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Information last updated 17 November 2022
The Women's and Children's Hospital is located on the traditional lands for the Kaurna people, and we respect their spiritual relationship with their Country. We also acknowledge that the Kaurna people are the custodians of the Adelaide region, and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of people who have passed away.

Before Your Baby is Born

Research has shown that good antenatal (pregnancy) care significantly improves the chances of women giving birth to a healthy baby.

The Women's and Children's Hospital offers many choices for your pregnancy care and the birth of your baby. These include:

Most women come to the WCH for antenatal visits. It is usual to have a number of routine tests and investigations during your pregnancy.

We recommend that you attend our parent education classes before your baby is born. All WCH antenatal education is free of charge (Medicare eligible). If you are a public patient you should receive information about antenatal education the first time you visit the hospital. Private patients should contact the parent education team for information.

Tours of the maternity section are no longer running onsite. A virtual online tour will be coming soon.