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Birthing Unit, Obstetrics, NICU and Inpatient Paediatrics Unit


Pregnancy and birth are unique for each woman. The well-being of the mother and infant are dependent upon each other as both adjust to the many physical, psychological and social changes after birth.  Combined Care means one nurse cares for both you and your baby together. Your baby will leave the birthing unit with you and go directly to your room where, together with the help of your nurse and family you care for your baby until discharge home.  This will help you quickly establish a bond with your baby and gain confidence in parenting skills. Sleep/wake patterns are learned and adapted to by parents when the baby is kept at the mother's bedside. Health teaching about baby care is done as the need arises.  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.
 

Birthing Unit

Breastfeeding

Little Wonders

Maternal Newborn Resources

Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Obstetrics Unit (Postpartum)

              

 

Downloads

Birthing Unit Tour.pdf
Entrance to Birthing Unit Route Map.pdf

Managers:
Charmaine Smith, Birthing Unit & Obstetrics

Phone: 705-728-9090 Ext. 46410

Heather Davis, Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Inpatient Paediatrics Unit

Phone: 705-728-9090 Ext. 46450

Phone:
Birthing Unit: 705-728-9090 Ext. 47160
Obstetrics: 705-728-9090 Ext. 47140
NICU: 705-728-9090 Ext. 47130
Child and Youth Inpatient: 705-728-9090 Ext. 47140

Location: 
From all Level 2 Entrances, continue to the Birthing Unit, Postpartum & NICU by taking the Atrium (Orange) Elevator to Level 4. 

 

Visiting Hours

Visitation will be based on the condition and wishes of the patient, in collaboration with the care team and family.

 

Birthing Unit

Speak to your primary nurse regarding individualized plan when in labour.

For C-sections, only one support person is permitted in the Operating Room.

Obstetrics Unit (Postpartum)

These guidelines apply to ward, semi-private and private rooms:                                 
••  Your birth partner may stay with you and the baby 24 hours a day
•  Sleeping accommodations are not provided in semi-private or ward accommodations
••  Folding gravity chairs are permitted if your birthing partner wishes to spend the night
••  The Obstetrics Unit family lounge is available for large groups 
•  All visitors must wash their hands prior to handling the new baby
•  Please ask visitors with colds or who are unwell to refrain from visiting the health centre
•  Children who have had recent contact with communicable diseases (i.e. Chickenpox) are not permitted

•  If you are sharing a room, please consider your roommate's need for privacy and rest

•  Upon entering the unit be sure your phone is on quiet or vibrate

Your health and well-being is important to us. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns regarding your stay.

 

Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

•  Parents, grandparents and siblings may visit the NICU 24/7.  Children under the age of 12 years old and not a sibling, please wait until the baby is out of the NICU to visit.
•  Due to limited space, visitors are restricted to two people per bedside
•  Other visitors may access the NICU when accompanied by a parent or guardian
  All visitors must wash their hands prior to handling the new baby
•  Please ask visitors with colds or who are unwell to refrain from visiting the health centre

 

 Paediatrics Inpatient

••  Only 2 visitors at a time
••  Parents/guardians are allowed to stay overnight
••  Roll-away cots are available on a first come, first served basis
••  Bring your own blankets and pillows
••  Only parents/guardians are permitted to visit if the patient is isolated for infection control purposes
••  People with a cold, flu or other infectious conditions are not permitted to visit
  All visitors must wash their hands prior to handling the new baby
•  Please ask visitors with colds or who are unwell to refrain from visiting the health centre