Maternity facilities

Different maternity facilities have different features and resources. Primary maternity facilities are designed for well people who have no complications during pregnancy. Secondary maternity facilities are designed for people and babies who experience complications and may require specialist care.

Primary maternity facilities

Primary maternity facilities (birthing units or birthing centres) are designed for healthy pregnant people who have no complications during pregnancy, labour and birth. They are run and staffed by midwives. Different primary maternity facilities have different features and resources. Find out what is available in your area.

  • Northern region

    Bay of Islands Hospital

    Address

    Bay of Islands Hospital
    Hospital Road
    PO Box 290
    Kawakawa

    Website

    Maternity Unit — Bay of Islands Hospital

    Phone

    09 404 0280 extension 5831

    Freephone

    0800 246 222

    Features

    Bay of Islands Hospital has 5 maternity beds, 3 of which can be used for birthing.

    Kaitaia Hospital

    Address

    Kaitaia Hospital Maternity Ward
    Level 1, Kaitaia Hospital
    Redan Road
    Kaitaia

    Website

    Maternity Unit — Kaitaia Hospital

    Phone

    09 408 0010 extension 4864

    Features

    Kaitaia Hospital has 3 maternity beds, 1 of which can be used for birthing.

    Te Ao Marama Birthing Facility

    Address

    Hokianga Health Enterprise Trust
    163 Parnell Street
    Rawene

    Website

    Te Ao Marama Maternity Services

    Phone

    09 405 7709

    Features

    Te Ao Marama Birthing Facility has 3 birthing rooms and 1 room has a birth pool.

    Helensville Birthing Centre

    Address

    53 – 65 Commercial Road
    Helensville

    Website

    Helensville Birthing Centre

    Phone

    09 420 8747

    Email

    clinicalmanager@helensvillehealth.co.nz

    Features

    Helensville Birthing Centre has 3 postnatal beds and a birthing room with a birth pool.

    Warkworth Birthing Centre

    Address

    56 View Road
    Warkworth

    Website

    Warkworth Birthing Centre

    Phone

    09 425 8201

    Email

    rodneycoastmidwives@xtra.co.nz

    Features

    Warkworth Birthing Centre 9 postnatal beds and 2 birthing rooms. A labour and birth pool is also available.

    Wellsford Birth Unit

    Address

    Wellsford Health Centre
    218 Rodney Street
    Wellsford

    Phone

    09 423 6006

    Features

    Wellsford has 2 maternity beds, both of which can be used for birthing and postnatal stays. A labour and birth pool is also available.

    Birthcare Auckland

    Address

    20 Titoki Street
    Parnell
    Auckland

    Website

    Birthcare Auckland

    Phone

    09 374 0800

    Features

    Birthcare Auckland has 32 postnatal beds and a birthing suite which includes 4 birthing rooms, 3 of which have birth pools.

    Botany Downs Birthing Unit

    Address

    292 Botany Road
    Botany Downs
    Auckland

    Website

    Botany Downs Birthing Unit

    Phone

    09 259 5032

    Features

    Botany Downs has 10 postnatal beds and 5 birthing rooms, 2 of which have birth pools.

    Papakura Birthing Unit

    Address

    2 Clevedon Road
    Papakura
    Auckland

    Website

    Papakura Birthing Unit

    Phone

    09 299 9102

    Features

    Papakura Birthing Unit has 5 postnatal beds and 3 birthing rooms — 1 with a birth pool and 1 with a deep bath.

    Pukekohe Birthing Unit

    Address

    1 Tuakau Road
    Pukekohe

    Website

    Pukekohe Birthing Unit

    Phone

    09 237 0640

    Midwives' office

    09 237 0638

    Charge midwives' office

    09 237 0616

    Features

    Pukekohe Birthing Unit has 6 postnatal beds and 2 birthing rooms with birth pools.

    Nga Hau Birthing Centre

    Address

    14 Waddon Place
    Mangere

    Website

    Birthing Centre

    Phone

    09 281 2046

    Features

    Nga Hau Birthing Centre has 20 maternity beds all of which can be used for birthing and/or postnatal stays. All rooms have queen size beds and birth pools.

  • Te Manawa Taki region

    Bethlehem Birthing Centre

    Address

    1 Te Paeroa Road
    Bethlehem
    Tauranga 3110

    Website

    Birthing Centre

    Phone
    Features

    Bethlehem Birthing Centre has 12 maternity beds all of which can be used for birthing and/or postnatal stays. All rooms have queen size beds and birth pools.

    Murapara Community Health Centre and Birthing Unit

    Address

    32A King St
    Opotiki

    Phone

    07 315 8500

    Features

    Murupara Birthing Unit has 2 maternity beds, both of which can be used for birthing and postnatal stays.

