Labour and Birth
We believe that every birth is individual and transformative for women and families. Our services are available to meet the unique birthing needs and expectations of women.
Being informed throughout your pregnancy is important. We provide a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach, providing woman-centered care. We respect informed choice and encourage women to actively participate in shared decision making about their pregnancy, labour and birth.
Our birth unit supports early discharge home where suitable for women and babies with ‘Midwifery in the Home Service’.
The Maternity Triage service is within Birth unit and available for assessment and management of pregnancy concerns after 20 weeks gestation or for women who have already birthed requiring more intensive care or follow up.
- Pre-labour, premature rupture of membranes
- Ruptured membranes at term
- Decreased fetal movements
- Early labour
- Abdominal pain
- PV bleeding
- Perineal and or wound concerns
Before coming to the Birth Unit, please call 9382 6100 or 9382 6116. This helps us to plan for your care before you arrive. A midwife will answer your call and provide you with advice. Please call the Birth Unit for the following reasons:
- You are in labour or have questions about your labour
- You are bleeding (more than a show)
- Your baby’s movements have decreased/changed/stopped
- You don’t feel well
Please do not hesitate to ring if you have concerns.