The arrival of your baby is one of the most memorable moments in your life and a very personal experience. We know how important the birth of your baby is and we will help guide you through the various stages of your pregnancy, childbirth and beyond. Here at the North Eastern Community Maternity Unit, we are committed to providing excellence in maternity care and we have been delivering babies for over 40 years.

Our maternity services have been developed to provide you with flexibility and choice, respecting you as an individual. North Eastern supports Vaginal Births After Caesarean (VBAC) and we recommend this be discussed with your treating Obstetrician during pregnancy. We are committed to the philosophy of family centred care and partners are welcome at all times in our maternity unit. We are also committed to welcoming women from other cultures and ensuring that your culture is respected and supported.

Our experienced and caring maternity staff are available 24 hours a day, to provide you with individualised postnatal care. We will be there to assist you with feeding or settling your baby, attending to your medical needs or to offer general parenting advice and support. We are committed to your comfort, care and peace of mind.

The hospital offers a comprehensive range of birthing and parenting programmes. These programmes include classes/sessions/clinics for

  • First-time parents;
  • Those with parenting experience but who would like an update;
  • Breast feeding;
  • Postnatal clinic;
  • Postnatal afternoon teas with different guest speakers.

These programmes aim to prepare you for the birth of your child and adjustments to family life. We encourage you to book into these programmes at the same time that you make your maternity booking.

We also offer an information evening for those planning for pregnancy.

The Delivery Suite and Facilities

The delivery suite is comprised of 4 large modern birthing rooms that ensure a personal and safe environment for your birthing experience. An en-suite spacious bath/spa and shower facilities are available.

The Special Care Nursery is fully equipped to provide extra care for your baby if required.

We guarantee all our patients a private room with private en-suite facilities. Many of our rooms have balconies and all rooms have televisions and refrigerators. Your private room guarantee allows you to receive your visitors in maximum comfort and privacy. Our rooms feature  double beds or other facilities so that your husband/partner may stay if they wish.

We also take care of the little things to make your stay with us enjoyable. We provide:

  • Music and wall mounted televisions free of charge.
  • Daily newspapers.
  • Free local calls from your own phone located in your room.
  • A direct contact number for your room, making it easy for your friends and family to contact you.
  • Wi-fi.

Family and friends can also visit you in the welcoming environment of the patient lounge. The lounge features its own balcony, tea and coffee facilities, a television and children’s toys to entertain your younger guests.

Maternity Services

Childbirth and Parenting Programme

North Eastern Community Hospital is committed to planning and providing a comprehensive childbirth and parenting programme. Classes are free of charge when you book your delivery at North Eastern Community Hospital. You may still attend these classes if you are not booked in at North Eastern Community Hospital but a small fee will apply.

The programme incorporates:

  • Early pregnancy class (attended between weeks 16-18)
  • Late pregnancy classes
  • Saturday childbirth and parenting workshops

We also provide:

  • Antenatal breastfeeding classes
  • Refresher class for second-time parents

Hypnobirthing classes

While all parents are invited to attend Hospital Antenatal Classes, some parents may also like to attend Hypnobirthing classes as an additional method of preparing positively for childbirth.

Over the course of 4 weeks parents are informed about the natural birthing process.

Parents learn tools to use during pregnancy and birth which allow mum to achieve a deep state of relaxation.

Parents report after their birth that no matter what type of birth they had, hypnobirthing empowered them with knowledge to make informed choices.

If you would like to know more about hypnobirthing please contact Kate Bergamasco

Antenatal/Breastfeeding Class

Our Lactation Consultants and experienced Midwives hold a 1 1⁄2 – 2 hour information session that can be attended from 32 weeks of pregnancy.

Bookings are essential and can be made by ringing the Maternity Unit on 08 8366 8255.

Postnatal Clinic

For in-patients, education sessions are available on Tuesday and Friday mornings. For out-patients, there are post-natal clinics and drop in clinics available.

Bookings are essential and can be made by ringing the Maternity Unit on 08 8366 8255.

Postnatal afternoon tea held every 2nd Friday of each month at 1pm, bookings are not required.

Early Discharge Option

An independent midwife support service is available for mothers who wish to go home early or wish for ongoing support and discharge. The service provides you with the opportunity to establish routines more quickly and bonding with your baby and family will be enhanced.
This support service requires a direct referral from your obstetrician.

Physiotherapist

A Physiotherapist is available for treatment when required.

Medications

Please bring all current medications with you. These will be locked in your cupboard for your own personal use during your stay.

Lactation Consultant

Kate Bergamasco (employed at the North Eastern) can provide guidance every step of the way from discharge until you are feeding independently by removing uncertainty and leaving you feeling confident in your new role.

Medicare rebates are available for as many visits as clinical required within the first 6 weeks.

To enquire further contact Kate

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Contact Details

Hospital

Address:
580 Lower North East Road Campbelltown SA 5074

Phone: (08) 8366 8111
Fax: (08) 8365 1139
Email: exec@nech.com.au

Aged Care

Address:
Cnr Lennox Street & 580 Lower North East Road Campbelltown SA 5074

Phone: (08)8366 8111 Ext 338
Fax: (08) 8366 8260
Email: spudicm@nech.com.au

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