Having a Baby
Here at the Townsville Hospital and Health Service we understand how exciting it can be to prepare for, and welcome, a new baby into the world. We are committed to providing the highest level of care to ensure that you and your family feel safe, respected and cared for. We also understand the importance of choice during pregnancy and birth and offer a diverse range of care options to women and their families.
We understand that some pregnancies are more complicated than others. Townsville University Hospital has a Midwifery Navigator who supports our most vulnerable pregnant women through their pregnancy.
The Midwifery Navigator provides education and coordinates care to provide a positive woman and baby-centred health experience from conception to six weeks postpartum for women with vulnerable and complex care requirements. Vulnerability includes, and is not limited to, adolescents, those with dependence on drug and alcohol, culturally and linguistically diverse women, and those with a mental health diagnosis. The criteria is complex and patients cannot refer themselves, as the referral comes from within the hospital. For more information contact our Nurse Navigator team.
The Midwifery Navigator can be contacted Monday to Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm.
Townsville University Hospital
Townsville Birth Centre
Ph: (07) 4433 2779
All-Risk Midwifery Group Practice
Ph: (07) 4433 2353
Midwife Clinic Care
Ph: (07) 4433 1450
Ingham Health Service
Ph: (07) 4720 3050
Ayr Health Service
Ph: (07) 4783 0855
Australian College of Midwives
Friends of the Townsville Birth Centre
Queensland Centre for Mothers and Babies (QCMB)
Having a Baby in QLD