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Welcome your baby to the world at
St George’s Maternity

St George’s Maternity provides a caring and friendly service, designed around your individual needs.

Our team will provide you with personalised care that will relax and reassure you through one of the most exciting and emotional experiences of your life.

The Centre provides compassionate and family focused birthing and post-natal services and is the ideal environment for healthy women planning a normal birth in a whānau -focused atmosphere. This includes first time mothers. St George’s Maternity works closely with many of Canterbury’s Lead Maternity Carers (LMCs), to provide expert care in a warm and nurturing setting.

With a birthing pool, fully equipped birthing rooms, plus comfortable single rooms with ensuites, the Centre provides a safe and comfortable environment for women and their families.

Flexible visiting hours are available to partners, baby’s siblings and grandparents, as we understand that it can be hard to work around specified visiting times.

St George's Maternity has a reputation for excellent care. Our team of highly experienced staff include breastfeeding specialists and lactation consultants who provide additional support to women at free breastfeeding clinics and by appointment.

Feedback from women, their family and whānau highlight the welcoming environment, lovely atmosphere, delicious food and easy car parking.

Any woman who meets the criteria to birth at a community facility and is eligible to receive maternity services in New Zealand can have their baby at St George’s, free of charge.

Additional to the free (CDHB funded) service, St George’s Maternity provides a private offering, which prioritises your place at the Centre for birth and after-care. Please call us on 03 375 6020 for more details.

Who can stay at St George’s Maternity?

St George’s Maternity holds a contract with the Canterbury District Health Board. As a community birthing centre, care is provided to women and their babies for:

Visiting:  COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic light settings) - Life at Orange

(Effective from Mondy 10 January 2022):

Women in labour are allowed two support partners for the duration of labour and birth.

For the duration of their postnatal stay a woman can have one named support person who will be able to visit. Siblings of the new baby may accompany the nominated person as long as all are well.

All visitors to our Maternity facility must scan using the NZ COVID Tracer app or sign in each time they visit.

Antenatal breastfeeding classes continue with physical distancing requirements.

For further information plase contact Maternity on 0-3-375 6020.


Anyone who is unwell should not come into the Hospital.

St George’s Hospital will continue to follow all MoH and Canterbury DHB COVID-19 guidelines, to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our patients, consumers, visitors, staff, and the wider community. 

Other safety requirements at St George’s Hospital include:

 For more information please visit:

The Ministry of Health webpage –

MoH locations of interest – click here for the latest information/list

The Unite against COVID-19 webpage –



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