Important: To keep everyone safe during Alert Level 2, visiting people in hospitals is restricted. Whaanau who visit should arrange visits in advance with the ward Charge Nurse. More details here.
Counties Manukau birthing units are here to support you, baby, and your whaanau.
Choosing to have your baby at a community birthing unit means:
Counties Manukau has three community birthing units - Botany Downs, Papakura and Pukekohe.
The units are managed by experienced midwives who specialise in promoting normal labour and birth. Women can choose where to birth their baby either at home or at a facility in Counties Manukau area. It's advisable for the woman to discuss her options about where to have her baby with her Midwife. This ensures the woman is aware of the options available to her.
Information on our birthing facilities and the services they provide:
Regular pregnancy checks by a midwife, or obstetrician (specialist) are the best way for you and your baby to get a healthy start to life.
The staff at our community birthing units are highly skilled and welcome you like whaanau. Get to know the teams in the videos below: