To the best of our knowledge, the following hospitals either own a pool or allow women to bring their own in.
If you know of any more, or would like us to contact your local hospital, please do let us know [email protected].
King Edwards Family Birthing Centre
Port Hedland Hospital
New South Wales
St Georges Hospital
Royal Hospital for Women
Box Hill Hospital
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service
Benalla and District Memorial Hospital
North East Health Wangaratta
Mildura Aboriginal Corporation
Mareeba District Hospital
Charters Towers Hospital
Alice Springs Hospital
It looks like Victoria is the most progressive state for waterbirth in Australia… Good news for Victorians!
It takes a lot of hard work by midwives in the hospitals to make pools available to women. If they are not yet in your local hospital, get behind the midwives and help make it an option for all women.
** Simply Birth disclaimer: Just because pools have been purchased, this does not guarantee they will be in use. You may need to encourage the hospital to dig the pool out from a cupboard and blow the dust off, or it may have pride of place in a room. It’s only by asking for and working for change, that change will happen.