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Lying-in Home
The term Lying-in Home describes institutions for pregnant women and new mothers. The term was commonly used in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The institution provided a place for women to live during the pregnancy. At some lying-in homes, mothers could give birth (usually with the help of a midwife), and also receive support in the first days/weeks after the birth. Sometimes informal adoptions were arranged for the children of single mothers. Although lying-in homes were sometimes used by mothers to rest during pregnancy, women who were destitute or single were expected to do physical work for their keep.
Bathurst Maternity and Rescue Home (1890s - 1919)
Belhaven Home for Mothers and Babies (1942 - 1948)
Benevolent Asylum (1821 - 1901)
Bethesda Home for Waiting Mothers (c. 1904 - c. 1976)
Bethesda Maternity Hospital (1957 - 1973)
Burwood Maternity Home (1898 - 1910)
Cicada Home (1911 - 1930s)
Corelli Hospital for Women (1919 - c. 1945)
Eastwood Home for Mothers and Babies (1915 - 1922)
Hillcrest Mothers' Hospital (1933 - 1977)
Hillside Home for Mothers and Babies (1913 - 1920)
Home for Mothers with Infants, Croydon (1909 - 1911?)
Home for Sick Infants, Paddington (1907 - 1913)
Hopeleigh Maternity Home (c. 1910 - 1956)
Maryville Mothers' Hospital (1924 - 1933)
Montrose Maternity Hospital (c. 1920 - c. 1935)
Newcastle Maternity and Rescue Home (1897 - 1924)
Newtown Maternity and Rescue Home (1892 - 1898)
Our Lady of Mercy Home, Waitara (c. 1928 - 1977)
Renwick Hospital for Infants, Summer Hill (1921 - 1965)
Renwick Hospital for Infants, Thomas Street (1911 - 1920)
Royal Hospital for Women (1901 - )
Santa Marina (1919 - 1930?)
Shaftesbury Home for Babies and Mothers (1914 - 1915)
South Sydney Women's Hospital (1905 - 1976)
St Anne's [Hospital] (1944 - 1951)
St Anthony's Home Croydon (1925 - 2003)
St Anthony's Petersham (1922 - 1925)
St Gerard's [Hospital] (1964 - 1980)
St Margaret's Home for Unwed Mothers (1894 - 1982)
St Margaret's Hospital (1894 - 1998)
Stead House (1973 - c. 2007)
Thirlmere Babies' Home (1907 - 1913)
Thomas Street Asylum (1904 - 1911)
Tresillian North Home (1927 - )
Tresillian Vaucluse (c. 1935 - 1968)
Tresillian Wollstonecraft (1940 - )
Waitara Foundling Home (1898 - 1927)