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

Sydney Hope Family Cottage

In line with the NSW Government’s lifting of some COVID-19 restrictions, from 1 June we recommenced our face to face postnatal home visiting service. We will continue to monitor and follow advice provided by the relevant authorities in NSW, and will inform you via our social media platforms and our website of any changes to our postnatal home visiting program. We are also continuing to provide online and telephone consultations for parents and carers if preferred.

Our postnatal care services known as Sydney Hope Family Cottage is a wellbeing centre for families which combines a comprehensive range of postnatal health services for infants aged from birth to 18 months. The services are provided by registered nurses with maternal, child and family health qualifications.

Our postnatal care services include:

  1. Lactation support.
  2. Bottle feeding and introducing solids.
  3. Sleeping and settling.
  4. Nutrition and general health screening for babies.
  5. Toddler and sibling behaviour management.
  6. Connecting families to services and community.
  7. Support with postnatal depression.
  8. Maternal health.
  9. Parenting advice.
  10. Understanding your baby.

These services are available through home visiting. Nurses consult with families to determine the length of stay, which is usually 2.5 hours.

Families can self-refer or be referred by an early childhood health nurse, a GP or another health practitioner. Fees reflect the level of services provided and can be negotiated at the time of referral. If you are in a private health fund, you may be eligible for cover. Please check with your health fund if your policy covers this service.

To access this service please complete the form on this page and a member of our staff will contact you to discuss your needs.

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

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