Ashford Hospital is one of the best equipped Maternity Services in South Australia, with the highest level of private critical care and neonatal care available for mother and baby.
The Ashford Hospital Maternity Unit is located on the second floor of the hospital and includes our Labour Suites, Postnatal Maternity Suites and a Level 5 Nursery.
Our Maternity Unit includes our Labour Suites, Postnatal Maternity Suites and a Level 5 Nursery.
Tours of the Ashford Hospital Maternity Unit are currently unavailable.
Alternatively you can take a Virtual Maternity Tour by clicking here.
Ashford Hospital is equipped with six Labour Suites fitted with state-of-the-art technology, including fetal monitoring systems, which enable your Obstetrician to keep updated as labour progresses.
Our fetal monitoring systems can be connected wirelessly if you wish, enabling you to walk freely during the early stages of labour. Your Obstetrician can log-in and securely view your monitor remotely at any time of the day. The wireless system is waterproof allowing you to labour in the shower if you choose to.
The Labour Suites are spacious and comfortable with beautifully appointed facilities. Each suite features multifunctional birthing beds and a variety of therapeutic comfort tools such as birthing balls, mats and stools. One of the Labour Suites contains a large spa bath available for use in the early stages of labour. Please note, due to safety considerations, we are not able to support water births at Ashford Hospital.
The suites also include ensuite facilities, television, radio, telephone and access to Wi-Fi. A kitchenette is on hand for you and your support person.
We want to ensure your stay at Ashford Hospital is as comfortable as possible.
After delivery, you will be admitted into one of our 20 private Postnatal Maternity Suites. Each suite is equipped with ensuite facilities, electric bed, television, radio, telephone, access to Wi-Fi and a call bell for assistance. Should you require any support or advice at any time, our Midwives are only a call bell away.
The suites are spacious enough for your partner or support person to stay overnight and each room includes a lounge chair that converts to a sofa bed for them to sleep on.
Please note - large arrangements of flowers or gifts cannot be accommodated in the Postnatal Maternity Suites.
Our facilities include a Level 5 Nursery, which is able to provide intensive support for newborns and those babies born prematurely. The Nursery is the highest level of private neonatal care available in South Australia. The Nursery is staffed 24 hours per day with restricted access limited to authorised persons and approved visitors.
The hospital has the additional reassurance of on-site medical cover and an adult Critical Care Unit in the case of an emergency.
To celebrate the birth of your baby, Ashford Hospital is pleased to offer eligible mothers an Endota Spa voucher, enabling you to spoil yourself at a time that is best for you. The voucher is a ‘Freedom Gift Card’ allowing you to choose how you would like to treat yourself.
As each circumstance is unique, please speak to your Obstetrician or Midwife to find out if you are eligible.
NB: Any Peppers Hotel vouchers expiring during April 2020 - October 2020, please contact 08 8375 5218 to discuss alternative option.