Our birthing room is private, spacious and designed to provide a homely, relaxed atmosphere to give birth. It has been recently renovated to include a birthing pool for labouring comfort and/or water birth.
We always have a second room ready for the very occasional times when the main birth room is being used.
Labour and birth care is provided by your chosen independent LMC Midwife. Our Charlotte Jean staff are always there to provide assistance to your LMC to care for you and your partner/whanau.
We have around 70-90 babies born per year at Charlotte Jean. For some women it is not appropriate to birth at Charlotte Jean. Primary maternity hospitals provide birthing facilities for women assessed by their LMC as being at low risk for complications for labour and birth care.
When you are in labour and it is time to come into the Charlotte Jean, your LMC will phone us to say you are on your way. When you arrive at the Charlotte Jean you will be met by your LMC Midwife or the facility Registered Nurse/Midwife on duty.
We would like you and your support persons to feel at home, and to use the lounge and kitchen facilities. You are welcome to use the fridge/freezer to store any special food/treats that you would like to bring with you.