Clinic

On Friday mornings from 9am to 12noon, we offer a Postnatal Drop In Clinic (up to 12 months post-delivery) with an experienced Registered Midwife for feeding, settling and baby care advice and checks.

As well as a private consultation with a midwife, this also offers an opportunity to chat with other mums in a relaxed atmosphere. Please bring your Medicare Card and red child health book. Bulk-billed appointments.

Location: Know My Midwife Meeting Room, 195 Abbott Street

Postnatal Drop-In Clinic

Lactation Clinic

Individualised lactation related appointments can be made on a needs basis, with an experienced Registered Midwife / Lactation Consultant for breastfeeding support. Please bring your Medicare Card. There is a charge for these appointments. Some Health Funds cover the cost. Appointments can be made with our Maternity Navigator on 07 4052 5280 or email hello.cph@ramsayhealth.com.au.

Location: Know My Midwife Meeting Room, 195 Abbott Street

Lactation Clinic
Lactation Clinic

Early Parenting Centre

The Cairns Early Parenting Centre at Cairns Private Hospital works in partnership with families over a four night residential stay.

Support can include infant feeding, sleep and development while strengthening parental confidence.

Families are welcome with babies from 6 weeks to 2 years of age.

Learn more about our Cairns Early Parenting Centre and watch our video here.