Birthing Unit - Wollongong Hospital
Our Birthing Unit offers care for pregnant women from 20 weeks gestation.
We are located on Level 2, Block C.
The philosophy of our Birthing Unit is women and family-centred care which encourages active birthing. There are many birthing options available, including water births for some women.
Take a quick tour of our refurbished Birthing Unit by watching the short video below
What we do
Our midwives and doctors provide care for pregnant women through birth and after baby.
When to call
If you are over 20 weeks pregnant and have a concern relating to you pregnancy, or if you think you are in labour, please call and talk to a midwife on Ph. 4222 5270. We are open 24 hours a day.
What to expect
You will be greeted at reception and introduced to a midwife who will assess you and arrange for you to be seen by a doctor if required.
Assessments in the Birthing Unit can take a few hours so please encourage your family to wait for you to call them with the outcome of your stay.
What to bring
Your yellow "Antenatal Record" Sheet.
If you think you are in labour, bring a bag with toiletries and a change of clothes for you and your baby.
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. Click here for more information about the Illawarra Health Care Interpreter Service.
Level 2 Block C
WOLLONGONG NSW 2500
The Birthing Unit is open 24 hours, 7 days per week.