Private hospital post-natal care inadequate for Queensland mothers

Queensland women who give birth in private hospitals struggle to attract the same quality of post-natal care than women in public hospitals.

The Having a Baby in Queensland Survey revealed one-third of women who birthed in private hospitals would have liked more support. Just 42% of women who birthed in private hospitals rated their after-hospital postnatal care highly.

Researchers say a range of factors influenced the result, including receiving conflicting advice, pressure to breastfeed without support, and feeling like care providers were too busy to help.

Read more at The University of Queensland