Birthing locations

Pukekohe Primary Birthing Unit

Counties Manukau has three primary birthing units.  Each offer a relaxed alterative choice to birthing in the busy unit at Middlemore Hospital.  

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 (if you have a self employed midwife ) or at a facility in CM Health area. It is 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.

Botany Downs Primary Birthing Unit

Botany Downs Primary Birthing Unit

Birthing facilities provided by Counties Manukau Health are located at

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.

Useful resources:

  • Options for maternity care in Counties Manukau (pamphlet)