Clinical Specialties - Maternity
The San’s new maternity unit boasts nine dedicated birthing suites, located on the very top level of the new Clark Tower, providing a uniquely tranquil setting for the birth of your baby. Facilities and have been designed to suit individual labour and birthing preferences. Two of the birthing rooms are specifically designed with birthing pools for water births.
Our birthing rooms have easy to use electronic beds to provide support for different positions during labour and birth, ensuites with baths and showers, day beds, flat screen TV’s, along with Foxtel and complimentary wireless internet.
To help you have the birthing experience you’d like, we also have other facilities such as a birth chair, birth balls, electric aromatherapy burners, microwaves and an ice dispenser.
For those requiring extra support during labour, gas and epidurals are available upon request. We support baby friendly caesarean sections – a service that allows mother, baby and partner to remain together throughout the caesarean journey. Your midwife will remain with you in the operating theatre and recovery room to assist with skin-to-skin contact of baby with mum, and the early commencement of breastfeeding.
Make sure you discuss your preferences for labour and birth with your obstetrician.