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Waikato primary birth facilities - labour, birth and postnatal care during COVID-19

… need to stay in the postnatal room with you. Please check with the primary birth facility or ask your LMC if food will be supplied to your partner staying with you during your postnatal stay or what the options are for bringing in food/purchasing food.
Visitors to primary birth centres during COVID-19

Please contact the primary birth facility where you will be staying to find out more about their visitor policy.


Where to have your postnatal care

… stay.

The postnatal ward has few single rooms that are prioritised for women with high clinical need (they cannot be requested). If you are not staying in a single room, you will be staying on a ward with other mothers and babies.

Support people and visitorsThere are no facilities to enable male partners to stay on the ward overnight (there are no bathrooms or shower facilities for males). Male partners can stay overnight in some circumstances if you are in a single room.

If needed a female…