North Shore (09) 486 8900
Waitakere (09) 839 0000

Maternity Services - North Shore Hospital

  • The Special Care Baby Unit can accommodate babies over 32 weeks' gestation
  • National Women’s Health at Auckland City Hospital provides tertiary-level care

Community Services

  • Antenatal Clinic Services
    for secondary obstetric, obstetric physician or anaesthetic consultations as required
  • Childbirth Education
    includes courses by trained childbirth educators of both antenatal and breastfeeding classes
  • Lactation Consultant Clinics  for help with specific breastfeeding problems from expert lactation consultants

Facility Services

  • Birthing Suite
    • 10 birthing rooms and 3 deep water pools 
    • 2 of the rooms are specially designated for primary birthing
    • 4 bedded assessment area for one off assessments or induction of labour
    • for women who have a private obstetrician or GP as their Lead Maternity Carer (LMC), midwifery care during labour and birth is provided on request by North Shore Hospital facility midwives
  • Maternity Suite
    • 36 inpatient beds
    • postnatal care is provided by facility midwives in conjunction with the care plan provided by the LMC and the woman
    • average length of stay for women who have had a normal vaginal birth is 2 - 3 days
    • average length of stay for women who have had a Caesarean Section is 3 - 5 days
  • Services available for maternity clients include
    • Physiotherapy: providing individual assessment, advice and treatment for women
    • Lactation Consultant: to support women with complex breastfeeding issues and to provide practical breastfeeding workshops
    • Social Work: experienced social workers provide confidential counselling and advocacy services and information on community support
  • Cultural Support
    • Te Puna O Te Ora Services provide cultural support to Māori women and their whanau, providing access to health, advocacy and the appropriate support services where required
    • The Asian Health Support Service brings together a variety of support networks for members of the Asian community


  • North Shore Hospital
    Antenatal Clinic: Ph (09) 486 8920 ext 2857
    Antenatal classes: Ph(09) 486 8920 ext 3048
    Breastfeeding classes: Ph (09) 486 8920 ext 3048
    Birthing Suite: Ph (09) 486 8920 ext 3056
    Maternity Suite: Ph (09) 486 8920 ext 2848
    Early Pregnancy Clinic: Ph 021 243 9729
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