In an emergency, always call triple zero (000). It’s a free call from any phone, mobile or phone box.

For other urgent medical issues, go to an Emergency Department.

Our Emergency Departments are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week:

As soon as you know you are pregnant, we recommend you make an appointment to see your GP or a midwife and book into the hospital or Birth Centre you intend to give birth at. We recommend that you make your first GP appointment as early as possible and ideally book into the hospital from when you are 14 weeks pregnant. In Northern NSW we have many Choices for your Pregnancy Care including: Midwifery Group Practice, Obstetric clinics and Shared care between your GP and the hospital.

Before the birth of your baby

Five hospitals provide maternity care in Northern NSW, these include hospitals and birth centres:

Your pregnancy and birth choices

Deciding on who will care for you during pregnancy and where you want to give birth is an important decision you will need to make. Here you will find some information on what options are available to you.

Factsheets and resources
Vaccinations during pregnancy and for your baby
Tests during your pregnancy
Decreasing the risk of stillbirth

Timing of birth – Every Week Counts your baby’s movements matter

Get healthy in pregnancy

Get Healthy in Pregnancy is a free NSW Government service for all pregnant women in NSW.  Our health coaches are university qualified and offer support and tools to help you stay healthy during your journey from pregnancy, to birth and beyond.

Information on drinking alcohol during pregnancy and support services available to you
Smoking in pregnancy support