For well-women who carry their baby to term Waterford is a safe place to have your baby. Choosing where to labour and birth is one of the most important decisions you will make as you focus on creating the safest possible conditions for your baby to be born.
Research, and Waterford’s own statistics confirm that giving birth at Waterford is much less likely to result in complications for you and your baby. This is because we provide the kind of birthing space that enables a woman to labour and birth as nature and her body intended; private, safe, warm, and unobtrusive care with your trusted midwife. These fundamental needs at the time of birth protect the flow of hormones that progress labour and birth and enable healthy women to deliver with few or no interventions.
If transfer to Waikato hospital is required, it is only a five-minute journey in a free ambulance.