About Maternity Services at Rotorua and Taupo Hospitals

The Rotorua Hospital Birthing Unit provides secondary inpatient service for women during labour and delivery. There are eight large birthing rooms, four of which have pools.

The Perinatal Inpatient Unit comprises 10 single rooms plus four Mothercraft rooms available to women who may have a baby in SCBU or need extra assistance to establish breastfeeding. Father of the baby are able to stay on the ward, to assist the mother overnight with care for the baby. Own linen /sleeping bag to be brought to the unit for the father.

The Taupo Maternity Unit includes a primary birthing facility for those with low-risk pregnancies. Women with complications will be transfered to birth at Rotorua.

For any identified issues with breastfeeding women are supported by a Lactation Consultant. The Maternity Unit is accredited with Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative status. All midwives are expertly skilled to assist with breastfeeding.

Visiting hours are 11am - 1.30pm and 4pm - 8pm.

Smokefree support is available through a Clinical Smokefree Midwife educator.




07 348 1199

Birthing Unit  Ext 7900

Perinatal  Ext 8891

Lactation Consultant  Ext 8428




07 348 1199

Taupo Maternity  Ext 5830

Pregnant? Find a Midwife ASAP! Phone 0800 Lakes Baby (0800 525 372) or see www.findyourmidwife.co.nz

It's FREE to register with a midwife.

Breastfeeding support Phone 0800 Lakes Baby (0800 525 372) for Rotorua and Taupo.

Please click here to go the "Change for our Children" website.

Guidelines for Midwives   
Waterbirth and Laboring Guideline - 163514

19/05/2021 1:18 p.m.
Janet Arnet