Toowoomba Maternity

Baby and parenting support

Baby and parenting support

Evidence-based advice, delivered during a 3-day hospital stay

When your baby won’t sleep, won't stop crying, won’t settle or breastfeed properly, your life can start to unravel. We understand! Come and stay with us and we’ll provide expert help. 

Our paediatricians, nurses, dietitian and occupational therapists will all do their best to help you get things sorted while you also get a good rest.

How to access our service

The Baby and Parenting Support Service requires a referral from your GP. Ask your GP to complete 3 forms below:

  • Edinburgh Post Natal Depression Scale questionnaire 
  • Patient Admission Health Assessment form
  • A referral to one of our paediatricians

Then phone and ask for a referral to the paediatrician who will assess you and bub.

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What happens during your stay

You and your baby will be helped by our paediatric nurses under the guidance of a paediatrician. They’ll work with you to develop a plan for your stay based on the challenges you’re facing and your goals.

The nurses will provide one-on-one education sessions on topics such as sleep and settling, breastfeeding, crying, normal baby behaviour and building a secure attachment with your baby. 

Our expert dietician and occupational therapists will also provide sessions on mother and baby nutrition, feeding difficulties, the importance of play and looking after yourself.

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Your accommodation

You’ll stay in hospital is for three nights in one of our private rooms with ensuite, telephone, bar fridge, free wifi and TV.

Only one parent can stay overnight.

Our room service menu will provide you with freshly cooked, nutritious meals delivered to your room.

Free psychological support for expectant mums

For expectant mothers experiencing emotional problems, we have a specialised Emotional Wellbeing Program.

Private health fund members

Your private health fund may cover part or all of you and your baby’s stay. We recommend contacting them to check.

Contact us

For more information about the Baby and Parenting Support Service call our Paediatric unit on:

St Gabriel's Unit

St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Toowoomba

(07) 4690 4148