Recovery after birth

Useful advice and information for after you’ve had your baby.

Bouncing back after your bouncing baby

Holding your new baby can make you feel like you're on Cloud Nine. But make no mistake, growing and giving birth to a small human in a huge deal. It took nine months to grow this baby inside you and it can take that long again to recover, so it's important to be kind to yourself and give your body and emotions the time and care they need to recover and adjust. These articles may help you do just that. 

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Recovering after the birth of your baby

Even when everything goes to plan, recovering from giving birth can take time. Here’s how to look after yourself post birth and how to aid your recovery.

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Recovering from a caesarean

Arriving home from hospital with your new baby is an exciting time, but if you've had a caesarean there are some important things you need to know.

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Shining a light on the stigma around childbirth-related injuries

Childbirth and becoming a new mum is a life-changing experience. But sometimes, it can come with physical and emotional trauma. 

Make the most of your Extras

Mums-to-be deserve all the support they can get! Which is why our Growing Family packages include extras such as birthing classes, remedial massage and even physiotherapy. Δ

Common injuries from childbirth

Things don’t always go to plan when giving birth. Here’s your guide to the most common injuries that can occur during birth and how to get on the road to recovery.

Healthy weight loss after giving birth

There’s no magic pill to lose weight after giving birth. A combination of healthy eating and keeping active will help you to lose weight in a healthy way.

What is a kegel exercise?

Learn more about kegel exercises, including why they are so important and how to get started.


Medibank health support and services

As a Medibank member with hospital cover, you get more than just health insurance. You get extra support, when you need it most. 

24/7 Medibank Nurse

Health concerns keeping you up at night? With hospital cover you’re supported by Medibank nurses on our 24/7 Medibank Nurse phone service. ~

Mental Health Phone Support

Members with Hospital cover~ can talk with a mental health professional over the phone in relation to any mental health or emotional concern, 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Health concierge

Eligible members with hospital cover can now talk to a member of our Health Concierge team for advice and guidance on preconception health, fertility, and how to have a healthy pregnancy, at no extra cost. #

Medibank has a wide range of health and wellbeing services to support eligible members who are planning on starting a family, expecting a new addition, or caring for their growing family.

Looking for more information?

We’ve collected useful information to help guide parents through the pregnancy stage of becoming a parent.

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Looking for something else?

Visit our Planning, Pregnancy and Parenthood homepage to find more tools and advice to help you at every stage of your journey.

Find a specialist

Take the guesswork out of choosing a specialist. Use our Find a provider tool to find out how much and how often, a specialist charges out-of-pocket costs.

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Things you should know

~ OSHC members should call the Student Health and Support Line on 1800 887 283.

∓ The Medibank sleep support line is available to eligible members with Bronze hospital cover and above. Excludes Overseas Visitor Health Cover, Working Visa Health Cover and Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). Waiting periods may apply. Some referred services may involve out of pocket costs.

# Health Concierge is available to all eligible Medibank members who hold hospital cover. Excludes Overseas Visitor Health Cover, Working Visa Health Cover and Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). Some referred services may involve out of pocket costs.

Δ Waiting periods and annual limits apply.

While we hope you find this information helpful, please note that it is general in nature. It is not health advice, and is not tailored to meet your individual health needs. You should always consult a trusted health professional before making decisions about your health care. While we have prepared the information carefully, we can’t guarantee that it is accurate, complete or up-to-date. And while we may mention goods or services provided by others, we aren’t specifically endorsing them and can’t accept responsibility for them. For these reasons we are unable to accept responsibility for any loss that may be sustained from acting on this information (subject to applicable consumer guarantees).