If you choose to have your baby at another hospital, you can still transfer to Birthcare for your postnatal stay and stay for up to 3 nights free of charge in a shared room.
See our costs page for further details.
Each woman is different but if you’ve had a normal vaginal birth you can expect to transfer within 3 to 5 hours.
If you’ve had a caesarean section it can be longer but usually within 24 to 48 hours. When you are ready to transfer, staff at Auckland Hospital will contact Birthcare and let us know.
You may also contact Birthcare if you have any queries.
Please read our Transfer Criteria.