Mother Baby Unit: The Day Stay Program
The Day Stay Program
What is the program?
Operating from Masada Mother Baby Unit is a two-day program offering mothers and babies assistance with:
- Infant feeding difficulties
- Infant sleeping difficulties
- Unsettled/irritable infants
- Maternal exhaustion
A General Practitioner will consult with you to exclude physical problems and assess your baby. You will meet with other mothers to share your experiences and concerns in a group setting. Experienced nursing staff will facilitate these groups and opportunity will be provided for you to have individual time with our staff. We also value the input of your partners who will be invited to attend from 9am-11am. This will give them an opportunity to understand the practicalities of parenting issues and to work in partnership.
Who is the program for?
The program provides a venue for parent education, early intervention and development of support networks. Minimal disruption to family life allows parents to look at and address common parenting problems. It also helps them make the changes needed for positive and enjoyable learning.
How can I access the day stay program?
Please contact the Mother Baby Unit on
Phone: (03) 9038 1413
Staff will conduct a phone interview with you prior to the program. It is imperative that you adhere to this time as staff are allocated for your interview and admission. You are expected to complete two days of the program. Cancellation of any allocated date for program days after phone interview will result in loss of booking fee.
What to bring
- Private Health Insurance details
- Referral from Doctor
- Anything else to make you feel more comfortable
- Medicare card
- Child Health Record
- PLEASE NOTE: We do not dispense any medications. Please bring any medications you may require on the day.
- Change of clothes
- Special toys or teddy
- Nappy bag and nappies
- Cot sheets if your baby has eczema/ allergies
- Any food required for baby
Masada will provide
- Light lunch provided for mothers