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Delivering your baby

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If you decide to give birth at Palmerston North Hospital Delivery Suite the unit has eight spacious labour/birthing rooms with ensuites.
A Labour/Birthing Room at Palmerston North Hospital.
A Labour/Birthing Room at Palmerston North Hospital.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Five of the rooms include large baths that can be used for labouring and birthing. Each room has a telephone for free local calls.

Hospital tours for expecting mums occur every Wednesday at 11am. We ask that people make their way from the front door to Level 1 C block and wait at the hospital lift foyer, the care assistant will meet them and take them around delivery suite/maternity.

Women will remain in delivery suite for approximately two hours after birth, unless there are any complications.  Some women may choose to go straight home from delivery suite or stay one or two nights on the postnatal/maternity ward.
 
There is no visitor’s waiting room in delivery suite.  Support people need to be either in the room with the labouring woman or out in the waiting area by the lift bay. 
 

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