Welcome to the Division of Maternity and Women's Health

The Illawarra and Shoalhaven Maternity and Women’s Health services want all new parents and their families to feel respected, supported and empowered during your care with us. Our pages below help you to learn more about our Antenatal (pregnancy) Clinics, Maternity wards, Birthing Units and Neonatal (baby) Units at one of the 3 hospitals in our district: Wollongong, Shoalhaven (Nowra) and Milton-Ulladulla.

For more information about COVID and pregnancy,

please see this link - COVID-19 vaccine resources NSW Health

Wollongong Hospital Contact Numbers

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Antenatal clinic to book your first appointment - Ph. 4253 4284

Antenatal clinic to change appointments - Ph. 4253 4256

Birthing Unit - Ph. 4222 5270

Neonatal Unit - Ph. 4253 4248

C2West - Maternity / Postnatal ward (after baby) - Ph. 4253 4201

Shoalhaven (Nowra) Hospital Contact Numbers

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Milton-Ulladulla Hospital Contact Number

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Multicultural and Non-English speaking communities

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We have services to help you find your way.

See your GP (doctor) to confirm your pregnancy and they will be able to put you in touch with people to help you.

At the hospital, we have a variety of interpreters available in person or over the phone.

Some family members like to interpret for you, but if we say something you don't understand, it's best to have an interpreter to help. 

Please let reception staff know what language you speak at home.

Need an Interpreter? Professional interpreters are available if you need help to communicate with staff. Our staff can also ask for an interpreter. The service is free and confidential. We will book the interpreter for you.

You can also call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 if you need to speak to us before your appointment.

Illawarra Aboriginal Maternal Infant Health Service - Binji & Boori

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Binji & Boori is an Aboriginal specific service for families who are pregnant or have children aged 0- 5 years (or when your child starts school).

Click here to go to our Binji & Boori page

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Neonatal (baby) Services

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Staff in our neonatal (baby) units say that looking after newborn babies is "very fulfilling and rewarding".

We look after sick, premature babies in our units as well as term babies that need a little extra care after birth.

Our staff at Wollongong and Shoalhaven Hospitals strive to continue providing the best possible care and a safe, supportive environment for your precious baby and your family.

Wollongong Hospital (Neonatal Unit) - Ph. 4253 4247

Shoalhaven (Nowra) Hospital (Neonatal Unit) - Ph. 4423 9387

Virtual Classes for birth and breastfeeding

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Bookings for Virtual (online) antenatal education groups:

For Wollongong Hospital

Enquiries: 02 4253 4256

For Shoalhaven Hospital

Enquiries: 02 4429 2929

For Milton Ulladulla Hospital

Enquiries: 02 4454 9116

Cost: Free

Childbirth Classes:

Day: every Saturday from 10am to 12midday.

Time: 2 hours

Venue: Pexip Virtual Meeting Room -a  secure Virtual (online) Platform.

Breastfeeding Classes:

Day: every Friday from 1-2pm.

Time: 1 hour

Venue: Pexip Virtual Meeting Room - a secure Virtual (online) Platform.

GDM information (Wollongong Hospital):

Day: once a month on a Monday from 1-2pm.

Time: 1 hour

Venue: Pexip Virtual Meeting Room - a secure Virtual (online) Platform.

 

Breastfeeding App:

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R.E.A.C.H out to us

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If you are worried about your care in hospital, REACH out for help.

Ask your midwife for a R.E.A.C.H. (Recognise, Engage, Act, Call, Help) brochure.

If you are concerned about your condition or becoming unwell, follow these steps:

  1. Speak to your Nurse/Midwife or the Midwife in Charge. Tell them why you’re worried and request a clinical review.
  2.  Ask your nurse/midwife to call and request for a ‘Clinical Review’.
  3. If the doctor has seen you but you’re still very worried, call ‘REACH’ on Ph 4222 5000 from a hospital phone (say you are making a REACH call)

We also encourage patients or carers to raise their concerns with us during times of handover between shifts.

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From pre-conception to taking your baby home, we provide high quality care to ensure the best outcomes for each family. 

Preparation for birth, parenting and breastfeeding groups are run across the district.

We provide a range of pregnancy and after birth care options at Wollongong, Shoalhaven and Milton-Ulladulla Hospitals. 

Midwives can also visit you at home after your birth if you leave hospital early from Helensburgh to Milton-Ulladulla regional areas.

For more information, the video below (Right Birth, Your Choice) talks about the types of care available for your pregnancy and beyond.

Need an Interpreter? Professional interpreters are available if you need help to communicate with staff. Our staff can also ask for an interpreter. The service is free and confidential. We will book the interpreter for you. You can also call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 if you need to speak to us before your appointment.