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Botany Downs "Whare Tapu" is the natural place to have your baby. The name gifted to Botany Downs Primary Birthing Unit in a special ceremony by the people of the local Tainui iwi is Whare Tapu. This conceptual meaning alludes to the most sacred beginning of life - the birth of a child.
The Unit is a purpose-built facility located on Botany Rd, near the Botany Town Centre, that provides a quiet, pleasant environment in which you can have your baby in your way. It serves the Howick, Pakuranga, Whitford, Botany, Dannemora, Flatbush, Otara, Manukau and Redoubt Rd areas. However, low risk women from other areas are welcome to also use this facility.
Features of the Unit include: