Our service is free to all those eligible for care in New Zealand hospitals
Our Melling Birthing Centre opened on 16 July 2018.
Te Awakairangi Birthing Centre is a warm, nurturing environment, which offers a comfortable sanctuary for new mums.
We hold tours of the centre 11am Tuesdays, 3pm Thursdays, 11am Saturdays. No booking is required to take the tour.
Our staff include registered midwives, registered nurses, and health care assistants who will ensure your first few days as a new mum are as stress-free and peaceful as possible. This allows you to get on with the joyful experience of bonding with your baby.
As a primary birthing unit, Te Awakairangi Birthing Centre is not a hospital or clinical setting, which means we do not use medical intervention or drugs. Entonox (gas) is available.
Your Lead Maternity Carer (LMC) coordinates and plans the care of you and your baby and takes the lead at all times in the same way as in a home birth.
There are no specialists, obstetricians or GPs on site, but Te Awakairangi Birthing Centre will work collaboratively with other local Health Service providers in the event that a transfer is required.