Take a Tour: Inside the Royal North Shore Birth Centre

Located in the vibrant heart of Sydney, the Royal North Shore Public Birth Centre offers a range of birthing choices that cater to your individual preferences. You have the freedom to select a water birth, embrace the beauty of natural childbirth, or avail yourself of pain relief methods.

BirthTools maternity tour draws inspiration from firsthand accounts of real mothers who have graciously shared their personal experiences within this maternity unit.
Planning to birth at the Royal North Shore Birth Centre and want a sneak peek into the birthing rooms? Wondering about parking and how easy it is to get into the midwife program?

Well, look no further! We've got you covered with all the details, and we promise to keep it chill and unbiased.

What are the birthing rooms like?

The birthing rooms at Royal North Shore Birth Centre are a blend of tranquility and functionality. Each room is thoughtfully designed to create a calming atmosphere, allowing you to embrace the beauty of birth. 
You'll find a soothing color palette, soft lighting, and comfortable furnishings, all aimed at providing a serene space for you and your partner. One of the standout features of the Birth Centre is the option for water births. Some of the birthing suites are equipped with large, deep birthing pools that provide a calming and supportive environment for water births. The warm water helps to relax the body and reduce the intensity of contractions, providing natural pain relief and promoting a gentle and peaceful birth experience.

Each birthing suite is equipped with a private ensuite bathroom, allowing you to maintain your privacy throughout your stay. The rooms are thoughtfully designed to provide a homely atmosphere, with soft lighting, comfortable furnishings, and soothing colors.

Can my partner stay?

While you are birthing your baby you can have up to two support people plus yourself from when you arrive until hours after your birth. BirthTools always recommends getting a doula!

After you have your baby, you will be transferred into the maternity ward about 3-4 hours after a vaginal birth and (usually) within an hour after a caesarean section. Your partner can be in the room for your c section birth but not usually a second support person unless you put your foot down (we've supported women to do it before!)

Visiting Hours on the Postnatal Ward
(Father's exempt)
10.00am - 1.00pm
3.00pm - 8.00pm

How to get onto the Midwife Program

The MGP offers expectant parents a remarkable team of experienced midwives who provide continuous guidance, companionship, and expertise throughout your pregnancy, birth, and postnatal period. The program (that is hard to get into because of the number of women they can take on) is designed so you get your own midwife that you get to know through pregnancy. They work within a smaller team that the alternative "core midwifery" so you should see the same woman for your birth too.

If you've started BirthTools Step-by-Step Pregnancy Video Guide then you've got our suggestions on how to get onto this program quickly! 
You would also know that you're more likely to get a low intervention natural birth within this personalized approach creates a deep connection and trust between mother's and their caregivers.
Of course, our online birthing classes give you the hidden advantage to birth your way, even if you don't have your own midwife and see a range of faces or if you have a private obstetrician.

Where are Royal North Shore Birthing Suites?

Where you would normally go for your pregnancy care is going to be different to where you will actually give birth.

Birth Unit
Phone: (02) 9463 2100Fax: (02) 9463 2032
Level 4, Clinical Services Building

Pregnancy & Gynaecology Appointments

Women’s Health Ambulatory Care
Phone: (02) 9463 2377 Fax: (02) 9926 4061
Level 3 Clinical Services Building

How to book into Royal North Shore?

It's actually really simple. When you are about 10 weeks onwards you can contact the hospital by:

Phone: (02) 9463 2378 or
Email: [email protected]

Make sure to include your full name, your best contact phone number and your estimated due date!

Royal North Shore Birthing Classes

You can take a generic and expensive class through your hospital but our mama's recommend finding an independant course that is dedicated to giving you ALL your choices and is completely unbiased like hospital courses are!

BirthTools have a range of classes online or in person run by experienced doula and childbirth educator Jade van Dijk!
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