Southern DHB Primary Birthing Unit - Ōamaru
Public Service, Maternity, Maternity/Birthing Facilities
Ōamaru Maternity Centre specialises in birth support services. The unit is staffed by six midwives and nurses who cover postnatal care. There are up to two birthing rooms, including a birthing pool, and up to four postnatal rooms. An on-call service operates at night if the centre is not occupied. The centre has two antenatal clinic rooms and an obstetrician holds an obstetric clinic once a month in the hospital’s outpatient department. They are a breastfeeding friendly accredited (BFHI) unit, offer lactation support services and run breastfeeding class for women every 6-8 weeks.
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This page was last updated at 10:09AM on June 11, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Southern DHB Primary Birthing Unit - Oamaru.