A typical length of stay in hospital following the birth of your baby is four nights.

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Rooming-in

Rooming-in allows you and your baby to remain together. It helps to build confidence in caring for your baby, establish a breastfeeding routine and promotes bonding between you, your partner and your new baby.


Visiting hours

Visiting hours for our maternity unit are between 3 – 5 pm and 7 – 8 pm. Talk to your family and friends to determine the best time for you to receive visitors. It is a good idea to have one person responsible for coordinating when family and friends will come to see you and your baby. We ask that the number of visitors at any one time is limited to two or three people. If any of your visitors are unwell, please ask them to delay their visit.
For more information about visiting our hospitals and facilities, please see our information for visitors.

Visiting hours for our maternity unit are between 3 – 5 pm and 7 – 8 pm. Talk to your family and friends to determine the best time for you to receive visitors. It is a good idea to have one person responsible for coordinating when family and friends will come to see you and your baby. We ask that the number of visitors at any one time is limited to two or three people. If any of your visitors are unwell, please ask them to delay their visit.

For more information about visiting our hospitals and facilities, please see our information for visitors.


Return home sooner

We all know there’s no place like home. Should you choose to return home sooner, you are eligible to receive a support package. Returning home sooner will always depend on how you and your baby are feeling and upon consultation with your doctor.


Maternity@Home

If required, we can provide midwifery support in your own home where an experienced midwife will visit you one to three days after you leave hospital. This service is available within a 15km radius of Cabrini Malvern.


Breastfeeding clinic

Our breastfeeding clinic, led by our lactation consultants, provides support, education and assistance to Cabrini mothers and babies up to six weeks of age, as an outpatient service if required. 


 Cabrini’s partnership with GenV

Cabrini Health is proud to support GenV, a new research project that aims to help improve long-term health and wellbeing for children and parents. 

GenV, led by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute with partners and collaborators from across the state, includes all 65 birthing hospitals in Victoria. 

The study will ask parents of newborns to share information about themselves and the health and development of their newborn, which will lead to better prediction, treatment and prevention of conditions that affect so many families. 

From July, every family having a baby in Victoria, including at Cabrini, will be offered the chance to participate. 

Information will only be collected with consent and a GenV team member will talk patients through the process and answer any questions. 

For more information, visit genv.org.au