Postnatal Care

Support and advice to enable families to confidently manage the challenges of parenting

Sydney Hope Family Cottage

The Infants' Home's wellbeing centre for families

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak in greater Sydney, we are temporarily suspending our postnatal home visiting service, and will be replacing face-to-face visits with telehealth consultations via phone and video.

Our postnatal service, known as Sydney Hope Family Cottage, combines a comprehensive range of postnatal health services for families of infants and children aged from birth to five years, which are provided by our qualified Child and Family Health Nurses. Families can receive practical support and information from our nurses through free video and/or phone consultations.

Families who are finding adjusting to the role of new parent challenging, whether with their first baby or with subsequent children, can self-refer to our postnatal service by completing and sending the form on this page, or contacting our Postnatal Service Manager on 0431 360 452 or Families may also be referred by an early childhood health nurse, GP or other health practitioner.

Our postnatal care services include: support with lactation, feeding, sleep and settling, parental wellbeing and connecting families to local services and community.

A telehealth consultation with a Child and Family Health Nurse is usually arranged after an initial telephone intake consultation.

Especially as [other postnatal service providers are] backlogged and sleep consultants are not permitted during lockdown, this service was vital to getting me and my family through a very rough patch. I don’t know where I would have found support without your service.” –  Postnatal Services client

Please note: That this is not an emergency service. If you require emergency assistance please call 000 or present to your local emergency service.

Postnatal care enquiry