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Birthing Centres in South Africa
You can visit their websites by clicking on the name of the centre.
Genesis Clinic
Johannesburg, Gauteng

This well known birth unit offers women a natural and holistic approach to their pregnancy and birth. With this unit being a stand alone, yet fully equipped for any emergency, it is the closest place that is a home away from home.

It offers tastefully decorated rooms with a stoep area to the outside, private toilet and shower and built in birth pool. Each room has its own sound system and fully air-conditioned.

The clinic is midwife-led with back-up doctors always available.

City View Birthing Retreat
Pretoria, Gauteng

 City View Birthing Retreat is a freestanding birthing center that provides a less institutionalised setting than a hospital for women who wish to deliver naturally and is staffed by advanced midwives and doulas in independent practice. All rooms are private and allows for a home from home setting.


City View Birthing Retreat is medically equipped to assist with an emergency until the client can be transferred to the nearest hospital or hospital of her preferred backup obstetrician.

Midwives Exclusive’s Birth House
Pretoria, Gauteng

Midwives Exclusive is a lovely and unique Pretoria based midwifery practice, consisting of passionate midwives and a team of support personnel who all strive to ensure that mothers and babies receive the personal care that they need to make their pregnancies, births and the weeks thereafter safe, positive and rewarding experiences. 

Midwives Exclusive offers parents the opportunity to give natural birth with a midwife, in one of three settings in Pretoria – at the Netcare Femina Active Birth Unit, at Midwives Exclusive’s Birth House in Rietondale or, for those who qualify for this option, in their own homes. Water births can also be done at any of these venues. 

Estherea Active Birth Centre
Bloemfontein, Free State

They provide quality, individualised and one-on-one care in a homely environment, based on a partnership agreement between a midwife and her client. Their priority is ensuring a happy and healthy mother and baby.

Multidisciplinary team approach with specialised midwives, with second midwife attending during birth, back-up gynaecologists and on-call ambulance.

Beautifully furnished en-suite private rooms where partner is welcome to stay over with mother after birth.