Pregnancy and birthing services in the Top End

Postnatal home visits

Women who receive public maternity care have access to home visits by domiciliary midwives from 24 hours after the baby is born.

The midwives provide support for breastfeeding and care for you and your baby after you have been discharged.

Domiciliary midwives work seven days a week. How often the midwives visit you will depend on you and your baby's needs.

Once you have been discharged by the domiciliary midwives, you can access follow up care from midwives and child health nurses at your nearest community clinic.

If you live in a remote or rural area and stay at a hostel or other accommodation within Darwin, you receive domiciliary midwife visits before travelling home up to 10 days after giving birth. When you go home the midwives will discuss other options for your continued support.

You and your baby should have a six week post-birth check-up with your general practitioner (GP) or your nearest community care centre.

Call the Domiciliary Midwifery Service Darwin on (08) 8922 6141.

Call the Domiciliary Midwifery Service Alice Springs on (08) 8951 7620 or (08) 8951 7621.

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Last updated: 18 December 2017

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