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, speak to your LMC
Level 3 guidelines: 1 support person is welcome to stay with the mother. Please bring enough food for your support person for the duration of your stay. We provide all food for the mother, and breakfast only for the support person. We do allow a visit to a local supermarket to stock up on supplies, or to pick up takeaways from a local business.
Masks are to be worn by everyone while in contact with staff or in public areas.
No other visitors, including siblings of the baby.
Birthing women can have 2 support people during the labour and birth.
We hope you will consider coming to Warkworth for your birth and postnatal stay.