About Women's and Babies Division
The Women's and Babies' Division of the Women's and Children's Hospital is a major provider of obstetric, midwifery, neonatal and gynaecological services to South Australia, the Northern Territory and far western New South Wales and Victoria.
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Our maternity and neonatal services include care delivery, health information and education as well as support and advice to women and their families during pregnancy, labour, birth and the postnatal and neonatal period.
These services are provided at a primary, secondary and tertiary level. The Division also provides gynaecological services at a primary, secondary and tertiary level.
Approximately 5000 babies are born at the Women's and Children's Hospital every year.
There are a number of models of care offered, providing a number of choices for women during their pregnancy, birth and postnatal period.
The Women's and Babies' Division as part of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital is a tertiary referral centre and is affiliated with the three South Australian Universities – the University of Adelaide, University of South Australia and Flinders University.
The obstetric service includes the Maternal Fetal Medicine Service (MFMS), a high quality multidisciplinary service which provides expert diagnosis and ongoing management for women whose pregnancy is significantly complicated by either maternal or fetal conditions. The Antenatal Diagnosis and Counselling Service (ADACS) works within the MFM service with a specific role in diagnosis and management of fetal conditions during pregnancy, including referrals to relevant specialists and to facilitate the ongoing care once the baby is born.
The Neonatology Service is the largest neonatal service in SA, and incorporates a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a Special Care Baby Unit and the full range of neonatal services. Neonatology works closely with a range of paediatric services relevant to the care for babies with specific needs.
The Gynaecology Service incorporates a general gynaecological service as well as gynaecological care associated with pregnancy, and the Family Advisory Unit service. The gynaecological service is well recognised for advanced endoscopic surgery.
Women's Anaesthesia provides a comprehensive range of services to assist women with intrapartum analgesia, operative anaesthesia and pain management in general for both the Obstetric and Gynaecological Services.
Having a Baby in an Adelaide metropolitan public hospital?
Please call the Pregnancy SA Referral Line on 1300 368 820.
Country residents – please call your local GP or health service.
(08) 8161 7000 – for general WCH telephone enquiries (switchboard)
Women's and Babies' Division Administration
Women's and Children's Hospital
72 King William Road
South Australia 5006
Ground Floor - Queen Victoria Building (Zone F)
Advanced Divisional Director for Nursing and Midwifery
Professor Jodie Dodd