Our service is free to all those eligible for care in New Zealand hospitals
Our Tauranga Birthing Centre opened in Bethlehem in November 2014.
Bethlehem Birthing Centre is a warm, nurturing environment, which offers a comfortable sanctuary for new mums.
Our staff, including registered midwives, registered nurses, health care assistants and a chef, 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, Bethlehem 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) remains in charge of you and your baby at all times in the same way as in a home birth.
There are no specialists, obstetricians or GPs on site, but Bethlehem Birthing Centre works collaboratively with Tauranga Hospital in the event that a transfer is required.