The Division of Maternity and Women's Health provides care in both hospital and community settings. Options include obstetric and midwifery care for families with low to high risk pregnancies. There are a number of services available which include medical, midwifery, and gynaecology.
Wollongong Hospital provides Level 5 Maternity and Gynaecology, and Level 4 Neonatal Unit Services. Approximately 2,500 babies are born within the hospital annually. Care is provided in the birthing unit, antenatal, postnatal and neonatal services, midwifery group practice (MGP) and publicly funded community home birthing services. Post natal care is also offered through our Midwifery in the Home service. Specialist teams can provide support for younger mothers (CHAiN), complex psychosocial needs, lactation and outreach services.
Our gynaecology services include acute inpatient services, elective gynaecology, colposcopy and an early pregnancy assessment service (EPAS).
Shoalhaven Hospital provides level 3 Maternity and Gynaecology Services and a Level 2 Special Care Nursery. Highly skilled midwives, obstetricians and paediatricians provide care for the approximately 900 babies birthed in the hospital annually. Our birthing unit offers active and water options for labour support. Our inpatient and outpatient antenatal and post-natal services include lactation support, young mothers, and women with complex psychosocial needs.
Maternity and Women's Health services offered from Shellharbour Hospital include antenatal outreach services and gynaecology surgery.
*Please note from 18/3/2020 Shellharbour Hospital Antenatal Services are temporarily not available
Milton-Ulladulla Hospital currently provides local antenatal and postnatal care. Midwifery and obstetric care is provided by midwives and local general practitioners with specialist input from Shoalhaven Hospital obstetricians . All births occur at Shoalhaven Hospital.
Out of hours questions for pregnancy concerns should be directed to Shoalhaven Hospital Maternity Unit.