Our service is free to all those eligible for care in New Zealand hospitals
Our Melling Birthing Centre is due to open on 16 July 2018.
Melling Birthing Centre is a warm, nurturing environment, which offers a comfortable sanctuary for new mums.
We plan to hold tours of the centre on some week days and at weekends following the opening. No booking is required to take the tour.
Our staff will include registered midwives, registered nurses, and health care assistants who will ensure your first few days as a new mum are as stress-free and peaceful as possible. This will allow you to get on with the joyful experience of bonding with your baby.
As a primary birthing unit, Melling Birthing Centre is not a hospital or clinical setting, which means we do not use medical intervention or drugs. Entonox (gas) is available.
Your Lead Maternity Carer (LMC) coordinates and plans the care of you and your baby and takes the lead at all times in the same way as in a home birth.
There are no specialists, obstetricians or GPs on site, but Melling Birthing Centre will work collaboratively with other local Health Service providers in the event that a transfer is required.