New life is such a blessing! Having a baby can be both exciting and overwhelming, so make sure that you pack your bag at least 2 weeks prior to the expected delivery date.
Our Maternity Unit at Hibiscus Hospital is well equipped for your and baby’s comfort during your stay.
We also have a Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit at Hibiscus Hospital, Port Shepstone, should your little one need the extra special care if needed.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
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
Important InformationWHEN 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