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Clinical Specialties - Maternity

On the Ward after the Birth of Your Baby

Baby Friendly Caesarean Section

For women who experience a caesarean section birth we provide a service that keeps mother, baby and partner together throughout the caesarean journey. This is called 'Baby Friendly Caesarean Section' where a midwife remains with the parents and baby in the Operating Theatre and Recovery Room; assisting with initiation of skin to skin contact of baby with mum and the early commencement of breastfeeding.

Visiting Hours

Maternity Visiting Hours are between 10.00am – 8.00pm. 

Your partner and your children may visit at anytime. 

Click here for a printable site map and directions.


For your security, surveillance cameras have been installed throughout the Maternity Unit. The main doors to Maternity are locked accessible only by swipe card or phone access.

Partners may obtain temporary swipe cards for use during Mum's stay.

Food and Hospitality

Maternity Patient MealDuring your stay at the San you will receive a menu selection for the following day. The menu has been prepared by San dietitians to meet both patients’ nutritional needs and to also be delicious and satisfying.

Should your partner wish to join you for an evening meal, this can be organised through the nursing staff on the ward, but should be ordered in advance of the meal. There is a small cost for visitor evening meals, with charges added to your account. Alternatively, there are a number of food outlets within the Clark and Clifford hospital buildings where family and visitors can purchase meals or refreshments.

Meal Service Times are:

Breakfast: 7.00am - 8.00am Afternoon Tea: 2.30pm - 3.30pm
Morning Tea: 10.00am - 10.45am Dinner: 5.00pm - 6.00pm
Lunch: 12.00pm - 1.00pm Supper: 7.15pm - 8.00pm



Leaving Hospital

The average length of stay for a vaginal delivery is three to four nights, and five nights for a caesarean. If you have any questions, please check with your midwife.

Discharge time is between 8:30am and 10:00am. We ask that you vacate your room during this time to allow us to prepare for the next admission. Remember that you will need clothes for your baby and have an approved capsule or child restraint installed in your car to transport your baby home. Information on fitting stations is available should you need it.

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Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical Specialties and Services