South Auckland

Where to birth your baby

Home Birth
For a healthy, uncomplicated pregnancy you can plan to birth your baby at home with a midwife. Women who choose this option are more likely to have a normal birth and less likely to require medical interventions.
Local Birthing Unit
These units provide a home away from home environment and are a good option for women with uncomplicated pregnancies. Like home birth, women who choose a birthing unit, are more likely to have a normal birth and are less likely to require medical interventions.
Secondary or
Tertiary Hospital
These facilities are for women who require specialised care. In some centres these are the only facilities currently available to women.

Home Birth

There are a number of midwives offering home birth care in your area. Research demonstrates that home birth is safe and provides a number of advantages, such as less intervention and a greater likelihood of normal birth and well babies. Home birth also supports women and their whanau to feel more physically and emotionally comfortable.

Birthing units

These units provide a home away from home environment and are a good option for women with uncomplicated pregnancies. Like home birth, women who choose a birthing unit, are more likely to have a normal birth and are less likely to require medical interventions.

Secondary / Tertiary Hospitals

These facilities are for women who require specialised care. In some centres these are the only facilities currently available to women.