Te Whakawhānautanga | Maternity

National Women's Health provides comprehensive maternity care for women and babies during pregnancy and after birth. More than 6,500 babies are born here each year. Our newborn service, which is the largest newborn unit in Australasia, provides care for nearly 1600 babies a year that are born prematurely or require extra care. 

For a comprehensive list of contact numbers at National Women's, see our Healthpoint page.


If you are concerned, take a look at this Question and Answer page, or call your midwife or doctor.

Walk In Centre

Our Walk in Centre staff continue to  work hard to provide you with the care that you need, but we will be delivering care in a different way in the light of Covid-19.

  • You will be contacted about your appointment, and we will be doing consultations via phone or Zoom whenever this is appropriate.
  • Please do not come to the walk in centre without an appointment.
  • If you are contacted and asked to come in for your appointment, please wait in your car and the midwife/obstetrician will call you on your mobile phone when it is time to come in.
  • No support people are allowed, so please just come in by yourself.
  • Please let our staff know if you are unwell prior to your arrival. Be reassured that you will still receive the care that you need, but telling us allows our staff to prepare with the appropriate protection.
  • The doors to the Walk in Centre are locked, but please either knock, or call the receptionist (the number is on the door) and they will let you in.

Thank you so much for your patience and understanding.

Labour and Birthing Suite

To ensure the safety of women in our care, we are now asking that no visitors come to the Labour and Birthing Suite. People who can still come to the Labour and Birthing Suite include:

  • Birthing partners of women in labour.
  • Parents of infants in our care.

There may be a small number of other cases at the discretion of the Charge Nurse or Clinical Nurse Managers. Please contact the Labour and Birthing Suite on 09 307 2888 if you have any questions or concerns.


Postnatal wards

Auckland DHB Maternity is now restricting visitors/support people to all in-patient and out-patient areas. Please not bring visitors or support people at any time, including children under the age of 16 (unless discussed with and approved by the midwife in charge of the area). We understand that this may be a difficult undertaking and we thank you for your understanding during this time.