Birthing Unit, Obstetrics & NICU
All visitors must wash their hands prior to handling the new baby.
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From the Main Entrance, follow the Blue Navigation Line to the Atrium (Orange) Elevators. Take the elevator to the 4th floor and turn right to get to the Obstetrics Unit.
Visiting is restricted to 2 at a time excluding your birth partner.
Your birth partner may stay with you 24 hours a day.
The Obstetrics Unit assists new families following the birth of their baby by educating them on how to care for both mother and baby which prepares them to be discharged home. You will be given a discharge planner when you are admitted, please use this resource to identify any learning needs you may have. Your nurse will review this package with you prior to discharge. Every baby is provided with a crib card courtesy of Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, this card contains valuable information about your newborn as well as community resources. Please ensure you take this card with you when you leave the hospital.
This unit also provides care for undelivered mothers who encounter complications in their pregnancy and require hospitalization.
After birth, you and your baby will be transferred from the Birthing Unit to the Obstetrics Unit. The usual length of stay for vaginal deliveries is 24-48 hours. For caesarean sections the length of stay is usually 2- 3 days, depending on the needs of mother and baby.