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Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital


107 Scenic Dr
Nowra, New South Wales, 2541
The Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital has first class facilities and highly skilled staff including obstetricians, paediatricians and midwives. The maternity ward has a Special Care Nursery for babies who need specialised attention.

Women are provided with assistance with the care and feeding of their baby. Rest is essential for new mothers if they are to be well prepared for parenting. With this in mind we respectfully request that visitors keep to visiting hours unless special circumstances apply.

The midwifery staff's philosophy in the birthing area is based upon the belief that a woman has the right to choose her own method of labour and birth providing safety of both mother and baby is ensured. We believe in a family centred environment where mother, partner and/or additional support person attend labour under the guidance and care of skilled midwifery staff. We encourage active birth and provide showers and baths, bean bags, exercise ball, floor mats and birthing stool if you choose to use them. If you have special requests regarding your labour and birth, feel free to discuss them with the midwifery staff or your doctor.