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Birthing at St George’s Maternity

Birthing Information

Congratulations on deciding to have your baby with us at St George’s Maternity. Working alongside your Lead Maternity Carer (LMC), we will support you to have a positive birthing experience.

Our dedicated and compassionate team are trained to care for you and your baby throughout the birth and the exciting days that follow. We put you and your babies needs first, focusing on providing the support and care you require. 
When your labour begins please notify your LMC, who will contact St George’s to arrange your admission. The entrance to the hospital is off Heaton Street. Maternity is located on the 2nd floor of the Hospital and our friendly staff will help direct you to your destination.

The Hospital is locked after hours for security reasons. There is an intercom at the entrance and staff will meet you there. There are experienced midwives working on all shifts and it is an ideal environment for healthy women planning a normal birth with no interventions.

Should any complications arise during labour or birth, women are quickly and easily transferred to Christchurch Women’s Hospital via ambulance.

The St George's Maternity staff team is experienced in normal births and fully trained in emergency procedures. Together with your LMC they facilitate the provision of services that:

  • Are safe and appropriate to you and your baby’s needs
  • Are consistent with standards, evidence-informed guidelines and best practice
  • Support and ensure continuity of care that is based on partnership, information, choice and informed consent

Our midwives and maternity staff have collegial working relationships with LMCs and Christchurch Women's Hospital practitioners, which means we will all work together to ensure the best possible experience for you.

Watch our online tour to meet our Charge Midwife Andrea Robinson and learn more about our personalised care.

We look forward to welcoming you. Please contact your LMC should you have any questions about St George’s Maternity or you can phone us on 03 375 6020.

Information Sheet

  Click here to download our Information Sheet.

Maternity Booking

If you would like to birth or receive postnatal care at St George’s Hospital Maternity Centre please discuss with your LMC who will complete the CDHB maternity booking form with you. Your LMC will forward this information to us, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Waterbirth

A birthing pool is available to use. Water can be soothing and relaxing in labour and birth. Our staff are experienced and comfortable with supporting women who choose to labour and / or have their baby in the birthing pool. Please talk to your LMC about this option.

 

Tours

Please see the virtual tour video on this website.

Our Location

St George's Maternity is located on the second floor of the Hospital.   The entrance is via the Hospital entrance (the Atrium) on Heaton Street.  It is important when your labour commences to notify your LMC, who will then contact the hospital to arrange your admission. The hospital is locked after hours for security reasons.

 

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