Birthing at Birthcare Huntly

Birthing at Birthcare Huntly

At Birthcare Huntly we offer a beautiful, calm and supportive space for you to have your baby. We can also support you with finding a midwife, booking an antenatal class, or booking one of our relaxing rooms for your postnatal stay.

We provide excellent 24 hour care and support for new mums, dads and their babies. Our aim is to make your birth experience the best that it can be. We offer flexible choices so that you can decide what suits you best.

If you birth at Birthcare Huntly you’ll be given a private room wherever possible. If you choose to have your baby at another hospital, you can still transfer to us for your postnatal stay.

Our birthing services are free to New Zealand residents and women eligible for free maternity care in New Zealand.

Birthing at Birthcare Huntly

Birthing rooms

We have two birthing suites at Birthcare Huntly.
One of our birthing rooms has a birthing pool for labour and birthing options. We have supportive equipment available for your active birth including swiss balls.
Both our birthing rooms have single electric beds.

Birthing at Birthcare is free to New Zealand residents and women eligible for free maternity care in New Zealand.

Birthing rooms

What to bring

Checklist for mum
  • Nightwear
  • Dressing gown
  • Slippers
  • Underwear
  • Day clothes
  • Toiletries
  • Hairdryer (if in a twin share room)
  • Clothes for going home.
  • Singlets
  • Nightgowns
  • Stretch and grows
  • Booties / socks
  • Woolen hat
  • Cardigan
  • Clothes for going home
  • Baby car seat
  • Basinette blanket
  • Wrap.

Other things to note Birthcare provides medical and general baby supplies (pain relief, sanitary pads, disposable nappies and wipes) all of which are included as part of our service.

If you have been given a prescription form from Waikato hospital, we ask please pick up your medication before arriving to Birthcare.

Please ensure you have some woollen items, especially if you are transferring from Waikato Hospital, and also for when you are discharged home, staff can possibly offer some woollen items on arrival to Birthcare.

Please note: Babies must always travel in a car seat. It’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with how to safely use your car seat as per manufacturers instruction before baby is born. Infant Feeding Birthcare provides everything that is required for breastfeeding and we are here to support and encourage you. If you are not planning on breast feeding, please bring with you the formula, bottles and teats you will be using at home.

N.B. Infant formula is available if required for medical reasons only.

Contact us

Fill out the form below if you have any questions about Birthcare Huntly. If you would like to register to give birth at Birthcare, click here.