Birthing Rooms: 

Our two birthing rooms offer a private, spacious, home like environment with specific design features to protect and promote a natural birth experience;    

  • each birthing room has a birthing pool for labour and/or water birth
  • light filter curtains, light dimmers and candles create a calm, relaxed environment
  • blue tooth speakers are available for you to use to play your own music  
  • seating for your support person / whanau ensures they are comfortable and also feel supported
  • birth art and photographs decorate the walls to celebrate and acknowledge the experience of labour and birth
  • the birthing rooms are equipped to ensure the safety of you and your baby. 

Your LMC midwife will care for you during your labour and birth. There is a staff midwife on duty to assist your midwife with your care if needed and/or to provide care for you until your LMC midwife arrives should you arrive at the facility before your LMC.

Visiting hours: 

We have no set visiting hours which enables access for family/whanau and friends who you invite to visit you and your new baby. If you become tired and want visitors restricted, please let the staff midwife know if you are having difficulty managing this. You and your visitors are welcome to use the whanau lounge and dining area. There are extra chairs available on request for visitors in your postnatal room.

Postnatal stay: 

We provide postnatal care to women who have birthed at the unit, women who birth at Waikato Women’s Hospital are also able to stay postnatally.  Your postnatal stay is an important time for you to get to know your new born baby. Our facility is staffed by midwives who will care for you following the individual care plan you and your LMC midwife have created. The staff midwife will assist and support you with caring for your baby and establishing breastfeeding. 

Partners (or a support person) are welcome to stay, we have created spacious and comfortable postnatal rooms with en-suites and queen size electric beds to accommodate you both.
 
We have co sleeping cribs which allow you to have your baby sleep beside you safely, the crib can also be moved away from the bed if you prefer. 

Our postnatal rooms have TV, kitchenette with fridge, sink and self-service tea, coffee or milo. Postnatal rooms have individual air conditioning. 

Meals: 

Breakfast is provided for women (and their partner). Available on a tray in your room or at the dining table in the whanau lounge/dining room. 

All lunch and evening meals are provided by RedKitchen. Meals can be catered to accommodate any allergies or preferences ie. gluten free or vegetarian.