You may have already become familiar with some aspects of the Obstetrics Unit during antenatal classes. During your stay
in the unit, you will be shown how to feed and care for your baby, so you can return home feeling
confident and in control.
Most medical aid schemes allow you to stay in hospital for two nights and three days after a natural delivery. If your baby
was born by Caesarean section you will stay for three nights and four days. During this time you
and your baby will be cared for in the Obstetrics Unit by specially trained nursing staff and medical
specialists. Your gynaecologist will visit you daily and the nursing staff will help you to become
familiar with your new baby's needs and show you have best to care for him or her.