Maternity services

Maternity care during COVID-19

Having a baby during COVID-19 may be daunting, but at Rockingham General Hospital we are committed to putting the needs of you and your baby first.

Visit Maternity care during-COVID 19 to learn:

  • about changes to hospital processes to protect you, your baby, our staff and the community from COVID-19
  • answers to common questions about the maternity experience during COVID-19.

Read what to expect if you have a booked maternity assessment or procedure.

Visiting a maternity patient

Changes to visitor arrangements at our hospitals have been introduced in line with other public hospitals through WA.

As hospitals care for people when they are at their most vulnerable, these changes will help them, our staff and the wider community safe from the spread of COVID-19.

One birthing partner/labour support person can be present during and immediately following birth, and/or for critical decisions regarding care. The birthing partner must have a negative RAT screening result to visit the hospital. Pregnant women are advised to identify an alternate birthing partner in the event their preferred partner screens positive for COVID-19.

Please read more about these changes.

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Our services

Our team of experienced and friendly midwives, obstetricians, paediatricians and maternity care team work collaboratively with community care providers to deliver the highest level of care to all women and babies.

We offer a full range of support services for both inpatients and outpatients, including social workers, physiotherapists, dieticians and psychiatrists

We provide care to all women who live in our postcode catchment area – use your postcode (Healthy WA) to see if you can be referred to our service.

Antenatal support services available at Rockingham General Hospital include:

  • antenatal care to women with low to moderate complexity pregnancies in consultation with their:
    • general practitioner (GP)
    • GP obstetrician
    • endorsed midwife
  • obstetric clinic (moderate to high complexity pregnancies) with referral to a tertiary hospital if appropriate
  • diabetes referral
  • dietitian clinic
  • newborn hearing clinic
  • social work referrals.

The antenatal assessment unit provides support for the following:

  • bleeding in pregnancy
  • reduced fetal movements
  • assessment if you think you are in labour
  • if you have any other concerns.

Our facilities include birthing suites, single and double rooms with ensuite and access to a neonatal unit.

If you live within the hospital catchment area, we also have a visiting midwife service (VMS) that will visit you after you return home from hospital.

Understanding maternity service bypass

Although you may have been referred to Rockingham General Hospital and have attended antenatal clinic, you may not necessarily give birth at our hospital. This will be determined by the demand on our maternity unit on any given day. In the event that you cannot be accepted by our maternity unit, you may be directed to another maternity hospital.

Read more about our bypass practice.

Learn more about your pregnancy journey

Searching for information about what to expect during your pregnancy, the birth, and after your baby is born?

Visit Maternity – your journey and find out more.

View our virtual tour

View our virtual tour

As in-person tours of the Maternity and Neonate Unit at Rockingham General Hospital have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak, please view the virtual tour.

Information for health professionals

Read how to make maternity appointments and specialist obstetrician referrals.

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Contact us

We provide a 24-hour service.

For any concerns contact us on 9599 4509.

Antenatal Clinics – (Maternity and Midwifery)

8am – 4pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).

Phone the switchboard on 9599 4699 or the Maternity unit on 9599 4740.

Visiting hours

Read visiting hours information.

For safety and security reasons an intercom and CCTV system controls access to the Maternity and Neonatal Unit. Both areas are locked with swipe access

Visit Healthy WA

Link to Healthy WA – health info for your family.