Warkworth Birthing Centre opened in February 2000. It is situated in quiet surroundings on a hill above the town and has a quiet, homely atmosphere. Full birthing facilities are available for normal births and a pool is available for labour and birth. Your midwife provides your labour and birth care with your second midwife coming in to assist at the birth. After the birth of your baby and until you go home there are midwives, registered nurses and maternity assistants to provide care for you and your baby. Your midwife will visit you daily and continue to provide your post-natal care at home after discharge from the birthing centre. The average length of stay is 4 days for normal births.
Visiting hours are between 3pm-7pm . Partners are welcome to stay from 8am - 9pm.
We hope you will consider coming to Warkworth for your birth and postnatal stay.
Please note: during COVID-19 Alert Level 2 we have visiting restrictions - updated 29/5/2020 Partners are welcome to come and visit between 8am and 9pm and may stay overnight by arrangement Women can name up to 5 adult visitors (including the partner) for their stay at WWBC. Siblings of the new baby can come to visit also. Visiting hours are between 3pm and 7pm No one should come to the WWBC who has symptoms of a cold/cough/fever. Please phone us on 09 425 8201 during business hours if you have any questions.