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.
  • Nighties
  • Underwear
  • Dressing Gown
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries
  • 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

Important Information


  • 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.