Welcome to the Birthing Centre!

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With approximately 2000 deliveries each year, the Birthing Centre provides services before, during and after the birth of your baby.  Our role is to assist parents in learning as much as they can about what to expect prior to the birth of their baby, and preparing for care at home.

Our 22-bed obstetrical unit consists of:

  • 3 triage rooms
  • 6 labour rooms
  • 13 post partum beds

We provide family-centred care in a comfortable "care by parent" setting.  Sleep chairs are available in most post partum rooms to accommodate one support person for an overnight stay. 

Patients presenting for Labour and Delivery are assessed in the obstetrical triage.  The department is staffed by OB/GYN physicians, family physicians with OB privileges, midwives, and a collaborative interdisciplinary team.

Click here for a virtual tour of the Birthing Centre!

Services Available

Non-Stress Test (NST)
An NST can be ordered by your care provider to evaluate the well-being of your baby prior to it undergoing the stress of labour.

An NST is a simple, non-invasive test that does not pose any physical risk to you or your baby.  Your baby’s heart rate will be monitored and recorded while the baby is resting and moving.  It takes approximately 20-40 minutes to complete.

For more information, please call the unit at 705-675-4731.

Rhogam Clinic
If rhogam has been ordered by your care provider, it will be administered to you by a Registered Nurse (RN) in the Birthing Centre.

Visitor Policy

Visiting restrictions are in place to give our patients time to recover, learn how to care for themselves and their newborn, and reduce the risk of infection.  Your full cooperation is greatly appreciated!

Click here to view our Visitor Policy.

Safety and Security

The Birthing Centre is a locked unit with a “buzzer” system for entry.  Guests will be asked to identify themselves and who they will be visiting prior to entering the unit.

 

All babies will wear a security bracelet (“HUGS” tag) around their ankle.  These bracelets will trigger an alarm if a baby comes close to the exits (where you see yellow caution tape on the floor), or if the strap or tag is tampered with in any way.  When this alarm sounds, the unit (including all doors and elevators) is automatically shut down.

 

Video surveillance is also used to keep your infant safe.

 

Click here for tips on keeping your newborn safe during your hospital stay.