    Opotiki Community Health Centre

    Address

    51 Oregon Drive
    Murupara
    Whakatane

    Phone

    07 366 5734

    Features

    Opotiki has 2 birthing rooms and 2 postnatal beds.

    Wairoa Hospital and Health Centre

    Address

    Kitchener Street
    Wairoa

    Website

    Wairoa Hospital and Health Centre

    Phone

    06 838 7099

    Features

    Wairoa Hospital has 3 maternity beds, all of which can be used for birthing and postnatal stays.

    Te Puia Springs

    Address

    4 McKenzie Street
    Te Puia Springs

    Phone

    06 864 6803 — press 0

    Email

    cara-lee.lawton@nph.org.nz

    Features

    Te Puia Springs has 3 maternity beds, any of which can be used for birthing and postnatal stays. A birth pool is also available.

    Hawera Hospital

    Address

    Hunter Street
    Hawera

    Website

    Maternity — Taranaki

    Phone

    06 278 9911

    Features

    Hawera Hospital has 4 maternity beds, 1 of which can be used for birthing.

    Taupō Maternity Unit

    Address

    Kotare Street
    Taupō

    Website

    Taupō Maternity Services

    Phone

    07 376 1000

    Features

    Taupō Maternity Unit offers birthing rooms and postnatal stays.

    Birth Care Huntly

    Address

    5 Onslow Street
    Huntly

    Website

    Birth Care Huntly

    Phone

    07 828 7648

    Features

    Birth Care Huntly has 4 postnatal rooms and 2 birthing rooms — 1 with a birthing pool, 1 with a spa bath.

    Pohlen Maternity

    Address

    Pohlen Hospital
    56 Rawhiti Avenue
    Matamata

    Website

    Maternity — Pohlen Hospital

    Phone

    07 881 9100 extension 802

    Email

    admin@pohlen.co.nz

    Features

    Pohlen maternity has 2 birthing rooms and 5 postnatal rooms.

    River Ridge East Birth Centre

    Address

    35 Von Tempsky Street
    Hamilton East
    Hamilton

    Website

    River Ridge East Birth Centre

    Phone

    07 839 0425

    Email

    info@riverridgeeasttbc.co.nz

    Features

    River Ridge East has 4 birthing rooms with birth pools and 14 postnatal rooms.

    Taumarunui Hospital

    Address

    Kururau Road
    Taumarunui

    Website

    Taumarunui Hospital

    Phone

    07 896 0020

    Features

    Taumarunui Hospital offers birthing rooms and postnatal stays.

    Te Awamutu Birthing

    Address

    15/670 Cambridge Road
    Te Awamutu

    Website

    Te Awamutu Birthing

    Phone

    07 871 5052

    Features

    Te Awamutu Birthing has 2 birthing rooms and 5 postnatal rooms.

    Thames Birthing Unit

    Address

    412 Mary Street
    Thames

    Website

    Thames Birthing Unit

    Phone

    07 868 6550

    Features

    Thames Birthing Unit has 2 birthing rooms and 3 postnatal rooms. A labour and birth pool is also available.

    Tokoroa Hospital

    Address

    Maraetai Road
    Tokoroa

    Website

    Tokoroa Hospital

    Phone

    07 886 7239

    Features

    Tokoroa Hospital offers birthing rooms and postnatal stays.

    Waihi Lifecare Birthing Centre

    Address

    Waihi Hospital
    Toomey St
    Waihi

    Phone

    07 863 8089

    Email

    info@waihihospital.co.nz

    Features

    Waihi Lifecare Birthing Centre offers birthing rooms and postnatal stays. A spa bath is also available.

    Waterford Birth Centre

    Address

    27 Tisdall Terrace
    Hamilton

    Website

    Waterford Birth Centre

    Phone

    07 839 0281

    Features

    Waterford Birth Centre offers birthing rooms with an adjoining spa bath. Postnatal rooms have double beds.

    Waioha Primary Birthing Centre

    Address

    Hawke's Bay Hospital
    Omahu Road
    Hastings

    Phone

    06 878 8109

    Features

    Waioha Primary Birthing Centre is situated alongside Hawke's Bay Hospital.

  • Central region

    Dannevirke Rural Community Hospital

    Address

    Barraud Street
    Dannevirke

    Website

    Dannevirke Rural Community Hospital

    Phone

    06 374 5691

    Features

    Dannevirke Maternity has 1 birthing room and the facility for postnatal stays on general hospital wards.

    Taihape Rural Health Centre

    Address

    Otaihape Health Centre
    3 Hospital Road
    Taihape

    Phone

    06 388 0926

    Features

    Otaihape Health Centre has 1 birthing room.

    Waimarino Health Centre

    Address

    38 Seddon Street
    Raetihi
    Ruapehu
    Manawatu-Wanganui

    Phone

    06 385 5019

    Features

    Waimarino Health Centre has 1 birthing room.

