A message for women and their birth partner

June 30, 2021

This is a very special message for all our families who are due to attend KEMH or OPH in the coming days. 

We want to assure you that you can absolutely have your birth partner with you during your birth experience. Your birth partner can attend labour and birth suite, family birth centre and theatre with you. You will not be alone.

Your birth partner can then progress with you to the postnatal ward and stay 12 hours a day, from 8am to 8pm.  All we ask is that if you birth in the middle of the night, your essential birth partner settle you in on the ward until you’re comfortable and then return at 8am.  

Remember even during this pandemic we will always work together with our mums to achieve the best care and the safest outcome for them and their bubs.  

We look forward to supporting you on your birthing journey.