Peel Health Campus
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Maternity Website FAQs

Visiting hours are: 8.00am – 1.00pm and 3.00pm – 8.30pm

Mothers undisturbed rest period is from 1.00pm - 3.00pm. During this time no phone calls or visitors will be allowed into patient rooms.

Overnight accommodation for partners is available for private patients. Although we have limited facilities for partners of public patients to stay overnight, we recognise that there are circumstances where it may be appropriate and will facilitate this on an individual basis.

The anticipated length of stay following birth of your baby is:

  • Vaginal birth without complications – 6hrs to 3 days
  • Caesarean section without complications – 3 to 5 days

Parking at Peel Health Campus Hospital is available in a number of car parking bays around the building. Please follow the signs to visitors parking. There are no charges for parking at Peel Health Campus.

Before you have your baby with us, you may wish to tour our maternity unit and view our facilities. Please speak with our maternity receptionist to organise a day and time.

Please note that our education sessions include a tour.

If you are attending Peel Health Campus as a public patient and have a low risk pregnancy you can attend our midwife-led antenatal clinic for your care. The midwife will book you into the hospital and provide care throughout your pregnancy supported by a team of obstetricians.

We are unable to recommend an individual obstetrician. Please follow the link to a list of obstetricians with admitting rights to this hospital.

If you are attending our midwifery led antenatal clinic you will be booked in to Peel Health Campus at approximately 14-16 weeks, otherwise you will be required to attend a booking interview with a midwife from 20 weeks. Your obstetrician will give you the required paperwork to bring. This is important so that when you present to the hospital we are able to solely concentrate on the birthing process. Please phone the maternity unit on (08) 9531 8230 so that the hospital is prepared for your arrival.

Yes. The classes offered are listed on our website. Click here for further information. Please book early to ensure a place at your preferred class.

Yes, refreshments are provided depending on the length and time of the class.

Please call the RTA on 132213 to find your nearest RTA authorised fitting station.

Most women recognise movement between 18-22 weeks.

If you are concerned that fetal movements are reduced it is recommended to call your obstetrician or Peel Health Campus on (08) 9231 8230.

It is recommended to time your contractions. At any time you are concerned after 20 weeks it is recommended to notify Peel Health Campus on (08) 9531 8230 if contractions become regular or if there is any bleeding or possible leakage of fluid.

Peel Health Campus Patient Information Leaflets

  • Maternity unit information
  • Induction of labour
  • Group B Strep
  • Jaundice
  • Breastfeeding
  • Going home

Useful Websites

Calm Birth www.calmbirth.com.au
Hypnobirthing www.hypnobirthingaustralia.com.au
Acupuncture www.acupuncture.org.au
Pregnancy Massage www.aamt.com.au
www.maa.org.au
Naturopath www.anpa.asn.au
Stem Cell Collection – service offered privately by multiple providers including: www.stemlife.com.au
www.cordblood.cryosite.com
www.cellcare.com.au
SIDS and Kids www.sidsandkids.org
ABA – Australian Breastfeeding Association

www.breastfeeding.asn.au

Breastfeeding helpline: 1800 mum 2 mum (1800 686 268)

Australian Accredited Lactation Consultant www.lcanz.org
National breastfeeding information - Department of Health and Aging www.health.gov.au/breastfeeding
HealthInsite

www.healthinsite.gov.au/topics/Baby_Feeding

Healthdirect Australia: 1800 022 222

Centrelink www.centrelink.gov.au
Baby Settling Techniques www.babycenter.com.au
Child Health Centres www.health.wa.gov.au/services/category.cfm?Topic_ID=18
healthdirect Pregnancy, Birth & Baby website and helpline

www.healthdirect.gov.au

Free Call: 1800 882 436

Women and Newborn Health Library at KEMH

kemh.health.wa.gov.au/services/wnhl

Phone: (08) 9340 1100
Email: kemh.hl@health.wa.gov.au

Raising Children Network raisingchildren.net.au
Women’s Health Centres in WA

www.womenshealthworks.org.au

Phone: (08) 9300 1566
Email: info@womenshealthworks.org.au