Expectant mothers are being urged to seek care from Albury Wodonga Health's midwives and not to hesitate because of coronavirus or border crossing concerns.
Operation director of women's and children's services Julie Wright said both issues had caused a heightened level of anxiety for women and their families.
"They've now got that added concern of COVID in our world and we've heard anecdotally that there are some women who are concerned, particularly if they're coming across from Albury and having to get back over," she said.
"We can reassure them no, they don't have to isolate and we can provide them with the relevant paperwork and information.
"We don't want people to put off coming to us because it may be quite a serious issue if they're feeling unwell or they're concerned about their baby.
"We are here to provide supportive pregnancy care, at all stages."
Women are being asked to book in for their births by the 16-week mark to plan their care, and to ring ahead so screening can be done and extra precautions prepared, if required.
All Victorian maternity wards have restricted visitors to one partner or support person during the birth, who can return thereafter for two-hour visits each day.
"That has created some concern with women and their families and rightfully so, because a birth is normally a very exciting time that we want to be able to celebrate with extended family," Ms Wright said.
"But unfortunately, due to COVID ... we've had to reduce visiting hours.
"Either a partner or support person can stay with the mother through the labour and delivery, and sometime soon after they will be required to leave, but it's not within five minutes of the birth.
"It wouldn't be as long as in the past, but it is very dependent on each individual.
"We know that emotionally, that's really challenging."
Ms Wright said the midwives and staff had "really stepped up" to provide additional emotional support and to keep themselves and the women safe.
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Birthing rates are average, with about 130 women booked in each month, but there are speculations about whether the pandemic will cause a baby boom, or slump.
"It certainly must be a very challenging time, if people have been thinking about starting a family or adding to their family - it's always a big decision," Ms Wright said.
"We are here, it is safe, and you will be absolutely well-supported when you're in hospital and when you go home."
Women can call (02) 6051 7250 if they have questions.