Labour and delivery
Every birth is unique and each journey is a personal one. Our maternity team will work with you to understand your goals and provide the best possible care for you, your baby and your family. We will support you throughout the process, every step of the way.
You are welcome to contact the Delivery Suite on (02) 9650 4444 at any time, day or night.
It’s important to contact your Obstetrician or the Delivery Suite without delay if you have any concerns about your baby’s movements, or you experience any of the following symptoms at any point during your pregnancy:
- Vaginal bleeding
- Ruptured membranes
- Continuous leaking of fluid
- Premature labour prior to 37 weeks
- Unusual or severe abdominal pain
- Blurred vision
- Regular contractions.
It can be difficult to tell when labour has started, so feel free to call the Delivery Suite and talk to one of our experienced midwives, even in the middle of the night.
Before you come to Hospital, please call the Delivery Suite so we can prepare for your arrival.All labouring women should go directly to Delivery Suite on Level 6 - follow these directions
The process for an elective Caesarean birth differs to a vaginal delivery - see our information on planned Caesaeans. Sometimes, mums who have planned a Caesarean may go into spontaneous labour. While this is not necessarily a risk, you should call the Delivery Suite immediately.