Our Maternity Unit at Hibiscus Private Hospital’s well-equipped maternity unit delivers hundreds of babies annually. These instructions from our maternity department will assist you in arriving fully prepared for your delivery. If you have any questions after reading through this guide, please call us and ask for our maternity department.
For the Mother’s Care:
Please bring the following items for your stay with us.
Where possible, please leave valuables at home.
• Dressing Gown
• 2 Packs Dr Whites Polyshield Maternity Pads/Carriwell
• Clothes for going home
• Cell Phone Charger and Adaptor
For the baby’s care:
Please bring the following items for your baby’s care while in the maternity unit.
• Disposable nappies (24)
• Surgical spirits (100ml)
• Baby shampoo
• 4 Baby blankets/shawls
• 4 Sets of baby clothes
• Baby powder
• Baby oil
• Bum cream
• Cotton wool
• Baby soap
• Wet Wipes
• 1 Baby Bottle
WHEN SHOULD YOU CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR OR COME IN TO THE HOSPITAL?
• If you have vaginal bleeding
• If you have decreased or excessive foetal movements
• If you have a “show” mucous discharge
• If your water breaks
• If you have regular contractions and lower backache
Please book at the hospital when you are 30-weeks pregnant, with a letter from your attending specialist. Note our pre-booking days and times below. Medical scheme authorisation is compulsory and you will be assisted with this on pre-booking. Please also be prepared to indicate your choice of paediatrician.
Pre-Bookings Days & Times
Mondays: 10:00 - 12:00
Thursdays: 10:00 - 12:00
Fridays: 10:00 - 12:00
Fathers & baby's siblings : 08:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 11:00
15:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 20:00
No more than two visitors at a time per mother are allowed. New mothers often require extra rest so visitors may, at times, be declined. While in labour, no visitors are allowed except for the baby’s father or your mother.