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‘Stressing me out beyond belief’: Government clarifies advice on maternity visits – The Age

The government has changed its advice to expecting mothers and clarified that there will be no limit on how long partners can remain with new mothers in the hours after they give birth.

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The position was confirmed by Ms Mikakos’ department after the media conference with a statement saying that ”on the day of the birth, once the mother and newborn move to the postnatal ward, a partner or support person can stay for up to a further two hours.
”A partner or support person can then visit once per day for a maximum of two hours every subsequent day the mother is in hospital.”
However, late on Thursday night, Ms Mikakos said partners can stay as long as required on the day of the…

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