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 or call you daily and continue to provide your post-natal care at home after discharge from the Birthing Centre. We also offer full postnatal stays after birthing at hospital or home. To register your interest in staying with us, please speak to your LMC
Covid-19 Guidelines as at September 2023
Covid-19 mandates have been eased:
Masks are now optional but recommended if people have any symptoms or have been in recent contact with Covid cases.
A partner/support person is welcome to stay at the Centre with Mum and Baby.
2 well support people are welcome at births at the Centre.
Parents can have a maximum of four well visitors a day to visit between 3pm and 6pm.
Tours for expectant parents can be arranged by phoning the Centre on the morning of the day of the visit wanted and arranging a suitable time.
We hope you will consider coming to Warkworth for your birth and postnatal stay.