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If you think you are in labour, or if you have questions or concerns about your pregnancy, phone the Obstetrical Assessment Unit (Triage) :
General Campus: 613-737-8012
Civic Campus: 613-761-5112
Nurses are available 24 hours a day to answer your questions.

At the Civic Campus, the Birthing Unit is on the 4th floor. Use elevator “D”

At the General Campus, the Birthing Unit is on the 8th floor. Use the main elevator.

Our birthing rooms are large, home-like and comfortable. You will have your own room so it is private and relaxing. We use all of the best equipment and technology to care for you and your baby during labour.

Each room has its own washroom, with a shower. All rooms have recliner chairs so your partner or support person can relax.
Most families will stay in the same room for labour, birth and a short period of time after the birth.

Your partner and/or support person may stay with you throughout labour and birth. If you need a caesarean birth, you may have someone stay with you, if your doctor and anesthesiologist agree. The Birthing Unit is set up to handle caesarean births or complicated births.

Last updated on: August 17th, 2018