The Maternal Child Unit welcomes close to 900 new babies into the world each year. We provide individualized antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum care within a family-centred framework. Holistic care provided within a multi-disciplinary team composed of obstetricians, midwives, family physicians, surgeons and highly skilled nursing staff, including lactation consultants. In our goal to achieve Baby Friendly status, as recognized by the WHO, we collaborate with Public Health to ensure a seamless transition to home.
We encourage you to attend our Pre-registration Clinic offered on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 3-7pm and Wednesdays from 3-10pm. A nurse will assist you to complete forms and review your birth plan. To ensure your place in the clinic, please call after your 30th week of pregnancy and make an appointment with Patient Bookings at 35 - 36 weeks into your gestation. Patient Bookings is open Monday to Friday between 8:00am to 5:30pm and can be reached at 519-537-2381. The Obstetrical Pre-registration Clinic is a 45-minute session with an Obstetrical Nurse. Our goal is to get to know you and your family's needs in a relaxed setting and provide you with a tour of the unit.
Visiting Hours while in Labour:
Visiting Hours Post Partum:
Keeping your Newborn Safe:
At Woodstock Hospital we have an infant security system which provides computerized tracking of all newborns admitted to the unit. An infant security band will be applied to the baby's ankle shortly after delivery.
Visitors to the unit are limited with a locked door entrance to the 2800 unit. All parents and visitors must be buzzed in by an authorized staff member.
Tips for Parents:
We offer 24 hour rooming in with your baby and we would like to give you a few important tips to help keep your baby safe.