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Information for Pregnant Women

Information for pregnant women

The birth of your baby is a joyous time and Canterbury Maternity Unit will continue to support you and your family during your pregnancy and birth.

More information

Our team is here to support you.

Read our Frequently asked questions for expectant parents

See our Parent Education resource library

Antenatal Care

To book in to have your baby at Canterbury Hospital or to make/change an appointment please call 91532091 or 91532092

Childbirth and Parenting programs

Our face to face Childbirth and Parenting programs, are being held two Saturdays per month. Childbirth and Parenting education programs cover pregnancy, labour, postnatal and breastfeeding.

We invite expectant parents to view our Canterbury Maternity virtual tour in advance of their birth at Canterbury Hospital. Please see link below. The virtual tour is also available in the following languages: Arabic, Bangla, Cantonese, Mandarin, Rohingya and Vietnamese.

Please register for your Childbirth and Parenting class with the Clerks at the Maternity reception or call 91532091 or 91532092

Please call 91532091 or 91532092 to register for your Free Breastfeeding Education Class, delivered on Teams (virtual)

Video-Tour of Canterbury Birth Unit

Video-Tour of Canterbury Birth Unit - Arabic

Video-Tour of Canterbury Birth Unit - Bangla

Video-Tour of Canterbury Birth Unit - Cantonese

Video-Tour of Canterbury Birth Unit - Mandarin

Video-Tour of Canterbury Birth Unit - Rohingya

Video-Tour of Canterbury Birth Unit - Vietnamese

Birth

If you have concerns or think you are in labour, please call the Birthing Unit on 91532134 or 91532135 or 91532136. The midwife will discuss your symptoms and give you advice on whether you should attend hospital.

When you arrive at hospital, please go to the main entrance Level 3, Thorncraft Parade, Campsie. At the entrance, there is a screening station where staff will check for risk of COVID-19. You will then be directed towards the Birthing Unit.

Postnatal

Most women stay in hospital for 4-24 hours after a normal birth or 48-72 hours after a caesarean section. We are working with women and their families to try and reduce the length of stay in hospital after birth. We would be grateful if you could make any arrangements necessary to support your return home.

Please talk to your midwife about visiting hours

The SLHD offers breastfeeding support

Risks of COVID-19 in pregnancy