If you have elected and booked to have a Caesarean delivery, you need to arrive at the Hospital Main Reception Desk for admission 1½ hours prior to your booked theatre time.
If you are interested in upgrading to a Regal Suite package, please advise the Receptionist at this time, so that they can check availability.
Leave your luggage in your car until after your operation.
From Front Reception you will be escorted to the Theatre Admission Centre and prepared for your Caesarean.
Your partner can then arrange for your luggage to be brought to your room.
Your support person may be present in the operating theatre if you have an epidural caesarean. They will be seated at the head of the operating table, at the anaesthetist's discretion. In order to maintain a high standard of hygiene, your support person must wear full operating theatre attire. A maternity nurse or registered nurse will escort you, while in theatre.
Caesarean slide show (Slideshow by Jude Parry Copyright 2012)
Caesarean Birth at Pindara Private from Jude Parry Photography on Vimeo.
Once your baby is born it will immediately be placed onto your chest, so that it is in direct skin-to-skin contact with the mother (or father if circumstances require). After the birth of your baby, you will be taken to recovery, and from there you will be transferred to the Maternity Unit.