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The birth of a baby represents the birth of a new family. This is a special time in your life as your family relationships and responsibilities are changing. The Ottawa Hospital recognizes the importance of these new relationships and responsibilities. Therefore, our goal is to create a setting that provides physical and emotional comfort, the promotion of learning, and the development of the family. We provide “combined mother-baby care”.

This means that you and your baby are cared for together, in your hospital room, 24-hours a day. Though visitors are usually welcome, most parents find they need their time and energy for themselves and their baby. When planning for visitors, keep in mind that your hospital stay is short. Consider your stay a learning opportunity. Staff will be available to provide important information about the care of yourself and your baby.