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Te Whatu Ora Southern Maternity Services

In the Southern District, which covers from Oamaru south, women have a number of options of where they can give birth, and spend their postnatal stay.

Every woman and every pregnancy are unique, we look forward to you having a positive birthing within Southern maternity care.

You can decide where you want to give birth – at home, in a local primary maternity unit, or at a base hospital. For some women, your midwife or obstetrician will recommend that you give birth at Queen Mary Hospital in Dunedin, which offers highly specialised, tertiary-level care.

Learn more about each birthing option by clicking on the blue tiles below.  The information includes the experiences of other women, Frequently Asked Questions and practical information about the different birthing units throughout the district, like where they are located, what the offer, visiting hours and parking.

 Home Birth Primary Maternity Units Secondary Hospital Tertiary Hospital

Location of Southern maternity facilities

We have maternity facilities located throughout the Southern district.  These include Maternal and Child Hubs, Primary Birthing Units, Secondary and Tertiary birthing units.  The map below shows the location of each facility in Southern.

Maternity Services Map

Understanding the services and options

The Southern District’s different maternity facilities and options fit together to provide a system of care to suit each woman’s health needs and preferences.  The graphic below explains this in a visual way.

SDHB Maternity System