Exemplary Patient Experiences, Always.


Exemplary Patient Experiences, Always.

Inpatient Services

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Labour & Birth

At each Hospital you will labour and birth your baby in a fully equiped Labour and Birthing room. Following the birth of your baby you will be transferred to a different room for your post-partum care. Supportive care measures such as a whirlpool tub, shower, and birthing ball will be available for your use during your labour and birth. Please discuss your labour birth plan with your nurse.

Doula Care

A doula is someone who provides non-clinical support and care to a woman (and her partner) during childbirth. The doula will work with a woman and her family, physicians, midwives and nurses with an aim to enhance communication and understanding during the childbirth process.

More information on Doula Care can be found at www.doulacare.ca

For information regarding prenatal tours, please refer to the Outpatient Services section.


Maternal Child Unit

Following birth, the mother and her infant are cared for on the Maternal Child Unit. Healthy mothers and babies stay together in the same room throughout their hospital stay. Their stay can vary from a few hours to a few days, depending on the type of delivery and the health of the mother and baby.

Special Care Nursery (Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital only)

The 10-bassinet Special Care Nursery (SCN) at the OTMH provides family-centered and developmentally supportive care to babies who are ill, premature or have other health care needs requiring observation and care. The SCN provides care to infants requiring help with breathing problems, sugar problems and/or prematurity and many specialized services to assist your baby/babies recovery.

We welcome and encourage parents to be with their baby at any time of the day or night. It is an important part of your baby’s care that they are aware of your presence – can hear your voice and feel your touch. You and your family are welcome anytime to care for, feed and cuddle your baby, this will help you feel more comfortable and confident in handling your newborn. Visitors must be accompanied by a parent when visiting the baby in the SCN.

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