Water Birth In Australia – Hospitals Offering Water Birth

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any private midwives who attend homebirth will support you in a water birth, some offering birth pools as part of their service for free or at an extra fee. If you are interested in having a home waterbirth and are looking for a midwife, check out the Maternity Coalition website for contact details of midwives in your area.

The list below is under construction. If you have a location you would like to suggest, please email us.

Australian Capital Territory

  • Canberra Birth Centre (under Canberra Hospital) has a midwifery program and they of course have birth baths (unfortunately this program has limited places and is very difficult to get into).
  • Queanbeyan Hospital (technically NSW, but just over the border) is putting in a new birthing facility, including birth baths, that will be available later in the year.
  • Calvary Hospital provides baths to women booking in under private insurance. I’m not too confident they offer waterbirth though.
  • Canberra Hospital has baths but do not allow waterbirth.
  • John James Hospital does not have facilities for waterbirth.

New South Wales

Northern Territory

Queensland

  • John Flynn Private Hospital
  • Royal Brisbane Womens Hospital Birth Centre
  • Gold Coast Hospital Birth Centre
  • Mackay Hospital Birth Centre
  • Selangor Private Hospital, Nambour
  • Ipswich Hospital

South Australia

Tasmania

Victoria

Western Australia

  • Armadale Health Service. Limited number of birth pools, so first in, first served. You can BYO to avoid missing out.
 
Last Updated: March 22, 2015

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