Alice Springs Hospital is located at 6 Gap Rd, The Gap NT 0870, and over 800 babies are born in the hospital’s maternity unit every year. You’ll receive your antenatal care from highly-experienced doctors and midwives during your pregnancy. They have Midwifery Group Practice caseload care which offers home births and antenatal home care for low-risk pregnancies. Also, if your choose MGP, you may choose water birth as one of your birthing options.
The hospital’s birthing suite has four birthing rooms, showers, toilets and baths. After giving birth, you can go home at least four hours after giving birth or move from the birthing suite to the maternity unit. Alice Springs Hospital has 16 beds in its maternity unit. These beds are for pregnant women or those who have recently given birth.
Alice Springs Hospital Map
Alice Springs Hospital Services
Midwifery Antenatal Clinic
Alice Springs Hospital has a midwifery-run antenatal clinic.
Preparation for Birth Classes
Alice Springs Hospital offers preparation for birth classes.
Caseload Midwifery Practice
A caseload midwifery program is where one or two midwives care for you through pregnancy, birth and beyond. Alice Springs Hospital offers this option.
Publicly funded homebirth program
Alice Springs Hospital offers a free homebirth program for low-risk women.
Alice Springs Hospital does not offer parenting classes, but they have available resources for parents.
PBB is unsure if Alice Springs Hospital offers breastfeeding classes.
Does Alice Springs Hospital have visiting private midwives?
Does Alice Springs Hospital have visiting GP Obstetricians?
Does the Alice Springs Hospital have visiting Obstetricians?
Special Care Nursery Beds
Neonatal Intensive Care Beds
Are there birth pools available for labour and birth?
Is warm water immersion available during labour? YES
Is waterbirth an available option? YES
Can I use an inflatable birth pool? YES
Birth centres are designed to be a home away from home. A birth centre is a separate unit located away from the standard birth unit. Birth centres encompass a philosophy that pregnancy and birth are normal, natural events in the life of a woman and her family.
YES a birth centre is available at this hospital.
Does Alice Springs Hospital have a birth centre?
Birth Suite Tour Video
What support is available if I have difficulties breastfeeding my baby?
Breastfeeding/lactation clinic? YES
Lactation consultants on the postnatal ward? UNKNOWN
Accredited as a baby friendly hospital? YES
Alice Springs Hospital is accredited under the global Baby Friendly Health Initiative program. The hospital supports breastfeeding, and lactation specialist midwives are on-hand to ensure babies are feeding well before going home.
Alice Springs Hospital Statistics
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Date page published 5th July 2022