Family birthing rooms with double beds and bathroom en suites.
Full birthing facilities for normal births.
Pool for water births and labour.
Partners can stay. (please see Partnersfor more information).
Postnatal stay - usually 1-4 days.
You can transfer back from another hospital postnatally, within 12 hours of a normal birth or 24 - 48 hours after a Caesarean Section. Subject to availability of rooms. Your Lead Maternity Carer (LMC) should arrange the transfer.
24 hour trained midwives to care for you postnatally.
Kitchenette with snacks, fruit, milo, tea and coffee making facilities near your room.
TV in rooms.
All linen provided for you and your baby.
Free Prenatal, Birth and Parenting Classes. Please phone the Birthing Centre for contact details.
A live-in Caretaker is on site.
What To Bring With You
For birth - a pair of socks and a large t-shirt or sarong is good.
Dressing gown and slippers or comfortable shoes
Toiletries – soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste etc.
Your own medications that you may be taking.
Clothes for baby to go home in. Discuss this with your caregiver.
Blanket for baby
Baby car seat
What We Supply
Baby nappies and wipes
Wraps and clothes for baby to wear while staying at the Centre
All towels and linen provided while you stay
Meals, snacks and drinks (please state any special dietary needs on your booking form)
We welcome women and their families to come and see the Centre. Please phone the Birthing Centre (09)425 8201 on the morning of the day you want to visit to arrange a suitable time.