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.
You can learn more about St George's Maternity by watching our information video here:
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:
- An uncomplicated pregnancy, where there has been no major complications in a previous pregnancy
- Labour and birth, whereby the labour will be spontaneous after 37 weeks gestation and will not be induced or stimulated with medication
- Postnatal care, where the baby has been born elsewhere and mother and child transfer to the Centre within 14 hours of birth.
We believe that women recovering from childbirth need time to rest while getting to know and care for their baby. As their time in hospital is short it is important that visiting hours are adhered to.
- Partners, baby’s siblings and grandparents: Flexible visiting times
- Family/Whanau and friends: 3pm to 7.30pm each day
Please enter from the Main Hospital entrance.