You can choose one support person only for birth and care after birth.
One support person may attend throughout labour and birth until transfer to the postnatal ward/leaving the operating theatre.
No support people to stay overnight, unless on compassionate grounds and agreed with the Midwife in Charge. This will mostly only be possible in single rooms.
Postnatal care at Birthcare is still possible if you are well after birth.
A quick reminder - please remember to bring your baby's carseat in with you when you come in for your birth. This helps cut down the amount of movement you or your support person has to make around the hospital.
The single nominated support person must stay in the room (or bed space in shared rooms) allocated to the person they are visiting. Support people may only visit between 7am & 8pm.
Request for consideration for changes to the above on compassionate grounds should be talked about with the midwife in charge.
Assessment on Women’s Assessment Unit (WAU)
One support person can attend for assessment and during early induction in support of the woman. They must remain in the one room and follow staff advice.
We recommend bringing food with you as we encourage people to limit their movements around the hospital and wards. We also have less food outlets operating in Level 4.
If you are staying, please stay in your rooms as much as possible. If you need to leave, make sure your hands are washed and you are wearing a face mask.
We are encouraging patients and their whānau to use technology to stay connected.
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