Birthing Unit - Wollongong Hospital


The Birthing Unit offers care for pregnant women from 20 weeks gestation. Offering a triage for women greater than 20 weeks gestation not in labour.

The philosophy of the Birthing Unit is women and family centred care which encourages active birthing. There are many birthing options, including water births for suitable women.

Birthing Unit Upgrade Project

The NSW Government has committed $2.2 million to Wollongong Hospital’s Birthing Unit, which will deliver a major transformation to provide a more modern, functional and welcoming birthing space for local women and families.

Access details on this project and the Temporary Birthing unit here.

What we do

Provide care for pregnant women antenatal, birthing and postnatal. Support women and their families with second trimester pregnancy loss.

When to access this service

If you are over 20 weeks gestation and have a concern relating to you pregnancy or if you think you are in labour.

What to expect

You will be greeted at Reception and introduced to a Midwife who will attend to your assessment and then arrange for a review by a Medical Officer.

Who should access this service

Any pregnant woman over 20 weeks who requires antenatal assessment or care in labour.

How to access this service

24 hour phone contact.

What to bring

Yellow Antenatal Record Sheet.

If you think you are in labour bring your bag and baby bag with you.


Contact Information

Birthing Unit
Level 2 Block C
Wollongong Hospital
Loftus Street
02 4222 5270

The Birthing Unit is open 24 hours, 7 days per week.