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Clinical Specialties - Maternity

Contacting Birthing Unit

It is important that you contact the Birthing Unit before coming to hospital for the birth of your baby. This allows for our midwives to organise and plan for your arrival, and to also provide you with directions on how best to access the Birthing Unit.

We have created a home-like atmosphere in our birthing units to help you feel more at ease and comfortable. Two support persons are permitted in the birthing unit.

If you are 20 weeks or more, you should immediately make contact (day or night) if any of the following occur:

  • Ruptured membranes (waters have broken); or continuous leakage of fluid
  • Any bleeding or discoloured discharge from the vagina
  • Dizziness, visual disturbances, severe headaches, nausea and vomiting
  • Noticeable decrease in, or lack of, foetal movement
  • Regular contractions
  • Premature labour

You may phone the Birthing Unit on 02 9480 4161 at any time for advice during your pregnancy, or when you are in labour. The midwife will then advise if it is necessary to come to hospital.

A midwife will give you a call approximately a month before your due date to answer any questions you may have before delivery.

If you have concerns prior to 20 weeks, do not hesitate to contact your obstetrician or your GP immediately, or visit the San's Emergency Care Unit.

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