    Kōhungahunga Maternity Unit

    Address

    Horowhenua Health Centre
    Liverpool Street
    Levin

    Phone

    06 366 0888

    Features

    Kōhungahunga has 2 maternity beds, both of which can be used for birthing.

    Te Awakairangi Birthing Unit

    Address

    117 Ruahine Street
    Roslyn
    Palmerston North

    Phone

    06 929 4584

    Features

    Te Awakairangi has 8 rooms, all with birthing pools and queen size beds.

    Kenepuru Maternity Unit

    Address

    Keneperu Community Hospital – Te Hohipera o Kenepuru
    Raiha Street
    Porirua

    Website

    Kenepuru Community Hospital Maternity Unit

    Phone

    04 385 5999

    Features

    Kenepuru has 2 birthing rooms and 6 postnatal beds. A labour and birth pool is also available.

    Paraparaumu Maternity Unit

    Address

    Kapiti Health Centre – Te Tari Hauora
    Warrimoo Street
    Paraparaumu

    Website

    Paraparaumu Maternity Unit

    Phone

    04 385 5999

    Features

    Paraparaumu has 1 birthing room and 1 postnatal bed.

  • Te Waipounamu region

    Golden Bay Community Health

    Address

    Corner of Takaka Valley Highway & Central Takaka Road
    Central Takaka Road
    Takaka

    Phone

    03 525 9808

    Features

    Golden Bay offers birthing rooms and postnatal stays.

    Motueka Maternity Unit

    Address

    15 Courtney Street
    Port Motueka

    Phone

    03 528 1176

    Mobile

    027 526 8550

    Features

    Motueka has 2 birthing rooms and 3 postnatal beds. A labour and birth pool is also available.

    Te Rau Kawakawa

    Address

    Te Rau Kawakawa
    46b Cobden Street
    Westport

    Phone

    03 788 9030

    Features

    Te Rau Kawakawa has 1 birthing and/or postnatal room.

    Kaikōura Health

    Address

    Deal Street
    Kaikoura

    Website

    Kaikoura Health

    Phone

    03 319 3500

    Features

    Kaikōura has 1 birthing room.

    Rangiora Maternity Unit

    Address

    Rangiora Health Hub
    Ashley Street
    Rangiora

    Website

    Rangiora Health Hub

    Phone

    03 313 7299

    Features

    Rangiora has 3 birthing rooms with adjoining spa baths and 7 postnatal beds.

    Oromairaki Community Maternity Unit

    Address

    Selwyn Health Hub / Toka Hapāi
    3 Norman Kirk Drive
    Rolleston

    Website

    Oromairaki Community Maternity Unit

    Phone

    03 335 4555

    Features

    Oromairaki has 3 birthing rooms (2 with birth pools) and 7 postnatal beds.

    Ashburton Hospital

    Address

    Elizabeth Street
    Ashburton

    Website

    Ashburton Hospital

    Phone

    03 307 8483

    Features

    Ashburton Hospital has 2 birthing rooms and 4 postnatal beds.

    Balclutha Maternity Centre

    Address

    Clutha Health First
    3 – 7 Charlotte Street
    Balclutha

    Website

    Clutha Health First

    Phone

    03 419 0500

    Features

    Balclutha Maternity Centre has 1 birthing and/or postnatal room.

    Gore Maternity Centre

    Address

    Gore Hospital
    9 Birch Lane
    Gore

    Website

    Gore Hospital

    Phone

    03 209 3024

    Features

    Gore Hospital has 1 birthing room and 3 postnatal beds.

    Central Otago Maternity Unit

    Address

    26 Ventry Street
    Alexandra

    Phone

    03 448 5229

    Features

    Central Otago Maternity Unit offers birthing rooms and postnatal stays.

    Winton Maternity and Health Centre

    Address

    384 Great North Road
    Winton

    Phone

    03 236 0034

    Website

    Winton Maternity Centre

    Features

    Winton Maternity has 2 birthing rooms and 2 postnatal beds.

    Lakes District Hospital Maternity Unit

    Address

    Lakes District Hospital
    Douglas Street
    Frankton
    Queenstown

    Phone

    03 441 0015

    Features

    Lakes District Hospital has 1 birthing room, and 3 postnatal beds.

    Oamaru Hospital Maternity Centre

    Address

    Oamaru Hospital
    8 Steward St
    Oamaru

    Website

    Oamaru Hospital

    Phone

    03 433 0290

    Features

    Oamaru Hospital has 2 birthing rooms and 1 to 3 postnatal beds.

Secondary and tertiary maternity facilities

Secondary and tertiary maternity facilities provide hospital-level services for those who are experiencing pregnancy, labour and birth, or postnatal complications and require care from a specialist. You can chose to give birth in one of these facilities even if you are well. Find out what is available in your area.

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